Maria de Jesus "Susie" Melendez

November 15, 1951 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 68)


Maria de Jesus ”Susie” Melendez, 68, a loving mother, grandmother, and spectacular great grandmother, was called by the Lord on November 14, 2020 in Laredo, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonardo & Maria del Carmen Medeles; siblings, Leonardo Medeles, Elodia Medeles.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 50 years, Victor Allen Melendez Sr., children, Leticia (Ruben) Gutierrez, Victor Allen (Diana) Melendez Jr., Sandra (David) Herrera Jr.; grandchildren, Samantha Gutierrez, Julie Gutierrez, Ruben Gutierrez Jr., Venessa Herrera, Katie Herrera, David Herrera III; great grandchildren, Stephanie Marie Aguilar, Sophia Nicole Aguilar; sister, San Juanita (+Juan Esteban Sr.) Almazan; sister in law, Maria Flor Medeles; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Gamez and Sons Funeral Home & Cremation Services where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020, from the funeral home to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Funeral home doors open at 7:00 a.m. and a procession departs at 8:30 a.m.

Cremation will be held at a later date.

She loved spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, and numerous other family and friends.

Pallbearers are: Victor A. Melendez Jr., Robert Solis, Jonathan Aguilar, Jesey Melendez, Nico Salinas, Juan Ruiz, Ricky Ruiz, Joe Sanchez, Fred Alvarez, Jaime Almazan, Ruben Gutierrez Jr., and  Alonso Alvarez.

In accordance with city ordinance, the number of visitors will be limited to 50 percent occupancy capacity (90 people) at a time. Please feel free to wait in your vehicle for a turn. Similar or more stringent guidelines are likely applicable at the church and cemetery.

Funeral services are under the arrangement of Gamez & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 1029 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo, Texas 78043.

For more information regarding service times and dates please call our office at (956) 701-3459, or you can view service information, sign the guestbook, pay your condolences to the family online at

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November 19, 2020

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gamez & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services
1029 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043

November 19, 2020

7:00 PM
Gamez and Sons Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Mass
November 20, 2020

9:00 AM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
1718 San Jorge Ave
Laredo, TX 78040

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