July 5, 1944


March 11, 2023


Service Details

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium, 4402 E. Saunders St., Laredo, TX 78041. A prayer service will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.


Mrs. Maria B. Cortez passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Laredo, Texas at the age of 78, surrounded by her loving family.

She is preceded in death by her parents Sotero and San Juanita Banda, son Reuben Cortez, and her brothers Zacarias and Teodoro Banda.

Mrs. Cortez is survived by the father of her children Raymond Cortez, children Rick (Norma Nora) Cortez, Ray (Pamela) Cortez, Rhonda Marie Deleon, and Rosa Mendez, siblings Paulita (†Angel) Cruz, Dimas (†Trinidad) Banda, and Aurora (Juan) Ruiz. She is also survived by grandchildren Reuben (Becca) Cortez Jr., Roland (Michelle) Cortez, Rose Marie (Antonio) Pinto, Reba Marie Cortez, Randy Deleon, Tiffany Jean (Eric) Quevedo, Reneal Marie (Dorian) Cortez, Jorge Armando Ramos, Raymond Gilbert Cortez, and Robert Deleon, great-grandchildren Ashton Pederzani, Gabriel Cortez, Ryan Cortez, Christian Cortez, Anahi Beatrice Pinto, Cameron Cortez, Antonio Pinto Jr., Jayden Cortez, Julian Cortez, Arianna Marie Pinto, Reuben Ray Ramos, Izac Alexander Ramos, and Marcus Anthony Ramos,  numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.



9 thoughts on “MARIA B. CORTEZ”

  1. Mrs. Cortez, you are now a beautiful angel 😇 in heaven. Couldn’t be any other way. You helped me & many other students at Cigarroa Middle & so did Reuben, when he would see me on the hall, trying to get from one class to another. For that I will always be grateful &, I will always have you in my heart ♥️ & now, in my prayers. Rest In peace.” 🙏🏻 Condolences to the family.

  2. Ray
    My most deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time of grieving for the loss of your dear mother.
    💐May the perpetual light shine upon and Rest In Peace Mrs Cortez.💐

    Toni (Cisneros) Benavides
    Cypress, Tx

  3. Blanca Idalia Barrera

    My thoughts ,prayers and condolences to You Ricky,Sonny Rhonda and your families . My heart is deeply saddened with Comadre’s call to her to her Heavenly Home . I Dalia and Comadre María go back since our very early childhood and feel greatly honored to have been Ahijados Ruben’s Baptismal Godmother along with Eloy my husband. My following words are from a song which I want to express to Comadre María !! Gracias Quiero Darte Por Amarme, Gracias Quiero Darte Yo A Ti Mi Amor, Yo Soy Feliz Porque Te Conocí , Gracias Por Amarme A Mi También ❤️😘🥲 Siempre Estarás en Mi Corazón Comadre ❤️

  4. Elizabeth Medina

    My deepest condolences to family, Mrs. Mary Cortez was and example for associates at Steinmart, l personally work with her for 17 yrs and learn so many things from her, she will be missed dearly with love. You may rest in peace Mrs. Mary Cortez from all co-workers @ Steinmart.

  5. Dear Rick, Ray and Family,

    I was saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful Mom. Please accept my sincere condolences. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. May she rest in peace.

  6. My friend and ex sister in law and best friend even though we didn’t keep in touch you were always in my thoughts and will always will rest in peace my friend love Yolanda Gonzalez

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