MARIA ELIA MADRIGAL
December 3, 1941- April 4, 2023
Maria Elia Madrigal joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at the age of 81. She passed peacefully with her loving children by her side.
She was born on December 3, 1941 in Rio Grande, Zacatecas. While living in Chicago, she met the love of her life, Gilberto Madrigal. One dance changed their lives and led to a beautiful love story for the ages. They remained faithful to their vows for 59 years. They will continue their eternal love in heaven where they have now been reunited.
Her life reflected the love she had for our lord Jesus Christ. She lived a life of servitude and commitment to her family and Catholic Church. She proudly served as a Lector and in the Guadalupanas at San Martin De Porres Church. She loved to read the bible, pray the rosary, and share the gospel. Maria would make everyone she met feel welcomed and loved. Her greatest treasure was spending quality time with her beloved 8 children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She will forever live on in our hearts and memories.
She was preceded in passing by: her beloved husband, Gilberto Madrigal Salinas; her parents Antonio & Julia Arroyo; her brothers, Antonio Arroyo, and Alejandro Arroyo.
Left to cherish her memory are: her children, Lupita Rizo, Lucila (Joe) Ruiz, Gilberto Madrigal Jr., Miguel Angel (Melinda) Madrigal, Martha Elia (Eder) Madrigal-Ramos, Heriberto Antonio (Erika) Madrigal, Gladys Aida (David) Tijerina, Ruth Vanessa (Vicente Jr.) Navarro; grandchildren, Reyna Rizo, Jesus R. Rizo Jr., Vanessa Rizo, Jose A Ruiz Jr., Alejandro Ruiz, Marco Antonio Ruiz, Ariana Selina Ruiz, Kristal Gissel Morales, Andres Gilberto Madrigal, Vianey Madrigal, Miguel Angel Jr., Makayla Angelique Madrigal, Quincie Monique Gomez, Ysabella Renay Leal, Viridiana Madrigal, Dyego Madrigal, Marisandra Madrigal, Dustin Mae Hanks, Cody Wayne Hanks, Micah Jade Hanks, Hailey Faith Hanks, Alessandra Amelie Navarro, and Vicente Giancarlo Navarro; 20 great grandchildren, her brother Obdulio (Mari) Arroyo, Arroyo-Cerrillo family; as well as numerous extended relatives, and friends.
The family will be receiving condolences on Friday evening, April 14, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday morning, April 15, 2023 departing at 9:00 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to San Martin de Porres Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.
A private cremation will be held at a later date.
Pallbearers will be: Gilberto Madrigal Jr., Heriberto Madrigal, Miguel Angel Madrigal, Jose Angel Ruiz Jr., Miguel Angel Madrigal Jr., Cody Hanks, Dyego Madrigal, Andres Madrigal
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to their family and friends that have reached out with well wishes and support.
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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.