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Funeral services held for Virginia Ramos, aka “Tamale Lady”

Family and friends laid to rest Virginia Ramos, also known as “The Tamale Lady,” at a Catholic service at Mission Dolores Basilica Church on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Ramos died at age 65 on Sept. 27. A resident of San Francisco, Ramos was an immigrant from Mexico who rose to local fame selling home-made tamales and dishing out advice to the late night bar crowds in the Mission District. She earned enough to help send her seven children to college. 

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A poster board is filled with photos of Virginia Ramos, also known as "The Tamale Lady," at her funeral service at Mission Dolores Basilica Church on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)