Martin Flores De La Cruz, 83, of Cotulla, died Wednesday, June 1, 2022. He was born March 5, 1939 in Villa Hidalgo, Coahuila to Apolonio Flores and Ofilia De La Cruz Flores.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Maria Graciela “Chela” Flores, and siblings Melida Flores Martinez (Francisco), Virginia Flores Avila (Jesus) and Alvaro Flores (Esmeralda).
Martin is survived by his daughters Deyanira Flores of San Antonio, Sandra Friesenhahn of Cotulla, Gracie Flores Martinez (Richard) of San Antonio, granddaughter Kaitlyn Friesenhahn of San Antonio, grandson Johnny Friesenhahn of Cotulla and two great-grandchildren, Maximillian Antonio and Madilyn Leigh of San Antonio, siblings Guadalupe Flores Avila (Jose), Martha Irma Flores Castillo (Amador), Cleotilde Flores Martinez, Jesus Maria Flores (Consuelo) and Apolonio Flores (Maria).
Visitation was held on Friday June 3 at Peter’s Funeral Home in Cotulla from 5 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cotulla at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. Interment followed at the Cotulla East Cemetery.
Pallbearers included nephews Francisco Martinez, Joe Avila, Jesus “Chickies” Avila, Amador Castillo, Arturo Castillo and Jorge Martinez. A reception followed at the Methodist Church Hall.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla.