Sofe Mata

September 30, 1935 - May 22, 2023
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Sofe Mata, 87, passed away on May 22, 2023, in Lake Jackson, Texas. Sofe was born on September 30, 1935, in Laredo, Texas to Manuel and Manuela Martinez. She attended Martin High School and raised all her ten children. After raising her children, she worked in the hospitality field. Sofe was a strong, courageous, energetic, high-spirited and brave woman who kept her family and God close to her heart. She worshipped at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Sofe enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Church Catechetical Sunday was one of her favorite hobbies. She enjoyed all church functions, teaching Catechism and was a member of the Guadalupanas. In 2001, she moved to Lake Jackson to help care for her children and grandchildren.

Sofe is survived by her sons Esteban, Juan Antonio, Javier Marcos, and daughters Maria Antonieta Quintanilla, (Francisco Javier), Hilda Irene Trevino, Diana Buyo (Roger), Laura Sinha (Anil); her nineteen grandchildren; her forty-one great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Francisco David, Jose Luis, Manuel Jr., Valdemar, Antonio, Maria, Roberto, Carlos, Raquel and a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband Esteban and sons Narciso, Ruben, and Hector.

Funeral visitation will be held on Monday, May 29, 2023 8:00 am – 9:20 am at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services located at 1320 Trey Dr in Laredo, Texas. Funeral mass will be held at Our lady of Guadalupe Church, where a mass will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow immediately at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at We would like to acknowledge the help provided by Dr. Dalal, Dr. Amin, IPH nurses (Morgan).

May Sofe rest in peace and her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.

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: Monday, May 29, 2023

Time: 8:00 am - 9:20 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Monday, May 29, 2023

Time: 10:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church


1718 San Jorge
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, May 29, 2023

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Donation Information

Alzheimer's Association

225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601
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Born: September 30, 1935
Died: May 22, 2023

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Claudia & Terry posted on 6/5/23

To all of Sofe's family. Sofe will always remain in our hearts. She was beautiful inside and out! She was a wonderful "Grandma"


Sandra Montante Aleman posted on 5/31/23

My deepest condolences on your great loss. Praying that Mrs. Mata's soul is rejoicing in heaven with our Savior. Blessings,


Vickie Cerda Ramos posted on 5/30/23

Ms Mata was a wonderful woman, she will be greatly missed may she rest in peace from the Cerda, Ramos, and Pena families


Rafael Cortez Jr. posted on 5/29/23

My condolences to Juan and the Mata families, relatives, and friends on their mother, grandmother gaining her wings. May she Rest In Peace.


Gumersindo Mata Jr (Chofo) posted on 5/29/23

Sending our condolences to our cousins in Texas on the loss of your mother Sofia Mata . My family was fortunate to be together in 1962 or 1963 but we first met her in the middle 1950s and was she beautiful and as always caring and loving I’m sure your family will miss her dearly again our condolences from myself my brother Jose Mata n sister Yolanda Mata Morrison in and their families. God bless


Gumersindo Mata Jr (Chofo) posted on 5/29/23

In memory of Sofe Mata, Gumersindo Mata Jr (Chofo) lit a candle


Stephanie Nana Lopez posted on 5/28/23

I love you grandma you are always in our hearts ❤️


Ricardo Martinez posted on 5/25/23

It's always sad when we lose a loved one, I remember Tia as a younger Lady, she was always very welcoming and loving, I remember her big smile and laugh. To my Aunts, Uncles, cousins and my Dad, I offer my deepest condolences and prayers, may you all find comfort in knowing that Tia is now resting and at home with our Father.


Raquel posted on 5/25/23

A Little bit of my sister will alway live in me. REST IN PEACE Love your baby sister, Raquel


Luz Sauceda posted on 5/23/23

Toni and Javier, I am so sorry for lost of your mother, may she rest in Peace with all her love once in heaven. My prayers are with all of you. Love always Luz Sauceda