Rosa Linda Vela of Alice, Texas died on Aug. 21, 2021 in her home of Kingsville, Texas. She was born on May 9, 1954 in Alice to Gilbert and Berta Martinez. She was a loving mother, sister, wife, grandmother, and friend. Rosa Linda was in the medical field for numerous years where she earned her degree and became an LVN. She also worked for Mary Kay for 15 years as a direct sales lady. Rosa Linda was an artistic person who spent much of her time sewing, painting, and doing arts and crafts. Some of her hobbies were baking and going to the maquinitas. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilberto and Berta Martinez; her brother, Juan Martinez; twin brother, Rene Martinez; and son, Mario Cantu.
She is survived by her husband, Nicolas F. Vela of Kingsville; her sons, Nick (Bertha) Vela Jr., Ricardo Vela, Joel Vela, Freddy (Adelita) Cantu Jr., and Jesus (Ashley) Salinas Jr.; her daughters, Yvonne Vela, Melissa (Ruben) Rojas, Marivel (Reymundo) Gonzalez, Natalie (Emilio) Salinas, and Delilah Vela; 32 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; one sister; and three brothers.
Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary recited at 1 p.m. that same day.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services concluded after the Mass.
Pallbearers were Dominic Hughes, Zachary Hughes, Omar Carrillo, Xavier Carrillo, Freddy Cantu III, Emilio Soliz, Ricardo Vela Jr. and Jaime Vela.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with Rosas Funeral Home Inc.