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Marina Garza

July 29, 1988 — May 19, 2020

MARINA MARLYNN GARZA

JULY 29, 1988 – MAY 19, 2020

Her journey began on July 29, 1988 in Laredo, Texas, but was called home at the tender age of 31, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. That day Heaven gained an angel when Jesus opened His arms and welcomed her into his heavenly kingdom. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Marina was a beloved daughter to Rufino and Blanca M. Garza, a loving mother to Koraline Jay and Izabella Kay, a devoted wife to Kristian, a loving sister to Ivy Denise and Edgardo, and was a good friend to many. Her family was the center of her universe and she cherished them with all her heart.

Sadly, she fought a short battle with cancer and left behind countless loved ones whom adored her dearly. She will be remembered for her warm and radiant smile and joyful spirit.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents; Rufino Garza Villarreal and Maria Enriqueta Garza Alameda; and by her maternal grandfather, Rodolfo V. Mercado.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Kristian D. Cantu, beloved daughters; Koraline Jay and Izabella Kay; parents, Rufino Garza Alameda and Blanca Marina Garza Mercado; brother, Edgardo (Mayte) Garza; sister, Ivy Denise (Juan Jose Jr.) Romero; as well as by her niece, Abby Garza; and nephews; Emiliano Garza and Juan Jose Romero, III. She is further survived by her aunts and uncles, Lupita (Gilberto †) Mercado Garza, Cynthia Mercado Rodriguez, Veronica (Fred) Mercado Payle, Armando (Alicia) Garza, Heriberto (Tere) Garza, Ernesto (Carmelita) Garza, Natalia Garza, Amalia Garza, and Margarita Garza; cousins, Gilberto Garza, Jr., Rodolfo A. Garza, Alexsandra G. Garza, Fernando O. Garza, and Frederick Joseph Payle; in addition to numerous other relatives and friends.

Marina’s family will be receiving condolences on Sunday evening, May 24, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday morning, May 25, 2020 at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels where a Chapel Service will commence at 10 a.m.

Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Road, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marina Garza, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, May 24, 2020

5:00 - 9:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels

1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

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Rosary

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels

1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

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Chapel Service

Monday, May 25, 2020

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

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1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

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Burial

Monday, May 25, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

3200 N Meadow Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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