Anna Maria Pereyra

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Anna Maria Pereyra

Benavides - Anna Maria Pereyra was born August 15, 1945, in her beloved hometown of Benavides, Texas. She was the third child of Santos and Carlota Saavedra and had 3 brothers and a sister that she loved dearly. Early in her life, she felt the calling to go to work and had been doing so since the age of 15. Over the years, she developed a fiery work ethic and carried many titles. Her most important role, however, was being mom to her 5 children. Anyone who had Anna on their side had the most reliable, dedicated, trustworthy person they could ask for. She epitomized the saying "do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life". She was best known for being a loving, compassionate, and caring person who always put the needs of others before her own. When she wasn't hard at work, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, dancing, listening to music and being a caregiver for those in need. She loved being needed and felt that it was her purpose in life to help others. She was an avid seamstress who taught herself to sew by watching her mother and often took on large sewing projects for events in town. When you think of Anna, you can't help but acknowledge her "megawatt smile" and fun-loving attitude as one of the first things that come to mind. Anna was called to her forever home on November 20, 2021, at the age of 76 surrounded by loving family in Benavides, Tx. She was not ready to give up her role as being the ultimate hype woman for her kids and grandchildren nor was, she ready to stop being the best care giver to those who needed her. In mid-2020, she began experiencing mild symptoms of dementia and in 2021 fought the hard battle of sudden onset Alzheimer's. Now, Anna is resting in eternal peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Although she will be immensely missed, it is comforting to know that she was a God-fearing Christian woman who knew His word. We are certain that she is dancing in heaven with her beloved daddy (apa), mom and family that went before her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Santos, and Carlota Saavedra; late husband Juan Manuel (Johnny) Sanchez, brothers Jesus "Chuy" Saavedra (Alma) and Rene Saavedra, and several loving uncles and aunts.

She is survived by her brother Benito Saavedra (Belen), sister Beatrice De La Garza (Beto); sister in law Gloria Saavedra, her best friend David Moran, Daughters Zelda Sanchez (David), Jonnie Torres (Frank) and Chris Loera (Pete), Sons Elias Pereyra (Jenni) and David Paredes; 13 grandchildren Victoria Garcia (Richard), Eric Hernandez (Julie), Priscilla Torres, Nerrisa Cavazos (Jimme), Emily Cavazos, Elias Cavazos, Lilian Torres, Alan Pereyra, AnneMarie Loera, James Loera, Camry Pereyra, Brody Cummins and Mavrick Cummins; 5 great grandchildren Arietta Jo Atkinson, Eliie Rypien, Alyjah Ray Atkinson, Avery Atkinson and Emori Daisha Hernandez,; numerous nieces, nephews and loving cousins. Public

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 1:00-3:00pm, Chapel service @ 3:00 pm at Rosas Funeral Home in Alice, Tx. Celebration of life gathering will be at La Mansion Gonzalez Inn 108 E Gravis San Diego, Tx following visitation at 5:30 pm. Please feel free to stop by and remember Anna with us. Private burial will happen at a later date with immediate family. If you would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in Anna's name, they would greatly appreciate that at alz.org

Posted online on November 23, 2021

Published in Alice Echo News Journal

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Alice Echo News-Journal Obituaries in Alice, TX | Alice Echo News-Journal

Anna Maria Pereyra

Rosas Funeral Home

Anna Maria Pereyra

Benavides - Anna Maria Pereyra was born August 15, 1945, in her beloved hometown of Benavides, Texas. She was the third child of Santos and Carlota Saavedra and had 3 brothers and a sister that she loved dearly. Early in her life, she felt the calling to go to work and had been doing so since the age of 15. Over the years, she developed a fiery work ethic and carried many titles. Her most important role, however, was being mom to her 5 children. Anyone who had Anna on their side had the most reliable, dedicated, trustworthy person they could ask for. She epitomized the saying "do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life". She was best known for being a loving, compassionate, and caring person who always put the needs of others before her own. When she wasn't hard at work, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, dancing, listening to music and being a caregiver for those in need. She loved being needed and felt that it was her purpose in life to help others. She was an avid seamstress who taught herself to sew by watching her mother and often took on large sewing projects for events in town. When you think of Anna, you can't help but acknowledge her "megawatt smile" and fun-loving attitude as one of the first things that come to mind. Anna was called to her forever home on November 20, 2021, at the age of 76 surrounded by loving family in Benavides, Tx. She was not ready to give up her role as being the ultimate hype woman for her kids and grandchildren nor was, she ready to stop being the best care giver to those who needed her. In mid-2020, she began experiencing mild symptoms of dementia and in 2021 fought the hard battle of sudden onset Alzheimer's. Now, Anna is resting in eternal peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Although she will be immensely missed, it is comforting to know that she was a God-fearing Christian woman who knew His word. We are certain that she is dancing in heaven with her beloved daddy (apa), mom and family that went before her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Santos, and Carlota Saavedra; late husband Juan Manuel (Johnny) Sanchez, brothers Jesus "Chuy" Saavedra (Alma) and Rene Saavedra, and several loving uncles and aunts.

She is survived by her brother Benito Saavedra (Belen), sister Beatrice De La Garza (Beto); sister in law Gloria Saavedra, her best friend David Moran, Daughters Zelda Sanchez (David), Jonnie Torres (Frank) and Chris Loera (Pete), Sons Elias Pereyra (Jenni) and David Paredes; 13 grandchildren Victoria Garcia (Richard), Eric Hernandez (Julie), Priscilla Torres, Nerrisa Cavazos (Jimme), Emily Cavazos, Elias Cavazos, Lilian Torres, Alan Pereyra, AnneMarie Loera, James Loera, Camry Pereyra, Brody Cummins and Mavrick Cummins; 5 great grandchildren Arietta Jo Atkinson, Eliie Rypien, Alyjah Ray Atkinson, Avery Atkinson and Emori Daisha Hernandez,; numerous nieces, nephews and loving cousins. Public

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 1:00-3:00pm, Chapel service @ 3:00 pm at Rosas Funeral Home in Alice, Tx. Celebration of life gathering will be at La Mansion Gonzalez Inn 108 E Gravis San Diego, Tx following visitation at 5:30 pm. Please feel free to stop by and remember Anna with us. Private burial will happen at a later date with immediate family. If you would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in Anna's name, they would greatly appreciate that at alz.org

Posted online on November 23, 2021

Published in Alice Echo News Journal