Manuel de Jesus Osorio
Manuel was born on September 2, 1983, to Mr. & Mrs. Manuel G. Osorio. He is the oldest of two. His younger brother works for the Department of Homeland Security.
Manuel has always had a passion for music and the fine arts and currently volunteers his time by serving as the organist for San Agustin Cathedral in historic downtown Laredo, as well as by volunteering his time at any place of worship he is invited to.
Being the historian that he is at heart, Manuel has a passion for the people of Israel and a fan of religious studies. He also attends Congregation Agudas Achim Friday evenings and is learning more about the Hebrew traditions.
He received his Non-Denominational Minister's License in 2005 and serves our client families when they request a minister or when they have no religious affiliation.
He attends Christ Church Episcopal and is currently serving as a member of the church Vestry for a three-year term.
He was appointed (August 2014) as President of NeighborWorks Laredo, Home Ownership Center Board and now continues to serve as a board member. Amongst his many talents, Manuel loves to volunteer at various civic and religious events and organizations. Manuel also enjoys spending his evenings reading, listening to music, and tuning into the wonderful world of Disney Animations.
Manuel is a graduate of Amarillo College of Mortuary Science (2009) and Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service (2015) and Mid-America College of Funeral Service (2020). He has been licensed since 2009 and serves our families primarily at our North Chapel. Not only does he serve as a Funeral Director but acts as our Public Relations Specialist when it comes to local school career days, workshops, or other community-related events. Whether working on a funeral, pre-needs or simply have a cup of coffee, Manuel is always looking forward to client interaction.
In December of 2020, Manuel received his Bachelor's of Science in Funeral Service Management with three Certificates along with it: Certificate in Thanatology, Certificate in Death Companioning, and Certificate in Green Burial as well as now also being Laredo's first Green Burial Council certified Funeral Director. Manuel is continuing to pursue his Master's in Business Administration and has a goal of becoming a Mortuary Science Instructor.