Maria O. Willingham
June 26, 1928  -  October 5, 2017

Maria O. Willingham

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DarlingMouser Funeral Home
945 Palm Blvd.
Brownsville, TX  78520
Friday, October 6, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Recitation of the Holy Rosary
DarlingMouser Funeral Home
945 Palm Blvd.
Brownsville, TX  78520
Friday, October 6, 2017
7:00 p.m.
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Funeral Mass
St. Joseph Catholic Church
555 W. St Francis
Brownsville, TX  78520
Saturday, October 7, 2017
12:00 Noon
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Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens
4464 Old Port Isabel Road
Brownsville, TX  78526
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Maria O. Willingham, 89, of Brownsville, Texas passed away at Spanish Meadows Nursing Home, on Thursday, October 5, 2017, with her family at her side.

Maria was a native of Mexico. She had been a resident of Brownsville since 1959, after living in Port Isabel for several years. Maria was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by her family and friends but by all those fortunate enough to have known her.

Maria is preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Willingham; her parents. Micaela H. and Juan Ortiz; and 7 brothers and sisters.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Micaela L. Willingham; a son, William O. (Marisela) Willingham; the three grandchildren that were her pride and joy: Sarah, Eileen, and William Willingham; a sister, Ofelia Hinojosa and a brother, Francisco Ortiz; a niece, Norma Hinojosa and a nephew Jorge Hinojosa along with numerous other nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6th, in the East Chapel at Darling Mouser Funeral Home with a Rosary Service scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. The Funeral Mass will be at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 7th, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 555 W. St. Francis Street. Committal services will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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  1. PW

    May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about your loved one and bring your dear one back again.” John 5:28, 29

  2. Betty Jane Reynolds
    Brownsville, TX


    With my deepest sympathy, I am so sorry to hear about your great loss.

    You are in my thoughts and in my prayers!

    Betty Jane Reynolds

  3. Naomi Sagel
    San Antonio, TX

    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Maria. She will be missed by
    everyone who loved her. Pour out your heart to God in prayer for comfort
    at this difficult time. Also, your many good memories of Maria will help
    you to get through this time of sorrow.
    Psalm 62:8

  4. Phoebe Hoelker
    Sugar Land, TX

    Micki and Norma,

    I share in the sorrow of your mother's passing and the joy of her life with you all. May God's grace, peace and comfort be with you all during this time.

    Phoebe Hoelker

  5. Fred & Rose Yebra
    Cedar Park, TX

    Compadre William, Marisela, Sarah, Eileen Willie & Micaela.
    We send our heartfelt condolences to you.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.
    God bless you all.

    Love you all very much.
    Fred & Guera

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