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Cecilia Martinez

November 22, 1934 — September 9, 2023

St. Johns

 

    

    Cecilia Martinez, age 88, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams presiding. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. with a Vigil and a Rosary being prayed 7:00 P.M.

      Cecilia was born in Seagoville, TX on November 22, 1934 the daughter Arturo and Josefa (Garcia) Sereseroz. She married Miguel "Kino" Martinez on December 4, 1954.  Miguel passed away on February 29, 2008.

      Cecilia worked and retired from Clinton Memorial Hospital.  She enjoyed cooking and especially loved making tortillas for her family.  While she wasn’t cooking, she could be seen dancing and singing. Planting flowers in her flower gardens brought her joy and she enjoyed watching the birds at her bird feeder. Cecilia loved to play Bingo with her kids and grand kids.  She cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Cecilia prayed for her family every night before bed.  Her faith was an important part of her life and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns.  Cecilia's wish was to remain at her home, all her children helped to make that possible.

      She is survived by her children: Maggie and Ken Matice, Anita and Terry Wright, Miguel and Connie Martinez, Jr., Tina and Allie Pohl, Alice and Ron Schueller, Becky and Jimmy Soria, Dody and Kurt Warren, Nina Christie, Lydia and Darrin Villarreal, Jessie and Laurie Martinez, Mark Martinez, and John Martinez; 48 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild on the way; two sisters and two brothers. Cecilia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 53 years Kino, one son Tony Martinez, one granddaughter Kristin Pohl, and three brothers.

       Memorials in Cecilia's honor may be made to Sparrow Home Hospice. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Vigil and Rosary will be prayed

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

109 Linden St, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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Burial

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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