Heights Funeral Home

1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX


Macario Meza Ramirez

May 29, 1934June 10, 2020
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Macario passed away peacefully at home on June 10, following a rapidly progressing heart condition. Survived by his wife and partner of 40 years, Chrissie, sisters Anita and Bertha, brother Edward, sisters in law Lois and Sheila, nieces and nephews and extended family. He was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from St Mary’s University with a degree in political science. Private service at Heights Funeral Home with Burial at the Historic Hollywood Cemetery on Monday, June 15, 2020. He owned Casa Ramirez FOLKART Gallery and was a champion of folk art, cultural traditions and good causes. He had a long history of community activism, including voting rights, environmental issues, immigrant and many other civil rights causes. Casa Ramirez will be closed for several days of mourning and then re-open to continue its mission of promoting Latino culture in the community. A special thanks to those actively involved in the recent operation of Casa Ramirez: Martha, Ennio, Patricia, Judy, Jonathon and Priscilla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MECA at TBH Center, 1900 Kane, Houston TX 77007. A public celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


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Martha Almaguer

June 25, 2020

Thank you Mr.Ramirez for opening my eyes to the beauty of the Mexican culture & traditions!
I'll miss you every day past forever!

Lizbeth Ortiz

June 20, 2020

Macario was a larger than life mentor, activist, and friend. I first met him at Casa Ramirez while I attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. Both him and Chrissie, his wife, welcomed me and my friends and sold some of our art at Casa Ramirez. When I returned to Houston after living 10 yrs in NYC one of my first markets was the 1st Saturday in the Heights and Macario and Chrissie came by and it was like reconnecting with family. From that day on I adopted Macario as my mentor and both him and Chrissie became part of my family. He used to go to the same gym my dad attended and they would spend hours talking about family and life. Everytime I needed a pick me up I would stop by and  both his conversations and beautiful displays were instant food for the soul. He always asked me how "la familia" (the family) was doing, and every conversation ended with "love you, proud of you". The legacy he leaves behind is a testament of all the hearts he touched and the new generations he taught to be proud of their culture and to preserve it. Macario will be deeply missed and we will remember him every time we celebrate our traditions and share them with others. Love you Macario, proud of you, rest in power <3

Chuck Andrus

June 18, 2020

I will always remember this remarkable man. On our initial visit to Casa Ramirez, Marcario guided my partner and I through the shop and transported us to another time and magical place that was so thought provoking and educational that it became my go-to spot to take visiting relatives and friends. I'm very saddened by his passing but will always keep Marcario in my heart and now have another friend to add to my ofrenda this Nov. as I know he'd enjoy that. He will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to Crissie and the entire Ramirez family.

Deyadira Arellano

June 18, 2020

Sin Huellas Artist Collective would like to honor the memory of Macario Ramirez and the many contributions he has gifted Houston and beyond. Many of us have attended events at Casa Ramirez and our children were always welcomed with galletitas hojarascas. He taught us with kindness and love which we hope to continue through our work. These semillas we will continue to sow gracias a ti Macario. These gifts live on through his love and memory.

Lisa Westcott

June 16, 2020

Maria Rios

June 15, 2020

Such a wonderful man and an absolutely beautiful store! The best of its kind...if not the only one! Macario Ramirez was always there to greet you, to assist you with the exceptional knowledge of the Mexican/Hispanic Culture! I got my Dia De Los Muertos collection from there.

He was an legend in our Latino community! You will truly be missed! Rest in Peace!

Mark Piñón

June 15, 2020

Macario, you were one of those memorable characters in my life.
Your presence was big and you casted a long tall shadow. You were a gentle soul with a fierce passion contained. And love for everyone.
Macario you were compassionate and cared for others. You always called me “Mijito” with so much love in your tone.
You were a civil social warrior who fought passionately frontline for your Raza’s rights for dignity. You didn’t mince words.
You were a promoter in every sense of the word, of our Cultura. The arts, music, food and everything else included.
Macario that long imposing shadow will be hard to replace. After all you were from the people’s of the sun.
Farewell my (el) General.

With deep love and sorrow, my condolences to his shadow partner and devoted wife Chrissie.
Peace and may Macario Rest in Eternal Peace.

Virgie Ornelas

June 14, 2020

Prayers for Chrissie and the family!

I will never forget Mr Ramirez, he definitely will leave his imprint on this earth. He was a very strong, brave and such a smart man that always stood up for his rights. I always enjoyed talking to him, listening to his stories. He made you feel at home when you walked into his store. I really enjoyed his workshops and book signings that he had in the store.
RIP Mr Ramitez, you will definitely be missed!

Hector Garza

June 13, 2020

Thank you Macario for allowing me and my wife Margaret to share the joy of knowing you and what you stood for. Your gallery was a doorway to our Mexican roots that run deep. May your journey to the Forever be lined with all the memories you created that lasted a life time. We will miss you and never forget how fortunate we are that our paths crossed.

Annette Villeda

June 13, 2020

Gracias Macario ! You made your mark on this earth! YOU made a difference! My sincere condolences and hugs to Chrissie.