Edmundo A. Martinez, Jr.

December 21, 1975 - November 20, 2021
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Imelda Hernandez


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 Dr.
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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Mariano Garcia posted on 7/4/22

I met him in 2007 and few other people have helped me as much as he has throughout my life. I know that God loves him and is caring for him more than any of us could on this side of the veil. My condolences to his loved ones. My prayers will be with you now and always Edmundo. Thank you for everything.


Mary Villarreal posted on 12/6/21

My sincere condolences to the Martinez family, I had the pleasure of meeting Mundo while at CBP. Mundo was a kind and generous individual who always went out of his way to help. May he Rest In Peace ?


J. K. Georgw posted on 12/4/21

To the Martinez family, my family and I, are standing in prayers with you. Please except our heart ♥️ felt condolences regarding Elmundo’s transition; from this life beyond. Sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to have worked with him in 2018. He was always pleasant and kind. May his soul continuously RIP. Thank you for sharing him with us. Mrs. J.K. George


Fannie Garcia posted on 12/4/21

You left too soon my dearest friend mi parnita I will always be grateful for your friendship friends like you don’t come too often in life I was blessed to have met you!!! I wished you never departed.. you had so much to live for just wished I could have gotten the opportunity to see you again… I never expected you to leave.. my heart aches n my tears don’t stop Thank you gracias por ser tan bueno conmigo Siempre mi mejor amigo que estuvistes conmigo cuando yo mas lo necesite I hope one day we will meet again mi parnita Siempre estaras en mi corazon


Fannie garcia posted on 12/3/21

Ed mi gran amigo del alma.. porque te me fuistes? Me duele tu partida. Pero se que Dios te tiene en la Gloria porque Siempre fuistes el mejor de Los amigos que podriamos tener. Deacansa en Paz mi parnita alrato te alcanzo. Love u mi parnita


Millicence McKnight posted on 12/2/21

In memory of Edmundo A. Martinez, Jr., Millicence McKnight lit a candle


Millicence McKnight posted on 12/2/21

Dear Edmundo's Family, I was so sorry to hear of Mundo's passing. I know that he was suffering, but it is difficult to fathom the loss of such a caring, artistic friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time and those to come. May God's love comfort and give you peace. As God's Orchestra has gained another, Mundo's legacy and memory shall be treasured by each life he touched. In the words of Bob Marley, "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." Rest In Paradise Mundo


Felicia Kent posted on 12/1/21

Edmundo was such a nice person, worked with him at the VA, sorry for your loss, RIP my friend


Alfred & Michell Godinez posted on 12/1/21

You will be missed by us all. I will miss your jokes and laughter the most. The most positive man I've ever meet.


VISN 17 Workers' Comp Offices posted on 12/1/21

Mundo was indeed a gentle soul and always willing to help. We would often discuss ways to make our job at the Veterans Administration more efficient. He will be greatly miss by his work friends and colleagues across the VA. May you, his family and friends, find comfort, peace and rest in the arms of God until we meet Mundo again. Deepest Condolences from VA VHA VISN 17 Workers' Comp Offices and all VA VHA Workers' Comp offices across the United States & territories.


Carlos “Chuck” Pena posted on 11/30/21

Deepest condolences to The whole Martinez Family. Prayers for peace and freedom from suffering ❤️


Carlos “Chuck” Pena posted on 11/30/21

One of the dearest friends I have ever had. You were always a bright spot. So incredibly talented in anything you sought. When I arrived as a fish out of water in Texas from California, we immediately became friends at 13 years old. We connected through our love of music and playing drums. You told me you weren’t allowed to have friends over to your house to play drums but I really think you just didn’t want me playing yours! So we got together all the time at my place and jammed. You introduced me to the deep tracks of Bob Marley and I feel I let you in on all things Tom Waits and Faith No More. Our friendship through the years is something I will always cherish. Time or distance has never mattered, we always pick up where we left off. You saw me in trouble and always came to let me know that you cared. I always did my best to reciprocate. I love you brother, your passing has been a lesson to me in knowing that we are all finite. God calls, we answer. I pray you know that you have helped so many people, including me in your life. Your laugh and sayings will always be with me and the ones lucky enough to have really known you. We love you Mundo. Chuck, Glory, Jason, Ray, Evelia, and Guillermo Peña


Edmundo Molina posted on 11/29/21

Met Mundo in 8/2003. We share the same name and initials.We both had a common problem and helped each other. I saw Mundo accomplish the dreams that he wanted. He wanted to lose weight, to finish a degree, to work for the Border Patrol. I knew he loved art and music and deep philosophical talks. I saw him help many people. He was one of a kind. He left the world a better place. He is free now.


Brianna N. posted on 11/29/21

RIP to Edmundo Jr. My deepest condolences to Marcy, the Martinez family, and friends of Edmundo Jr. May God bless you all and you will be keep the in my prayers.


Tony Salinas posted on 11/29/21

Gonna miss your wisdom and intellect ..I wished we could of hanged out more...and it was an honor playing the sal's stage with you


Tony Salinas posted on 11/29/21

In memory of Edmundo A. Martinez, Jr., Tony Salinas lit a candle


Juan and Cookie Flores posted on 11/29/21

Mundo, our deepest condolences to you and your family. You and your love ones are in our prayers.


Berman Rivera posted on 11/28/21

Brother Ed, while we technically meet as little children, we forged our friendship in high school which quickly evolved into a brotherhood. Your kindness and loving support will always be remembered. May you Rest In Peace good brother, I will miss you dearly.


Tony Salinas posted on 11/28/21

We had some good times playing in a band together. You will be missed brother.


Roxane Riley posted on 11/28/21

Please accept our heart felt condolences for the loss of Mundito. We are wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace. With all our love, The Riley family and Tia Elma Soulas


Linda Rodriguez posted on 11/27/21

Deepest condolences to the family. Linda Rodriguez, Terrie Rodriguez


Linda Rodriguez posted on 11/27/21

Deepest condolences to the family. You all are in our prayers. Terrie, Linda Rodriguez


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