Services for Mary I. Garcia, of Lubbock will be Friday, June 5, 2015 10:00 a.m., at Maranatha Church of the Living God (4313 Ave D) with her son, Pastor Elias Garcia officiating. Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. A prayer service will be held tonight, Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at Maranatha Church of the Living God. The body will lie in state at the Maranatha Church of the Living God from Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. until service time on Friday. The family will be receiving friends at the church during this time. Anyone wishing to visit the family or bring food may bring it to the church.
Mary passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in Lubbock. She was born July 31, 1932 in Corpus Christi to Ascencion and Petra Sanchez. She married the late Elias Garcia in February of 1953 in Goree. She moved her family to Lubbock in 1969. She was a member of Maranatha Church of the Living God. She was a great mother, a good cook and loved to provide for her family. She treasured her grandchildren and the people in her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter Angelita Reyna in 2006; a son Mike S. Garcia in 2010 and a brother Antonio Sanchez.
Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Emilio Garcia and Elias Garcia both of Lubbock; Four daughters Janie Diaz of Arlington, Estella Oyerbides, Yoland Busby and Brenda Ramirez all of Lubbock; A brother, Andrew Sanchez of Weatherford; and a sister Sally Sanchez; Twenty-eight grandchildren, forty-wo great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.
Casket Bearers will be: Elias Garcia III, Day Diaz, Ernest Diaz Jr., Carlos Oyerbides Jr., Emilio Garcia Jr., Sammy Molina Jr., Jonathan Busby, Christopher Ramirez
Honorary Casket Bearers will be: Jeremy Rodriquez, Mosies Martinez, Ray Nanez