Natividad Mata, 88, of Texas City, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2023, at his residence. Natividad was born in Victoria, Texas, to Benito and Delores Mata.
He served in the United States Army and has been a resident of Texas City for the past 54 years. He was a longtime employee of McRee Ford in Dickinson and was a member of St Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church.
Natividad was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Marcus Mata. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Irene Ann Mata of Texas City; one daughter, Mary Mata Reyes and son-in-law (Guill) of Pearland; two sons, Nathaniel Mata of Texas City, Joseph Mata of Santa Fe; sisters, Benita Wilson of Oklahoma, Juanita Ramos of Richmond, Inez Garcia of Pearland; one brother, Dimas Mata of Galveston, and two grandchildren Vincent Reyes and Sophia Reyes.
A visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Friday November 3, 2023, at James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque, with a Rosary at 6:00pm, led by Deacon Eric Suarez. A service will be held at 10:00am Saturday November 4, 2023 at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, with Father Chacko Puthumayil officiating. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery, Hitchcock.
Pallbearers will be Nathaniel Mata, Joseph Mata, Guill Reyes, Vincent Reyes, Monte Gonzales, Ben Ramos, Jr., Brian Johnson and Shawn Johnson.
Memorial may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School or St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church.