Benita L. Martinez

benita martinez
Benita L. Martinez, aged 80, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 18, 2014, in New Braunfels, Texas. Mami died peacefully in her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born to the late Feliciano and Juanita Lagunas on March 22, 1934. Benita lived most of her life in New Braunfels, Texas with her adored and late husband Gilberto H. Martinez, Sr. She was known to family and friends as "Mami." Benita spent the majority of her employment years at the New Braunfels Smoke House. Mami's most precious possession was her family. The family will always remember our beloved mother and grandmother for the love and warmth she gave us with her bright smile, home cooked meals, and beautiful flower garden. Mami is survived by her nine children, daughter Yolanda Martinez and Joe Torres, son Ignacio Martinez and wife Esther, son Gilberto Martinez, Jr. and wife Sylvia, daughter Sylvia Moreno and husband Juan, daughter Teresa Lopez and husband Juan, son Roland Martinez and wife Corina, daughter Alicia Crespo and husband Rick, son Rafael Martinez and wife Elizabeth, and son Armando Martinez and wife Raquel. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, siblings Jose Lagunas, Juan Lagunas, Francisco Lagunas, Mary Rosales, Jimmy Lagunas, and also survived by her brother-in-law Reynaldo H. Martinez, Sr. and wife Felice, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mami is preceded in death by her parents Feliciano and Juanita Lagunas, sister Flora Gonzales, brothers Jesus and Feliciano Lagunas, Jr., and beloved husband Gilberto H. Martinez, Sr. A special thanks to Hill Country Medical Associates, Dr. Albrecht and his nurse Mary Juarez. The Martinez family would also like to send a special thanks to Debra K. Norris for being with us during our time of need. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels (611 N. Walnut Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130) or Comal County Senior Citizen's Meals on Wheels Program (655 Landa Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130). Although Mami will be missed dearly, the family is at peace knowing that she has been reunited with Papi and our Heavenly Father in eternal peace. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel with a Holy Rosary at 7:00pm. Visitation will continue on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:00am at Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by the Mass, which begins at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery on Peace Ave.

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  1. We are who we are because of our parents. I am told she was a great person and it is evident because she made you into great person. Even though you knew she would leave some day, it is never a good time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. It is with sincere regret to hear of the family’s loss. Words can never replace the love of your mother. Prayers Always, Millie and Rick Guzman Birmjngham, Alabama

  3. Our prayers and condolences to all the Martinez and Lagunas family! The Familia are very good friends of us and we ask God to hold your hands ang give you strength and peace during this time of sorrow! I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs Martinez and working with her at the Smokehouse. She was a very respectful lady and always had a smile for you! God bless you all!

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the joy and peace of our Lord comfort you and help you to remember all of the good times you shared.

  5. Our deep condolences to the family.My Tia will be greatly missed her beautiful smile and her warm hugs.I will forever hold her memories in my heart. Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God Bless You

  6. Our sincere Condolences to the entire Martinez Family… May she rest in peace….

  7. We are truly saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all the Martinez family and pray that our Heavenly Father will bless all of you and comfort you through this very difficult time. Hugs to all.

  8. Getting to know the Martinez family through our friendship with Mando & Raquel over the past 13 years, it was very apparent the importance placed on family. While you grieve the loss of “Mami” we pray you find peace so you can celebrate her life, the good times you had with her and the beautiful family she has left behind as her legacy.

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences from my family to yours…God bless you all. She was a great women and now in the hands of the GREAT LORD.

  10. Por favor reciban mis ms sinceras condolencias por la prdida de su ser querido, no hay duda que la muerte es muy dolorosa, por tal razn quera compartir con usted algunas palabras de consolacin que le ayudaran en estos momentos difciles, tal como me ayudaron a m. Estas palabras se encuentran en la Biblia, si tiene Biblia le invito a que lea, Juan 5:28,29, Hechos 24:15, Revelacin 21:3, 4, ah notara que dichos textos hablan de la bella esperanza de la resurreccin, solo podemos imaginar la alegra de volver abrazar a nuestro ser querido que ha fallecido. Qu maravilla!

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