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Isabel R. Martinez

March 16, 1923 — May 13, 2023

Laredo

Isabel R. Martinez, having completed her centennial birthday just two months earlier, was welcomed into our Lord’s heavenly kingdom on Saturday, May 13th, 2023. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in passing by: her beloved husband, Isauro Martinez, Jr.; parents, Manuel J. Raymond and Santos Zapata Raymond; sons, Isauro Martinez, III., and Evan L. Martinez; sons-in-law, Roberto Garza and Lawrence Link; as well as by her brothers and sisters, Adolfo Raymond, Teresa Flores, Consuelo Kazen, Gloria Woods, Mary Sanchez, and Manuel J. Raymond, Jr.

 

Left to cherish her beautiful memory are: her eight children, Celina (Roberto †, Daniel) Garza Ridge, Laura (Lawrence †) Link, Mario (Elizabeth) E. Martinez, Maria E. “Lulu” (Javier) Garza, Sarita E. Martinez, David (Patricia) G. Martinez, Rosario (John) Hickle, and Sylvia (Jon) Theissen; her thirteen grandchildren, Cristina (Fabrizo) G. Copano, Evan Garza, Claudia Veronica Link, Analisa (Victor) G. Sengele, Francisco G. Garza, Mario E. Martinez, Jr., Rebecca Martinez, David G. Martinez, Jr., Jennifer (Clement) M. Muller, Teresa I. Martinez, Joshua Theissen, Matthew Theissen, and Kayla Hickle; and her two great-grandchildren, Grace Isabel Sengele and Nino Roberto Copano. She is further survived by her sister, Zita (Bill †) Coffey; brother, Rolando (Amadita) Raymond; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives, and friends.

 

The family will be receiving condolences on Thursday morning, May 18, 2023 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 8:30 a.m.

 

Funeral Services will depart at 9:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to St. John Neumann Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m.

 

Rite of Committal & Inurnment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be: Francisco G. Garza, David G. Martinez, Jr., Mario E. Martinez, Jr., and Joshua Theissen.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Evan Garza, Matthew Theissen, and Eddie Sanchez.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to: Sacred Heart Children’s Home or Servants of the Sacred Heart, 3310 S. Zapata Hwy., Laredo, Texas 78046; Mercy Ministries or Casa Misericordia, 1000 Mier St., Laredo, Texas 78040; and to the Salesian Sisters, 6019 Buenavista St., San Antonio, Texas 78237.

 

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 Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.

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Memorial Service

Thursday, May 18, 2023

7:00 - 9:30 am (Central time)

Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services

1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

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Vigil for the Deceased & Rosary

Thursday, May 18, 2023

8:30 - 9:15 am (Central time)

Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services

1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

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Mass

Thursday, May 18, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

102 W Hillside Rd, Laredo, TX 78041

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Burial

Thursday, May 18, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

3600 McPherson Rd, Laredo, TX 78040

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