Maria Otero Meza, age 89, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Houston, Texas. She was born March 10, 1931, in Aransas Pass, Texas, to Amado and Beatrice Otero (deceased). She was a caring and loving mom, grandmother and great- grandmother. She was a devout Catholic with a great love for our Lord Jesus Christ and his loving Blessed Mother Mary. The family shares wonderful and funny memories they will forever carry in their hearts. Besides gardening, her next fun hobby were going to casinos and scratching the lotto tickets! She will be sadly missed, but the family is at peace knowing she is now in her eternal heavenly home. This quote truly reflects who she was: “She fought the good flight, she has finished the race, she kept the faith.” Maria is preceded in death by her first husband, Ramon De Leon, second husband, Walter Meza, and her son, Romeo De Leon. Maria is survived by her children, Raymond De Leon, Raoul De Leon, Sylvia Sanchez; grandchildren Tammy De Leon, Ray Allen De Leon (Tracy), Toni Jo De Leon, Marina Cortez (Sunny), Ray Anthony De Leon (Carmen), Rachael Pettay (Chris), Rose Sanford, A. John Sanchez, Jr. (Mary), Kimberly A. Sanchez (Moises), 22 great grandchildren, 9 step-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A private ceremony will be held at a later date.