ULYSSES — Andres Ramirez, 49, of Mercedes, Texas, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, Texas.

He was born May 5, 1970, in Doctor Arroyo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Santos and Teresa Ramirez.

He married Josefina Moreno in Mexico.

He moved to the United States when he was 8 and attended school in Ulysses. He worked in construction for W.T. Contractors.

He is survived by his wife, Josefina, of Weslaco, Texas; sons, Erwin Ramirez and Andres Ramirez, both of Weslaco; daughters, Judith Ramirez and Joani Ramirez, both of Mexico; brothers, Jose Angel Ramirez, Seferino Ramirez, Juan Ramirez and Ray Ramirez, all of Ulysses, and Jaime Ramirez, of Corpus Christi, Texas; and sisters, Consolacion Garcia, Ermila Sanchez and Hortencia Ramirez, all of Ulysses, and Virginia Garcia, of Oxnard, Calif.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Venancio.

Vigil and rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.