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Mario Javier Gutierrez, 59, of Brownsville, TX, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, entered into eternal rest on February 25, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his wife and children. He was born in Monterrey, NL, Mexico on October 25, 1957. He is preceded in death by his parents Mario Gutierrez and Herlinda Leal, and his sister, Myrna Gutierrez Leal.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 26 years, Lupita Gutierrez, his children, Vanessa Gutierrez (Roger Castillo), Stephanie (Scott) Silvas, Veronica(Alfredo) Martinez, Erik Gutierrez, Ricco D. (Addie) Alcocer, Sasha M.(Ulises) Alcocer, Adam P.(Grecia) Alcocer, and his sister Nora Gutierrez, along with 14 grandchildren and numerous other family members. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting game. He was a great handy-man and no task was a challenge. He dreamed of traveling and exploring the world. He was a dedicated state employee with over 16 years of service. Mario could command a room with his presence and his quick wit. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017, from 1-9 pm at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in  Brownsville, with a recitation of the Holy Rosary to be held at 7 pm. A Chapel service will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 12 p.m., with interment to follow to Buena Vista Burial Park in Brownsville. Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Reyna, Chris Rivera, Ernest Noriega, Ricco Alcocer, Adam Alcocer, and Erik Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Gutierrez, Scott Silvas, Alfredo Martinez Jr. and Roger Castillo. Funeral services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory. 657 Springmart Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78526. 956-350-8485

  1. February 26, 2017

    I love you dad. I will always be by your side. I know you will always be by mine. I love
    you

  2. February 26, 2017

    Brother Mario, you fought a valiant fight against an insidious disease. May you rest in peace and be embraced in God’s loving arms. We had a lot of great memories and experiences along the way. You’ll be sorely missed my Brother. R.I.P. And may God bless Lupita and your family!

    Michael von Ohlen
    & family!

  3. February 27, 2017

    Our Heart Felt Condolences to the family ! Our Prayers !

    Candy and Ronnie Foster

  4. February 27, 2017

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Mario’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. February 27, 2017

    I worked with Mario for several years. Mario was a really great worker. My prayers are with your family during your time of bereavement.

  6. February 27, 2017

    May you find comfort in the Lord’s hands.

  7. February 28, 2017

    No one can prepare you for a loss, it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Mario as I wish I did but knowing he was your husband and took care of you made me very happy, He departed from this earth but he will never truly leaves, because he is still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, he lives on…

  8. March 9, 2017

    Estimada familia Gutierrez. Mi mas sentido pesame. La muerte de un ser querido es una de las experiencias mas devastadoras que puede sufrir un ser humano. A veces, la perdida pudiera parecer insoportable. Llorar puede ser una valvula de escape en sentido emocional. Dice la Biblia que “para todo hay un tiempo senalado, aun un tiempo de llorar” (Eclesiastes 3:1,4). De hecho, el propio Jesucristo “cedio a las lagrimas” cuando se aserco a la tumba de su querido amigo Lazaro, quien habia muerto hacia poco (Juan 11:33, 35). Jesus dijo: “Yo soy la resurreccion y la vida. El que ejerce fe en mi, aunque muera, llegara vivir” (Juan 11:25). La Biblia ensena que los muertos volveran a la vida. Bajo su mandato como Rey celestial, Jesucristo resucitara a una innumerable cantidad de personas para que vivan aqui en la Tierra, pero en condiciones de paz y justicia (2 Pedro 3:13).

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