Maria O. Zapata of Uvalde passed away on February 20, 2021 at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde at the age of 87. She was born on April 8, 1933 in Encinal, Texas to Francisco and Anita (Orta) Zapata.
She is survived by her daughters, Janie G. Lopez, Pura G. Castro and Alicia Rodriguez all of Uvalde; sons, Anselmo Garcia and wife Lili of Sommerset, TX and Guadalupe Garcia Jr. and wife Gloria of Uvalde; brother, Andres Zapata of Bigfoot, TX;
23 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 31great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Margarita “Mage” Garcia, and granddaughters, Helen Laurenzana and Candy Lopez Godoy.
Visitation will begin on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12 noon followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 2 at 10:00am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Peggy Ann Cox, Ramon R. Castro Jr., Alfredo " Faydo" G. Lopez, Anselmo Garcia Jr., Antonio Garcia, Danny Boy Rodriguez, Isaac Martinez, Bruce Lee Garcia, Amy C. Martinez, Anita Sandoval Sanchez, Raquel Lopez-Ramos, Mauricio Rivera, Francisco Martinez, Stephen Ray Martinez, Ruben Lopez III, Andres Garcia and Jose Luis Terrazas.
Honorary Pallbearers are Ruben G. Lopez and Ricky Lopez.
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