Marciano Guerrero Sr.

August 26, 1940 - April 21, 2023

Marciano Antonio Guerrero, Sr., 82, of Lumberton, died Friday, April 21, 2023. He was born on August 26, 1940, in Matamoros, Mexico.

Marciano moved to Galveston, Texas when he was 16 years old with his father, Daddy ‘O Sanchez, and the rest of his family. Marciano became an experienced paint and body repairman. His first job was at a paint and body shop in Orange, Texas. He then later moved to Beaumont, Texas and started his own paint and body shop called, “Star Paint and Body Shop.”

In 1965, he married Mary Ellen, his wife of fifty-seven years, and together they had three children. In 1987, they founded Elena’s Mexican Restaurant on College Street, where it still stands today.

Marciano was an active member of the Men’s Club LULAC Council and Cristo Rey Catholic Church. For many years he was asked to emcee at local festivals, weddings and quinceañeras. Marciano loved fishing, hunting, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. Above all, he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His children say that he often told them, “You can buy anything, but you can’t buy more time with family.”

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Guerrero; children, Judith Hernandez; Yvette Horn and her husband, Edmund Horn, Sr.; Marciano Guerrero, Jr.; and Gero Jasso; grandchildren, Carlos Hernandez, Jr. and his wife, Lizbeth; Kourtney Clark and her husband, Travis; Nicholas Hernandez; Edmund Horn, Jr. and his wife, Claudia; Ciara Horn Burkhalter and her husband, Zachary; and Jayden Guerrero; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Averi, and Raleigh Hernandez; Kylee and Gus Clark; and Mia Hernandez; sisters, Virginia Escamilla, Maria Luisa Rodriguez, Maria Del Socorro Sanchez, Alicia Alfaro,  and Dolores Sanchez; brothers, Ricardo Sanchez, Sr., Henry Enrique Sanchez, Sr., Juan Antonio Sanchez, Sr., Francisco Guerrero Sanchez, and Jesus Alfredo Sanchez.

Marciano is preceded in death by his parents, Maria Luisa Guerrero Sanchez and Lorenzo Perez Sanchez, Sr.; sisters, Dora Sanchez and his infant sister, Dora Sanchez; brothers, Emilio Sanchez, Sr., and his infant brother, Joey Sanchez.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hearing Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1397, New York, New York 10018, to continue the research done for Ménières Disease.

A Rosary for Mr. Guerrero will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of his family and friends to follow Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2023, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. A reception will be held following his burial at Elena’s, 1865 College Street, Beaumont.



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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • April 27, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • April 27, 2023
  • 5:30 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Anne Catholic Church
  • 2715, Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77702,
  • April 28, 2023
  • 10:00 am


Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • April 28, 2023

Comments (27)

    Maria. Montiel says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Guerrero family. You’re in my thoughts and in my prayers at this difficult time. Martin. Maria. Montiel

    Carl H Lopez says:

    Prayers for Elena and family. Rest in peace Pinocchio. You were a great and wonderful man.

    Reginald Boykin says:

    I’m so sorry Yvette and Ed for your loss, please give my condolences to all of your family members, may God be will you doing your time of sorrow

    Doris Guerrero says:

    Elena I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and family.

    Carmen Lopez Vega says:

    My deepest condolences to the Guerrero family. Praying God gives ya strength and comfort during this time. He accomplished many goals in his life and in the community. But most importantly he created a beautiful family. I will always remember his cheerful smile.

    Carmen Lopez Vega

    Dan Hallmark says:

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss of Marciano, your husband and partner all of these years.
    I have many fond memories of you and he at Texas Commerce Bank and the many special experiences we enjoyed with you catering our functions at the bank and the many dinners I have enjoyed at Elena’s. I have long admired your ability to successfully manage your restaurant in a very competitive market.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers.
    Warmest regards and deepest condolences,
    Dan Hallmark

    Jerolyn CollierFrazier says:

    Yvette and your entire Family you have my deepest sympathy of Love Strength and Peace. Your father lord all I can say is what a Legacy he has created under Gods authority. I love you my friend and I Thank you for sharing him with so many and we pray for Peace upon you in Jesus name we pray Amen 🙏🏿 Amen Amen

    Mary Beth Cloninger says:

    Mary Ellen you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mary Beth and Gerald Cloninger

    Manuel and Erin Godina says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Guerrero family on your loss. Pinocchio was always a good and kind man to all and will be missed greatly.

    Cindy Colichia & Jordan Colichia - Larry's Refrigeration & A/C says:

    Our deepest sympathy to such a wonderful and loving family. This is truly a great loss for Southeast Texas.

    Solly Escobedo says:

    Condolences to the family and friends.

    Family of Joe and Carmen Escobedo Jr.

    David Ritter says:

    Elena, I’m so sorry for your loss. May our Lord comfort and bless you and your family.

    Rose Ramirez says:

    Our condolences to the Family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Prayers for healing and peace.

    Linda/Jim Sachitano says:

    Mary Ellen, I just happened upon this on Broussards. I am so very sorry and you and your family have our prayers. We will plan to see you Thursday or Friday at the service.

    Billy Berryman says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Lillian Kolander says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Cherish the memories that you and your husband made together.

    Alexander Gongora Jr says:

    Vicky and I send our condolences to the families of a great man who contributed so much to all who knew him. His caring and love to his community meant so much to us all. I have always admired and respected his leadership and involvement. What a wonderful human being we were lucky to have, God bless and rest in peace.

    Sandy & Joseph F. Fertitta says:

    our prayers and sympathy to your families at this your time of loss. may he rest in peace. Joseph Fertitta Texas Coffee Co.

    Valerie Hignett Brocato says:

    Elena, Judy, Yvette and the entire family: Sending deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, dad, grandfather, great grandfather. What a beautiful legacy he leaves behind in his greatest treasure his family, and a life well lived. Prayers ascending for you all.

    Ruth McGill and Family says:

    I’m so sad to hear about the loss of Mr. Guerrero. I know he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Barbara Fesco Lettau says:

    Elena, I am so sorry to hear about Tony. He was an AWESOME guy. You and your family are in my THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. When you are up to talking
    give me a call. I know you have had your hands full. RIP SWEET TONY 😇🌹🙏🏼🙏🏼

    Virginia Flores Gleason. says:

    So sorry on the loss of your loved one. May God give you and your family comfort during this difficult time.

    Robert and Raye Castro says:

    Raye and I are so sorry to hear of your painful loss. May Our Lord strengthen your hearts and may you have God’s peace in the knowledge that a place for your husband, and father has been prepared for him.
    “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted,
    and saves the crushed in spirit.”

    Psalm 34:18

    Jimmy and Paula Garcia says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers for the family.

    Rhett+Cody+&+Family says:

    Condolences to the family, Mr. Guerrero was always so friendly.

    Rodney and Melody Marks says:

    So sorry for your loss Tony was a great person and always a joy to be around. God be with the family

    Ruby Bell says:

    Sincere condolences to your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

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