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Jesusita Martinez, age 71

Jesusita Martinez, age 71, of Jacksonville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. She was born in El Paso, Texas on May 28, 1952 to the late Jesus Martinez and Maria Medina Martinez.

Jesusita was a very loving mother, grandmother, and wife. She was married to the love of her life, Leland Martinez for 55 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family.

Jesusita is preceded in death by her mother; her sister Ruth Martinez; and her beloved husband Leland Martinez.

She leaves behind her daughters Traci Martinez and Della Vance; grandchildren Corey Kiefer (Courtney) and Cody Kiefer; great-grandchildren Addison Kiefer and Sawyer Kiefer; siblings Pablo Ramirez, Ramon Ramirez, Martha Coca, Rosa Salazar, and Joe Medina; along with many more friends and extended family.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Pablo, Joan and Family Posted September 27, 2023 4:05 PM

    May you rest in peace knowing that your brothers and sisters will miss you tremendously. We will always treasure the times we had together growing up. You will always be a part of our hearts and we will love you forever until we meet again.

  • Daniel Tafoya Posted September 27, 2023 8:34 PM

    Danny and Yvette.

    Auntie. We always looked forward to moments when Dad would say we were on way to visit you. You will be greatly missed. Memories with you will always be cherished. Love you!

  • Rosa Marie Salazar Posted September 28, 2023 1:53 PM

    I will always miss you my sister. You will always be in my heart. Love you.

  • Lessie &Karem Maxwell Posted September 29, 2023 9:26 AM

    We will truly miss our friend and neighbor. You have been a truly amazing friend for over twenty years.A loving and kindhearted person that we loved dearly. Rest in peace ❤️

  • Joann Medina-Tafoya Posted September 29, 2023 12:20 PM

    We are very sadden with your passing. We will miss you greatly and our weekly/ monthly talks as well. Pray you are in peace now Jesusita. We love you. Joe and Loretta Medina

  • Deseree R Martinez Posted October 3, 2023 2:13 PM

    You are dearly missed Auntie ❤️❤️😔🥺. You were always my favorite auntie. Now you’re with the Lord and Uncle Lee and Grandma. I will always love you forever auntie..❤️😔🙏

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