Obituary of Mary Ellen Navarro Garcia
I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he should die
will come to life, and whoever is alive and believes in me will never die. John 11:25
Our beloved Mary Ellen Navarro Garcia, age 78, was called to Our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Catherine Navarro and her brothers, Manuel Navarro, Jr., Raymond Navarro, and Rudolph “Rudy” Navarro.
Mary Ellen married Gabriel on June 10, 1989 and together enjoyed over 32 years of a loving union. She retired from AISD as an administrative secretary with over 22 years of faithful service. Mary Ellen was 100% family oriented person whose first priority was to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and always care for her husband, three children, her grandchildren, and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, Gabriel Garcia; her children, Ron Navarro Gonzales, Loretta DaLaNeyce Gonzales (Lasedrick Williams), and Trey Navarro Gonzales and his wife, Trinity; her treasured grandchildren, DáJawne LeRaye Robinson (Brittany), DáVawne Rayel Robinson (Marilyn), JáVawne RayAngelo Poland, and Tré Austin Gonzales; her great grandchildren, Arya Robinson, Drey Robinson, and Myla Robinson, LeRelle Robinson, ZaMaura Robinson, and Kali Robinson; her brother, Edward Navarro; sisters-in-law, Alice Navarro and Dolores Navarro; her two best friends, Carmen Guerrero and Annabel Tokola, and numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.
Honored Pallbearers will be her grandsons, DáJawne LeRaye Robinson, DáVawne Rayel Robinsone, JáVawne RayAngelo Poland, and Tré Austin Gonzales; her sons, Trey Navarro Gonzales and Ron Navarro, and Joseph Ferralez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Daniel Navarro, David Navarro, George Navarro, Adrian Figueroa, Victor Garcia and Gerardo Garcia.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with Recitation of Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Mission Funeral Home – South Side, 6204 S. First St., Austin, Texas. In honor of Mary Ellen’s wishes the casket will be open from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for those who would like to pay their respects and will close at 7:00 p.m. for the rest of the evening services. Recitation of Holy Rosary will be live-streamed to allow those unable to attend to participate. Follow link to Facebook Live Mission - South Side
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at San Jose Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest Ave., Austin, Texas. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, 3650 S. IH 35 Frontage Rd., Austin, Texas. Please join the family at Mass beginning at 1:00 p.m. There will be no additional visitation at the funeral home prior to Mass. Mass will be live-streamed to allow those unable to attend to participate. Follow link to Facebook Live San Jose Catholic Church.
A Mother’s love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendored miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God’s tender guiding hand.
—HELEN STEINER RICETo plant a tree in memory of Mary Navarro Garcia, please visit Tribute Store