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Minerva Donovan

April 15, 1951 — August 18, 2020

MINERVA DONOVAN

April 15, 1951 – August 18, 2020

Minerva Donovan, 69, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Minerva was a woman of great faith and always had an abundance of love for our Lord and her family. She enjoyed listening to her Christian music and devoutly attended bible study. Her utmost adoration was spending time with her grandchildren and wouldn’t miss any of their school functions, she was their number one supporter. She was renowned for her dishes and was always ready to feed her family and grandchildren. Minerva was as loving as she was graceful, she loved dressing up for special occasions and adored wearing her pearls. She was always quick to spark up conversations with anyone around. Her big heart and service to those who knew and loved her will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francisco Donovan; parents, Antero and Marcelina Castillo; sister, Elena Castillo; and brother, Jacinto Castillo. She is also preceded in death by Hector + and Diana Donovan +, Humberto + (Janie) Donovan, Andres + (Eva) Donovan, and Xavier + (Raquel) Donovan.

Left to cherish his memory are her loving children, Lloyd P. (Velma) Donovan and Beatriz (Eric) Doncaster; grandchildren, Lauren, Lloyd “Donny”, Priscilla, Beverly, Alexis, and Anita; as well as by her great-grandchild, Jayden. She is further survived by her sisters, Christina (Ines) Castillo de Hernandez, Teodora (Joaquin †) Castillo de Rodriguez, Socorro (Pedro) Vasquez, Elsa (Mario) Cavazos, and Letty (Eduardo) Cavazos; brothers, Dolores (Amelia) Castillo, Ramiro Castillo, and Jesus (Juanita) Castillo, sister in law, Ruth (Oscar †) Garcia; as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family will be receiving condolences on Tuesday evening, August 25, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez; where a Prayer Service will commence at 7 p.m.

A Chapel Service will be held on Wednesday morning, August 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels.

Interment will follow at the family plot of the Laredo City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Eric Doncaster, Alberto Cavazos, Alex Cavazos, Pedro Vasques, Roberto Garcia, Carlos Cantu, Wayo Canales, and Eduardo Cavazos.

Honorary pallbearers will be:  Jesus Castillo, Ramiro Castillo, Dolores Castillo, Pedro C. Vasquez, and Mario Cavazos.

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.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Minerva Donovan, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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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Prayer Service

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

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719 N Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Chapel Service

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

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719 N Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Interment

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

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