Irma Isabel De Los Santos, 80, entered into eternal rest Monday, November 2, 2020.
She was born November 19, 1939 in Cotulla, TX to the late Juan and Isabel Farias. She was raised in Cotulla, her family then moved to Laredo where she met and fell in love with Alfredo De Los Santos. They married on January 7, 1962 and together they had four children. Irma had a great sense of humor and a very big heart. She gave to charities and was always the first to help people in need. Her home was open to everyone and her presence always warmed our home as she welcomed you with open arms and made you feel like a part of her family whether she knew you for one day or her entire life. She was a woman of great faith who prayed multiple times daily. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Irma loved to cook for her family and friends. To her it was all about connecting and providing. She used food as a vehicle to express her love. Our Mother could whip up a great meal on a moment’s notice out of just what was in the refrigerator and proclaim, “Oh, it’s so simple to do”. So many of the memories we had of her were about her food and therefore about her love.
She is preceded in death by her parents Juan and Isabel Farias; brother, Juan “Johnny” Farias, Jr.; and her sister Yolanda Pelaez.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Alfredo De Los Santos; children, Freddy (Melissa) De Los Santos, Cesar Rene (Jackie) De Los Santos, Sara Alicia (Jose Humberto) Herrera, Rolando (Soledad) De Los Santos; grandchildren, Jennifer (Danny) Trevino, Cesar (Bethany Simpson) De Los Santos, Jr., Madison Mireles, Adriana (Ryan) Garcia, Selina De Los Santos, Damyan De Los Santos, Dyllon De Los Santos, Diego De Los Santos, Derek De Los Santos; great-grandchildren, Sebastyan Sarabia, Megan Jimenez, and Jason Jimenez; She is also survived by her siblings Teresa Ramirez, Rosario Arzamendi, Cleotilde (Reynaldo) Palos, and Bobby (Mari) Farias; sister in law Minerva Farias; numerous nephews, nieces, as well as other family and friends who will greatly miss her. This family, and her role as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was the most important thing to her.
The family will be receiving guests on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will start at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020, at San Luis Rey Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 am. Cremation will be held at a later date.
Pallbearers will be Cesar R. De Los Santos, Rolando De Los Santos, Jose Humberto Herrera, Cesar R. De Los Santos, Jr., Dyllon De Los Santos, Jorge De Los Santos, Ricardo Arzamendi, Christopher Cabello, Selina De Los Santos; Honorary Pallbearers, Alfredo De Los Santos, Alfredo “Freddy” De Los Santos, Jr., Carlos De Los Santos, Sr., Roberto Farias, Derek De Los Santos, Damyan De Los Santos and Diego De Los Santos.
Due to the COVID pandemic and for the safety of all, the family will also be live streaming the funeral services including a Holy Rosary at www.freddickey.com on Thursday, 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
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm
Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 am