Maria D. Becerra, 81of Arcola, IL passed away at 5:10 A.M. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 204 South Pine, Arcola, IL. Father Angel Sierra will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main Street, Arcola, IL.
Maria was born on November 10, 1940 in Juarez, Mexico. She was a daughter of Manuel and Evelina (Garza) Rodriguez. She married Pedro Becerra in May of 1958 in Cadereyta, Mexico.
She is survived by her husband, Pedro of Arcola, IL, 11 children, Ramona Gonzalez of Houston, TX, Jose Nicolas Becerra and his wife Argelia of Arcola, IL, Roberto Garza and his wife Edith of Arcola, IL, Maria Dolores Guadiana and her husband Ramiro of Arcola, IL, Jose De La Luz Becerra and his wife Francisca of Arcola, IL, Martin Becerra and his wife Norma of Hindsboro, IL, Carmen Cisneros and her husband Rodrigo of Mattoon, IL, Juan Pedro Becerra of Arcola, IL, Julio Cesar Becerra of Arcola, IL, Olga Lydia Cavazos of Arcola, IL and Sandra Cortez and her husband Francisco Jr. of Arcola, IL, 32 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Daniel and Alfredo and 1 sister, Guadalupe.
Maria was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola. She worked at Libman Broom Company for over 35 years, retiring at the age of 63.
Maria loved to cook, tamales being one of her specialties. She was always ready to help anyone in need and she always had a smile.
Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or to Maria’s family.