SAN ANTONIO, TX. – Concepcion Garza, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, Tia, and sister passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the age of 92.
Concepcion, better known as Tia Coco to her family and friends was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 16, 1929. Tia Coco was a warrior of God all her life. From the age of 5 she was raised in Monterrey, Mexico where her parents moved with their family (7 children) to serve as missionaries. She completed her schooling in Mexico, but received her GED in Texas at a later time in life. At 18 she moved to Brownsville, Texas and was secretary to a local church organization and continued to serve the Lord in various ways. She found a partner in faith and life when, at the age of 32, she married Eleazar Garza Sr. on May 5, 1962 in McAllen, Texas. The couple lived and raised their two children in Brownsville, Texas until both children were adults. With her husband Tia Coco attended seminary school, founded and pastored with her husband the Templo Jerusalem, and owned Liberia La Luz and Garza Egg Co. After the death of her husband in 1997, Tia Coco moved to San Antonio, TX to be closer to her children and grandchildren. The Lord was always the focal point of Tia Coco’s life. She dedicated her life to praising his name spreading His love through her kindness, generosity, and wisdom. She was always involved in her local church and was the author of several books about faith and Christian spirituality.
She is survived by her two children, Eleazar Garza Jr. and Noemi Saldivar (Sergio Saldivar); two grandchildren, Abraham Saldivar (Danielle Alvarez- Saldivar) and Elizabeth Garza; one great-granddaughter, Grace Saldivar; three sisters Ada Rodriguez, Eva Rocha, and Ruth Zamarron; and one brother, Eli Villagomez.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, the May 02, 2021 between the hours of five o’clock in the afternoon and eight o'clock at night, with a prayer service to begin at six o’clock Sunday evening within the East Chapel of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home.
The family requests all funeral service attendees meet directly at the church. The Funeral Service will be held at one o'clock in the afternoon on Monday, May 03, 2021 at Templo Jerusalem Asambleas De Dios, 44 Western Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520. Interment will follow, via an escorted procession, at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4464 Old Port Isabel Road, Brownsville, Texas 78526.
Memories of Concepcion may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.
Personalized funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.
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