Maria G Carmona

October 14, 1935 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 83)


Maria G Carmona, 83, of South Bend, IN, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. 

Maria was born to Ernesto Mireles and Eulogia Mireles on October 14, 1935, in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  She leaves as her legacy 11 children: Maria Adams (Ric Sr.), Paula Gudelia Sours (Tom), Felipa Martinez, Jesusa Rivera, Agrora Anderson (Ronnie), Savino Rivera Sr. (Elena), Olga Mersich (Marty), Venancio Rivera (Lisa), Lupe Rivera, Pavlo Rivera, Camelia Gonzalez (Bobby), Anita Rossi (Phil). She also leaves to cherish her memory her siblings: Ricardo Mireles, Emma Ortiz, David Mireles, Anastacio Mireles, Mary Ann Sondoval, Ernesto Mireles Jr. Emilio Mireles, Nino Mireles; 55 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Maria was a farmworker most of her life and was passionate about affecting the most positive change in people. Her children remember her as very strong and passionate woman who loved the Lord with all her heart.  She was an amazing mentor and woman of valor.  She would do anything to help educate her children so that they would not go through life as she had.  Her joys in life were her grandchildren, she loved them wholeheartedly.  She always had a child on her lap, laughing and teaching them in her own way, with love and admiration. 

She was preceded in death by grandchildren Ernesto Starling and Anthony Collins; son-in-law Bobby Sr.; parents Eulogia and Ernesto Mireles; siblings Jose Mireles, Juan Mireles and Rodolfo Mireles.

Funeral services will be held at Palmer Funeral Homes - West Chapel, 2702 Lincoln Way West, South Bend, IN 46628 on Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Visitation with public viewing is scheduled for Friday, September 6 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Highland Cemetery. Repast dinner: 2pm-4pm St. Casimir 1308 W. Dunham St. SB, IN. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at

Survivors include:

Maria grandchildren: Angela Ramos, Lovely Rita Ramos, Kellie Huston, Yolanda Newbell, Ric Adams Jr., Charles K. Moore IV, Elvonte D. Campbell; great-grandchildren: Terrance Peterson 3rd, Sarah Ramos. Symphony Ramos, Marc, DaVonne Carrell (Tyreece) (Ta'Ron) (Vanessa) Bradshaw, Jackelynn Owens, Majourea Newbill, Ricquel, Destiny, Nylah, Jaeylei, Samara, Jordyn, Ciara Hurt, Danielle Hurt, Joshua Brown; great-greatgrandchildren: Sheniyah & Sheriyah Howell, Shenae Brown, Paris Marshall Jr., (DaVonne jr.)(De'Sire) (De'Vine)(Di'John & Dae'Vion) Carrell, LunaRose Hurt, Elijah D. Campbell

Paula grandchildren: Monica Rivera, Juan Diaz, Justo (Sady) Rivera, Elizabeth Rivera, Lindsey (Neil) Endsley, Kara Sours; great-grandchildren: Elisa Pena, Roberto Pena, Sergio Rivera, Donavan Rivera, Olivia Rivera, Scarlet Endsley, Lilly Endsley

Felipa grandchildren: Daniel Martinez 2nd, Isaac Martinez, Kenny Weatherspoon; great-grandchildren: Daniel Martinez 3rd, David Martinez, Issac Martinez Jr., Angel Martinez, Dakare Martinez, Kaylee Martinez, Kaleb Martinez, Xander Weatherspoon

Jesusa grandchildren: Santiago Rodriguez (Katie); great grandchildren: Gabe Rodriguez, Joel Rodriguez

Agrora grandchildren: Jessica, Manuel, Joshua, Ronnie Jr.; great-grandchildren: Tray Shawn, Sophia, Kylah, Taylor, Marissa, Jacob, Joseph, Manuel Jr., Leah, Noah, Genesis, Naarah, Ronnie III, Josiah

Savino grandchildren: Savino Rivera Jr. (Alma), Chris Castillo (Kami), Jessica White (John); great-grandchildren: Savino Rivera III, Justin, Melissa Navarette, Ruben and Cristian Castillo, Justice Warren, Travon DeLeon, John White Jr. Jolie White, Joelle Webb

Olga grandchildren: Lucas Collins (Tara), Aaron Mersich; great-grandchildren: Chloe Collins, Shawn Collins, Nick Collins

Venancio grandchildren: Michael, Danielle, Alicia, Bryan

Lupe grandchildren: LaTisha Harris, Matthew Harris (Autumn), Willie Harris III, TeOnna Harris, MarShai Philips (Christian), Dajah Philips; great-grandchildren: Matthew Jr., Kamyden, Zaine, Rose, Armoni, ArReyon, Rashard, Chris Jr. Olivia, Elionna, Venancio Williams, Eustacio Williams, Emiliano Williams, De’Mariscio Johnson

Pavlo grandchildren: Pavlo Rivera Jr., Estevanico Rivera, Elydia Rivera, Romelio Rivera, Diego Rivera, Maria Rivera, Nathan Hildabridle, Zaniyah Rviera, Laniyah Rivera, Beautiful Rivera, Symiyah McConnell, Symphony McConnell; great-grandchildren: Octavio Wilson, Daviea Gonzalez

Camelia grandchildren: Bobby Gonalez Jr., Jose Gonzalez, Dahlia Gonzalez

Anita grandchildren: Thomas M. A. Rossi, Honesty E.T. Rossi

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September 6, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - West Chapel
2702 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46628

Funeral Service
September 7, 2019

11:00 AM
Palmer Funeral Home - West Chapel
2702 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46628

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