Mercy Minjarez Cortez

March 24, 2021

Mercy Minjarez Cortez

Services for Mercedes ‘Mercy’ (Minjarez) Cortez, 81, of Bridgeport, Texas will be 2:00 pm Saturday, March 27, 2021 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport, officiated by Father Reehan Antony and son-in-law Carl Tuley. Burial will follow in Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport, where family and friends will gather to release balloons. Pallbearers are Kody Vera, Eric Vasquez, Dr. Thomas Steffen, Mark Cortez, Luis Valdez, and Jonathan Salinas. Honorary pallbearers are Ashlie Williams, Miche Valdez, Rene Roberts, Lindsey Salinas, Marcie Polk, and Faith Cortez. Visitation will be 4-6 pm Friday, March 26, followed by Rosary at 7 pm at Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.  Mercy passed away at home Wednesday, March 24.

Mercy was born September 1, 1939 in Bronte, Texas to Pilar L. Garcia and Santos (Minjarez) Garcia. She married Raymond Santivanez Cortez, Sr. on April 4, 1961.

Mercy was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to no end. She had a way of making each of them feel as if they were the only one in her life.

If anyone knew her they knew she was a woman of strength, courage, wisdom, resilience, never afraid to speak her mind, a strong woman of faith, with a great sense of humor, and just enjoyed life.

She enjoyed cooking and fishing, and she had a love for plants. Her entertainment was watching her Spanish soap operas, and arguing with ‘Alexa’.

She was loved by so many that she will continue to live in each and every one that knew her. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

She was a blessing. Her memory a treasure, she is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are children Michelle Denney and husband Rick of Chico, Texas, Kody Vera of Bridgeport, Delores Vega of Lubbock, Texas, Sylvia Chavez of Plainview, Texas, Debbie Tuley and husband Carl of Decatur, Texas, Linda Matthews of Decatur, Michael Cortez and wife Nanette of Fort Worth, Mark Cortez and wife Tina of Bridgeport, Tommy Cortez of Bridgeport, Raymond Cortez Jr., of Ocala, Florida, Larry C. Sellers of San Antonio, Texas, and Jerry C. Sellers and wife Brenda of Little Rock, Arkansas; siblings Alex Garcia, Joy Garcia, Lily Cantu, Mollie Garcia, Ervey Garcia, Susie Rodriguez, Arturo Gloria, Thomas Gloria, and Simon Soto; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, and numerous other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Pilar and Santos Garcia, husband Raymond S. Cortez, Sr. and siblings Eddie Garcia, Louisa Pena, Willie Ramirez, Mary Reyes, Margarita Guerro, and Danny Gloria.

Sleep with the angels, Mom.

Mercy was born September 1, 1939 in Bronte, Texas to Pilar L. Garcia and Santos (Minjarez) Garcia. She married Raymond Santivanez Cortez, Sr. on April 4, 1961.

Mercy was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to no end. She had a way of making each of them feel as if they were the only one in her life.

If anyone knew her they knew she was a woman of strength, courage, wisdom, resilience, never afraid to speak her mind, a strong woman of faith, with a great sense of humor, and just enjoyed life.

She enjoyed cooking and fishing, and she had a love for plants. Her entertainment was watching her Spanish soap operas, arguing with ‘Alexa’, and just enjoying life.

She was loved by so many that she will continue to live in each and every one that knew her. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

She was a blessing. Her memory a treasure, she is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are children Michelle Denney and husband Rick of Chico, Texas, Kody Vera of Bridgeport, Delores Vega of Lubbock, Texas, Sylvia Chavez of Plainview, Texas, Debbie Tuley and husband Carl of Decatur, Texas, Linda Matthews of Decatur, Michael Cortez and wife Nanette of Fort Worth, Mark Cortez and wife Tina of Bridgeport, Tommy Cortez of Bridgeport, Raymond Cortez Jr., of Ocala, Florida, Larry C. Sellers of San Antonio, Texas, and Jerry C. Sellers and wife Brenda of Little Rock, Arkansas; siblings Alex Garcia, Joy Garcia, Lily Cantu, Mollie Garcia, Ervey Garcia, Susie Rodriguez, Arturo Gloria, Thomas Gloria, and Simon Soto; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, and numerous other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Pilar and Santos Garcia, husband Raymond S. Cortez, Sr. and siblings Eddie Garcia, Louisa Pena, Willie Ramirez, Mary Reyes, Margarita Guerro, and Danny Gloria.

Sleep with the angels, Mom.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

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Friday, March 26, 2021

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

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St. Johns Catholic Church

1801 Irvin St, Bridgeport, TX 76426

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