Lillian "Lilly" B. De La Cruz

Lillian De La Cruz

Lillian “Lilly” De La Cruz

Lillian De La Cruz, 70, was born in Gonzales, Texas on May 13, 1947. She passed away July 12, 2017.

Lillian was a resident of Hitchcock, TX. She was a lover of dogs, reading magazines, books, and cookbooks. She will be deeply missed by numerous family members and friends.  A special thank you to life-long friends Domingo and Geneva Alvarado.

She is proceeded in death by sister, Liz Pérez; brother, Michael Ray Garza; mother, Bertha Benavides and father Jesse; grandmother, Guerillerma Gutiérrez, and in-laws, Refugio C. and Guadalupe De La Cruz, Sr.

Lillian is survived by husband of 40 years, Refugio C De La Cruz Jr. of Hitchcock, TX; son, Jason Eric De La Cruz (Jennifer), and grandson, Greyson Eric of League City, TX; sisters, Patricia Meyer (Robert), Sylvia Torres (Henry) of Galveston, TX and Chris Garza of Galveston, TX.

Lillian battled Parkinson’s Disease for 7 years. In her honor, please make all donations to the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, 2700 Southwest Freeway Suite 296 Houston, Texas 77098.

Guests are invited to share in the Celebration of Life Visitation from 5-7p.m., with a 7p.m. Reciting of the Rosary on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Carnes Funeral Home–Texas City, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas 77591.    

Celebration of Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 10114 Hwy 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563. Rite of Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.