Constanza Barrera Garcia
Constanza Barrera Garcia received her crown on March 4, 2013. Born on October 21, 1924, in Guardado de Abajo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Constanza is preceded in death by Vicente Hinojosa Garcia (husband), Parents (Antonio and Maria Barrera), daughter (Miroslavia Garcia Sanchez). Survived by her children: Vicente L. Garcia Jr. and wife Mona , Eva Garcia Cuellar and husband Samuel, Maria Irma Garcia Williams and husband David, Francisca Garcia Garza and husband Arnold,and Rolando Garcia. 11 Grandchildren: Vincent E. Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, Sandra L. Cuellar, Samuel Cuellar III, Juan Jose Cuellar, Stephanie Sanchez, David Williams, Joshua Williams, Jason Garza, Nikki Garza Burton, Valerie Garza Johnson. 16 Great-grandchildren: one sister, Lucila Castellano; three brothers, Ignacio Barrera, Juventino Barrera and Venancio Barrera.
Mom/Nana, came to America in 1952, and immediately began building a life rich with love for her family and her Lord with the love of her life. Her signature of joy was always felt in her home by the fragrant smells of her traditional Mexican cooking/baking that she would share with anyone coming through her front door. You might find her on the porch sipping coffee and sharing God’s word or giving her children advice. Learning to speak English in an unknown territory became her passion as did becoming a United States of America citizen. Her dream was accomplished in 1972. Although her hearing was impaired, our Mother heard with her heart and her eyes, never missing an opportunity to express it. Living on the coast she weathered through many storms and always came out stronger and more appreciative of the life she was given. Her journey was tough sometimes with her husband working out to sea for months at a time, but with her Mother by her side for many years they created beautiful works of art making handmade quilts for the family. Her dignity and regal style was slowly stripped from her by the horrible effects of Dementia and Parkinson’s disease, but even so, through her year long journey she won the love of her caregivers, Doctors and nurses. Though her path has been difficult, and we clung to her for dear life, God took her fragile, beautiful hand and walked her into the Glory land, and the scenery is no longer dim and unknown, it sparkles with her presence as she dines at his table with her family that has waited for her to join them. She has completed the path God selected for her, and one day we shall all dine together, but until then her sparkle will forever be ignited in our hearts with memories of a life lived honoring her God and her family.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City from 5 PM until 8 PM. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Carnes Funeral Home at 10 AM with the burial to follow.
Thank you to Altus Hospice, Mrs. R. Salas, Mrs. D. Mendez, Ms. M. Hart, Mrs. Mandy V, LVN , Ms. J Mimoune, Ms. C. Dry, Mrs. M. Acosta, Mrs. A. Luna, Ms. D. Nolasco, Mrs. C. Gamez, Mr. Nosa, and numerous others that provided help both medically and physically. You are angels of God on this earth!