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1935 Benita 2022

Benita Sanchez

April 3, 1935 — April 13, 2022

Benita S. Sanchez

April 3, 1935-April 13, 2022

Mrs. Benita S. Sanchez, 87, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Our beloved mother and grandmother was an extraordinary individual, full of faith, had the kindest soul and the biggest heart.  Her love for God was seen through her actions for others.  She welcomed everyone with an open heart and an open door.  She expressed her love for her family and friends by sharing her recipes, hosting family gatherings, and always making the best of the holidays.  She planned yearly summer vacation to provide meaningful experiences and everlasting memories for her loved ones.  She was blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as great-great-grandchildren, and enjoyed spending moments with them and took great pride in having lived to see five generations.  Her love for nature was evident through her gardening.  Her green thumb made her plants thrive and bloom like no other.  She also shared her heart and joy with her beloved dog, Angel, who never left her side.  Life at the ranch was incredibly special because of her.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eduardo Jose Sanchez, Sr.; daughter Sylvia Sanchez Ramos; great-grandson Baby Raymond Medellin III; parents, Felipe and Lucinda Sotelo; brothers, Pedro, Francisco, Fernando, and Reynaldo Sotelo.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Maria Luisa (Jesus) Carrizales, Sr., Maria Guadalupe Macias, Eduardo Jose (Mireya) Sanchez, Jr., Ricardo A. (Maria Margarita) Sanchez, Roberto Sanchez, Diana Sanchez, Benita Baby Magaña and Marco Antonio (Monica) Sanchez; 25 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Berta Soto, Feliz Salazar, Maria Magdalena Sotelo, Felipe (Antonia +) Sotelo, Jr., Roberto “Mario” (Jazmin) Sotelo, and Oscar Sotelo.  She is also survived by her beloved dog, Angel; along with numerous other loving relatives and friends.

The family will be receiving condolences on Tuesday evening, April 19, 2022 from 5pm to 9pm at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday morning, April 20, 2022 departing at 8:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m.

Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Jesus Carrizales, Jr., Christian Carrizales, Carlos A. Vela, Marco A. Sanchez, Miguel A. Sanchez, Gilbert G. Serna, Belinda Serna, and Christina Ramos.

The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to: Dr. Armando Hinojosa, Dr. Benson Huang, Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa, Dr. Mohsen Ghadimi-Mahani, LMC hospital staff, and La Esperanza Home Health and Hospice Care.

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 Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas 78040; (956)722-0001.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

5:00 - 9:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

719 N Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Rosary

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

719 N Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

2219 Galveston St, Laredo, TX 78043

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Interment

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Starts at 10:15am (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

3200 N Meadow Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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