OBITUARY

Jesus Martinez

January 1, 1962June 7, 2018
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Jose de Jesus Martinez, also known as “Jesus”, age 56, passed away from cancer on June 7, 2018, at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.

Jesus is survived by his wife, Margarita Martinez (Diaz); his only daughter Jaqueline Martinez; his sons, Arnoldo, Cesar, Adolfo, and Santiago Martinez; his grandchildren, Jordan, Kayla, and Elijah; and his mother, Ana Maria Davila. He is predeceased by his father, Jose Martinez; and his sister Julia Martinez.

He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico on January 1, 1962, to Jose Martinez Rodriguez and Ana Maria Davila Martinez. He was the second child of 13. Jesus married his best friend and love of his life “Maggie” as he called her, on January 5, 1985. He came to the United States (Houston, TX) early on to seek a better life for his family. He was a driven, devoted, honest, hardworking man, who successfully owned his own business, Martinez Landscaping since 1988. He worked very hard but also loved to relax under his beloved “telapa” or canopy and enjoyed throwing big family gatherings. Jesus was a great son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who fought until his very last day. Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., with the rosary commencing at 6:00 p.m. at: The Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024. A funeral service will be Monday, June 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. by Rev. Oscar M. Castro at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 5430 Ridgecreek Drive, Houston, Texas 77053, followed by the Rite of Committal at Woodlawn Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Jesus is survived by his wife, Margarita Martinez (Diaz); his only daughter Jaqueline Martinez; his sons, Arnoldo, Cesar, Adolfo, and Santiago Martinez; his grandchildren, Jordan, Kayla, and Elijah; and his mother, Ana Maria Davila. He is predeceased by his father, Jose Martinez; and his sister Julia Martinez.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Rosary Service Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

Jesus Martinez

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Cesar Jesus Martinez

August 19, 2018

Hey pops hope your doing well ! Every single day, I look out in to the world and I see you in everything, everywhere. You have become my guiding light at night and the sun every day. Sometimes to even say “I miss you” feels strange, because I know somehow that you are still her. I keep learning that there’s a chance to smile and find humor even in times of sickness and pain… that’s something you always did. You have been there for me, no matter what bad choices I might have made… you lovingly repaired my broken spirit, helped me plot a new course, and set me free to fly on my own once again. There is no greater love than that. You will always be special to me, and no matter where life takes me, I’ll remember you with love and although our lives’ journeys have bid us to be apart, I am with you, you are with me, always in our hearts.

Adolfo Martinez

August 4, 2018

Words can’t explain how much you impacted my life. You are the definition of a real father. I have so many memory’s with you working with you and showing me the ropes for life and what’s to come. The world came tumbling down into my hands when you left. Things are never going to be the same with out you, I need you in my life. Everything you showed me and everything you worked for ima take care of it with so much pride for you and mom and my future family. I will always be your “chachanigger”I will always be your “Fitin”. Onde estas tu orita yo se ke todo esta perfecto te mereces el mundo perfecto porque eres un hombre perfecto. I love you dad I’ll see you again some day I know it. Tu Fitin. Gracias viejo
Te amo con todo. <3

Santiago Martinez

August 2, 2018

We only knew each other for 16 years and does 16 years were the best time of my life all the things that happened when we were together I wish it would have last longer but sadly you have to go but it’s ok I never forget the names you always tell me and all the jokes you use to say lot they were always the funniest when you told them let’s keep these memories together and hold on to them forever but I know you are sitting on top next to my spot and I know you know this already but I love you pops and the next time We meet I’m going to tell you what I became in life thanks to you 💚

Jaqueline Martinez

August 1, 2018

Papa, quien dijo que has fallecido si yo te llevo presente en mi corazón. Se que estas junto a Dios y desde ese lugar que el te ha reservado sigues cuidandonos como siempre. No estás físicamente, pero aun te siento a mi lado cada vez que necesito de tus consejos. Siempre has estado en cada momento que necesite tu ayuda y ahora que no estas se que tu aura sigue estando conmigo.
Jefito chulo, si nunca te lo dije, quiero que sepas que estoy agradecida de que hayas sido mi padre. Donde te encuentres te digo que te sigo necesitando, pueden pasar los años pero siempre te necesitaré junto a mi. Jamás pensé que te perdería tan rápidamente; en realidad nunca pensé en perderte. Como algo como el “Cáncer” podria arrebatarme a mi HÉROE? Y todo cambio, pues tendre que aprender de la forma menos esperada que la vida da muchas vueltas, y que es injusta, despiadada y misteriosa, ya que existen muchas cosas que no puedo entender como quisiera. Quedaron muchas cosas pendientes jefe la más importante darte las gracias por cada gesto y cada momento sin importar que tan bueno o amargo fuera, y donde te diria cuanto TE AMO. Ahora tendré que aprender a sobrevivir con tu ausencia sin esperar tu llegada en tu cumpleaños que para nosotros es un día muy importante la navidad o en año nuevo. Compartir mis logros con otros darme cuenta ser más fuerte cada día no es simple. (No va ser tarea fácil) Aunque todo esto duele solo quedan tus hermosos recuerdos y recordarte justo como hubieras querido, lleno de alegría y entusiasmo por la vida, pero sobre todo con agradecimiento, por que a pesar de que el tiempo nos ganó siempre disfrute de tu compañía.
Fuistes un padre único;
Junto a mamá me enseñastes a crecer; a saber que quien te ama te respeta y lo demuestra que la familia es lo más importante en este mundo. Que no debo despegar los pies de la tierra y crecer en humildad. A siempre ser una persona integra y sobre todo me enseñastes a vivir. Siempre te llevare en mi mente y corazón Tu che

Zandra Martinez

July 29, 2018

Don Pepe Chuy,

Ay Don. Que falta nos hace, para todo en nuestras vidas. Para platicar, reír, para contar nuestras anécdotas. Cada viaje que hacíamos, despierta acordarnos y sonsear para platicar y recordar lo bonito de lo habíamos vivido.

Lo más mínimo se recordaba y era una buya para seguir platicando. Pasábamos bonitas tardes, llegaba la noche, y luego la madrugada. Nosotros ahí con ustedes pasandola tan bien. Cuanto se le extraña Don. Lo único que me hace sentir bien es que usted ya no tiene dolor. Que ya está bien. Que ya no sufre,ni padece de nada.

Hasta muy pronto. Siempre ay alguien que va guiándonos el camino. Y usted es el guiador de todos nosotros porque Dios quiso haci Don. Hasta que Dios no llame, pronto no volveremos a ver. Lo extrañamos muchísimo.

Dios lo bendiga donde quiera que este usted, y que nos bendiga a todos nosotros. Que somos toda su familia.

Mil bendiciones hasta el cielo por siempre...
DonPepe Chuy......

-Zandra

Margarita Martinez

July 16, 2018

Para mi querido esposo que para mi fuistes un buen esposo y buen padre pero siempre seras mi (papi) como siempre te desia para mi eres y seras la persona perfecta.

As dejado un vacio en cada uno de nosotros miro cada espasio de tu casa y se ve vasio tu silla donde tu te sentavas esta sola bolteo aver con la esperaza de verte sentado en tu lugar.
Todos los dias leo tus mensajes para leer cada palabra que tu me escribias y esperando una llamada tulla como siempre lo asias.
Tu me enseñastes aser fuerte y con orgullo lo digo, tus hijos estan orgullosos de ti por lo que fuistes un hombre luchador que nunca te distes por vencido. No te preocupes amor mio que yo siguire luchando por tus hijos y los guiare como ah ti te gustaria averlo echo.
La mejor riquesa que me as dejado son tus hijos. Tu recuerdo vivira entre nosotros. Espero que donde estes te encuentres bien. Te amo amorsh mio y espero que un dia estaremos juntos.
Tu viejita que te ama Magui

Jesus De la Cruz lopez

July 16, 2018

Mi muy estimado amigo, compadre y en mi corazón un hermano. Dios te necesitaba, esa es la única razón que podemos entender y aceptar. Y si te nos fuiste muy pronto para todos los que te apreciamos. Te extrañaremos mucho, pues siempre estábamos a la espera de saber cuando venías a tu pueblo, nuestro pueblo para verte junto a tu gran familia.

Gracias por ser mi promotor, mi amigo y por compartir siempre alegria, respeto y sobre todo la gran amistad que siempre tuvimos.

Nunca te olvidaremos y al seguiremos a la espera de ver a tus hijos, nietos y a nuestra querid comadre, quien ya se ganó el cielo y algún día estarán juntos ahí.

Se que estás con Dios porque fuiste bueno, muy bueno.

Este es sólo parte del sentir de tus compadres. Todos en mi familia somos tus comoadres




Esthela Martínez

July 14, 2018

A mí hermano:
Con todo el cariño que tenía para tí siempre, te digo que fuiste un hermano excepcional que jamás diste motivo a que hubiera discusiones con nadie, siempre tan seguro de lo que hacías y decías, Quiero pensar que estás bien que ya no sufres y aunque siento una tristeza inmensa se que debemos entender que tu misión terminó el 7 de junio. Estuve muy feliz de que me permitieras compartir tu enfermedad acompañándote muy de cerca y pasando momentos que jamás olvidaré, como el día que estuvimos platicando tanto como tú, el compadre Carlos, Margarita, mi comadre Lula y yo que reímos tanto que me atrevo a decir que fue la última vez que reíste a carcajadas.
Te quise y te querré siempre ❤.
Tú hermana Esthela (Tella).

Julia y Diego

July 7, 2018

Tío:

Después de ser testigo de como la vida se va en un respiro, decidí aprovechar cada oportunidad para convivir con la gente que me importa, con la familia y me refiero a toooooda la familia, porque nunca sabes si será la ultima vez que convivas, que te rías, que bromees, que comas rico sin restricciones, sin dolor.

Aún me parece mentira que todo esto te haya pasado, se que pasaste por tantas pruebas en la vida que pensé que esta sería otra más, y que después iríamos todos de vacaciones al crucero que le prometiste a tía, aunque no nos invitaran nos haríamos los aparecidos 😊

No te preocupes tío, me gusta creer qué hay otra vida y que sin duda te reencuentras con tus seres queridos, así que seguramente te volveremos a ver.

Te mandamos un abrazote Diego y yo

Javier Martinez

July 6, 2018

"Sabes hermano"

No puedo dejar de llorar por ti. No me llena el recuerdo. Miro tu numero en mi teléfono y quiero llamarte, pero sé que no me contestaras. Solamente me quedan los bellos recuerdos y lo que tú me enseñastes. Nunca olvidaré cuando me dijistes; nunca niegues a Poncho, se un buen padre haci como yo lo e sido. Si lo e hecho, pero ayúdame ser un poco fuerte. Como un guerrero. Tal como tu, un verdadero guerrero que tenía yo. Quisiera que pudieras bajar un momento aquí conmigo para poder escuchar tu voz y compartir tantos recuerdos. Que me digas lo que siempre me decías. Porque nada más de pensar en esos momentos no me basta. Quisiera que estuvieras con nosotros nomas un momento para que vieras cuánto te queremos.

Te Quiero mucho,

Te Quiero mucho mi Tiliquis.
Y Yo también Naco.

Biography

      Jesus Martinez was blessed with an abundance of leadership qualities. It would be accurate to say that this man was an outstanding luminary and that his natural abilities served him well. He knew with certainty how he wanted to set priorities in all aspects of his life. He struck those who knew him as the kind of person who awoke in the morning with a clear sense of exactly what he expected from his day and how to set about accomplishing those goals. Jesus was a man who definitely liked order and was most comfortable with an organized and structured lifestyle. When this climate was absent, Jesus would set about immediately to create it.

      Jesus was born on January 1, 1962 at Rancho "El Charco" Municipio de Apozol Zacatecas in Apozol, Zacatecas. His parents were Jose Martinez and Ana Maria Davila. Jesus was raised in En El Campo y En El Pueblo. Jesus was brought up to be reasonable in his actions and was taught to use his intellect wisely. He was an honest and straightforward child, traits that reinforced his self-confidence. Even at a young age, Jesus was credited with having a positive influence on those around him.

      The positive atmosphere that Jesus generated spread to his family. Jesus was raised with 12 siblings. Seven brothers, Jose, Armando, Javier, Carlos, Alejandro & Luis, Six sisters Irma, Blanca, Elvia, Socorro, Estela, Julia. Jesus served as a catalyst within the family. He often found himself in the role of providing fair solutions to those sibling disputes. In every family activity, Jesus was able to demonstrate his uncommon logic and skill at building compromise.

      Jesus's enthusiasm for learning and the personal energy that enthusiasm generated led to his exhibiting leadership qualities early on in his childhood. He liked to see things executed properly and showed a skill for taking control of situations that were drifting out of control. At the same time, he was willing to experiment with different approaches as he worked a plan towards a solution. As a young boy, he took part in marathons, volleyball and weights. He was a marathoner. In his spare time he liked comicbooks "Memin Pinguin" and singing.

      In a group of friends and acquaintances, Jesus was typically the first person to take the initiative to go up and greet someone new. That quality made him very approachable by others throughout his life. This same quality brought Jesus the reward of many friends. Maintaining loyalty to those friends was a trait that came naturally to Jesus. He believed that he should treat others in a fair manner, in the same way he wanted to be treated. Jesus also showed a great deal of appreciation for the accomplishments of his friends. While growing up, some of his best friends were Jose Veloz, Jesus de la Cruz, Vincente Viscano and Raymundo Avelar. Later in life, he became friends with Jesus de la Cruz.

      As Jesus knew in other aspects of his life, he had a clear vision of what he sought in a relationship and worked hard to achieve it. On January 5, 1985 Jesus exchanged wedding vows with Margarita Diaz at Santa Maria Magdalena Catholic Church of Apozol, Zacatecas. Margarita was a significant part of his life, and it wasn’t necessary for Jesus to be overly sentimental or expressive about it for others to be aware of their mutual devotion. Jesus's secret to success was that he always kept the lines of communication open in the marriage and applied the important skill of being a good listener.

      Family and children were important to Jesus, even if he didn’t always show it. Jesus was blessed with 5 children, one daughter Jaqueline, four sons Arnoldo, Cesar, Adolfo, Santiago. They were also blessed with 3, Jordan, Kayla and Elijah. Jesus was able to keep order in the family by using the same efficient and straightforward methods with the family as he did at work. Jesus rarely made a scene when it came to discipline. Instead, he was subtle and patient in his dealings when teaching the children right from wrong.

      At work Jesus was viewed as a natural leader. He could marshal all of the available resources, including personnel and materials, in order to meet virtually any objective. He was great at developing strategies and made maximum progress with little wasted effort. Jesus was also adept at uncovering new and more efficient ways of getting things done. He was able to establish and meet objectives and schedules through long range planning and was always able to keep the big picture clearly in sight. Although Jesus might have been described by some as an overachiever, he was without question a dedicated and diligent employee. His primary occupation was Martinez Landscaping. He was employed for 30 years as a Landscaper.

      Not only did Jesus find pleasure in pursuing his various hobbies, he also enjoyed the discovery and research involved in learning about them. His skill at problem solving had a positive influence on these activities as well. His favorite pursuits were playing cards and gathering with family.

      No matter what the activity was, Jesus had the ability to motivate others. This talent influenced his participation in sports, too. He sought out the possibilities in a competitive situation, and he stayed cool and calm under pressure. He relished the stimulation of the action and energy associated with sports. He was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were soccer and baseball.

      Jesus lived his life guided by a well-defined set of beliefs. His faith and religion were important aspects of those beliefs. He was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church.

      Traveling, especially vacations, was another way for Jesus to apply his exceptional leadership and organizational skills. He liked exploring different places but also enjoyed designing and scheduling the trips in advance. He had real talent for developing the perfect itineraries. Favorite vacations included going back to mother land Apozol, Zacatecas.

      Jesus was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Jesus's favorites was Bruno, Chihuahua. They were best friends for 7 years. His family was rounded out by his doberman Skipy, Chapo Coqueta, chihuahua Bruno, Chimu Chirolio, poodle Guero.

      Jesus passed away on June 7, 2018 at MD Anderson Houston Texas. Jesus fought a brave battle against Cancer. He is survived by Wife Margarita, children, Jaqueline, Arnoldo, Cesar, Adolfo, Santiago, Grandchildren, Jordan, Kayla, Elijah. Mother Ana Maria and Siblings. Services were held at St. Marks Catholic Church and Earthman Funeral Directors. Jesus was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

      Jesus Martinez knew what he wanted from life and never hesitated in going after it. He could be characterized as a driven individual, someone who understood the importance of achievement. Jesus was decisive and outspoken at times but was also positive and upbeat about most things. He was a leader, both intentionally and sometimes by default. If he saw that something needed to be done, he was always ready to step up and actualize, organize and implement a plan.