Manuela Martinez Mendoza, 77, of Metter, passed away late Monday, April 4, 2022, at her residence under the care of Hospice and surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Mendoza was born on November 9, 1944, in Derby Texas and lived in Grandfield, Oklahoma for several years before moving to Metter over twenty-five years ago. She married her husband, Marcelino Mendoza on August 4, 1968. Mrs. Mendoza was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker and loved gardening. In later years, Mrs. Mendoza enjoyed traveling to casinos with her husband, Marcelino. She was preceded in death by a son, Troy Garza; her parents, Bernardo Martinez and Guadalupe Viesca Martinez; and four brothers, Ramon Martinez, Ismael Martinez, Fidel Martinez, and Domingo Martinez.
Surviving are her husband, Marcelino Mendoza of Metter; a daughter, Sara Mendoza (Randy) of Metter; three sons, Marcelino Mendoza, Jr. (Pam) of Statesboro, Raymond Mendoza of Statesboro and Jason Mendoza (Michele) of Metter; her brothers, Jose Martinez, Alfredo Martinez, and Benny Martinez; her sister, Irma Martinez Garcia; twelve grandchildren, Jim Espinoza, Logan Espinoza, Emily Espinoza, Bradley Mendoza, Lizzy Montoya, Ashley Friend, Rebecca Collins, Chad Mendoza, Christian Mendoza, Keni Mendoza, Dakota Berry, and Wyatt Ivey; five great-grandchildren, London, Logan, Cruz, Milah, and Baby Jay; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 o’clock on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter.
The funeral service will be held 11 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jim Espinoza, Logan Espinoza, Bradley Mendoza, Chad Mendoza, Christian Mendoza, Dakota Berry, and Wyatt Ivey.
Interment will be in Lake Cemetery.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter is in charge of the arrangements.