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Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX

OBITUARY

Celia B. Cantu

May 16, 1940May 21, 2020
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Celia "Morena" B. Cantu, was called to heaven on Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was 80 years of age.

Celia was a devout Catholic. In her earlier years, she was an active parishioner of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church. She volunteered a lot of her time at Our Lady of Corpus Christi. She has been a part of so many people’s lives, leaving them with many memories to cherish.

The most important thing to Celia was taking care of her family, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Nothing was ever too difficult for her to do for them, with no questions asked she was always just a phone call away.

Celia is preceded in death by the love of her life, "Dad", Robert T. Cantu; her parents, Jose H. and Leonore C. Benavidez; two brothers, Juan and Francisco Benavidez; and one sister, Lydia Soliz.

She leaves behind her family, three children, Mary Patricia Garza (Steve), Robert B. Cantu Jr. and Michelle Marie Rivera (Steve); six grandchildren, Stephanie Marie Crisp (Jimmy), Michael Christopher Rivera, Jessica Cantu, Steven Patrick Rivera, Jared Elijah Cantu and Philip Andrew Rivera; two great-grandchildren, Robert Joseph Crisp and Neveah Cantu; three brothers, three sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Benavidez, Roberto Benavidez, Raul Benavidez, Juan Garcia, Raul Ortiz and Steven Salcido.

A visitation for Celia will be held Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Memory Gardens Funeral Home with a holy rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemoryGardensFuneralHome.com for the Cantu family.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Patricia Garza (Steve), Daughter
  • Robert B. Cantu Jr., Son
  • Michelle Marie Rivera (Steve), Daughter
  • Stephanie Marie Crisp (Jimmy), Grandchild
  • Michael Christopher Rivera, Grandchild
  • Jessica Cantu, Grandchild
  • Steven Patrick Rivera, Grandchild
  • Jared Elijah Cantu, Grandchild
  • Philip Andrew Rivera, Grandchild
  • Robert Joseph Crisp, Great Grandchild
  • Neveah Cantu, Great Grandchild
  • Robert T. Cantu, Husband (deceased)
  • Jose H. and Leonore C. Benavidez, Parents (deceased)
  • Juan and Francisco Benavidez, Brothers (deceased)
  • Lydia Soliz, Sister (deceased)
  • Mrs. Cantu also leaves three brothers, three sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins to cherish her memory.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jesse Benavidez
  • Roberto Benavidez
  • Raul Benavidez
  • Juan Garcia
  • Raul Ortiz
  • Steven Salcido

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Holy Rosary

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, May 29, 2020

Memories

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Bobby San Miguel

May 29, 2020

My Condolences and Prayers to the Family. Your mom is a Beautiful person with such a Loving Soul. Our family thinks so highly of her as well as your dad. We were so lucky to have them in our lives.
Rest in Peace Comadre Cantu.

The Downs ~ Iglesias

May 28, 2020

Your parents were wonderful friends of our parents. May fond memories of Mrs. Cantu bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before her passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
With loving memories,
Lupe, Lucinda and Cassandra

Virginia and Joe Gutierrez

May 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person

Rosa Jackson

May 24, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. She was like a second mom to us when we were little. Love her and will miss her but I’m sure she is up in heaven catching up everyone in heaven about how everybody still here is doing. Reunited with her parents, husband and so many others may her soul Rest In Peace.

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