Monico "Tiny" Garcia

August 3, 1984December 31, 2020
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Monico Alberto Garcia, Jr., affectionately known as Tiny, passed away December 31, 2020. He was born August 3, 1984 to Sylvia and Monico Garcia, Sr. in Houston, Texas.

Tiny married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Karina Cervantes, on July 23, 2005. They welcomed their beautiful daughter, Lorelai Skye Garcia on November 27, 2012.

One of Tiny’s proudest accomplishments was being a father. He made it a point to spend quality time with his daughter. They loved building Lego sets or staying in bed listening to music for hours. The two were inseparable and true best friends.

Tiny worked for more than 12 years at ExxonMobil in Baytown, Texas. Throughout his time there he made hundreds of friends and earned the trust of those around him. He had a reputation as the guy who could help accomplish any task and could always be depended on.

Tiny was a charismatic, genuine soul. His nickname may have been Tiny, but he had the heart and personality of a giant. He would go through enormous lengths to ensure his family and loved ones were taken care of. Whether it was at the park playing basketball or talking to someone about comic books, he made countless connections throughout his lifetime. Even in his most difficult times he still found ways to show kindness and appreciation to those around him. He had a smile that lit up the entire room. His life was taken too soon, and he will be missed dearly.

Monico is survived by his wife of 15 years, Karina Cervantes Garcia; daughter, Lorelai Garcia; brother, Daniel Garcia; sisters, Sandra Garcia, Rebecca Garcia, and Maria Martinez. Also left to cherish his memory are numerous family, friends, and co-workers.

A visitation for "Tiny" will be held Monday, January 11, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo, 4136 Broadway St., Houston, TX 77087. A funeral mass will occur Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 8150 Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77017. A burial will occur Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11:30 AM. A committal service will occur Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598

Monico was preceded in death by his parents Monico Garcia, Sr. and Sylvia Garcia.


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021


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Cisco Trevino

January 27, 2021

It is hard to say goodbye to the most kindest person I've ever met. I all started in middle school at SoHo Int. As we played ball together, Monico was always in a great mood he made it a task to see you smile. I man that would literally take his shirt of his back to see you break a smile. Men like this come far and in-between. He wanted everyone near him to have the best time, he knew no stranger and made many friendships. As time was short for us, thank you for the lifetime lessons I gathered from you, and illustrated not by speech but how you walked and showed everyone around you how beautiful life can be. This is not a goodbye but a see you soon!!!!

Regina Colemon

January 22, 2021

To the Garcia and Martinez Families: Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Monico "Tiny". Our heart goes out to your family.

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love, your friend
Ms. Effie and Daughters, Regina and Renee.

Heather Hodges

January 8, 2021

I worked with Monico for almost 10 years at Team. One of the nicest and easy person to deal with and be around. I remember when he first found out he was going to be a dad. He called specifically to tell us that and again when they had their baby girl. He was so proud and always talking about his wife and baby. It was obvious they were the light of his life. He will really be missed. I send my deepest condolences to his Wife, daughter and the whole family.

April Walker

January 7, 2021

My heart goes out to you all, but especially sweet Lorelai & Karina.
I will never forget the day Monico came to check out our infant program for Lorelai. He refused to enter the classroom, because he wasn't comfortable around babies. This big man was afraid of tiny little babies! Makes me chuckle to think about it. In fact, we were just talking about it, not too long ago. What an amazing impact we leave on others, just by being ourselves. Without his hesitation, and honesty, I wouldn't have that story to ease the anxieties of other new parents (especially the daddies)
Once Lorelai started with us, to see him wrapped around her tiny little finger, was so precious. His love for her was all over his face, every time you saw them together 💗
Karina, your family has always been precious to us. I pray for strength and comfort during this time. Reach out to us, anytime you need anything.
Rest in Heavenly peace, Monico.

Roselie Garcia

January 6, 2021

Will miss your smile and always remember your hugs.Love you Uncle Mac and Aunt Rosie Garcia.

Rebecca Garcia

January 6, 2021

Hey Tiny,
As I sit here writing this little letter to you I Realize that for the very first time I'm puzzled as to what to say. Because I realize now how everything you ever did for me how every grown up thing you ever told me makes sense now. I can however thank God for you never making half the choices I made. I know your with mommy and I know she's really happy right now. Just like I know u are that you got to hug her agian n this time forever. You were left questioned most of the time like everybody else about why I did the things I did with my life. But i was left in amazement on all of the things you did with yours. Growing up we used to hear alot how your probably come out like our dad. Nope far from it. I remember hearing how you wouldn't make it. Nope because failure was not for u nither was second place.everything people who knew us little said you wouldn't grow up to do and you did and more... U made something with your life and mom never forgot not once to brag about u and talk about your accomplishments. She like dan,lala, n me were so proud of everything you became. I will always be grateful that God gave me you as my brother. I am sorry u ended up with me as your sister. But i hope that with the remainder of my life I do something right so that when I get to you and mom you ask me the question you've asked me all our lives "what took u so long" because then I'll have an answer. I love u . And i miss u so much thank u for all your love thank you for letting me be part of Lorilie 's life and please forgive me for being a crappy sister. I promise I'll do my best to be there for dan and lala but most of all for Lorilie and Karina. Take care of mommy and don't worry we will take care of your girls n like u thought us we will take care of each other. I'll never forget u. I promise. Your forever gonna be in first place for dan,lala, and me ...we ❤️ u.

Petros Vrettos

January 5, 2021 were a dear friend,like family to me. We will miss you so much. May you rest in peace and to your family my your siblings as well my condolences . I pray for your family. Untill we meet again brother.. say hello to your mom for me .. we miss her as well. Love , the vrettos family

Leo Martinez

January 5, 2021

My Dearest Tiny,

I just heard a song your Tia Dora texted me.  The title of the song is "No Me Digas Adios."  (Don't Say Goodbye) So, I am not saying goodbye to you but I am saying see you later. Say hello to our love ones in heaven.  Tell them all I said hello, I miss them, I love them, and i will see them all later.

I know you and all our love ones in heaven got to see how this crazy family came together on New Years Night 2021 at your home to show your wife and daughter that they are not alone. (Sorry that we stepped on your grass)  As the song goes "no te preocupes mas por me." (don't worry about me)  I will not worry about you Tiny because I know you are not alone in heaven.  But I ask that you rest now and don't worry about us. Your little big brother, your sisters, your nieces, your nephews, your wife, and above all your Lorelai will be OK.  We all will be ok.

I am not saying GOODBYE but I am saying SEE YOU LATER!

Love you Tiny!!!

Tio Leo

Monica Smith

January 5, 2021


When I had the honor of working with you there was never a day that passed where you didn’t work as hard and long as you needed to so that you could provide a great life for your wife and daughter. They were your whole world and everyone that knew you knew that. You had a heart of gold and a pure soul, which is few and far between, but I’ve spent the last few days trying to remember every laugh, conversation, and memory that we shared. I’ll always hold them dear to my heart and I’ll never forget about you or your family. I am always praying for them. I know you’re watching them from a distance. To know you was to love you.

Until we see one another again, my Friend.

Dora y Mario Oliva

January 5, 2021

Te miramos crecer desde un niño hasta un Hombre. Siempre fuiste una persona responsable y amorosa, que cuidaste de tu esposa y tu hija.
Sabemos que estás en el cielo, un mejor lugar que aquí. Contento, sonriendo con un cuerpo nuevo, que Dios nos ha prometido dar.
En el cielo, no hay más dolor o enfermedad.
Tiny, te vamos a extrañar siempre.
Tu Tía Dora y tú Tío Mario.❤️❤️❤️