Mary Denise Cortez

Mary Cortez

Mary Denise Cortez, 43, died March 30, 2015, at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.

Denise was born July 7, 1971, in Raceland, LA to the late Larry Paul Cortez and Mary Kate Benefield. 

She was very close to her maternal grandparents Deane and Carlton Benefield who thought she was special.

Denise liked living in Galveston and had fond memories of the years she lived in Louisiana.

Denise is survived by her daughter, Kayla Hopkins; son, Stephen Escamilla; granddaughter, Addilyn McGinnis; mother, Mary B. Ansley; brother, Michael Matherne; sister, Celeste Ansley; stepsisters Erin Ansley Miguez, Kathleen Ansley; and stepbrothers, Patrick Ansley, Sean Ansley, Darren Ansley.

She will be missed by her many friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Carnes Brother Funeral Home 1201 23rd Street Rear, Galveston, TX 77550