Natividad Mata

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.



  1. My deepest condolences to you and your family! Uncle Nat was always a joy to talk to!

    Rose and Mike Rabago
  2. Dear Irene and family,

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Nat was a wonderful person, a true gentleman, who will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. May the happy memories of Nat bring you joy during this sad time, and may Jesus bring you comfort and bless you with His healing love.

    Rest in peace, Nat, and enjoy your reward with Jesus for a life well lived.

    ❤️ With love and deepest sympathy,
    Dorothy, Lawrence and Chris

    Dorothy Jozwiak Mieth
  3. Worked with mister Nat for a couple years at Harry Franklin Chevrolet and he also worked my father for many years and my family knew him as well. we all loved and respected him. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. Gods peace be you.

    Scott Haygood

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