Brookside Funeral Home & Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX


Elias Martinez

February 24, 1945November 29, 2019

Eli Martinez passed away on November 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. He was born on February 24, 1945 in Friendswood, Texas to parents, Alfredo and Jesuscita Martinez. Eli was baptized as a Jehovah Witness in 1967. Eli is preceded in death by his loving parents, Alfredo and Jesuscita Martinez; brothers, Rueben Martinez and Fred Martinez.

Eli is survived by his wife, Joan Bennett-Martinez, his son, Eli Martinez Jr and wife Bridgette Martinez; his step daughters Kristine, Stacey and Mary Lynn; grandchildren, Kandiace Martinez, Kameron Martinez, Kourtney Martinez, Casie Ahrens and seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews including Freddie, Priscilla, Damon, Samuel, Danny, Charles, Jeff, Steven, and Troy; and sister-in-law’s, Suzanne Martinez and Karen Martinez.

A private burial will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston,Texas 77039. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sharpstown Kingdom Hall Building A at 11611 Beechnut, Houston, Texas 77072.


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Robin Coto

December 3, 2019

I will greatly miss my friend Eli. Eli always kept us laughing and we had many great memories at Penske. You will be missed my friend!! My deepest condolences to the Martinez family.