OBITUARY

Fidela D. Manriquez

September 9, 1920November 8, 2020
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Fidela D. Manriquez was born on September 9, 1920 in Wharton, Texas to Julio & Ernestina De Leon. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the age of 100.

Fidela and her husband Merced Manriquez, Sr., founded and owned Manriquez Paint and Body Shop on Center St. Together they raised their four children. Fidela enjoyed going out dancing with her husband and attending the annual LULAC Black & White Dance Fundraiser.

For over 20 years, Fidela worked in the nursery at Houston’s First Baptist Church. She enjoyed walking to St. Theresa Catholic Church every Sunday to attend mass. Fidela will be remembered for being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and loving friend. More than anything she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, going out to eat and going to the movies with her friends. Fidela was preceded in death by her devoted & loving husband, Merced Manriquez, Sr.; her sons, Roland Manriquez and Merced Manriquez, Sr.; her brothers, Raul De Leon, Julio De Leon, Jr., and Enrique De Leon.

Fidela is survived by her daughters Martha Castillo & husband Rudolph, Clara Galindo & husband Robert; her grandchildren, Randy Juarez, Josette Juarez, Michael Castillo, Anthony Mojica, Jeffrey Mojica, Christopher Manriquez and Christine Manriquez; her great-grandchildren Michael Castillo, Jr., Adam Merced Magableh, Sharif Aref Magableh, Vincent Manriquez, Natalia Manriquez and Siena Marie Manriquez; her sisters, Beatrice De La Garza & husband Fortunato, Josephine De Leon; her brother, David De Leon.

The visitation for Fidela will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 6:00 pm at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo, 2516 Navigation Blvd, Houston, Texas 77003. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home to leave to the church promptly at 9:15 AM, Tuesday, November 17, 2020. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 AM, November 17, 2020 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell St., Houston, Texas 77007. The Rite of Committal will follow Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale St., Houston, Texas 77023.

  • FAMILY

  • Merced Manriquez Sr, Husband (deceased)
  • Merced Manriquez Jr, Son (deceased)
  • Roland Manriquez, Son (deceased)
  • Martha Castillo (Rudolph), Daughter
  • Clara Galindo (Robert), Daughter
  • Beatrice De La Garza (Fortunato), Sister
  • Josephine De Leon, Sister
  • David De Leon, Brother

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Services

  • Vistation

    Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Rosary

    Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Carol Gilbert

November 17, 2020

I worked with Fidela at Houston’s First Baptist Church for many years. She shared so much joy with those around her. On our many drives home, she would tell me stories of all her family....she was so proud of them all. She also took care of two of my babies in the newborn room. I loved her so....and she will be missed.

Marion Jaynes

November 17, 2020

My condolences at the loss of your precious mom and sister. I admired Fidela very much! She worked with me at First Baptist and had the most wonderful loving attitude. She took care of my daughter as a newborn and loved her so much. I know she had to proud to turn one hundred! What a special beloved lady she was. Sincerely, Marion Jaynes

David Lopez

November 16, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Manriquez family. Rest in eternal peace Mrs. Manriquez. (Your next door neighbor on Center Street)

Sharif Magableh

November 14, 2020

Celebrating her daughter Claras birthday.

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Manriquez family photo
Front row: her son Roland
Second row (left to right): her son Merced Jr., her husband Merced Sr., Fidela, her daughter Martha and her daughter Clara

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Fidela at the young age of 2 years and 5 months

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Manriquez family photo
Front row: her son Roland
Second row (left to right): her son Merced Jr., her husband Merced Sr., Fidela, her daughter Martha and her daughter Clara

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Fidela at the young age of 2 years and 5 months

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