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Maria Ellen Ortiz

    Maria Ellen Ortiz, 71, of Lamesa, TX gained her wings to be with our Lord Jesus on January 4, 2021.
    Maria was born August 13, 1949 in Chicot, Arkansas to Hilario and Pilar Cervantes.  She married Libardo Ortiz and together they have 6 children, and she raised them all in Lamesa.  She was very active in her church, praising her Lord Jesus, and enjoyed all family gatherings.  
    She is preceded in death by both parents; her brother Fred Cervantes; husband  Libardo Ortiz; and son Hilario Ortiz.
    Maria is survived by her brother Frank Cervantes and his wife Estella of Lamesa; sister-in-law Barbara Cervantes; and sisters Irene and Lilly; her sons Rudy Ortiz (Marisol), Ramiro Ortiz, Javier Ortiz, (Josie Lemon) and daughter Sonia Reyes, all of Lamesa; son Lee Ortiz of Colorado City; daughter-in-law Mary Ann Ortiz of Austin; several nieces and nephews, 25 children and 31 great-grandchildren.
    We will always hold her dearly in our hearts every day until we meet again.
    Viewing will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2020 at Brownfield Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  A small church service will be held Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Brownfield Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be at the Dawson County Cemetery at 2 p.m.
    Pallbearers will be: Adrian Reyes, Matthew Ortiz, Timothy Ortiz, Erik Ortiz, Ninfa Leija, Aric Carnero, Felipe Carnero and Ismael Ortiz.
– Press-Reporter obituary services

Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331