Maria “Belia” G. Martinez passed away on May 13, 2012 in Corpus Christi, Texas, after a long illness. She was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. She enjoyed visiting her friends and family. Belia enjoyed talking on the phone with her family and friends for hours from all over the country.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Deodoro E Martinez; parents, Alberico and Elida V. Garcia; one sister, Cidelia G. Cadena and brother-in-law, John Meehan.

Belia is survived by two sons, Javier (Elizabeth V.) Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas and Orlando Martinez of Bryan, Texas and one daughter, Nora M. Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas. Four grandchildren: Jackie L. Hernandez (step-granddaughter), Monica Martinez, Xavier Martinez and Cross D. Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas; five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Armando (Marta) Garcia of Concepcion, Texas, Jesus Garcia of Palito Blanco, Texas, Alberico Garcia Jr. of Palito Blanco, Texas, Ramon (Gracie) Garcia of Portland, Texas, Filomena Meehan of Corpus Christi, Te xas, Amanda (Glenn) Thompson of Las Vegas, NV, Noelia (Carlos) Sanchez of Alice, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 pm, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Rosas Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7 pm that evening.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at St. Joseph-Palito Blanco. Interment will follow at the Garcia Family cemetery in La Bandera, Texas.

The Martinez Family wishes to extend their gratitude to everyone for their prayers, cards, flowers, calls and visits during Mom’s illness.

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to Rosas Funeral Home