Paula G. Garza, 93, of Lubbock, Texas took her place in the presence of the Lord, leaving this world the same way she lived her life, praying and believing. Leaving the memory of loving God, being a woman of prayer and loving her family without limit or reservation.
Paula was born on June 29, 1930, to Eloisa Garcia and Ramon Guerra in Ayende, Nuevo León Mexico. In 1944 she moved to the United States where she would earn her citizenship at the age of 75.
It was in a small church in east Lubbock, Texas that Paula Garza, along with her family, made the most remarkable life-changing decision of her life. She gave her life to Jesus under the ministry of Cresencio Salazar. Among all of the work and accomplishments of her 93 years this was by far her favorite one. She lived the rest of her years serving, worshiping, and loving her Lord and Savior.
In 1944 she married her one and only husband Trinidad Garza who passed away in 1993. Paula and Trinidad brought 8 children into this world and went on to have: Josefina Garza Castañeda, Gerardo G. Garza, Sylvia Garza, Gilberto G. Garza, George Luis Garza, Trinidad Garza, Jr., Jose Carlos Garza and Eloisa Garza. She also raised Juan Jesus Garcia III and Jessica D. Garcia. She was a loving grandmother to 19 grandchildren and too many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren to count.
Paula Garza was a member of Pathway to the Cross Assembly of God church for 59 years. She was an amazing cook making a living for herself alongside her daughter, Josefina, helping her open Josie’s Restaurant and making the best Tamales in Lubbock, Texas. Her favorite hobby was reading her bible, praying and spending time with her family and closest friends.
Preceding Paula in death by Trinidad Garza, Gerardo G. Garza, Sylvia Garza, Gilberto G. Garza, Jose Carlos Garza and Eloisa Garza. Closest carriers or her loving memory are Josefina Garza Castañeda, George Luis Garza and Trinidad Garza, Jr.
Services for Mr. Garza will be 10:00 Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Pathway to the Cross Church with Pastor Lauro Hernandez officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. A prayer service will be held 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at The Pathway to the Cross Church with visitation starting at 1:00 pm.