VisitationJoe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels
Laredo, Texas 78040
Maria G. Prado
August 12, 1923 – January 29, 2019
Maria G. Prado, 95, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
Maria G. Prado attended Martin High School and graduated class of 1941. Her favorite subject was English grammar and she studied Stenography. She worked as a secretary her entire professional life— she started her secretarial duties by working for Mr. Buddy Allen of Allen Transfer, then with Wright Realty followed by Laredo National Bank before retiring from the State of Texas as a Unit Steno III after 25 years. She enjoyed working Monday through Friday and on the weekends she went to Yolanda’s Beauty Shop followed by lunch and shopping in Laredo. Maria loved taking care of her house, her rosales, watching novelas, listening to musica Mexicana and spending time with her daughter Imelda. She believed in punctuality, a woman’s right to work, vote and contribute income to a household.
She was preceded in death by her husband Enrique Prado; daughter Irma P. Castillo; parents, Hipolito and Cleotilde Gonzalez; brothers, Hipolito Gonzalez, Jr., Juan Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez; and sister Aurora G. Elizondo.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Imelda P. (Hector) Garza, Irene P. (Jose +) Madrigal; grandchildren, Roberto Castillo, Jr., Michelle (Ramon) Garcia, Maritza Gil, Liana Marie (Jesus +) Lopez, Kristina Jo (Javier +) Vasquez, Jassie Rios; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by other loving relatives and friends.
The family will be receiving condolences on Thursday evening, February 7, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & 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 Friday morning, February 8, 2019 departing at 9:00 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to San Martin de Porres Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
A special thank you to Dr. Luis Benavides, Yolanda Pelaez (Yolanda’s Beauty Salon) and Dolores Guerrero (nail technician) for years of loving 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.