Maria Reyes Gomez, 89, of Morris, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 15, 2016 in Morris. Born January 13, 1927 in San Benito, TX, she was the daughter of the late Baltazar and Gila (Esperanza) Reyes. Maria was a longtime resident of the Township of Cicero. She enjoyed her move to Morris in 2005 where she could enjoy the quiet and serenity. She was a past member of the VFW Auxiliary in Cicero. She was the very proud mother of daughter, Paula, who worked under three different Presidential administrations at the White House, including George W. Bush. Survived by her children Hector (Mona) Villalon of Indiana, Rueben Reyes of Cicero, IL, Paula Gomez of Colorado and Linda (Malcolm) Robinson of Missouri; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters. Preceded in death by her husband, Constantino Gomez; daughter, Norma Brower, and son, Constantino Gomez. Visitation for Maria will be held on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located at 301 W. Washington Street in Morris. A Celebration of Maria’s Life and burial will take place at a later date in her hometown in Texas. Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W Washington Street, Morris, Illinois. For further information visit the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com or contact the funeral home at (815) 942-0084. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting our website.