Angelica Martinez

Obituary of Angelica P. Martinez

Angelica P. Martinez, 90, of Port Isabel, Texas passed away on Friday November 12, 2021. On Nov. 7, 1931, Angelica P. Martinez “Morena” was born to Rogerio Padron and Francisca Jasso. As her family’s economic needs changed they adjusted by moving to Corpus Christi, Brownsville, San Antonio, Port Isabel and New York. Her memories of those days were filled with family, unity, and the “can do” attitude. Her experiences prepared her commitment to her husband Isidro G. Martinez in 1959. She became a loving shrimper’s wife who exemplified stellar morals, values, love, faith, discipline and joy to her beloved family and fellow shrimper’s wives. As a lifetime member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, she prepared her family in the Catholic doctrine and sang in the choir. She diligently rehearsed and worshipped the Lord. Her hobbies included praying, singing, cheering and supporting her San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Cowboys, and watching her favorite baseball teams. In addition, she enjoyed Bingo, visiting with friends by phone and helping those in need. Morena was employed at Port Isabel’s first Walmart with the Set Up Crew. Everywhere she went, she shared her bright smile, contagious cheer, giving heart and heartfelt compassion and always had a listening ear. These qualities served as a beacon to her family and friends. She was faithful to her beliefs and lived by the simple motto, “One day at time”. On Friday, November 13, 2021, Morena peacefully went to be with Lord, at South Texas Health System McAllen, Texas. Her family and friends will miss her deeply; but her words, love, prayers, values and examples will live on through her beloved family, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband: Isidro G. Martinez, mother: Francisca J. Garza, father: Rogerio Padron, stepfather: Jesus Garza, sister: Lydia Seaman, brother: Cristelo Padron, brother: Ruben Padron, beloved brother in laws: Gonzalo Holland, Arnold Romero, and George Seaman. Left to cherish her memory are her pride and joy: Norma Linda Cano (Ricardo Cano), Angelica M. Peralta (Luciano Peralta Jr), Diana Flores (Pedro Flores), Cecilia Ann Villanueva (Eleazar Villanueva), Isidro Martinez Jr., sisters: Oralia Romero, Ninfa Holland, grandchildren: Javier Villarreal Jr. (Jessica Villarreal), Jason Lee Villarreal ( Crystal King), Rogerio Martinez (Mary Jean Martinez), Jesus J. Peralta (Jessica R. Peralta), Jessica Aixa Peralta, Amanda Irene Cano de Lira ( Arturo Lira), Luciano A. Peralta (Stephanie Lugo Peralta), Vanessa Oden (Stanley Oden Jr.), Ricardo Alberto Cano, Israel Barrienties, Alejandro Villanueva, Adrian Villanueva, great grandchildren: Israel Rodriguez, Amanda Rodriguez, Dominic Xavier Villarreal, Derek Shane Villarreal, Lively Maro Martinez, Elijah Creed Martinez, Stanley Oden III (Trey) and soon to arrive Stella Renee Peralta, great-great grandchild: Alani Marie Morales, numerous dearly beloved nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held on Friday November 19, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 20th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 705 S. Longoria in Port Isabel, Texas with interment to follow at Port Isabel City Cemetery old section. Honored to serve as pallbearers are: Javier Villarreal Jr. Jason Lee Villarreal, Jesus J. Peralta, Rogerio Martinez, Luciano A. Peralta, Israel Barrientes, Ricardo Alberto Cano and Alejandro Villanueva. All individuals are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines by socially distancing a minimum space of 6 feet apart and must wear face covers or masks. (May include bandanas or sewn or cloth face coverings). You may sign the online guestbook, light a remembrance candle, or send words of comfort to the family of Angelica P. “Morena” Martinez at www.thomaegarza.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematory, 395 S. Sam Houston, Blvd., San Benito, TX 78586.
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Friday
19
November

Visitation

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, November 19, 2021
Thomae-Garza Funeral Home
395 S. Sam Houston
San Benito, Texas, United States
9563991331
Friday
19
November

Rosary

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 19, 2021
Thomae-Garza Funeral Home
395 S. Sam Houston
San Benito, Texas, United States
9563991331
Saturday
20
November

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
705 S. Longoria St
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
956-943-1297
Saturday
20
November

Interment

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Port Isabel City Cemetery Old Section
299 N Musina St
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
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