Ana Maria Ackerman

February 3, 1957 - April 30, 2013

Ana Maria Ackerman, age 56, of McKinney, Texas, passed away April 30, 2013. Ana Maria was born February 3, 1957, in Tampico, Tamaulipas Mexico, to Abel Rojas and Ana Maria Reyna. She recently retired as a teacher in the Sherman ISD. Ana Maria had also been employed with the Hidalgo ISD, McAllen ISD, and McKinney ISD during her thirty-two year career as an educator. She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her husband, Neal Ackerman of McKinney, Texas; sons, Brandon Ackerman and Thomas Ackerman, also of McKinney; mother, Ana Maria Rojas of McAllen, Texas; brother, Lanny Rojas of Mission, Texas; and sister, Cris Tovar of Austin, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in McKinney, Texas. A rosary will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 and a burial mass on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas.

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Ana's kindness and caring ways made being around her fun and easy to get to know her. Her nurturing manner helped those around her see the world thru different eyes. She will be missed by those that knew her. I pray for the repose of her soul. SMendez Susanna Mendez , May 7, 2013 Our thoughts and prayers are with your family Neil. Greg and Valerie Foust, May 7, 2013 My prayers and toughts are with the Ackerman family Daniel Rodriguez, May 7, 2013 Neal,my thoughts and prayers are with you. Randy Page, May 6, 2013 My wife and I loved Ana through the years at St. Michael's. She was delightful, and so proud of her family. She made us laugh when we least expected it, and we are grateful God put her in our lives. She made the world a better place to be. Thank you Ana. Steve and Lisa Griffin, May 6, 2013 Your wife and Mom was very much loved by all who got to know her. Hold on to the memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness.....Search and ReSearch Retreats ... Leticia Garcia-Cantu, May 5, 2013 We are so sorry Neal. Sending our thoughts and prayers for you Mike & Cindy Douglas, May 4, 2013 We want to express our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Ackerman and Rojas Families during this very difficult time. We are very saddened with her passing and hope you all find strength and a dignified resignation soon. Our thoughts & prayers are with her and your families. Olga & Jim Joachim, May 4, 2013 Erik, Jacob and I are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of grief. Ann Snyder, May 3, 2013 Neal, Tommy and Brandon, We hope your happy memories and the love of family and friends will comfort you during this sorrowful time. We wish you peace. Shelby, Craig and Nick Santangelo, May 3, 2013 The Sera Family was saddened to hear of Ana's passing. Our deepest condolences to Neal, Brandon, Tommy and all of Ana's family. Gene Sera, May 3, 2013 voy a extrañar nuestra platicas y nuestras fiestas! Eras una amiga muy especial y ire a estrañar todas las risas!! mucho amor ana! Sandy Bateman, May 3, 2013 My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Lisa Brooks, May 3, 2013 My sympathy to Ana's family. I'm a long time friend of The Rojas's family. I grew up with Christina , Lanny , and Ana. We were in CYO at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, TX. Ana was the life of the party. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Leila Contreras Longoria, May 2, 2013 Te voy a extranar primita. Paticia R. Campa, May 2, 2013