McKayla Ann Palacios, 7, of Marion, gained her wings at Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Born on February 6, 2012 in Seguin, she was the daughter of Martin Palacios and Mischelle Cortez.
In addition to her parents, McKayla is survived by her sister Ellashay Marie Palacios. Grandparents: Alfred and Lora Cortez Jr. & Gloria Palacios, Great Grandparents: Alfred & Rosie Cortez Sr., Sharon Humphries & Marshall and Norma Mendez, Aunts: Shelly Cortez (cousins: Will & David Reyna, Kaylee & Daniel Moore III), Maria Cortez (cousin: Adin Cortez) & Suzanna Palacios, Laura Molina & Lucia Hernandez, Uncles: Alfredo & Jorge Palacios (Wife/ Aunt: Julia Sistos Cousins: Alfredo, Andrew, Aaron and Acen Palacios), God Father & Great Uncle: Paul Cortez, God Mother: Val Aleman, God Sister: Amaris Cortez, God brothers: Caleb & Ian Cortez, several Great Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many selfless and loving nurses and staff that helped care and love her: Nurses: Angie, Norma, Maria, Adri, Audrey, Iva, Laura, Lora Scheduler: Mel & Stephanie.
McKayla was full of life and received the nick name “Maraca Girl” since she loved to shake her maracas while watching Dora the Explorer or listening to music. She had the most beautiful big brown eyes and smile that brightened up any room she entered.
She was greeted into heaven by her Great Aunt Veronica Hoffmann and is now pain free and without the limitations she had here on Earth.
She will be dearly missed by many.