Carlota Martinez

Carlota Martinez

Carlota Martinez, 103, of Brownsville, Texas, devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. She was born in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico on October 04, 1920.

She is preceded in death by her daughter Herminia Tanguma; her father Vicente Rivera and her mother Generosa Rivera; her siblings Napoleon, Raul, Cruz, Falcon, Josefina, Amalia, Generosa, Guadalupe, and Blanca.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Hector Rivera (Celia), Eloy Martinez, Gloria Rocha (Raul “Rudy” Banda) and Alicia Martinez (Alfonso); her 13 grandchildren; her 15 great-grandchildren; and her 2 Great- Great Grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from 1:00 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Services conclude at the end of the evening.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485.

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Ms. Carlota Martinez, please visit Didi’s Flower Shop at Sunset Memorial, place your order online at or call (956) 572-3872.

1 Comment

  • Sebastian Cavazos Posted March 18, 2024 7:07 pm

    Miss Martínez. Thats the name I remember calling the lunch lady when I was in elementary some 15 years ago. At the time those were the only words my young mind could put together to describe her but looking back now that I am 27 years old words are not enough to describe her.

    – Always having a smile on her face despite of the day or time of day. Showing to everyone and myself that sharing a smile goes a long way.
    – This one time in particular she even handed me a full candy bag out of the blue during lunch and said “Here you go, share it with your friends and enjoy it. Looking back obviously there was not enough for everyone so she didn’t want other kids to feel left out. I remember coming back to the lunch table as a king and when asked where I got the candy I just smiled and said “Enjoy guys!” Truly a person showing Gods love in everything she did.

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