Ezequiel Mancha Jr.

October 29, 1966 - November 30, 2023
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Ezequiel Mancha Jr., 57, entered into eternal rest, Thursday, November 30, 2023 with his family by his side. Mr. Mancha was born in Chicago, IL and came to live in Laredo during his high school years. He attended J.W. Nixon High School, United High School and Laredo Community College. On January 22, 1988, he married his beloved Christine Twombly Mancha and together they raised four beautiful daughters. He found his law enforcement calling when he began his career as a patrolman with the Laredo Police Department and later promoted to Investigator. He dedicated 21 years to LPD. He enjoyed serving as a Field Training Officer, training new patrolmen. He was an FBI Task Force member for 9 years, receiving numerous commendations. He concluded his career with the Laredo Police Department serving as a Narcotics Investigator, until he retired in 2013. He continued his investigative career working for the Webb and Zapata County District Attorney, Chilo Alaniz and retired in 2023. He was proud to protect and serve his community and be the advocate for innocent victims. He was our unwavering moral compass with no room for anything but doing the right thing, no matter what. “Cheque” enjoyed listening to R&B oldies, classic Tejano and George Strait music. He especially loved spending time with his immediate and extended family and friends and was the life of the party with his cool dance moves and cheating during game nights. He was a proud grandfather to three beautiful grandchildren and two grand-fur babies that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ezequiel and Maria de Jesus Santos Mancha; brothers Javier Mancha and Eduardo “Lalito” Mancha.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Christine Evelyn Mancha; children, Erica (Orlando) Herrera, Jessica (Daniel) Mora, Jianna Mancha, Monica (Raul) Moreno; grandchildren, Landon and Camila Herrera, Raul “Tripp” Moreno III; brother, Ricardo (Fran) Mancha; parents in law Louis P. and Luz Saenz Vaillancourt, David and Helen Twombly; brother in law Louis (Rosalinda) Vaillancourt Jr., sister in laws Jolene (Jeremy) Twombly-Wiser and Nichole Batchelor, as well as numerous loving nephews and nieces.

The Mancha Family would like to extend sincere gratitude to Priscilla Wong FNP Laredo, Dr. Sukeshi Arora at the Mays Cancer Center/MD Anderson San Antonio, Dr. Mohsen Ghadami- Mahani at Laredo Medical Center, Staff at MD Anderson Clinical Trial Unit Houston, Dr. David Sommerhalder and staff at Next Oncology San Antonio, Dr. Alejandro Pruitt San Antonio and Altus Hospice Care.

Pallbearers will be: Ricardo Mancha, David Espinoza, Daniel Espinoza, Louis Vaillancourt Jr., Orlando Herrera, Daniel Mora, Raul Moreno Jr., Jacobo Barrientos.

The Mancha family will be receiving condolences on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A holy rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 Time: 9:45 am San Martin de Porres Catholic Church Address: 1704 N. Sandman Laredo, Texas 78041. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Time: 9:45 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: October 29, 1966
Died: November 30, 2023

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Gordon B. Jarrell posted on 12/6/23

My prayers and condolences go out to the entire Mancha Family. It brought heartbreak and sadness to hear of Mancha's passing. I had the pleasure of training Mancha when he came out to the Police Academy and rode side by side during this training days. It was always a honor to train him as he was an excellent Officer and gentlemen at all times. As time passed, we became friends and shared many wonderful moments as our children grew up and we attended their parties for one another. Mancha was such a dedicated and loving husband and father to his daughters. May he rest in peace and may God bless his family always. Rest in Peace my friend. Retired Investigator Gordon B. Jarrell


Melissa Gonzalez posted on 12/5/23

In memory of Ezequiel Mancha Jr., Melissa Gonzalez lit a candle


ecrangel@live.com posted on 12/5/23

On behalf of Perez family we are extremely sorry for your loss our deepest condolences to you and the family.


Gil Carreon posted on 12/5/23

Mancha family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Cheque. We had a great time as Cheer Dads and he was a huge support in assisting other law enforcement agencies when help was needed …always with a huge smile. We will continue to pray for the Mancha family. Gil & Aida Carreon El Paso, TX


DANIEL TORRES posted on 12/5/23

Officer E. Mancha was a great officer and a great person as welll, he will greatly be missed by the community. The mens and womens in blue have lost a great brother, he battle to the end and never quit fighting. He is in a better place and will be looking over us from above. Our prayers and condolences are with his family, Mancha how I would call him R.I.P. love you bro until we meant again. From: Torres family (DT)


Elsa Galvan posted on 12/5/23

My deepest condolences to the family. May he rest in heavenly peace. Sorry for your loss. Retired Inv. Arturo Galvan And wife Elsa R. Galvan


Ivey Defreitas posted on 12/5/23

My deepest condolences to the Mancha family. I worked with Mancha for many years when I lived in Laredo. He was a wonderful person, kind, funny, and caring. He was always so proud of his daughters. May he rest in eternal peace.


Robert Webb posted on 12/4/23

My sincere condolences to Mancha's wife and daughters. I had the pleasure of working Mancha a number of years ago when I lived in Laredo. He was gracious enough to invite me and my family to his daughter's quinceanera. I remember how proud he was of his daughters. Mancha was always welcoming, willing to help and look after others. He also had a great sense of humor. I will miss him.


Patrcia Ruiz posted on 12/4/23

My heart goes out to you and your family. My deepest condolences.


John A. Adams II posted on 12/4/23

It is with deep sadness that I learn of Mancha's passing. My sincere condolences to his family. I had the pleasure of working patrol with Mancha for a time and even after we went our separate assignments, he could always be counted on for any assistance which was needed. May you rest in peace Mancha God Speed.


Juan E. Morales posted on 12/4/23

I am very sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to you and your Family. He will deeply be missed. Our prayers are with you and your Family.🙏


Olga Williams posted on 12/3/23

My Condolences to You and the Familia. May God give those my cousin left behind much peace, comfort and strength. He will always be around you all just look for the signs.


Joe Flores posted on 12/3/23

In memory of Ezequiel Mancha Jr., Joe Flores lit a candle


Joe Flores posted on 12/3/23

May he rest in peace. We are praying for his family.


Norma Ofilia Mace posted on 12/3/23

My deepest condolences to Tina and his loving girls…you will be missed deeply Chuck…rest in eternal peace??


Mary Lou Castillo posted on 12/3/23

My most sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Mancha Family. You don't know me but I knew Mancha the well respected and dedicated law enforcement investigator. I was privileged to work as a prosecutor on a number of his federal cases when he was with the FBI Task Force. He personified what it is to serve and protect his community. He was a tireless and dedicated investigator who made significant contributions to the cases he worked and which impacted the community he served. He will always be remembered by those of us who were part of his law enforcement family. His legacy to law enforcement will be one of service, work ethic, commitment and character. A legacy that will live in those of us who worked with him professionally and inspire future generations who will follow in his shoes. God Bless you all.


Lilia Rodriguez Garcia posted on 12/2/23

My most sincere condolences to his family, may he rest in eternal peace!


Dulce Cubriel posted on 12/2/23

Rest in peace Mr. Mancha . Your presence will be missed but the memory of you will live on in the hearts of many . May perpetual light shine upon you and may your family find strength during this most difficult time .


Cynthia Ruffing posted on 12/2/23

My deepest condolences. Sending prayers for strength and peace to you and your family.


Delia Elaine Fuentes posted on 12/2/23

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May God give you all the strength to get thru these very difficult moments. “un día a la vez….”???


Christina Espinoza posted on 12/2/23

Condolences to the family, we are so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs from Peter and Christina Espinoza


Annabelle Venegas posted on 12/2/23

My deepest condolences to Chris and all the family. Praying for you all and may he rest in peace.


Dennis Lira posted on 12/2/23

My condolences on your loss. My prayers go to your and your entire family. Love Dennis Lira and


Carlos C and Sherry K posted on 12/2/23

Our most sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss. May he rest in peace and may the lord watch over you and your family.


Lara family posted on 12/2/23

Our deepest condolences to your family as well as praying for God to give you strength


Ramon Hernandez posted on 12/2/23

Our sincere condolences to all his famiy. He was a great person it was a pleasure that we got to meet him. May God grant you peace and strentgh through this difficult time. May God's perpetual light shine upon him.