Martin L. Rodriguez

November 11, 1922 - October 2, 2020
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Martin Rodriguez-Lopez, 97, entered eternal rest before Our Lord and Savior on Friday, October 2, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Martin was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and resided in Laredo, Texas since 1966. He was a strong and supportive father, a migrant worker and an employee of ‘Miracle Candle Company’ for over 25 years.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Torres-Rodriguez, daughter Alicia Rodriguez, parents Alfonso and Maria de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez and seven siblings.

He is survived by his children, Raymundo Rodriguez (Inez Perez), Esperanza Rodriguez, Alfonso (Maria†) Rodriguez, Martin Rodriguez, Maria Elena (Ramiro) Hernandez, Yolanda (Jose Rodriguez) Escobedo, Victor Rodriguez, Alberto Rodriguez; grandchildren, Reymundo (Veronica), Eduardo, Oscar (Anna), Claudia (German), Sergio (Jessica), Ricardo (Patricia), Veronica, Nadia (Ramon), Mariela, Graciela (Javier), Jorge (Brenda), Ruben (Selina), Cynthia (Preston), Ramiro Jr., and Monica (J.T.). In addition, Martin was also blessed with 35 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martin was a soulful individual who enjoyed spending weekends surrounded by family playing Loteria and recounting stories of his long-lived life. Our family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude for our brother, Victor, who dedicated a great portion of his life to tirelessly and selflessly caring for our father.

The family will be receiving guests, Thursday, October 8, 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, October 9, 2020, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Due to the COVID pandemic and for the safety of the public, the family will also be live streaming the funeral services including a Holy Rosary at 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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 9, 2020

Time: 10:30 am

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


2219 Galveston
Laredo, Texas 78043

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 9, 2020

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: November 11, 1922
Died: October 2, 2020

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Lupita Zepeda posted on 10/9/20

My most sincere condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace and the perpetual light shine upon him.


Adriana Ramirez posted on 10/8/20

Esperanza, my deepest condolences to you and the entire Rodriguez family. May GOD grant Mr. Rodriguez eternal rest and your families the strength to endure this great loss.


Norma Patricia Rodríguez González posted on 10/8/20

Mi más sentido pésame primos ya están todos los Hermanos Rodriguez juntos, concedele el descanso eterno, Sr ? , y que brille para el la luz perrpetua a mi tío Martin descanse en paz Amén, Sr ? dales consuelo, fortaleza y pronta resignación a mis primos y a sus familias ??. De parte de Familia Rodriguez mi madre María de Jesús , mi padre Juan Rodriguez (+) y Patricia Rodríguez


Mr and Mrs Pete Buantello posted on 10/8/20

In memory of Martin L. Rodriguez, Mr and Mrs Pete Buantello lit a candle


Margarett Gonzalez posted on 10/8/20

Maria Elena and Family - My deepest sympathies for your loss. You are all in my prayers.


Eduardo & Raquel Mata posted on 10/8/20

With deepest sympathy we pray for Mr. Rodriguez. May God help you find comfort during this difficult time. Remember all the good times you spent together. Hope this helps ease the pain.


Alicia Mendez posted on 10/8/20

My condolences to the family.


Robert Gomez posted on 10/8/20

In memory of Martin L. Rodriguez, Robert Gomez lit a candle


Robert Gomez posted on 10/8/20

My deepest condolences. May he Rest In Peace.


Elena Pineda (LC employee) posted on 10/8/20

My condolences to the family during this time of grief, so sorry for your loss.


Martha Laura Medina posted on 10/5/20

My sincere condolences to the family. Prayers for comfort.