Manuel Barboza

February 13, 1944 - September 4, 2020

Manuel Barboza, 76, a resident of Cape Coral for the past 40 years, formerly of Mexico, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born February 13, 1944 in San José de Canutillo, Zacatecas, Mexico to Elías Barboza and Santos Estrada, now deceased.

Manuel was of the Catholic faith. He was a loving, hardworking and humble father and husband. Manuel was kind and gentle and never envious. Remember him as you knew him.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Maria Barboza of Cape Coral; two daughters, Diana Jones and husband Bryant of Fort Washington, MD and Leslie Prado and husband Juan of Cape Coral, FL; three grandsons, Dominik Fernandez, Brandon Prado and Isaac Prado; two granddaughters, Naomi Jones and Aminah Jones; as well as brothers, sisters and friends

Manuel was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Barboza in March 2017.

Funeral Services will be held 7:00 PM Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916 with Father Jose del Olmo officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 6:00 PM until the time of service. Per CDC COVID-19 guidelines, Mullins Memorial suggests that all participants wear a mask. We remind everyone to maintain Social Distancing while in our facilities.

Committal Services will be held 10:00 AM Friday, September 18, 2020 at Fort Myers City Cemetery, Michigan Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33916.

Monetary Memorial Contributions in memory of Manuel Barboza Estrada are suggested to Maria Barboza, c/o Mullins Memorial 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral FL 33909.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Leslie Prado Sep 15, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I love you always Daddy, I will miss so much! I know you’ll be watching and guarding us from above, until we are reunited once again. Fly high

    Your daughter,

  2. Juan (JJ) Prado Sep 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Manuel (meño) was the kindest and most loving human beings I’ve ever come across my life. He was forgiving as he was honest with every act and word that came out of him. Manuel was my second earthly father and im so thankful to god all mighty for putting him in my path. I miss him and will keep him in my heart always. Love you Meño and I will see you someday and smile with you along kevin and all our loved ones.

  3. Meikole Hall Sep 15, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    This world is dimmer now that such a bright soul has gone home. Mr. Barboza, may your wings be as strong as your spirit as they carry you to paradise. It was my honor to meet you and my blessing to know you.

  4. Christopher Black Sep 16, 2020 at 10:36 am

    I regret not having the opportunity to meet Mr. Barboza, but I have served in the military and work alongside his daughter Diana for many years. If she is an example of the man he was I missed meeting someone truly great.

    In closing I say Mr. Barboza, you may rest peacefully as you have done a wonderful job leaving an amazing legacy to carry on your passion, kindness, fearlessness and spirit for a lifetime.

    We look forward to seeing the same in Heaven when we get there.


  5. Jaclyn Howell Sep 17, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss Maria, Diana and Leslie ♥️

  6. Yolanda Barnhill Sep 18, 2020 at 10:43 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time and always. May you find strength and comfort from each other. God bless!!

  7. Diana Jones Sep 30, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Daddy, I know now that you’re body is finally able to lay at rest & be at peace, no more pain or discomfort… I’m happy that you can now be reunited with your Father, Mother, brother and son. Just know that we are missing 💔 you dearly but we know that your still with us in spirit as you watch over us now. I will forever cherish the memories you and mom blessed us will. We’ll always ❤️ love you.

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