Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Ernestina R. Garcia

December 16, 1931November 26, 2019
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Ernestina R. Garcia passed away on November 26, 2019 at the age of 87. She was born on December 16, 1931 in Brownsville, Texas. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Ernestina was a member of the Guadalupanas in Corpus Christi. She will be remembered for her strong love of God, her kind heart and kind words and cherished for being the best cook in the family. Ernestina always had a positive outlook on life and was sure to thank everyone for their kind gestures.

Ernestina is now reunited with her parents, Samuel and Eulilia Rodriguez; husband, Pedro Garcia; son, Samuel Henry Garcia.

She leaves her loving memories to her children, Diana Gonzales (Carlos), Maria Delia Garcia, Oscar Garcia, Isaac Garcia (Laura), Alexander Garcia, Gilda Garcia.

She was blessed with her grandchildren who loved her very much, Craig Gonzales (Liza), Crystal Black (David), Cheri Marini (Manuel), Nathaniel Garcia, Derrick Garcia (Connie), Stephanie Garcia. She was additionally blessed with her great grandchildren, Ava Yzaguirre, Malcolm Black, Jolene Black, August Marini, Angie Abolos, Zander Abolos, Sofia Garcia, and Sam Garcia.

Active Pallbearers are Craig Gonzales, Nathaniel Garcia, Isaac Garcia, Oscar Garcia, Alex Garcia and David Black.

Honorary Pallbearers are her great grandsons, Malcolm Black and August Marini.

Family will receive friends at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. a Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Cathedral on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

To offer your condolences visit www.memorygardensfuneralhome.com


  • Diana Gonzales (Carlos), Daughter
  • Maria Delia Garcia, Daughter
  • Oscar Garcia, Son
  • Isaac Garcia (Laura), Son
  • Alexander Garcia, Son
  • Gilda Garcia, Daughter
  • Craig Gonzales (Liza), Grandchild
  • Crystal Black (David), Grandchild
  • Cheri Marini (Manuel), Grandchild
  • Nathaniel Garcia, Grandchild
  • Derrick Garcia (Connie), Grandchild
  • Stephanie Garcia, Grandchild
  • Ava Yzaguirre, Great Grandchild
  • Malcolm Black, Great Grandchild
  • Jolene Black, Great Grandchild
  • August Marini, Great Grandchild
  • Angie Abolos, Great Grandchild
  • Zander Abolos, Great Grandchild
  • Sofia Garcia, Great Grandchild
  • Sam Garcia, Great Grandchild
  • Samuel and Eulilia Rodriguez, Parents (deceased)
  • Pedro Garcia, Husband (deceased)
  • Samuel Henry Garcia, Son (deceased)

  • Craig Gonzales
  • Nathaniel Garcia
  • Isaac Garcia
  • Oscar Garcia
  • Alex Garcia
  • David Black
  • Malcolm Black, Honorary
  • August Marini, Honorary


  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Holy Rosary Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Interment Friday, December 6, 2019


Ernestina R. Garcia

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Casaundra Allen

December 7, 2019

Alex, prayers for you and your family during this time.


Shelly Mosser

December 5, 2019

To the Garcia family,
Although we have lost touch over the years, I think of you often and you are in my prayers at this difficult time. May God bless you all.
Shelly Mosser

Maria Peppers

December 5, 2019

During this time of sadness and loss, I'm praying God will comfort you and your family. May His peace carry you through this difficult time.

Christine Richardson

December 4, 2019

My deepest condolences for the entire Garcia family for your loss. I am praying for your comfort and healing during this very difficult time. I hope the love that surrounds you gives you strength and peace. Aunt Tina’s memory will live on with all of us.

Samuel Richardson

December 4, 2019

Garcia Family please receive our heartfelt condolences. Aunt Tina was a ray of sunshine. Her presence and her beautiful smile radiated her love for us. It was a joy to see Aunt Tina and mom laughing up a storm when they were together. That was the best part of all.
Rest In Peace Aunt Tina.

Monica Costantino

December 3, 2019

I want to send my condolences to all of the Ernestina R. Garcia family. May the Gift of The Holy Spirit give all of you strenght at this time of your loss.

God Bless all of you,

Monica Costantino

Cecilia Barron Bazan

December 2, 2019

My Tia Tina was very special lady. My mother Aurora was always so happy to see her when she would come to visit us in Brownsville. Tia Tina was wonderful Aunt and sister to all her other sisters and brothers. I love to sit and watch them talk and laugh in the kitchen at my house. Love you Tia . May you RI P. My deepest condolences to the Garcia family.

Sylvia Molly Richardson Martinez

December 2, 2019

My dearest Aunt Tina was the light of my life and for others in my family. She was the loveliest friendliest adoring lady I have ever known. She gave so much of herself. I remember when my mother did not have enough to cloth us for the school year she offered to buy material to make a couple of dresses for me. We were always so happy to see her. May God receive her in His Kingdom and may she be reunited with her loved ones. Tia you can talk to your brothers and sisters including my mom and tell all the wonderful stories you loved to share. My deepest condolences to her children who adored her. Love Sylvia R Martinez

Ellen Richardson-Liska

December 1, 2019

My deepest Condolences to the Garcia family. My deepest memory of Aunt Tina is her Smile. I remember all the summers we spent in her home with all my cousins. She always made sure we had plenty to eat and always welcomed us with open arms and of coarse always with a smile on her face. Thank you aunt Tina for all the fondest memories in your home you will deeply be missed . God Bless you and May you rest in Peace

Bob Richardson

November 29, 2019

Offering respectful condolences and sympathies to the Garcia family at this difficult time. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a wonderful treasure to always hold in your heart miss you forever & always...now embraced by the Holy Spirit, comforted by the Holy Mary Mother of God, may you rest in peace Tia. Say hello to all whom have past before, to include Sam, Aurora, Cecilia, Amy, Juan, Chon and our Mother, Maria Elena.