Maria B. Ramirez

October 21, 1943 - February 10, 2018

Maria Benavidez Ramirez, 74, a resident of Ft. Myers, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Ft. Myers. She was born October 21, 1943 in Knott, TX to Felix and Elena Benavidez, now deceased.

Maria was of the Catholic faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her family was her life, and she dedicated herself to them all, especially her husband Francisco. Maria also understood the importance of education, and always encouraged her grandchildren to do their very best in school. She also enjoyed having all of her family living locally. Holidays, especially Christmas, were her favorite times of the year. Maria also enjoyed cooking for her family and was a huge Elvis fan.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Francisco Ramirez of Ft. Myers; three loving daughters, Dianne Nipper (Mike) of Ft. Myers, Linda Center (Glenn) of Cape Coral and MaryJane Ramirez of Ft. Myers; one sister, Herminia Martinez of Hollywood, FL; six grandchildren, Michele (Brad), Darell, Elena, Frank, Angelena and Tyler; one great grandchild, Mia; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Maria was preceded in death by her daughter, Anna Marie Coffey; a sister, Rosa Garcia; and a brother, Felix Benavidez, Jr.

The family will have a time of visitation starting at 12:00 noon, Friday, February 16, 2018 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33916 with Brother Pete Jeter officiating. A committal service will follow at the Fort Myers City Cemetery.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


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