OBITUARY

Virginia Galvan

September 27, 1935March 27, 2021
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Virginia Garza Galvan, 85, of Houston, Texas was born on September 27, 1935 in McAllen, Texas. Surrounded by her loving family, Virginia was called to Heaven to be with her Lord on March 27, 2021. Virginia was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to many. She was also a cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe B. Galvan, and her son, Johnny “Chomba” Galvan.

Virginia is survived by her daughters: Dolores Galvan, Maggie Durham and spouse Joe Durham, Rose Mary Cisneros and spouse Carlos “Charlie” Cisneros, and Melinda Wadiwala and spouse Anwer Wadiwala. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Miguel Medina and spouse Tracy Medina, Ashley Rodriguez and spouse Colby Rodriguez, Kevin McCoy and spouse Tammy McCoy, Joseph Rivera and spouse Jessica Rivera, Andres Cisneros, and Saad and Zeeshan Wadiwala; and also by her great-grandchildren: Reagan, Rivers, and Reese Rodriguez, Jianna and Jade Rivera, and Barron McCoy. Her entire family was her pride and joy.

Virginia enjoyed hosting family gatherings and holidays with all her relatives. She exhibited her love by cooking delicious meals and tasty desserts for everyone during these festive occasions. She was a strong and independent woman throughout her entire life and was devoted to her faith. She had a positive impact on everyone she met and left a legacy that will not be forgotten.

The family wishes to thank the team of doctors and nurses with Fairmont Hospice for providing excellent care and comfort to Virginia.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Forrest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale St., Houston, Texas 77023 from 5pm – 8pm. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12pm followed by a burial ceremony at 1pm at the same location.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Charlie Cisneros

April 6, 2021

The deepest feelings of joy and love I’ve ever known are because my Mother-In-Law, Virginia Galvan, lived a life that illustrated exactly how a person should live and treat one another with respect. She shared the immense goodness in her heart with all people. Mrs. Galvan demonstrated character, love, generosity, humor, dignity, and most of all, devoted sacrifice. I’ll remember all the times she made me laugh, and yes, all the times she filled my belly with countless meals that were so delicious! Her wonderful aura will shine on me forever! I truly love you, Mrs. Galvan, and your memory will brighten each and every day that I live.

May you live in heaven with enteral happiness!

With much love from your son-in-law, Charlie

Linda (Garza) Fetzer

April 6, 2021

To our dear Tia Virginia, thank you for the many wonderful times that you opened your warm and loving home to all of our family and providing us with many cherished memories to last us a lifetime. Thank you for being such a wonderful sister to our dad, Jessie Garza, and a devoted sister-in-law and friend to our mom Dora Garza. We were always ready for the next party at Tia Virginia’s because as my dad would say, “My sister can really cook!” But more importantly you always made us feel so welcomed. Thank you for your generous smiling spirit, Love, your niece, Linda

Andres Cisneros

April 2, 2021

Grandma,

The special bond we shared makes saying goodbye so painful. My entire life you were a constant source of love, support, and the best homemade tortillas! You were proud, strong, and devoted to your faith. And you have been the reason for so much joy and happy memories throughout my life. My heart is broken, but I will try to remember what you always told me about this moment - “It’s okay to be sad for a little bit. But then wipe away your tears, and remember the happy times”. And I will Grandma, for you... because there were so many! I wish you peace forevermore. Now go fly where only angels sing. I love you, forever and always.

Anwer Wadiwala

April 2, 2021

My Mother in law was a beautiful person with kind heart and care for every member of her family. During her stay at my house last year she was so happy to spend time with her grand children. May God reward her best place in heaven with her Husband Joe who was the love of her life who left this world earlier and she missed him dearly. Now she is in better place with her husband forever. We will always miss her around us and in our heart.🌹❤️

Chalilo Cisneros

April 1, 2021

Mrs. Galvan, I will eternally cherish the love and warmth you gave me throughout my entire life. I was a young boy when I met you and I'll forever be grateful for the kindness you always showed me. I am thankful we kept a strong relationship until the end. I love you immensely and will keep your beautiful spirit with me the rest of my life. My daughter and sons will miss "Gigi" and I thank you for imprinting on them in such a positive way. I miss you here on Earth, however your Human Light shines on. I'll never forget you and I'll always honor you.

Respectfully with love,
Chalilo, Julie, Brielle, Eli, Dryan and Maximus 💞

Maggie Durham

March 31, 2021

In Memory of Mom, from Joe & Maggie:

You taught us how to love. You taught us how to care. You taught us how not to be selfish. Our memories cannot be taken away and we live with them from this day forward. As much as the pain is there, you will always be in our hearts and mind. With love, always!

Melinda Galvan (Wadiwala)

March 31, 2021

Mom, ( my little toddler)
You were my everything. You were ALWAYS there for me when I needed you. You helped me raised my two wonderful boys and we will miss you so much... I will miss talking to you and spending time with you. I know dad is smiling...he’s so happy that y’all are together again. I love you and I will miss you so much.

- Melinda (the baby) ❤️ 💜

Phyllis Aranda Kinnamon

March 31, 2021

Dear Cousins so sorry for your loss🙏🙏

Rosemary Cisneros

March 31, 2021

Mom, I can’t put into words how grateful I am for the close relationship we shared. although I’m missing you terribly right now, I know I will see you again. Mom you know I’m gonna miss your cooking, calling you every day, and laughing with you. I’m happy you’re finally home with daddy resting in peace with no more pain. Your life was meaningful and filled with purpose. Charlie, Andres and I will always love you dearly. ♥️

Ernie (Titi ) Navarro

March 31, 2021

I remember my aunt Virginia she was such a sweet lady we loved her so much she had the most beautiful smile every time she saw us she is truly going to be missed I wish I got to see her before she went to go see the good Lord We loved her so much

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