Ismael Benavente was born on June 17, 1958 to Francisco Benavente and Maria Elena Benavente in Emiliano Zapata, Durango. He is 1 of 12 children and is survived by his 2 daughters Elizabeth and Jennifer Benavente, 9 of his siblings (Rosa, Victor, Hortencia, Heraclio, Candelario, Paulina, Belen, Rodolfo and Raul) and is preceded in death by two of his sisters (Cirila and Petra). Ismael came to the US at the young age of 18 with his older siblings where he established his life in Houston, Tx.

Ismael who went by Smiley was loved and cherished by all who met him. He had the sweetest heart and a laugh that was so contagious and could fill up the room. Never a dull moment with him. Smiley enjoyed listening to old school rock and roll, playing the guitar, playing pool was his passion, and watching his favorite movie “The Warriors” but most of all spending time with his 7 grandkids (Alexa Anahi, Andrea Marie, Alyssa, Adrian, Ricky, Xavier Ismael, and Damien). He was always a responsible, hard working man no doubt. Anyone can tell you that his best and favorite part of life was his Family. Ismael gained his wings far too soon on March 19, 2022. We will make sure his memory will live on forever

708 College Ave
South Houston, Tx 77587

Visitation
Friday March 25th
3 to 4 private
4 to 8 public

Chapel service
Saturday March 26
8 Am to 9:30

Interment
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Gate time 10Am