Eloisa Martinez Cantu, age 78, went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 7, 2019. She was born Oct. 30, 1940 in Karnes City to Gregorio and Maria Campos Martinez. She was a member of St. Robert’s Catholic Church and a former employee of I-C Manufacturing.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie Cantu of El Campo; sons, Ernest Cantu and Gracie of Bay City, Elliott Cantu and Daisy Claire of Plano; daughters, Elsie Cantu of El Campo, Ernestine Cantu and Jorge Gutierrez of Danevang, Elaine Apostle and Mark of Katy; brothers, Benselardo Martinez of El Campo; sister, Oralia Gonzales of Pawnee; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gregorio Martinez Jr., Pete Martinez, Tony Martinez; sister, Mary Mendoza and granddaughter, Ashley Danielle Cordero.
Visitation will begin at at 4 p.m. Monday, June 10 at Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass is 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 at St. Robert’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Ramirez, Noe Puentes, Danny Valdez, Vense Martinez Jr., Eusebio Hernandez and Marcus Cantu. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Gutierrez and Corrie Apostle.
At the family’s request donations may be made to St. Robert’s Catholic Church Building Fund or the Alzheimer’s Foundation in memory of Eloisa Cantu.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home, El Campo.