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Maria Teresa Rodriguez

June 25, 1981 — May 19, 2019

Maria Teresa “Terry” Rodriguez, 37, was called home to Our Lord’s heavenly kingdom. Terry was the daughter of Laura L. Blum García and Ricardo “Richard” A. (Patricia V.) Rodríguez and sister of Yessenia I. (John) Zigtema. Terry was named after both grandmothers. She was a great blessing to her family and relatives.

Preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Donald M. Blum; paternal grandparents, Tomás M. and Teresa M. Rodríguez; uncles, José E. Rodríguez and Alberto P. Cárdenas; and aunt, Teresita de Jesús Rodríguez.

Left to grieve her passing are: maternal grandmother, María E. Blum; uncles and aunts, Rolf Blum, Ramoncita (Francisco) Montemayor, Brandon B. Blum, Rene Blum, Donna M.(Jim) Price, Tomás M. & Diana C. Rodríguez, Jr., and María de la Luz Rodríguez Cárdenas; nephew, Jackson Wade Zigtema; and godmother, Cleatis “Cookie” O. García.

She is further survived by a large family of relatives, step-brothers and sister and their children, Matías (Brittany) Arámbula IV, Irma-Esther (Brandon) Borup, and Daniel (Marisol) Arámbula, along with Ian, Lillian, Mina, David & Eden and numerous other cousins and relatives.

The family wishes to thank her caretakers Olga Garcia and Sylvia Garcia, Dr. Enrique & Delia Garcia, Dr. Gladys C. Keene, and the staff from SELAH Hospice.

Visitation will be conducted on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels and Cremation Services; 1410 Jacaman Rd.; A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 555 Del Mar Boulevard. Services conclude at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Sacred Heart Children’s Home 3310 S. Zapata Hwy., Laredo, TX 78046 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (, 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105 where an account has been set up in Terry’s name.

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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 Road, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Starts at 8:30am (Central time)

Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services

1410 Jacaman Rd, Laredo, TX 78041

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

St. Patrick Catholic Church

555 E Del Mar Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041

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