Leal, Irma

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March 19, 1941 - June 25, 2018

Leal, Irma

Irma Leal was born in San Benito, TX on March 19, 1941 and passed away in Dallas, TX on June 25, 2018 surrounded by those she held most near and dear to her heart.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Felacitas Esquivel. Brother, Gregorio Martinez. Sisters, Ninfa Rodriguez and Naomi Rodriguez. And beloved pet Chico.

Irma is survived by her husband of 58 years, Benito Leal. Also, daughter, Norma Gonzales and husband Gerry Gonzales; daughter, Cynthia Santos and husband, Javier Santos; daughter, Criselda Leal; son, Alfredo Leal. Grandchildren: Bryan Gonzales, Erica Santos, Dominique Chavez, Renee Gonzales, Nicholas Santos, Jerrica Chavez, Jessica Gonzales, and Jacob Santos. Great Grandchildren – Alex Gonzales, Jocelyn Gonzales, Madison Gomez, Easton Santos, Emilia Santos, Analeah Chavez, Victoria Chavez, and Bella Chavez. Brother David Esquivel and Beto Esquivel.

Irma had a strong Catholic faith and instilled these values and beliefs in the Lord to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the St. Matthew Catholic Church in Arlington, TX.

Family was very important to Irma. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to running her household and raising her children. She was also very involved with raising her grandchildren and was even the unofficial “daycare” for all her grandchildren as they were growing up. Irma loved to show her support by regularly attending her grandchildren’s school and sporting events. She was their biggest fan!

She loved to cook and her specialties included tortillas, beans, and apple cake (although really everything she cooked was delicious).

Irma also had a special place in her heart for her favorite baseball team: the Texas Rangers. She was a loyal fan and loved visiting the ballpark and watching their games on tv. One of her favorite foods were the hotdogs at the ballpark!

All were always welcome in her home. She was the matriarch of her family and would host holidays at her home frequently. She absolutely loved being surrounded her family. Irma always took care of others, before taking care of herself. Irma will be missed tremendously by all who knew her. May she rest in peace and guide us from Heaven for the rest of our journeys.

A public visitation will be held on Friday, June 29th 2018, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Mass of Catholic Burial will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 10:00 am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2021 New York Avenue, Arlington, TX 76010.





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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061

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Mr and Mrs George De Leon

June 29, 2018 7:22PM

Our condolences to the Leal family . Prayers for all family members especially Kris . Just remember that you now have an angel watching over you .God Bless .

Beatriz Pena Alvarez

June 28, 2018 10:39PM

To Domenique and all family members our prayers are with you all. Sorry for the loss of your beautiful grandmother please accept our condolences during this difficult time. Blessings to you all....

Aden Martinex

June 28, 2018 10:20PM

My heart goes out to my uncle Benny and her kids/grandkids. I loved my aunt Irma very much and some of the best memories of my childhood was at her house when we would visit Texas. I know it isn't much but I'm so glad I got to hear your voice one last time. I know you'll be watching over us, especially your husband that loved you so dear and your kids that miss their mom/grandma. Until we meet again Aunt Irma.


June 28, 2018 8:27PM

Grandma I miss you so much I no your are one of God's angels now you are in a better place ❤

Kelli Santos

June 28, 2018 8:01PM

|God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered “come to me”. |We had to say our goodbyes this week to an amazing person and the rock to the family, Nick’s grandma Irma. The babies brightened her last days by singing worship songs for her and she loved having her family surrounding her with love. Grandma was a true believer and instilled faith into the entire family. I’m so thankful she gave us her homemade recipes as a wedding gift, so we can always have her presence with us around the dinner table when we attempt to recreate her favorite dishes. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Until we meet again grandma! We miss you deeply.

Jeanni Talley

June 28, 2018 3:59PM

Irma Leal we know you are sitting with the angels. What an extraordinary example you were for your family and friends and what a honor it was to know you. Thank you for your prayers and blessings throughout the years. God bless you and your precious family. We love you all so.

Criselda Chavez

June 28, 2018 3:05PM

Mom my heart is broken without you I don't no how I will go on without you in my life I want to call you and forget your gone you are the best mom ever rest in peace my loving mother we will c each other one day you will always be in my heart I MISS YOU SO MUCH MOM
Criselda Chavez 💔😭

Criselda Chavez

June 28, 2018 2:57PM

MOM MY HEART IS BROKEN 💔 WITHOUT YOU I don't no how I Will continue my life without you in it I want to call you and forget your gone 😭 you are the best mom in the whole world GOD blessed are family when he chose you to be are mom and also a grandma to are children mom you are gone but never forgotten I no your in a better place I will see you again I can't say good by but see you later REST IN PEACE MY LOVING MOTHER


June 28, 2018 2:55PM

Our heart grieves with you over the loss of your mother. We hope the love and support of family and friends will help to bring you comfort.
Love Ed & Nora Franco