Domitila Vela, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was a homemaker and a devoted member of Stonegate Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and was also known for helping others in need.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Ernesto and Braulia Saenz Vera, her husband; Romeo Vela, Sr., one sister; Barbara Canales, one brother; Pablo Vera and a son-in-law; Luis F. Perez.

She is survived by two sons; Romeo (Teri) Vela, Jr. of Houston, Texas and Robert Vela of Gonzalez, Texas, one daughter; Peggy Perez of Harlingen, Texas, one brother; Ernesto (Frances) Vera of Kingsville, Texas, one brother-in-law; Benito Canales of Freer, Texas, five sisters; Ernestina Cardenas of Houston, Texas, Ofelia (Juan) Garza of Kingsville, Texas, Adela (David) Hinojosa of Corpus Christi, Texas, Oralia (Juan) Palacios of Benavides, Texas, America (Ricardo) Lopez of Bishop, Texas, one sister-in-law, Minerva S. Vera of Corpus Christi, Texas 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-Alice on Friday, May 20, 2016 with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Stonegate Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Roselawn Cemetery. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements. Condolences for the family can be left on our website