Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
2401 Southwest 64Th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 28, 1939 – June 4, 2019
Migdalia Martinez , age 80, of Cabanas Cuba went home to be with the Lord on June 4, 2019 . A visitation will be held on Sunday June 9, 2019 from 11AM until 1PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2401 Southwest 64th Avenue, Davie, Florida 33137, A Funeral service will occur Sunday June 9th , 2019 at 1PM. A burial will occur Sunday June 9th at 2PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
She loved to attend church, listen to her favorite Christian music while singing along. Dancing kept her young and free. Cooking delicious Cuban cuisine for her family, baking desserts such as her famous flan, arroz con leche and pudínes. She enjoyed keeping a clean home and loved shopping. Holidays with her family were always memorable. She adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who always brought a smile to her face. Her love for her family is beyond words. Migdalia spent her working life at the Home for Aged Women nursing home, McGraw Hill publishing, and was a proud homemaker.
Migdalia will be missed dearly.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnsouth.com for the Martinez family.
- Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
- Commital Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
Rev. Reinzi Santiago
June 15, 2019
We miss mama! She was a woman who trusted God in everything. Her faith displayed her confidence in the Lord. Each service she would ask for prayer and when there was no prayer call at the end of the service she made sure she would be prayed for. Unless her doctor stopped her, mama was in her seat in the church. She spent her last days listening to the Word of God. There was never a time that mama would say she was not okay. Each Sunday morning when I see her I would ask her "como esta usted mama?", though I could see that she was not very well she would always answer "bien, gracias a Dios". Now, I see her no more on Sundays but I know I will see her again in the presence of God. I have known many ladies who came to church but mama was unique. She was faithful. Faithful to the Lord. I am praying for all her children for the Lord, the Holy Spirit to comfort them. I like to say that mama is in a better place. We definitely miss her. We love mama. We love her. The church misses mama. I am thankful to the Lord for giving us the opportunity to know here and to celebrate her last birthday. We love you mama. From your church in Pittsburgh, PA, His disciples Christian Outreach Ministry.
June 13, 2019
Your Mami, Migdalia, may appear to have been taken far too early, but not for her. She dreamed of the day when she would be welcomed into God’s heavenly Kingdom. There are no words sweet enough or soothing enough to take away the pain of loss. However, her beautiful eyes are shining bright, her warm smile is gleaming as she meets her creator.
Your Mami lives on! Her grace and poise is in you! Her love for you and Scott was evident and she believes that you too will one day be with her again! She loved you both so much and Jesus does too my friend!
Please take refuge in the photos, in the recipes and in the memories you have and in those that others have shared to help you through this sudden loss.
Remember, each time you mention her name or see a picture or speak of her by name she is given eternal life away from the realm of what we cannot see or fathom just yet.
I know she will always have a place in my heart because she was a part of my family for so long. Love can heal all.
May God bless and hold you in your mother’s hands,
June 9, 2019
Tia Migdalia's will forever be in our hearts, her contagious smile hard to forget, always prepping, makeup, jewelry to match her clothes a must, she will always tell me, you have to always look good for your husband at all times.
Her devotion to family, serving heart, her amaizing cooking on gatherings,her signature flan a MUST always the list is endless.
One thing is certain her love for God was overflowing and we are without a doubt certain she is rejoycing in His presence at this time, that's the comfort and peace we have at this time.
We will see you again Tia Migdalia, forever in our hearts.
June 9, 2019
Mi Tia Bella,
I have so many beautiful memories with you. I remember when you lived in Fort Lauderdale and we would go over to go to the pool or to hang out with noel. I loved being in the kitchen with you and helping you with whatever you were cooking or playing hide and seek. You always knew where I would be... In your closet behind your clothes. As I got older you were always so encouraging and wanted to know how school or work was... even gave me a few beauty tips along the way ❤
Your FLAN OMG!!!!! No one could ever beat it.
Tia I will miss you and know that you are rejoicing with God and our other loved ones.
Love you always
June 9, 2019
It was a pleasure to know Migdalia these past 2 years. As I shared with Noel, she was a perfect combination of strong and sweet. She loved her family and was so proud to be a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived life well and gave her heart to those she met. My condolences to all of you on your loss. May your memories sustain you during this time of mourning her loss.
June 9, 2019
Tia Migdalia will always hold a special place in my heart. I will never forget the love she showed me when I was a teenager and had my first experience with anxiety. During that horrible time, she asked me to stay with her and i did. She prayed over me, fed me, and spoiled me. I had my quiet time with God at her condo. I will never forget that. I love you tia. I know you are smiling down on us in heaven.
June 9, 2019
Tía loved God and enjoyed singing to Him. Last time she came to Florida to celebrate her birthday we prayed together and at one time spoke about heaven and how happy we will be there. Even though I’m sad I won’t see her or talk to her, I know she is in that place Jesus prepared for us, believers. We should find comfort in knowing that she is not suffering and that one day we will see her again. She is happy and she is free!
June 9, 2019
Your mom was a special lady inside, and out. I enjoyed talking with her the few times I met her. I’ll never forget the time she came to work with you, and took over your desk! I remember you saying “ well. I guess moms running the office today.” It was so sweet. Losing a parent is hard, but your memories will help you through.
Tara, Sean, &Tristan
June 9, 2019
We are saddened to hear of your loss. May you eventually find comfort in the memories you have shared over the years. Noel, I always loved hearing your mom's sweet voice when you would speak with her on the phone. I have no idea what she was saying since I do not speak Spanish, but her voice was full of love and appreciation for her loving son. Our love and prayers are with you and your family today.
Allison, Jamie, and Sandy
June 8, 2019
Dear Martinez family,
Migdalia was like a mother to me. She encouraged me to marry the love of my life and have kids with him despite our cultural differences. When I got pregnant with my first child, who was diagnosed with special needs in the womb, she prayed all 9 months and supported me to have her. She assured me that thru faith and a close relationship with God my baby will be perfect. My first born was perfect!.
Migdalia was a loving mother and person to all who knew her.
I thank Migdalita for shaping my faith and helping me to always follow my heart. She will always be my spiritual Mom.
My deep condolences to the family, You are all in my prayers in this difficult time.
The Hirano family