August 2, 1942


November 19, 2022



Service Details

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium, 4402 E. Saunders St., Laredo, TX 78041.  A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. from Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium to Santo Niño Mission Catholic Church for a Holy Mass at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will be held at the family plot in the Laredo City Cemetery.


Mrs. Minerva “Amacita” Melendez beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones by her side on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Laredo, Texas at the age of 80. “Amacita” as she was affectionately known to her family and close friends enjoyed spending time with the love of her life Juan “Apacito” Melendez, their 14 children and almost 275 grandchildren and great grandchildren of whom some were raised by her. She enjoyed listening to music, singing, and watching novelas with “Apacito”. “Amacita” will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents Encarnacion and Angela Martinez, siblings Alfredo, Oscar, Rafael, and Armandina, daughter Minerva Melendez, granddaughters Jessica and Roxanne Garcia, Natalie Melendez, grandsons Kevin, Cesar, Juan III.

Amacita is survived by her loving husband Juan “Apacito” Meléndez, children Aurora (Arturo) Lozano, Juan (Margie) Meléndez Jr., David (Alejandrina) Meléndez, Vicente (Laura) Meléndez, José (Yolanda) Meléndez, Alejandro (Sara) Meléndez, Maria (Moy) Villarreal, Rafael (Gabriela) Meléndez, Esmeralda (David) Nenque, Adán (Maria) Meléndez, Rosaura (David) Castañón, Mario Meléndez, and Gerardo Meléndez. She is also survived by brothers and sister Juan (Guadalupe) Martinez, Eduardo Martinez, Nora Martinez (Juan), numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

The family would like to give their utmost sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Doctors Hospital ICU for the care given to Mrs. Melendez during her time of need.

Pallbearers will Alejandro Melendez, Mario A. Melendez, Jose Melendez, David Melendez, Vicente Melendez, Gerardo Melendez Jr., Manuel Hernandez, and Arturo Lozano, Jr.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jesus R. Garcia.




  1. My most heartfelt condolences to all the family. I have very fond memories of her and loved her sweet smile. Wonderful and strong lady and very dear to my father. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Great big hug to all the family, especially my Tio Juan and primos and primas.

  2. Jose C. Santillana Jr

    we sincerely send our condolences to The Melendez Family. From Joe Santillana and Wendy Arroyo and Ismael Arroyo….

    1. Our most deeply sincere condolences to the family of my brother in law Alejandro Melendez I pray that God gives the family strength and contempt in this moment of sorrow. With much love The Najera family.

  3. Te Amo Amacita❤️ Alrato nos volveremos a ver!🕊 Fuiste una Gran mujer. Luchaste y fuiste muy fuerte asta tus ultimos dias🙏🏻 Le doy gracias a dios por todo el tiempo que permitio que estuvieras con nosotros😭❤️

  4. My Deepest Condolences to all the Family
    Prayers going out to all 🙏🏻
    May She Rest in Peace 🙏🏻
    In the Kingdom of God And Heaven

    1. Te Amo mi Reyna hermosa! Siempre te tendré en mi corazón ! Gracias por siempre ser la mejor abuela/ madre del mundo!! Le doy Gracias a Dios por todos los años que me dio la dicha de compartir con usted !! No me despido si no asta pronto amasita!

  5. Gricelda P Gonzalez

    Mis condolencias para toda la Fam Meléndez en este difícil momento, descanse en paz la Sra Minerva y brille para ella la luz perpetua amén

  6. my deepest condolences to my family the Melendez, I wish I would of went with my daddy to see you my beautiful tia, we love you and you meant everything to my dad he was so happy when he visited you…you will be missed..REST IN PEACE N SING N DANCE WITH THE ANGELS

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