Esmeralda Lares Ibarra, 21, of Early, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Scott & White Hospital in Temple after a long battle with brain cancer.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park.

She was born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, on Nov. 1, 1994.

Survivors include her parents, Julio and Angelica Lares; a sister, Dariela Lares; a brother, Julian Lares; grandparents Fransico and Teofilla Lares; and aunt, Idalia Ibarra.

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