Roel & Isreal Martinez

May 9, 2021


Roel Martinez, 34, and his son, Isreal Manuel Martinez, 10, both lifelong residents of Harlingen, TX, entered into eternal rest on Sunday May 9, 2021.

Roel was born on December 15, 1986, to Sylvia Martinez. Roel, a loving father, is survived by his fiancé Frances Garcia. He is also survived by his mother, Sylvia, as well as his children Ismael Roel Martinez and Isabella Faith Martinez. Other survivors include his brothers, Renae and Rolando Martinez, and his cousins Olivia Chavez, Ernest Jayden Reyes Jr., Dominick James Reyes, Rosaliah Olivia Davila, and Angelita Maria Davila.

Isreal was born on March 22, 2011, to Roel Martinez and Samantha Marie Chavez. Those who will honor his memory include his mother, Samantha, and siblings, Ismael Roel Martinez, Isabella Faith Martinez, and Dakota Chavez. His is also survived by his grandmother, Sylvia Martinez, his uncles, Renae and Rolando Martinez, and his cousins Oliva, Ernest, Dominick, Rosaliah, and Angelita.

Roel and Isreal enjoyed doing anything as long as they were spending time with each other. The pair were known to work on cars together but could also be found playing Xbox.

Though any loss causes heartbreak, a loss such as this is so profound. If the unknown can cause so much pain, then perhaps acknowledging the known can let each of our hearts find peace, even in the midst of tragedy. They are gone to soon, but we will take comfort in knowing that they are together. Although they will be missed dearly, we will hold on to their memories until we meet again.

Their viewing was held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and Monday, May 17, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. A prayer service took place on Monday, May 17 at 7:00 P.M. at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. A beautiful graveside service was held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 1:00 P.M at Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery as they were both laid to rest side by side.

Honored to serve as pallbearers for Roel were Mathew Chavez, Miguel Moreno, Ramiro Moreno, Rogelio Lomas, Alex Munoz, and Renae Martinez. Honored to serve as pallbearers for Isreal were Ismael Martinez, Dakota Chavez, Summer Castillo, Katline Castillo, Jose Esparza, and Jayden Cruz.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the caring hands of Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 1157 W. Hidalgo Ave., Raymondville, TX 78580.

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