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Grand Prairie Funeral Home

733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie, TX

OBITUARY

Mrs. San Juanita "Janie" Garcia

September 26, 1959September 1, 2020
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Janie Garcia, born on September 26, 1959, resided in Dallas, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Baylor Hospital. She was born in San Diego, Texas, to Canuto Solis and Maria Elena Cruz. Janie retired from the Dallas Police Department after 25 years of service. She was passionate about God and her family. She loved dancing, music, traveling and go to the casinos.

She is preceded in death by her father Canuto Solis, mother Maria Elena Cabrera, and grandfather Francisco “Papy” Garcia. Janie is survived by her husband Jaime Garcia of 42 years. Two daughters Krystalbel Garcia-Riedel husband Jerry, and Melissa Cabrera. Also, survived by sister Diana Martinez husband Carlos, sister Irene Cabrera, brother Canuto Solis, Jr., brother Jose Angel Cabrera, grandson Gabriel Riedel, granddaughter Kaelyn Riedel, grandson Leroy Vigil, Jr., grandson Christian Vigil, granddaughter Mariah Vigil, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. The viewing and rosary will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 4:00 pm -8:00pm at the Grand Prairie Funeral Home 733 Dalworth Street Grand Prairie, Texas 75050. The church services will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Michael's the Archangel Catholic Church 2910 Corn Valley Road Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. Internment is immediately after mass and will be held at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum 3001 S Belt Line Rd, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

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

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jerry Riedel, Active Pallbearer
  • Christian Vigil, Active Pallbearer
  • Trinidad Delgado, Active Pallbearer
  • Jaime Carrillo, Active Pallbearer
  • Javier Garcia, Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Zachary Martinez, Active Pallbearer
  • Jay Lopez, Active Pallbearer
  • George Lopez, Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Gabriel Riedel, Active Pallbearer

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service

Memories

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James Garcia

September 10, 2020

Babe I remember the first day we met at the State Fair of Texas by Big Tex. I saw you I
fell in love with you on that day back in 1976. You ask me for my phone number and you said you would call me the next day and you did. When you called me you told me you were Janie I asked you if you remembered my name and you said yes its James. We didn’t know what else to talk about so I ask you for your number and you gave it to me. I called you on the third day we talked more and I ask if I could take you out you said yes and we went dancing. You will always be the love of my life. You are my gem my everything, thank you for always loving me and putting up with me. We had our up’s and down in life but we knew our love was always true love. I will miss you telling me what to do and asking me what are you going to make to eat. It’s going to be hard to fill the emptiness in my heart. Everything I see around the house that was yours just brings back memories. I will never forget you babe. I will miss going to the casinos with you and going on vacation. I will especially miss taking you to the State Fair of Texas to give you a kiss every year by Big Tex where we first met. I will miss us spending time with our grandkids together. Babe you told me I better buy a plot next to you if not you would come back and haunt me. So I bought the plot next to you so you don’t come back to haunt me. Until we meet again babe, RIP I will always love you. My beautiful wife my one and only. ❤️

Carmen Espinosa

September 9, 2020

I met Janie and Jamie thru mutual friends when I would come to Dallas. We would go dancing and of course to the Casino. - it was always great spending time with them. She was so full of life and a wonderful friend - she will be greatly missed. My prayers are for Jamie and her Krystalbel and Family.

John R. Allen

September 9, 2020

Janie was an asset to the DPD,and a very good employee who loved to help people,and Police Officers. She worked in GID,Auto Theft when I was assigned to GID, Property Recovery/Pawn Shop Unit. She was a Grand and Gracious Lady,and fun to be around and work with. My thoughts and prayers go out to her Husband,family,and many friends during this time of grief and sorrow. Philippians 1:21-For me to live is Christ,to die is gain. John R. Allen,Retired DPD & Retired Alvarado PD

Patricia Allen

September 9, 2020

Janie was our clerk for the auto theft unit know as
The Junkyard Dogs.
I remember when the guys were behind on giving her their activity reports she would get on them. I remember she would play this tune I'd never heard before. " I'm gonna whip somebody bad" .
Like I said I'd never heard it before but it was perfect. Now I won't be able to get the tune out of my head.
Janie you were so appreciated and will be missed by many.
May you Rest in Peace and may your family be comforted.

Billy Prince

September 9, 2020

Janie Garcia served the DPD and citizens of Dallas for much of her adult life. Gratitude, prayers and condolences to her family. Thank you for sharing her with us. She must have been a very special lady.

Lupe Lomas

September 9, 2020

As a City of Dallas employee, l had the pleasure of having lunch with Janie several times with her and my sister Frances Aleman. I remember her always having to leave the restaurant with a large cup of ice.
She was a wonderful, funny, and beautiful person with a big heart. My deepest condolences to Jaime and all her family. Rest In Peace Amiga.....Pita

Nancy Lewis

September 9, 2020

I worked with Janie at the Dallas Police Department, North Central Division. She was a remarkable person whom always had a giant smile on her face. She said the funniest things and I had never met anyone else quiet like her. I always told her she should have her own TV show because she was over the top hilarious. Thanks for always making each day the best day ever.

Janie, may you rest in peace and my heart goes out to your dear family in the void you leave behind.

Gloria Lopez

September 8, 2020

Gloria Lopez

September 8, 2020

Gloria Lopez

September 8, 2020


Janie, I don't think I'll ever get over you passing.
We thought we would out live our husbands
and become old maids together.
You always did & always will have my heart.
It's hard to handle not hearing your laughter and playfully fighting with my brother Jaime. That was your trade mark.
Only god knew what we didn't. When your time would come.
You will never be forgotten. You will ALWAYS be in our hearts. Until we all meet again.
Love & Miss you
Your sister n law
Gloria

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