Leticia Nora Black Obituary

Leticia Nora Black

November 30, 1954 – July 30, 2015


Leticia Nora Black was called home by the Lord on July 30, 2015.  She went peacefully into his arms at Laredo Medical Center at the young age of 60.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Cantu and Sylvia E. Gonzalez.

Nora is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Robert L. Black Jr.; children, Lindsey Black and Kasey (Joe) Gallardo; granddaughters, Madisyn R. Black, Kalena J. Gallardo, Kyrah J. Gallardo, Kaelynda J. Gallardo.

Nora was born on November 30, 1954 in Laredo, Texas to Oscar and Sylvia Cantu.  She graduated from Mirando City High School in 1972 and continued her education at Laredo Junior College and Laredo State University where she earned degrees in elementary education, bi-lingual education, and mid-management.  She married her high school sweetheart and dedicated the next 34 years to educating the children in the Mirando City, Oilton, and Bruni area.  She had many accomplishments over the years and touched many students’ lives with her caring attitude and smile she   wore all the time.  Her most prized accomplishment was when the Oilton Elementary Campus, where she was the principal, earned the National Blue Ribbon Campus award and was recognized by the President of the United States. She retired in 2007 and shifted her focus to her animals and garden which she loved dearly.

New York 2015 Statue of Liberty

The family would like to extend their utmost gratitude to all the physicians and staff at LMC who cared for her the final two weeks of her life as she battled pancreatic cancer.

In Lieu of flowers, please help fight the dreaded disease that took our loved one and contribute to either the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org

Funeral services will be held at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mirando City, Tx. at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015.  Interment will follow services at the Green Hill Cemetery, Hebbronville, TX.

Arrangements are under the direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, TX. 78040  (956)722-0001.


  • SALINAS, Tacho & Maria ELena says:

    Robbie, Our prayers ‘re with you & your family at this sad time. NORA owl
    Always be with us since memories never die. We will remember her as a child
    In Mirando and later when recently married. She was a beautiful person
    Inside and outside.Now she is in a good place, in PEace and pain free..May the LORD GIVE you STRENGTH at this time.
    Mari Salinas

  • henry thomas says:

    To one of the nicest people and one of the best teachers, I’ve ever known, we love you and will miss you, but we know that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
    May God bless this family.
    Coach Thomas and family

  • Cindy Rayborn says:

    Nora, my best friend since kindergarten; my sista from another mista; my partner in crime; oh, how you will be missed. You’ve taken a little piece of my heart with you, but I know I can be happy for you finding eternal peace and joy. Give Mama Sylvia a big hug for me!!!!!!! And my dad. I still need your help down here with mom, so stay nearby. I always knew you were the one, that knew exactly what i was going through. My heart is breaking that I won’t be with you tomorrow, but I know you will understand. I love you chingos !!!!!
    Robbie, Lindsey and Casey……love you, too.

  • Richard O Bowden says:

    Thank you Robbie for posting this and my condolence to you and your family.

  • Avia Klatt Dowden says:

    With love and deepest sympathies for the entire Cantu/Black families! Robbie and girls, you are in my prayers. I am so sorry.

  • John & Ana Puig says:

    We ask our Lord and Savior to accept Mrs Black in to His loving arms. May she now live her new life with Him free from pain and full of His glory. We loved you Lady and ask Jesus to please help your family during this difficult time. In Jesus we trust

  • rlblack5@gmail.com says:

    I lost my best friend, soul mate, and wife of 41 years to pancreatic cancer on Thursday, July 30, 2015. This is a terrible disease and would ask everyone who would like to remember Nora and her great, kind spirit can do so by donating to help fund research to stop this terrible disease. Please donate in her memory to the American Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.org or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at http://www.pancan.org


    • braulio says:

      Robbie I was sadden when I read about Nora’s passing. She was a great person and super fantastic educator. Please convey my condolences to your daughters and grandchildren. I pray that God may grant you and yours the strength and blessing needed during the grievance that follows this sad event. Forgive me for not attending the service but health reasons keep me running a day late and a dollar short these day. Again I am truly sorry for your tremendous loss. The Ruelas Family Braulio, Eppie, David, Carlos and Quirino(Reno).

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