MARIA TERESA “TERE” RESENDEZ
DECEMBER 4, 1947 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
Maria Teresa “Tere” Resendez, 71, entered into eternal rest on September 24, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was raised in Laredo, Texas, and is a Martin High School graduate of the Class of 1969. Upon graduation she began working at Hachar’s Department Store in downtown Laredo. Soon after, she was employed at the Laredo Retama Manor Nursing Center, followed by several years as a sales clerk at Gordon’s Jeweler’s. Then thereafter, she began working as a registration clerk at St. Augustine High School from 1985-2001. Upon her departure from St. Augustine High School, she dedicated her time to taking care of her beloved mother before joining Martha and Bernie Cortez Real Estate Services. For the past 7 years, she worked as a registration clerk at Laredo Arthritis and Rheumatology Center. Wherever she worked, Mrs. Resendez formed genuine and lasting relationships with every single person she met and came across, often taking the roll of mother hen in her workplace. She took pride in her work and was the epitome of a committed, dedicated, and hard-working individual. She held her positions with utmost integrity and professionalism.
“Tere” or “Miss Terri” as she was so affectionately known by everyone who knew her, was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, sister, and grandmother, also lovingly called “Mimi” by her adored grandson. She was very much loved and respected by her friends and colleagues, and most importantly her family. She will be greatly missed.
Tere is preceded in death by her mother Margarita Wolter, father Jose Felipe Leija, mother-in-law Bertha Garza, sister-in-law Maria Guadalupe (Dario+) Ramos, brothers-in-law Estanislado Garza, Jr. and Bernardo S. Cortez, Jr., nephew Tanis Anthony Garza, and niece Margaret Ann Garza.
Left to cherish his/her memory is her loving husband of 45 years, Jose Luis Resendez, Sr.; children: Jose Luis (Diana) Resendez, Jr., Terri Lynn (Gilbert) Resendez-Sanchez; siblings: Ana Maria (Marco Tulio) Cruz, Martha (Bernardo+) Cortez, Carmen (Fred) Garza, and Vicente (Johanna) Leija; brother-in-law Benito Garza Sr., sister-in-law Martha R. (Juan+) Vasquez, grandchildren Kassandra Resendez and Gilbert “Gilly” Sanchez, III; numerous nieces and nephews as well extended family members, relatives and friends.
The family will be receiving condolences on Thursday evening, September 26, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday morning, September 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in our location, Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot in the Laredo City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Jose Luis Resendez, Jr., Gilbert Sanchez, Jr., Benito Garza, Sr., Vicente Leija, Alfredo “Fred” Garza, and Marco Tulio Cruz
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Sara Alvarez, Griselda Don Juan, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Sylvia Rogerio, and Odalys Romero.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Road, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.
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