Marcelo Villescas, 83, entered heaven’s gates surrounded by his family on May 19, 2018. He was born on January 16, 1935 in San Juan, Texas.
He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Isabel Villescas, one son; David Villescas of San Juan, and three daughters; Irene Franco and her husband Jaime Federico Franco of Laredo, Noelia Romero and her husband Francisco Romero Jr. of San Juan, and Jennifer Suarez and her husband Gilpatrick Suarez of Round Rock. Marcelo had 8 grandchildren whom he prayed for daily and loved dearly; Jaime Daniel Franco, Jose David Villescas Jr. and his wife Grace Villescas, Samuel Alejandro Franco, Julian Jacob Villescas, Victoria Lyn Romero, Veronica Marie Romero, and Olivia Nicole Suarez.
Other survivors include his two brothers from San Juan; Pedro Villescas (Maria) and Gavino Villescas (Rafaela), sister-in-law Manuela Villescas, brother-in-law Silvestre Silva, numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernardino and Bernardina Villescas; five siblings, Isabel Flores, Fortino Villescas, Jesus Villescas, Antonia Silva, and Maria Cantu.
Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary, Tuesday, May 22, at Legacy Chapels in Edinburg. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in San Juan. Interment followed at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr. Honorary pallbearers were Francisco Villescas, Francisco Romero Jr., and his four grandsons Danny, Joey, Sammy, and Julian.
Funeral services were under the direction of Legacy Chapels in Edinburg.