February 1, 1940


February 4, 2021



Service Details

Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. A rosary directed by members of the National Nocturnal Adoration Society and Sociedad de Damas de Cristo Rey will follow.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

In accordance with CDC safety precautions, we ask everyone attending funeral services to wear a mask and practice social distancing.


Marianela Cantu Salinas, 81, beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, godmother, cousin and friend entered into the glory of her eternal life on Thursday, February 4, 2021.

Born February 1, 1940, in General Treviño, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Marianela was a faithful parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church. She was a lector and a member of both the National Nocturnal Adoration Society and Sociedad de Damas de Cristo Rey.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Rene Cantu; her parents, Enrique Salinas and Jovita Cerda; three brothers, Mario Salinas, Roel Salinas, Cesar Salinas; and five sisters, Cora Ramirez, Olga Salinas, Pura Avila, Cleopatra Renteria, and Rosalba Salinas; and her sons-in-law Pablo Eduardo Sifuentes and Michael Patrick Hitzman.

Left behind to eternally treasure their memories are her children Rosalva Sifuentes, Francisco Rene (Lourdes) Cantu Jr, Marianela (James) Leal, Claudia Cecilia Cantu. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Kevin Cantu, Anakaren Cantu, Michael James Hitzman, Kathryn Andrea Hitzman; her brother, Noe Salinas of Detroit, MI; sister Imelda Arrambide of San Juan, TX, and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.



  1. The Melton Family

    A mother’s love is irreplaceable and your lives will never be the same. Know that she is with her maker which is where we all hope to be. We grieve for our loss, but she has been set free! Try to remember the love, and look toward the day when you will be granted peaceful passage to God’s kingdom to be reunited. With deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow for your loss, the Melton Family.

  2. The Morales Family

    “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    Our deepest and most sincere condolences 💐 from The Morales Family

  3. Juan pablo &sara morales

    Our deepest sympathy to your family from the Morales family you were our neighbors for many year very happy to know you señora like we used to tell you .R.I.P.

  4. I smile thinking of her. I am sad to know that she is gone. My heart goes out to all of you in the family. She had a beautiful, sweet smile and was a wonderful cook, which I laugh when I think how much my brother enjoyed her cooking skills. Now he is enjoying her once again now that she has her angel wings. She has earned them! My husband Eric and I send our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    With Love,
    Eric, Michelle and Andrew Perdomo

  5. Ms. Cantu was very devoted to her family. She was the matriarch of this family. She was a shining example of how to live a life devoted to Christ and family. All of our conversations and interactions had the theme of family and Christ. We were grateful to have her in our life. May her life now live in those she lived. She will be deeply missed! RIP Ms. Cantu. Pam and Jimmy Hitzman

  6. A beautiful person from a wonderful family. She will be remembered and missed by her loved ones forever and always.

  7. Paulette De Hoyos

    My deepest condolences to the family. Definitely a beautiful person. Always active in Christ the King bingos and the adoration nocturna. Always sat with me on Christmas Eve for mass with her family and afterwards invited me to go to Jr and Lulu‘S house after mass. May she Rest In Peace.

  8. The Cuellar Family

    Our sincerest condolences to the Cantú family. Mrs. Cantú was a very loved and respected lady. We were blessed to have known her. She will be greatly missed but fondly remembered.

    The Cuellar Family

  9. mi más sentido pésame para tu familia mi amiga te me adelantaste pero esto no es un adiós sino hasta luego te voy a extrañar cuando íbamos a tomar café y platicamos de nuestras cosas cómo nos reímos de todo y de nada mi querida amiga . tu chapis mi chapa de oro como me decias

  10. Rest In Peace to my dear Tia Marianela. We love and miss her deeply. Extending my deepest condolences to the Cantú family. I will never forget visiting her in Laredo and playing bingo with her.

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