VisitationJoe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services
Laredo, TX 78041
Servando Ezequiel Laurel, Jr., will be joyously remembered as our lovable staunch protector & devoted husband, father, grandfather, and noble gentleman of Faith, who was born to Servando E. Laurel, Sr. and Cristina Guerra-Laurel on January 27, 1932. He lived with gusto and prospered well while residing in Laredo. With humility came wisdom for our beloved Father. His encouraging smile, calming presence, diligent work ethic, and honorable persona was sufficient enough to reassure and comfort us. We’re eternally filled with gratitude to GOD for placing our valiant Patriarch in our lives. He graced this earth for 86 magnificent years, 9 zestful months and 9 serene days. When his mission was fulfilled, shortly before daybreak on Sunday, October 7, 2018, Dad was gently summoned by our Lord Savior as his soul passed from this realm of life on earth and was welcomed to glorious Eternal Life. Dad is rejoicing believing “Everything is in Order”… hasta la próxima.
In 1950, Dad graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Laredo, Texas. From 1951-1955 he completed his four year tour while enlisted in the United States Air Force. Upon his return, he enrolled at Texas A&I University in Kingsville, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1959. Dad then began his employment with American National Life Insurance Company, where he led his team of agents for 35 years. Throughout his successful tenure, and because of his diligent endeavors, he was nationally recognized and honored with accolades and awards for ranking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place; earning him the reputation of “Ace” in the managerial and sales arena amongst his business peers around the country. As a result, Mom and Dad were afforded the blessed privilege of traveling abroad to various magnificent points of interest around the world for over 25 years. Upon his retirement from the Insurance industry, Dad possessed admirable vigor, enthusiasm, and tenacity to dedicate 15 years to Walmart where he was highly esteemed as exemplary. Most enduring was Dad’s belief that family comes first.
He was preceded in death by his father, Servando E. Laurel, Sr.; mother, Cristina Guerra-Laurel; and brother, Javier Zacarias Laurel.
Left to cherish his memory are: his beloved wife of 60 years of marriage, Rosita Laurel; daughter, Maria Eugenia “Eugie” (Arturo) Farias; sons, Servando E. (Melisa) Laurel, III, Jorge Alberto (Lea) Laurel, and Carlos Javier (Mishell) Laurel; as well as 15 adored grandchildren, Christina Eugenia Farias, Alejandro Farias, Andrea E. Laurel, Sarah E. Laurel, Miguel A. Laurel, Eduardo E. Laurel, Marcos A. Laurel, Andres D. Laurel, Gabriella M. Laurel, Aleena I. Laurel, Carlos Mateo Laurel, Brittany J. Sandoval, Zachary M. Finkel, Autumn N. Beltran, and Colewyn M. Saenz.
The Laurel Family welcomes all our loved ones & we will be receiving condolences on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil, for our cherished & admired Father, and the Holy Rosary Recitation will commence at 7 p.m. Reverend Dennis D. Aréchiga will lead the Holy Rosary Recitation Service.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday morning, October 20, 2018, departing at 9:30 am from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to Blessed Sacrament Church for a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 am.
Celebrant: Reverend Wojciech Przystasz and Homilist: Deacon Luis Zuñiga.
With the blessed conclusion of Mass services, we will pay deserving Tribute to our heroic DAD with Military Honors which will be presented by the United States Air Force Honor Guard.
Inurnment will be gloriously held at a later date.
Pallbearers will be: Servando Laurel, III, Jorge Laurel, Carlos Laurel, Arturo Farias, Alejandro Farias, Miguel Laurel, Eduardo Laurel, Bill Hall, and Mateo Laurel.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Rene R. Laurel, Joe L. Laurel, Christina Eugenia Farias, Andrea E. Laurel, Sarah E. Laurel, Marcos A. Laurel, Andres D. Laurel, Gabriella M. Laurel, Aleena I. Laurel, Brittany J. Sandoval, Zachary M. Finkel, Autumn N. Beltran, and Colewyn M. Saenz.
We encourage you to share your favorite memories of our dearest “Chemano”, as well as express your condolences 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 Road, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.