Maria Luisa “Licha” Villarreal Meehan

Maria Luisa “Licha” Villarreal Meehan

Maria Luisa “Licha†Villarreal Meehan of Brownsville, TX, devoted wife, aunt, sister, and friend entered into eternal rest at Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by  her loving family. She was born in Brownsville, TX on February 6, 1930.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Faustino Villarreal Jr. and Mario Villareal Sr; and her sister Dolores Stein.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Bob Meehan; brother Servando (Rachel) Villarreal and her many nieces and nephews.

Our loving “Licha†as she was so famously known was called by our Heavenly Father on Wednesday March 29th. She was a pillar in our family for all the love, care, advice and laughs she brought to each one of us. She was a devoted Catholic who attended Immaculate Conception Church on a regular basis. Her calling to become an educator came at an early age and worked for Brownsville ISD for over 25 years. All of her students at Webb Elementary will forever remember her smile, kindness, and care for each and everyone of them. Licha was well known in the political arena for her passion to address issues facing our community, the fuel for it was her passion. She was an agent of change.

Her house on Jefferson Street could be seen both near and far completely covered with patriotic decorations. She had many hobbies which included gardening and dancing, she was known, “as the life of every partyâ€. A special thank you goes out to Olga Leal, who gave our Tia Licha so much love, care, and joy these past few years. We are eternally grateful to her. Licha left an indelible mark in all who knew her, and her memory etched in the hearts of all who loved her.

A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Cathedral Church. Services will conclude at the end of the funeral mass. Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Immaculate Conception Cathedral Church.


  • Sisters of the Incarnate Word Posted April 4, 2023 8:58 am

    We remember Licha fondly. She was a loyal Villa Maria alumna, present at many events. She remains in our prayers. May she rest in peace.

  • Sandra Yarritu-Whitman Posted April 4, 2023 5:13 pm

    Licha was known for her smile . A loyal daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed life to its fullest. Always dressing well and ready for any and all invitations!
    I was honored to have known Licha and her family for the past . 35 years
    Rest in Peace Licha,.

  • Shawna Harryman Posted April 5, 2023 9:53 am

    Licha was a kind and caring Grandmother who always loved me like her own. She spent many evenings attending my High School events, taking me shopping, and teaching me Spanish.
    Grandma Licha loved to dance and had a heart of gold! She will always have a special place in my heart as my Grandma Licha. We will miss you always Abuela Licha With love, Shawna Harryman and Grandkids

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