Harry & Bryant Company

500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC


Maria Teresa Martinez

January 12, 1932January 2, 2020

Maria Teresa Martinez, 87, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2020. She was born in Oviedo, Spain on January 12, 1932 to Angel and Florentina Garcia.

She lived in Spain until the age of 6, at which time her family emigrated to Havana, Cuba, fleeing the Spanish Civil War. The family emigrated to the United States in October 1962, fleeing the Communist dictatorship of Fidel Castro. The family settled in Charlotte after a brief stay in Miami and moved to Harrisburg in the late 1980s.

During her active years, Maria was involved with the Home Extension Club of Cabarrus County and taught Sunday school. She was married to Gonzalo Fernando Martinez on October 3, 1952.

Maria is survived by her twin sister, Maria De Jesus Garcia; her son, Gonzalo Martinez; daughter, Teresita Staub (Mike); six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Maria De Los Angeles Garcia.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 4th at Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC. A visitation will be held prior at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Charlotte Memorial Gardens, 7632 Hood Road, Charlotte, NC.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 4, 2020


Maria Teresa Martinez

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Patty Hayden Brown

January 13, 2020

Dear Teresita and Gonzalo,

I have just learned of your dear Mother's passing. So many happy memories of growing up at Assumption and going to Charlotte Catholic. Wishing you both peace and happy memories.

Love, Patty Hayden Brown

Angela Rollins-Davis

January 4, 2020

I remember meeting Mrs.Martinez she gave me a little sassiness at first!! Then, she grabbed my hand and told me she loved me. That’s brought tears to my eyes because she ddnt even know me. She had a sweet loving spirit that you just couldn’t help but to love her. Her family had the same love and caring spirit for people. She will be missed by us all, but she’s at peace now rejoicing with our Father. Thank you, to the Martinez family for sharing her with me. I love you❤️

Becky Brooks

January 3, 2020

She was such a beautiful, strong and loving lady. Our grandsons were so blessed to have had her as their great grandmother. Our condolences to her family. We are very sadden by her loss and will keep you all in our prayers in the days ahead.
Becky and Moe Brooks

Carol Burnett

January 3, 2020

Dear Teresita
Your Mom was such a special lady. I enjoyed the times I spent with her and I will certainly miss her. One strong and classy lady!
May all of your fond memories and faith sustain you and your family through this difficult time.
I am so sorry I will be out of town for her service but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lots of love
Carol Burnett

Mari Tere & Antonio Martínez

January 3, 2020

I met you more almost 30 years ago. Since that moment I was part of your family. 20 years later we see each other again, it seems that time has not passed and you met my husband and we became two more of your big an great family. We will miss you and you will always be in our hearts 💓.