Friday, March 16, 2012


Olivia Cisneros Marks

Olivia passed away Friday March 16, 2012 at Park Manor in The Woodlands, Texas.

Olivia was born on July 16, 1922, in Brownsville, Texas, daughter of Rafael Longoria Cisneros and Santos Saenz Cisneros. She was orphaned at age 5.

Since 1949, she worked tirelessly all her life to give her children a better life.  Marks Interiors was a fixture in Brownsville.   Old time residents remember the old  shop on Boca Chica Blvd and  the new store on Price Road.

She also was the founder and pastor of “Iglesia Dios Es Amor”.  She loved counseling and helping many friends and families.  Her favorite bible verse was: Psalm 23; “surely goodness and kindness will follow me all the days of my life; and I will live in the House of the Lord forever”.

Olivia was married to the  late Jose Angel Marks, May 10, 1941 at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jose Angel Marks and son, Rudy (Rodolfo) Marks.

She is survived by her sons, Joe Marks (Jose Angel Marks, Jr. Brownsville),  Alex Marks (Alejandro, Calgary Alberta Canada), Juan Antonio Marks (John Marks, Dallas, Texas), and daughters Gracie Fernandez (Graciela Marks The Woodlands, Texas), and Marti Brooks (Martha Marks, Dallas, Texas).  She also was graced with endless number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Arrangement are under the direction of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas.  Visitation Service on Monday March 19, 2012  , 6-8pm.

Tuesday service at 10am following to Rose Lawn Cemetery, Brownsville, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Joe Marks, Jr, Rudy Marks, Jr.(grandson), Juan Antonio Marks, Jose Antonio Fernandez (son-in-law), Randy Brooks (son-in-law),  Joe A. Cisneros (nephew), Joe Marks III (great grandson),  Rudy Marks III (great grandson), and David Marks (great grandson).

Honorary Pallbearers will be  Alex Marks,  Arturo Cisneros Jr.(great-nephew), Michael  Cisneros (great nephew).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God Bless Her Family. May her spirit and soul now rest in the kingdom of Heaven. Amen.