OBITUARY

Mary Ellen Perez

May 10, 1964August 14, 2018
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Mary Ellen Perez, 54, of Taft, Texas passed away August 14, 2018. She was born in Sinton, Texas on May 10, 1964 and graduated from Taft High School in 1982. She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mary Ellen married Juan Martin Perez Sr. on September 13, 1980 and they renewed their vows through the church on May 12, 2018. She had worked as a teacher at First Christian Child Care. She had a passion for crafting, family time, singing out loud and watching the Dallas Cowboys.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her father, Jose “Tune” Martinez and a sister, Oralia Mata. She is survived by her husband, Juan M. Perez Sr.; children, John Paul (Chayo) Perez, Juan Martin (Heather) Perez Jr., Christopher Perez and Michele (Ramiro Arredondo) Perez; grandchildren, Benjamin Martin Perez, John Paul Perez Jr., Brooke Thompson Perez, Jonah Isaiah Perez, Elizabeth Perez, Blake Austin Perez and Valerie Perez; mother, Lorenza Lopez Martinez; brothers and sisters, Joe Martinez Jr., Sara Santellana, Paul Martinez Sr. Ludy Martinez and Jason Martinez; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with interment to follow at Taft Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.ColonialFuneralHomeTaft.com

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her father, Jose “Tune” Martinez and a sister, Oralia Mata. She is survived by her husband, Juan M. Perez Sr.; children, John Paul (Chayo) Perez, Juan Martin (Heather) Perez Jr., Christopher Perez and Michele (Ramiro Arredondo) Perez; grandchildren, Benjamin Martin Perez, John Paul Perez Jr., Brooke Thompson Perez, Jonah Isaiah Perez, Elizabeth Perez, Blake Austin Perez and Valerie Perez; mother, Lorenza Lopez Martinez; brothers and sisters, Joe Martinez Jr., Sara Santellana, Paul Martinez Sr. Ludy Martinez and Jason Martinez; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Holy Rosary Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 20, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mary Ellen Perez

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Carolyn Moore

August 21, 2018

How wonderful it was to hear "Here I Am Lord" at your service . Precious memories of our students singing it at graduation at First Christian Child Care. Mary was an awesome infant room teacher. Her parents will always remember her singing Tomorrow to her babies. She is loved and will be missed.

June Elsbury

August 19, 2018

I first meet Mary in 1997 when I started working with her at First Christian Childcare. Mary was such a caring and loving teacher. The staff loved her the babies adored her and the parents knew their prized possessions were going to be well taken care of when they left them in her care for the day. Mary would sing to the babies and they loved it. Her favorite song to sing was “Tomorrow” from the movie Annie. Thru the years Mary and I stayed in touch and when she would call me she would always sing this song. I will never forget you my friend. ❤️ Prayers for the family at this sad time 🙏🏻

Ben Martinez

August 19, 2018

Our condolences to the family. We'll forever have her in our memories and our prayers. May she rest in peace .

Alice Zavala Camacho

August 18, 2018

My condolences to Tia and all of my cousins that I haven’t seen in years, May God continue to give you all the strength to get though the very hard days ahead to come. Prayers to everyone. To my Tia take care and stay strong. Hope to see you soon.
Alice Zavala Camacho and Family


Carolyn Moore

August 16, 2018

Best infant room teacher ever at First Christian Child Care. Her singing Tomorrow to her babies will forever be in my memory and my heart.

Love you Mary

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Mama bear is 2 weeks away from being home.. Excited she's doing really good and improving everyday!! So proud of u mama u have come a long way!!

FROM THE FAMILY

The 2 handicaps!! Lol..

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FROM THE FAMILY