Edmundo A. Martinez, Jr.

December 21, 1975 - November 20, 2021
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Edmundo A. Martinez Jr. (Mundo) joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom at the age of 45 on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Mundo lost a brave and long, hard fought battle to several illnesses during the past year, but not without leaving his mark and legacy on this world.

He was a talented writer, musician, artist, counselor, and public servant who served with the United Independent School District, the Laredo Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Laredo Port of Entry, CBP USCIS and the U.S. Veterans Administration in San Antonio, TX.   

Mundo, as he was known in Laredo, or Ed, as he was known in San Antonio, was known for his quick wit, deep, philosophical conversations, an enormous heart and listening ear, and was a true friend who counseled many people. He was an old, gentle soul who truly took life one day at a time.

Edmundo attended Laredo public schools and graduated from United High School in 1994. He continued his education at Laredo Community College, then transferred to TAMIU, ultimately earning a Bachelor of Science in Art in 2010 and Masters Degree in English in 2014. 

Edmundo was known by his family and friends as a passionate and talented musician, whose hobbies included playing drums with his hometown band Chivato for audiences in Laredo, San Antonio, and other cities throughout Texas.  

When he wasn’t playing the drums, he was spinning vinyl as an underground DJ, known as DJ Street Samurai, at venues in Laredo, San Antonio, and other cities. 

True to form as an animal lover, Mundo also deeply loved and cherished his dogs Odie, Oso, and DiNiro. 

Left to cherish his memory and legacy are his parents, Edmundo and Lucinda, younger sister Marcella “Marcy” A. Martinez, half brother Oscar L. Martinez, and Stepmother Sanjuana “Janey” Martinez, all of whom love him more than any words can express. 

He also leaves behind paternal uncle José Luis (Patricia) Martínez; maternal uncles José Ángel, Armando (Verónica), Oscar (Linda) Hernández; and maternal aunts Imelda Hernández and Rebecca (Jamal) Rafati, as well as numerous cousins. 

Also left to remember him are his many colleagues in the US government in Laredo, San Antonio, and throughout his home state of Texas, and much too many friends to mention from all walks of life.  

Edmundo was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Licurgo and Jovita Martinez; paternal aunt, Marcella A. Martínez; maternal grandparents, Juan and Maria G. Hernandez; maternal aunt Yolanda Flores; maternal uncles Alfredo, Juan, and Mario Hernandez; and his younger sister, Cynthia D. Martinez.

To a life well lived.

The family will be receiving guests on Monday, November 29, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Prayer service will begin at 6:00 pm and A Holy Rosary will be officiated at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 am. Cremation will be held at a later date.

The funeral service will be live streamed at www.freddickey.com beginning on Monday, starting at 5:00 pm.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 29, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

Prayer Service 6:00 pm

Holy Rosary 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Time: 10:30 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: December 21, 1975
Died: November 20, 2021

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Lulu Cantu posted on 11/27/21

Please accept my deepest condolences during this very difficult time..God bless all your family. Love you, Lucy.


Lizella Ornelas posted on 11/27/21

In loving memory of Edmundo Jr, I send my prayers to God, may he comfort the family. I love each of you and know that God is by your side. The Ornelas familia sends our condolences and love.


James Ellis posted on 11/26/21

Sincere condolences Mundo.


Antonieta Rubio posted on 11/26/21

Edmundo and Lucy, I'm very sorry for your loss. I remember Mundo Jr when he played at Hillside Little League. Antonieta Rubio


Russell Garley posted on 11/26/21

Mundo, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My prayers are for you and your family that you will get through this hard time. He was a handsome young man and from what I have read, he was a great guy. May the Lord give you peace. My condolences.


Daniel Torres posted on 11/26/21

Mundo Sr and Janey our condolences and prayers are with you and your family. Mundo was a great co-worker very polite respectful he was always willing to help out his co-workers he will greatly be missed. Love you'll


Johnny Castillo posted on 11/25/21

Our deepest and most sincere condolences


Veronicacruz posted on 11/25/21

Hello Marcy I’m so sorry for your loss. May god give you the strength to be strong and continue to be that beautiful person you are . Many blessings Marcy and remember we are just a phone call away if you ever need a friend to talk too.🙏🙏🙏


Jaime lopez posted on 11/23/21

Very saddened to hear about your departure from this world. We shared a lot of great memories and a lot of laughter. I will miss you very much my friend. Go Spurs Go ! Sending love and prayers for the Martinez family from the Lopez family. RIP my dear friend.


Rob posted on 11/23/21

Ah, Ed. I wish we would have kept in touch. I’m sorry that we didn’t. See you down the road, buddy. Condolences to all of Ed’s loved ones.


Imelda Hernandez posted on 11/23/21

My sincere Condolences to Mundo’s Family. May our God comfort you during this difficult time 🙏❤️


Imelda Hernandez posted on 11/23/21

RIP My Nephew Mundo. Too many memories u left behind which I will treasure in my heart forever. Luv ur Tia Imelda! ❤️


Ana Cordova posted on 11/22/21

Resting in Peace Mundito ✝ I will always remember you loved Starbucks❤and your beautiful smile.


Ana Cordova posted on 11/22/21

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Mundito. In this sorrowful time, We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all the Martinez family. May our Lord comfort and give you all the strength you all need during this difficult time. We have you all in our thoughts & Prayers. Ana L.Cordova & Mireya G. Villarreal


Ronald an Rita Hedtke posted on 11/22/21

"PRECIOUS MEMORIES, HOW THEY LINGER, HOW THEY EVER FILL MY SOUL; IN THE STILLNESS OF THE MIDNIGHT, PRECIOUS MEMORIES UNFOLD." [ JHF Wright] May your loving memories of Edmundo bring smiles to your faces even in the darkest hours. Ron and Rita Hedtke Church Family