Maria Luisa Valdez, lovingly known to everyone as “Big G” age 94, passed away on July 9, 2021. She was born on June 25, 1927 to Gregorio and Martina Mendoza in Clarksville, Mississippi.
Maria is preceded in death by her parents, Gregorio and Martina Mendoza, sister Ventura Hernandez, brother Francisco Mendoza and grandson Orlando D. Valdez.
She is survived by her only beloved sibling, Catalina Escobedo.
Left to cherish her memories are, Steve Valdez (Mercy), Mario Valdez, Victor Valdez (Patricia), Charles Valdez (Rosa), Sylvia Mitchell (William) and Lydia V. Adame. Grandchildren, Victor Valdez Jr, Tammy Swann, Melissa Ortiz Gomez, Fernando Valdez, Gregory Ortiz, Armando Valdez, Daniel Valdez, Stephanie Harris, Michelle Valdez, Sabrina Bagcal, Ismiel Adame Jr, Angela Garcia, Jesus Valdez, 22 Great Grandchildren and 8 Great Great Grandchildren.
She had a very caring, nurturing soul and loving heart. She appreciated the small things in life and lived in the moment, always stopping to smell the roses. Her family was her first love and she hugged and kissed them as often as she could.
Having the distinguished honor to serve as pallbearers are ArmandoValdez, Fernando Valdez, Gregory Ortiz, Ismiel Adame Jr, Daniel Valdez and Jessie Bagcal.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 7/14/2021 at 06:55 AM, Central Standard Time.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 7/15/2021 at 09:55 AM, Central Standard Time.
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