Efren Vela, 45 of Pearsall, died on August 26, 2021. He was born on June 21, 1976 in Pharr, Texas to Baltazar Antonio Vela and Flor Estella Delgado-Vela.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Efren is survived by his wife Vanessa Villesca, step-children Janissa Villesca, Isaaiah Garcia and Xavier Garcia, siblings Adan Vela of Pearsall, Esteran Vela of Mission, San Juanita Vela “Janie” of Weslaco, Gilbert Vela of Mission and David Vela of Edinburg. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Steve Roland Vela, Julian Silva Jr., David Vela, Adan Vela, Gilbert Vela, Alejandro Vela, JD Braud, Isaaiah and Xavier Garcia.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 5 at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels from 3 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 6 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 10 a.m. Services will conclude after mass.