Manuel de Jesus Osorio
Manuel was born on September 2, 1983, to Mr. & Mrs. Manuel G. Osorio. He is the oldest of two.
Manuel has always had a passion for music and the fine arts and currently volunteers his time by serving as the organist for the newly remodeled 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 is currently the Senior Warden and ends his term as such in January of 2022.
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). While at Mid-America, Manuel not only graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Management but also received the following: Certificate in Thanatology, Certificate in Death Companioning, and Certificate in Green Burial. After having successfully passed the Green Burial Council's proficiency examination, he now has the Green Burial designation, being the first funeral director in Laredo to hold that distinction. Manuel is continuing to pursue his Master's in Business Administration at the University of Denver, beginning in September 2021, and has joined the faculty at Northeast Texas Community College (Funeral Service Program) as adjunct faculty beginning August 2021. He is excited to begin his teaching career, helping to positively shape the future of the profession.
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.