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Luisa A. Martinez

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I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I hear him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay for another day, to laugh, to love, to work and play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that place at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss; Ah yes, these things, I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much; Good friends, good time, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seems all to brief; Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.

Luisa A. Martinez was born November 26, 1949 in Roswell NM and passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on April 20, 2018. She was born to Ejinio P Aguilar and Concha Aguilar. She was preceded in death by her husband Jose M Martinez and one daughter Veronica Martinez. She is survived by her daughter Adelita Gilliland and her husband T.J. Gilliland as well as their three daughters Veronica, Izabell, & LaVonne Gilliland all of Roswell. Seven sons all of Roswell, Jose Martinez & his wife Monica, Antonio Martinez, Francisco Martinez & his wife, Juan Martinez, Rodolfo Martinez, Eddie A-Perez, Tomas Sanchez, stepson Benito Martinez & stepdaughter Rachel Martinez. She is also survived by a very special family friend Yvette Kirby.
Luisa had numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren, she enjoyed hugs & kisses from her kids and grandkids especially her three granddaughters Veronica, Izabell, & LaVonne whom she loved dearly and loved being in their lives everyday. She loved shopping and eating at her favorite restaurant El Toro Bravo, she loved stopping by Classics for her favorite drinks. She loved watching movies, and listening to Elvis Presley and George Strait. She loved talking to her family and friends on the phone. She loved driving around Roswell with her daughter.
Luisa was a loving mother and a kind friend who was always happy. She would always like to make sure everyone was taken care of and enjoyed being able to help anyone she could.
Luisa will be greatly missed by everyone and she will always have a place in our hearts. Those closest to her will miss the small sayings and “inside jokes” that only they would understand.
A rosary was held at 7 pm, Monday, April 23, 2018 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel. Celebration of life will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Deacon Ernesto Martinez officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers for Luisa’s service will be Francisco Martinez, TJ Gilliland, Jose Martinez, Juan Martinez, Jr Martinez, & Jesse Gilliland.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.

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