Ascencion “Connie” Martinez of Poteet passed away January 29, 2020, at the age of 84. She was born in Jourdanton on May 30, 1935, to Guadalupe and Lucinda (De La Fuente) Garza.

Connie touched the lives and hearts of many and was loved and cherished by all who knew her. She was a long-standing resident of Poteet and a standing member of the Eastern Stars. Family meant everything to her and was her whole world. She will be greatly missed and eternally loved.

She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Martinez Benitez; and sister, Dominga Lopez. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christina Martinez Flores, Lisa Martinez, Yvonne Martinez, Ruben Flores, Jr., Cindy Dinsmore, Chad Martinez, and Matthew Martinez; and great-grandchildren, Savanah Martinez, Brenden Huizar Martinez, Arthur Flores, Jr., Kendrick Rene Flores, Arelley Flores, Analiah Flores, Madelyne Nicole Flores, Jovanni Martinez Flores, Hope Garcia Flores, Sofe Garcia Flores, Tori May Medina, Hunter Medina and Luna Azul Flores.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Martinez; sons, George Martinez and Manuel Martinez, Jr.; parents, Guadalupe and Lucinda Garza; brothers, Jesse Garza and Alejandro Garza; sister, Severa Aceves; and grandson, Arthur Martinez.

Visitation will be conducted at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton on Thursday, February 13 from 2-9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet on Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m., followed by interment at First Memorial Park Cemetery in Von Ormy.

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