Rafaela (Martinez) Jimenez passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 17,2020 with her family at her side She was born October 23, 1934 in Alvin, Texas to parents Nieves and Maria Martinez. Rafaela was a lifelong resident of Alvin, where she met and married her husband Frank Jimenez, who sadly passed August 1993.Rafaela also Aunt Ralfa or Fay to some, was a loving and caring woman to many. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She also worked many years for the Alvin Independent School District in custodial and cafeteria. Rafaela was the matriarch to her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Jimenez, Sons George Jimenez and Frank Jimenez Jr., grandson Jose Luis Tienda. Her parents Nieves and Maria Martinez. Sisters: Amelia Garza and Margaret M. Juarez. Brothers: John Perez, Felipe Perez ,Nieves Martinez Jr., Herman Martinez, Calistro Martinez, David Martinez, Roman Martinez, Lourdes (Dure) Martinez.
She is survived by her daughter Mary Frances Ortiz,(husband) Alfred Ortiz Jr. Grandchildren: Richard Jimenez, Amy LeBlanc, Laura Rivera, Tanya Adkins, George Jimenez Jr. Angela Jimenez, Josie Keller and 28 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
We are happy to know that she is reunited with her sons who she greatly missed.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at 8:00 p.m. at Oak Park Chapel. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Park Chapel. Interment will follow at Oak Park Cemetery.
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