Alicia Nicole Martinez

Alicia Martinez

Alicia Martinez, 21, of Waco, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 in her Mom’s loving arms at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco.

Visitation: 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 21, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 22, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Carney of University Baptist Church of Waco officiating

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery

Very limited seating is available at the funeral home

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Alicia was born April 5, 1999 to Amy and Jesse Martinez, III in Waco. She was raised by her Mom and Dad, Amy and Jeremy Morales. While in elementary school, Alicia participated in puppet ministry with Church of the Open Door where she developed a passion for children’s ministry and mentor-ship. She attended Rapoport Academy for Junior High and High School.

While at Rapoport, Alicia was the first female robotics captain and served as team captain for two years. While in high school, she volunteered at The Mayborn Museum and continued to mentor young children. Alicia joined the PALs program to help develop better community resources for the Waco area. While attending high school, Alicia was a member of the Waco Youth Council. She graduated high school in 2017 from Rapoport Academy and received her Associate’s Degree just a few days before receiving her high school diploma. After high school, she joined the P-TECH Advisory Committee with Rapoport Academy and pushed for learning outside of the classroom and into the community.

Alicia recently agreed to partner again with the P-TECH Advisory Committee to walk through the journey of disrupting inequity in education at Rapoport. She won the Sheriff’s Scholarship in 2017 and the Chief Deputy’s Scholarship in 2018 from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office. Alicia began attending University Baptist Church and worked on her calling for child ministry.

She accomplished her lifelong dream of attending Baylor University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and was a semester shy of receiving her Master’s Degree. Social work was Alicia’s passion. She interned at Goodwill her second year at Baylor before starting her paid internship at Grassroots where she was a social worker who worked with middle school students. Alicia loved Waco. She strived to help her community with social work and outreach programs. She was a role model to her sisters, Grace and Kristen, as well to numerous cousins, friends and even her teachers. Alicia touched many lives during her brief time on earth. Numerous people have described her as a “Light” to others.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Rudolpho Sr. and Mary Sanchez and Jesus Salinas, Sr.; biological father, Jesse Martinez, III; and brother, Michael Martinez.

Alicia is survived by her parents, Jeremy and Amy Morales; sisters, Grace and Kristen Morales; older brother, Jesse Martinez, IV; younger brothers, Nicolas Martinez, Jon Martinez and Cristian Martinez; youngest sister, Mia Martinez; grandparents, Rudy and Betty Sanchez, George and Herlinda Morales, Jesse and Connie Martinez; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and many other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Eddy Sanchez Sr., Rudy Sanchez III, Israel Jimenez, Jacob Zuniga, Mario Sanchez and Nicholas Sanchez.

 

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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Condolence Messages

  1. Mikey Heins and Robin Pounders

    Dear family of Alicia Martinez,

    We were blessed to be her friends and classmates at Rapoport. Alicia had a gift for empathy and compassion towards others. She was incredibly bright and asked questions that always made those around her think. She was caring, generous, and kind. We miss her sweet smile and bubbly laugh. Our heartfelt condolences to your family. We are sending your family prayers and holding Alicia in our hearts.

    Deepest Condolences,
    Mikey Heins and Robin Pounders

  2. I offer my condolences to Alicia’s family and friends. From my time at Rapoport, I remember how she always smiled and had a good attitude. I was on the Robotics Team with her and I could tell how much she loved R3. She made a amazing impact on the Waco community, and that will never be forgotten.

    RIP Alicia.

  3. Hi I didn’t know Alicia , I was told about her passing through my dear friend Lezlie Rogers
    I would just like to say how very sorry I am for your enormous loss. From what iv heard about Alicia she was a credit to you both , you will be in my prayers
    Pam from UK xxxxxx

  4. My heart & prayers go out to Alicia’s family. Alicia was such an amazing young lady who impacted everyone around her. Mr. Mrs. Morales you did an outstanding job. Both of you & your children stand out in my memory of Rapoport Parents & students. I was praying faithfully & will continue to pray for your family. My heart is broken for those left behind but heaven is rejoicing that another soul came home.

  5. Nicholle Millington

    Alicia was such a light to my whole family, and we all have many fond memories of her. Getting to know her was truly a privilege, and being her friend was a joy. She was an incredibly special person – so full of charm, wit, and empathy for others. We will all miss her so much.
    My sincere condolences to all of Alicia’s other friends and family. Our community has experienced a tremendous loss. May she Rest In Peace, and may her soul continuously rejoice in the presence of our God in Heaven.

  6. I met Alicia through serving on the Baylor and Beyond Hall Council together during the spring of her freshman year. New to that position that spring, she was so eager and ready to contribute to the hall community. Although she did not stay at North Russell the following year, she remained constant in our community. Some of my fondest memories were during my final year at Baylor (2018-2019). I remember walking down the third floor only to suddenly hear thunderous laughter coming from the third floor lobby. I knew on the other side of the door I would find Alicia and Trista and I was about to walk into some fun. Alicia was always so ready to share a laugh and was so full of joy. She meant so much to the North Russell community and left a lasting impact on students like me through her kindness. I pray for God’s comfort, peace, and love to surround Alicia’s family and friends during this time.

  7. May her memory always be a blessing…… God bless you Amy and Jeremy, the girls, your parents and all the siblings and family as one. Forever in our prayers. Lisa and Arturo Gonzalez

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