Maria del Carmen Corral
February 7, 1951  -  December 22, 2017

Maria del Carmen Corral

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
852 Cottonwood
Abilene, TX  79606
Thursday, December 28, 2017
11:00 AM
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Maria del Carmen Corral, 66, of Abilene, TX passed away on Friday December 22nd, 2017. Visitation services will be scheduled for Wednesday, December 27th at 6PM, Rosary at 7 PM in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 28th at 11AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 826 Cottonwood St, Abilene TX. Burial will follow thereafter in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene.

Maria was born February 7th, 1951 in Durango, Mexico to Jose de La Luz Martinez and Maria de la Luz Bretado. She married Magdaleno Corral in 1970. They both moved to Chicago, IL in 1978 with their first son Jose and had three more children, Martha, Roel, and Sonia. They lived there for 23 years working hard to raise their children. They both retired to Abilene, Texas in 2001. Her husband passed away in 2002.

She was a faithful servant of God, an active parishioner of St. Francis Catholic Church. She served in many ministries including the choir, as a Eucharistic minister with the Legion of Mary.

Maria is survived by two sons Jose Corral and Roel Corral; 2 daughters, Martha Salgado and Sonia Banda; four grandsons; three granddaughters; one great grandson all in Abilene, Texas.

Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Magdaleno and both her parents.


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  1. Ashley Banda
    San Antonio, TX

    Such a beautiful lady inside and out. Praying for all of the corral family may god comfort you during this difficult time. Sonia & baby Jordan I love you so much.

    Ashley, Lenny & Chloe

  2. Rene and Selina Banda
    San Antonio, TX

    Maria was a true woman of faith and love. What a blessing she was to all who knew her. God's light was always shining through her. We send our condolences to the Corral family. May God's peace, love and comfort overcome you.

    Isaiah 66:13 “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.”

  3. Stella Silva
    Abilene, TX

    My deepest condolences.. Your mother was a very beautiful caring person. She will be missed dearly. May she Rest In Peace.
    Stella Silva

  4. Marcela Martinez Melendez
    Carrollton, Texas, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Maricela Velez
    Chicago, IL

    A beautiful person inside and out! Words cannot express the sadness her departure has caused us all. So many wonderful memories of her especially growing up. A second mother and awesome loving Tia to me. I will always remember her great cooking, her kindness, her warm smiles, and beautiful heart. I will miss you so much Tia Carmelita. I know you are rejoicing with the Lord now! To all my cousins and family may God give you strength and peace. Love you guys!

  6. Felicia Silva Aguillon
    San Antonio, TX

    Your mother blessed so many with her faith and kindness. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace and comfort. God bless🙏💙
    We Love You Sonia! Adolfo & Felicia

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