Leonarda V. Martinez, 80, of Dilley, died on January 19, 2022. She was born on May 20, 1941 in Pearsall to Raul Varela and Guadalupe Peralta.
She is preceded in death by her sons Raymond Martinez (Ercilia Martinez), Sonny Martinez and Bobby Martinez.
Martinez is survived by her children Richard Martinez (Suzanne) of Giddings, Erlinda Martinez Garcia (Servando) of Giddings, Elena Castor (Alberto) of Giddings, Julian Martinez Jr. (Maria) of Giddings and Elisa Rodriguez (Orlando) of Dilley, sister Maria Bonilla of Crystal City. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers included Raymond Martinez Jr., Adan Martinez, John Anthony Martinez, Orlando Rodriguez Jr., Alex Martinez, Philip Martinez, Sergio Martinez and John Cantu.
Visitation was held on Sunday, January 23 at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel in Dilley from 3 to 9 p.m. A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services were on Monday, January 24 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dilley at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Dilley Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel, Pearsall.C