Nora Rangel, a lifelong resident of Mission, Texas, passed away on November 16, 2023. Born on February 19, 1939, to Jose and Martina Martinez, Nora's life was a testament to her unwavering dedication to her family, her strong faith, and her deep roots in the community she loved. As the English novelist George Eliot once wrote, "Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them," and Nora, a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.\n\nNora was the devoted widow of Efren Rangel and the cherished mother to Jaime (Denise), Doreen, and Hugo (Marivel). She was blessed with six grandchildren – Melissa, Madison, Joshua, Emma, John Michael, and Justice. Nora's love for her family was boundless, and she found great joy in spending time with them, particularly her grandchildren, who brought tremendous happiness to her life. Nora was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Martina, her son Jesus, and her husband Efren.\n\nVisitation will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 4:00 PM CST at the Ric Brown Family Funeral Home, located at 621 East Griffin Parkway, Mission, Texas, 78572, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 PM CST at the same location. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 9:45 AM CST at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, located at 620 North Dunlap Avenue, Mission, Texas, 78572. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3601-3611 North Taylor Road, Mission, Texas, 78573. \n\nNora's memory will forever be a beacon of love, strength, and compassion. Friends and family are encouraged to share their memories and upload photos to Nora's memorial page. As the Irish proverb says, "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." Let us celebrate Nora's life by sharing the times she touched our hearts and enriched our lives.