Religious Sections

Christ Church Episcopal


In 1894, the Ladies Guild of Christ Church Episcopal was assigned a plot in City Cemetery. Three years later, on March 10, 1897, Christ Church Episcopal was deeded a plot located near the Main gate of the City Cemetery along Meadow Avenue. This deed was granted to Reverend J. Ward, rector of Christ Church Episcopal, for the Bishop and Standing Committee of the Missionary District of Western, Texas.


Hebrew Rest


One of the most picturesque areas of the City Cemetery is the Jewish section, established shortly after the City Cemetery's founding. Enclosed by an ornate wrought iron fence, the manicured green lawn and large shade trees provide a serene resting place for many of Laredo's prominent citizens.

Ramon Gloria, caretaker of the cemetery from 1979 - 1984, established a section on the south side of the cemetery for Catholics called St. Francis. Other historic sections of the City Cemetery were reserved for the burial of infants and children, Laredo's African-Americans, and the residents of Mirando City. Two sections were dedicated for the interment of human remains from the Mexican Cemetery situated at Moctezuma Street. According to former cemetery director, Rachael Aguitar, additional reinterments occurred along the north fence line.

 

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