Amelia Garcia Gutierrez, 89, passed away Friday, October 22, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas surrounded by those who love her.
Amelia was born in Beeville, Texas on April 10, 1932, to Agustin and Antonia Garcia. Amelia was the seventh child of 11 brothers and three sisters. Amelia served the State of Texas where she passionately cared for people with special needs at the Lubbock State School. Amelia was a devout Baptist who was a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista in Lubbock since 1970. Amelia believed it was her ministry and calling by God to take her widowed friends to and from church, doctors’ appointments, and other errands in and out of town.
Amelia is survived by her children, David (Fran) Gutierrez of Salado; Ruth (Billy) Martinez of Lubbock; Adam (Meiko) Gutierrez of Lubbock. Her grandchildren, Aaron (Kathryn) Martinez of Tyler; Jacob Martinez of Arizona; Angela Martinez (Jerry McLaughlin) of Lubbock; Maurio Gutierrez of Lubbock; Lindsey Gutierrez of Lubbock; and Austin Gutierrez of New York. She enjoyed the time she spent picking up her grandchildren from school and having them spend the night at her house. Great-Grandchildren, Rogers and Landry Martinez of Tyler, Amelia and Violet Jones-Martinez of Arizona. Siblings, Armando (Lorraine) Garcia of New Mexico, Alicia (Agustin) Rey of Plainview, Abel (Mona) Garcia of Beeville. Extended family, Hana (Scott) Robertson, McKenzie Proctor, Cason Proctor, Cannon Robertson of Lubbock; Angie Wilson of Huntington, Alyssa Martinez of Lubbock; Jessica (Arthur) Perez, Arthur, Mikhayla, Arianna of Pennsylvania; Natalie (Ryan) Tumey, Jackson, Harley of Temple; Amanda Frosoni of Temple; Matt (Carlee) Frosoni of New York.
Amelia was predeceased by her parents, Agustin (1986) and Antonia (1987) and five brothers and two sisters.
The viewing will be held Monday, October 25, 2021, at 4pm in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors. A service led by Rev. Fred Smith to follow at 6:30pm. Interment to be at Cementerio Evangelico in Beeville, Texas on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
Because of Amelia’s love for cats and dogs, the family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to their local animal shelter of choice. The family would like to especially thank Vera Gutierrez, who never hesitated to visit or help and whom Amelia loved dearly. Thank you to Dr. Nehal Mittal for the years of caring for Amelia medically. And thank you to Allie Seifert from Caprock Home Health for everything you did to help Amelia regain her strength.
We will miss your sweet spirit, Nana.
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