My beautiful angel, Susie B. Martinez, was called home by Our Heavenly Father in Heaven on Monday September 27, 2021.
She was born in Pleasanton on January 18, 1955, the daughter of Tony Cortinas Brown and Cecilia Gonzales Brown. Susie was the youngest of five children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tony C. Brown and Cecilia G. Brown; brother, George Brown and sister, Mary Helen Garza.
Susie is survived by her husband of 46 years, Fred Martinez of Poteet; sister, Virginia Ramirez of Poteet and brother, Tony Brown, Jr. of San Antonio. Although Susie was not blessed with children of her own, she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and countless others that lay claim to her as a surrogate mother.
If you were fortunate enough to cross paths with her, you knew that she was someone special. She was witty, had a very light personality and you always felt better after leaving her presence. Susie had a very strong work ethic which began at the age of 12 working at DeLa Garza Grocery Store in Rossville. From that point on she never stopped working. After High School she attended San Antonio College and was working on her Associates Degree in Business when Fred Martinez came on the scene. Fred and Susie were married on August 2, 1975, and moved to San Antonio to start their new life together. She started working for Frost Bank in the safekeeping department where she exceled and was constantly being moved to new positions. She then decided to go out on her own and started in the Real Estate industry working for Realty World and again, with the personality she had, she became very successful. After a few years Fred and Susie decided to move back to the country and so they had a house built and moved back in 1984 to where they presently live. But Susie kept working, she was now commuting to San Antonio working for Clarke Checks. Then it happened, unbeknownst to her she discovered a GODgiven talent that she never knew she had, and that was a talent for designing and sculpturing cakes. This turned into a passion for her. Everything was about her cakes. Her business now, Creations Cake Shop, was growing rapidly and along the way she met and became friends with hundreds and hundreds of people, both customers and people in the wedding industry. Through her business she touched hundreds and hundreds of people, and her talent and amazing cakes are well known in South Texas, San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, Spring Branch, to name a few areas. She became very well-known and multiple venues would promote her as their preferred cake person. A final testament to how much people loved her cakes and her talent was when a female police officer tattooed a copy of the cake that Susie made for her wedding on her calf.
My angel was an amazing person and hundreds of people can tell you the same thing. I love you sweetheart. I’m going to miss you terribly Rest in Peace, Baby Girl.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 12 at Hurley Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 13 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Brown Cemetery in Rossville.
Anyone wishing to sign the online guestbook, share memories or issue condolences to the family may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com.