Maria Jesus Benitez
Maria Jesus Benitez
  • August 20, 1941 - October 27, 2017
  • Avondale, Louisiana

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Maria Benitez died peacefully in the presence of her family and made her way to Heaven on October 27, 2017 at the young age of seventy-six. Born on August 20, 1941 in Tela, Honduras to Victor and Enemecia Amador. She is preceded in death by her parents and three sisters; Alicia, Irma and Florinda Amador.

Maria made her way to New Orleans in 1951 to live with her sister and go to school. In 1958 she met Miguel and were soon married in July 5, 1962. Maria was a homemaker and married for 55 glorious years, she gracefully raised three sons and a niece, whom is considered a daughter and sister to the Benitez Family. Maria loved Family, Friends and most of all she loved God. Maria lived a selfless life, her days and nights were filled with raising family, praying for others, and teaching the gospel to many people in the community. Maria Benitez became and still remains a great influence and impact to everyone that met her.

Maria is survived by; her husband, three sons, daughter/niece, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two nieces, a great niece, a great nephew, and seven great great nieces and nephews.

Visitation and services will be held at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home in Marrero, La on November 4, 2017, 9am to 12pm. Services will start at 12 pm and officiated by Pastor Johnny Escobar.