Lucila Lopez Martinez 81, of Beeville was called home by Our Lord on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Martinez was born May 5, 1937 in Beeville, Texas to Pablo and Tita (Villarreal) Lopez.
Lucila, along with her husband, was Co – Owner/ Founder of Ernesto’s Bar-B-Que. Lucila’s faith was strong and she shared her love of prayer and the rosary with everyone. She enjoyed family time, sewing/quilting, reading, playing board games (Scrabble) and playing card games.
Lucila married her high school sweetheart Ernesto Cantu Martinez on November 13, 1955. They had 9 children, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ernesto C. Martinez; son, Gabriel L. Martinez; sister, Laly Hernandez and son-in-law, Daniel S. Rodriguez.
She is survived by her children. Carmen Rodriguez (Amber, Melissa, Jason); Arnoldo (Vicki) Martinez (Veronica, Jesse); Ernest Martinez Jr.; Monica (Ronald) Williams (Javier, Jeremy, Meghan, Jonathan); Cecilia (Rogelio) Tamez (Ariana); Pauline (Mike) Parton; Dolores Martinez; Patricia (Francisco III) Gonzales (Joshua, Jarred, Julian); sister Maria Guadalupe “Lupita” (Robert) Elizondo; Beloved nephew, Paul (Katrina) Hernandez(Zack).
Visitation will be held Friday December 14, 2018 from 10:00am - 9:00pm with a rosary at 7:00pm at Trevino Funeral Home. Mrs. Martinez will lie in state at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church Saturday December 15, 2018 at 11:00am. Funeral mass will be held at 2:00pm with Fr. Luke officiating. Interment will follow at Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers: Tony Hernandez, David Hernandez, Robby Elizondo, Edward Paul Ortega, Matthew Ortega and Rudy Ortega.
Honorary Pallbearers: All grandchildren