Ernestina Velasquez Martinez
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Ernestina Velasquez Martinez

El Paso, Texas - Mrs. Ernestina Velaquez Martinez, 89, was called home by the Lord on January 7, 2020. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She was a faithful servant of the Lord.

She was a proud 1949 graduate of El Paso High School. After high school she attended cosmetology school and became a licensed beautician. She married her one true and only love of 65 years at the age of 23 in October of 1954. She was the epitome of a classy woman . She was a woman of few words. She always said, " if you don't have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all ." She smiled at all. She always said, please, thank you and God bless you. She did not swear. She held up her head but never her nose at anyone. She was not fast to anger or judge. She always was well groomed. "A lady never leaves the house without lipstick or earrings." She loved God, her family, and her garden. She led by example and lived by her word. She worked hard at her husband's side always. She cared for her family and others unselfishly. She fed most who came through the front door.

She was one of the eldest children of Albino Velasquez and Francisca Maya. She is preceded in death by her husband Felipe Roberto Martinez. She is survived by daughter Tessie Moton (Allen), granddaughter Danielle Moton ( the blessing and twinkle of her eye), her sister Rita Garibay (Ret. Col. Raul Garibay), Velia Bonilla (Jesus), Gloria Zubiate (George), Emila Velasquez (Armando), Sister and brother in laws: Anita Martinez, Elena Garcia (Joe), Mage Guerrero (Chava), Carlos Gonzalez,(Tiny), Arturo Martinez (Jan), Hector Martinez (Rachel), and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Due to the dastardly Covid-19 restrictions the viewing and burial services will be private. Thank you for your understanding. To view the Rosary via livestream, at 7:00pm Wednesday, January 13, please visit the funeral home's Facebook page at facebook.com/fdacentral.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gabriella Hunko and Dr. Michael Gutierrez and their staff for the kindness, professionalism and care that was rendered to her over the years.

In lieu of flowers the family humbly requests that monetary donations be made in her memory to the Father Yermo Schools in care of Sister Maria Munguia, 237 Tobin Pl., El Paso, Texas 79905.






La Sra. Ernestina Velásquez Martínez, de 89 años, fue llamada al hogar por el Señor el 7 de enero del 2020. Nació y se crió en El Paso, Texas. Ella era una fiel sierva del Señor, orgullosa graduada en 1949 de la preparatoria El Paso High School. Después de la escuela asistió a la escuela de cosmetología y se convirtió en esteticista con licencia. El 23 en octubre de 1954, a sus 23 años de edad, se casó con su único y verdadero amor durante 65 años. Ella era el epítome de una mujer con clase. Era una mujer de pocas palabras, siempre decía: "si no tienes nada bueno que decir, no digas nada". Ella sonreía a todos. Siempre dijo "por favor", "gracias" y "que Dios los bendiga". Ella no juró en vano. Levantó la cabeza pero nunca la nariz a nadie. No era rápida para enojarse o para juzgar. Siempre estaba bien arreglada. "Una dama nunca sale de casa sin lápiz labial o aretes". Amaba a Dios, a su familia y a su jardín. Lideró con el ejemplo y vivió según su palabra. Siempre trabajó duro al lado de su marido. Se preocupaba por su familia y por los demás desinteresadamente. Alimentaba a la mayoría de los que entraban por la puerta principal. Era una de las hijas mayores de Albino Velásquez y Francisca Maya. Le antecede en muerte su esposo Felipe Roberto Martínez. Le sobrevive su hija Tessie Moton (Allen), su nieta Danielle Moton (la bendición y el brillo de sus ojos), su hermana Rita Garibay (el coronel retirado Raul Garibay), Velia Bonilla (Jesús), Gloria Zubiate (George) y Emila Velásquez (Armando). Le queda su hermana y cuñados: Anita Martínez, Elena García (Joe), Mage Guerrero (Chava), Carlos González, (Tiny), Arturo Martínez (Jan), Héctor Martínez (Rachel), y muchas sobrinas y sobrinos que la amaban mucho. Debido a las ruines restricciones del Covid-19, los servicios de velorio y entierro serán privados. Gracias por su comprensión. Para ver el Rosario a través de la transmisión en vivo a las 7:00 p.m. del miércoles 13 de enero, por favor visite la página de Facebook de la funeraria en facebook.com/fdacentral. La familia desea agradecer a la Dra. Gabriella Hunko y al Dr. Michael Gutiérrez y a su personal por la amabilidad, profesionalismo y cuidado que se le brindó a lo largo de los años. En lugar de flores la familia solicita humildemente que se realicen donaciones monetarias en su memoria a las Escuelas del Padre Yermo a cargo de la Hermana María Munguía, en el 237 Tobin Pl., El Paso, Texas 79905.

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Published in El Paso Times from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
My dearest Tessie, Allen, and Danielle... I hope only the happiest of memories prevail about your mama. She was such a good example of faith and gentleness with those eyes that said exactly what she was thinking. She was a good woman that raised a good woman that raised a good woman. We love you and have you in our thoughts an prayers. Gilbert and Raquel Cortez.
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January 13, 2021
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Tessie All my love- Nora
January 13, 2021
Another Bowie '49er has been admitted to heaven. She was always a very kind and gentle woman. My friendship with her was based on Chito's and her association with my husband, who also graduated from Bowie in 1949. May they rest in peace, and may perpetual light shine upon them. My heart is broken.
Maria Luisa (Licha) Martinez
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January 13, 2021
When I saw Mrs. Martinez’s picture in today’s obituaries her face seemed so familiar and I said that’s Tessie’s mom. Mr. & Mrs. Martinez both such a wonderful, loving, friendly couple......always together in life and now in eternal peace. Tessie, May God give you the strength to continue and may you find comfort in knowing that not even death could separate your mom & dad.

Rosie Canales
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Rosie Canales
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January 12, 2021
My sincere condolences to Tessie, Allen, and Danielle & to all the family. We were neighbors for many, many, years & it just breaks my heart. She always gave me a hand whenever I needed. I know one thing for sure, Mr. Martinez & Ms. Martinez are both happy as hell to be together again!!
May God bless you all !!!!!!! Lupita Fino
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