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Lilia E. Hinojosa

d. March 10, 2022

Brownsville, Texas

Lilia E. Hinojosa

Lilia Elizondo Hinojosa passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the age of 96.

Lilia was born to Reynaldo Elizondo Gutiérrez and Maria Dolores Rodriguez in Cadereyta Jiménez in México. She is preceded in death by her husband Heriberto and her son Javier, her brothers Reynaldo, Ramiro, Gilberto, Romeo, and her sisters Matilde and Elvira.

Lilia lived a long and fruitful life. She found pride and joy in the accomplishments of her children, her husband, and the family business that she, her husband, and her children spent 32 years building — Hinojosa Auto Parts. She was an intelligent, loyal, and hardworking individual, who would always lend a hand to someone in need.

Lilia had no shortage of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication.  She spent most of her life raising her 5 children, spending time with her parents and siblings in México, and enjoying her grandchildren. Her energy and intelligence translated into her work as an administrator at the family business. It was here that she created her Hinojosa Auto Parts work family who all lovingly referred to her as “Mrs. H.”- La Patrona.

Lilia’s faith in God was the central part of her marriage, her family and in her day-to-day life. In her final days she continued praying the rosary and speaking to God every morning, every evening, and in the quiet moments of her day. She would often teach her grandchildren prayers, especially Ángel De La Guarda, and would recite it with them whenever they spent time together.

Lilia’s primary purpose and passion in life was her family. To love her family, and to be in service to them any way she could and whatever that meant for the changing roles of her 96 years of life — as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, businesswoman,  grandmother and beyond.

While Lilia had her strength and mobility, she was always on the go, refusing to slow down or sit down. You could always find her making her famous empanadas and pastelitos for her grandchildren, playing dominoes and cards with her loved ones, advising her family by sharing one of her favorite quotes, and reminding them that God is the final and only judge that matters.

While this is a tremendous loss for all those who loved her, we know she is happily reunited with her husband, son, parents, and brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children Maria Graciela Hinojosa de Aguado (†Tomas), Jorge Hinojosa, Lilia Hinojosa de Villarreal (Gerardo), and Jaime Hinojosa (Salomona). She is survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Visitation is on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, from 4PM - 9PM in the East Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, with the recitation of the holy rosary at 7PM Tuesday evening. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 11:30 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 12 Noon at St. Mary Mother of Church, 1914 Barnard Rd. Committal services will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.

Lilia's grandsons Jorge Hinojosa Jr., Joel Hinojosa, Gerardo Villarreal, Genaro Villarreal, Jimmy Hinojosa, and Eduardo Aguado are honored to be serving as pallbearers for their beloved grandmother. Lilia's granddaughters will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memories of Lilia may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.

Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Loraine G. Knoch and Staff have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.

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Past Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

4:00 - 9:00 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Recitation of the Rosary

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Visiting Hours

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

10:00 - 11:30 am

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm

St. Mary Mother of the Church

1914 Barnard Rd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm

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