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Maria Yolanda Martinez

October 3, 1948 — April 19, 2024

Donna, Texas

Maria Yolanda Martinez

Maria Yolanda Martinez  born and raised in Mercedes, Tx passed away at her residence  in Donna on April 19, 2024 surrounded by her family and loved ones. Yolanda  was born October 3, 1948. Mrs. Martinez is proceeded in death by her parents, Jesus and Adela Ayala; her stillborn son, Ramon D. Martine; her grandson, Ramon Donovan Martinez; 4 siblings, Rosalie Patrick, Daniel Ayala, Miguel Ayala, and Aida Vásquez.

Mrs. Martinez is survived by her spouse, Ramon D. Martinez; 2 sons, Ramon L. Martinez and Ronald De Leon (Renee); 2 daughters, Lori A. Martinez (Fred Rios) and Melinda M. Rodriguez (Joe Martin); 1 sister, Berta Hinojosa; 2 brothers, Jesus Ayala and Javier Ayala; 7 grandchildren, Amanda Rodriguez (Seth), Stephanie Salinas, Kelly Martinez, Lauryn Rios, Halen De Leon, Raegan De Leon and JoAlexander Rodriguez; 2 great grandchildren, Amelia and Preston Schuller; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Yoli, nana, as she was known by many, made core memories with her family, from holiday gatherings making her famous brisket to making her famous spinach dip and chicken salad sandwiches at every family gathering. She was full of life and known for making jokes, she was always the life of the party.  She was a very giving person opening her home to many family and friends. She loved attending concerts and loved going to Las Vegas at least once a year. Yolanda was a strong woman. There was nothing that she faced in life that she could not conquer. She was very proud of her children, grandchildren,  nieces and nephews.

We will forever treasure her life and are grateful for the special moments she gave us. We will miss her dearly and she will never be forgotten. Yoli is now in Heaven, walking the streets of gold. She has been reunited with her best friend Tomasita.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a 3 p.m. Celebration of Life, Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Legacy Chapels 4610 South Jackson Road in Edinburg.

Funeral services are under the direction of Legacy Chapels in Edinburg. 

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