In a bittersweet moment another Angel has found her wings and has set off on flight, passing away from a broken heart. A precious Angel held out his hand and said, "Momma," come with me to this precious place as she accepted his hand, and left her dwelling to join her precious angel, Roy in heaven. Margarita "Maggie" Andrews-Santos spread her wings and went into the eternal light on Jan. 12, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 18, 1958 in Juarez, Chihuahua to Helaria Garcia-Santos and Clifford Andrews. Margarita enjoyed spending time and caring for her children and grandchildren. She dedicated her life and time to family and friends. This brought her comfort and delight. In her spare time she enjoyed playing the machines at the casino. Her abiding faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ was a great passion in her life. Margarita is survived by her son Victor Paiz-Paz, Jr. and his wife Cristal; daughter, Ruby Andrews; son, Jorge Andrews; and her former husband, Victor Paiz-Paz, all of Las Cruces. She is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Roy Santos, Jr. and Aaliyah Andrews. Margarita is survived by her siblings, Santiago Garcia-Santos, Francisco Javier Garcia-Santos, Dora Garcia-Santos, AnnaMaria Garcia-Santos and Francisco Javier Garcia- Santos. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and dear friends. Margarita is preceded in death only months sooner by her beloved son, Roy Daniel Santos. She also is preceded in death by her mother, Helaria Garcia-Santos and father Clifford Andrews and grandmother, Elvira Barrera Santos and grandfather Luciano Barrera, brothers, Raul Andrews and Antonio Garcia-Santos. Arrangements are with La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home. To sign the guest book, log on to www.lapaz-grahams.com. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, from 6 -7 p.m. with a celebration of life service at 7 p.m. at La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. at the funeral home with interment to follow at Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jose Luis Garcia, Jaime Carmona, Jorge Jimenez, Victor Paiz-Paz, Sr., Ricardo Andrews and Isidro Martinez. Honorary pallbearer is her loving son Jorge Andrews. My angel up in heaven, for now we are apart, you will always live inside of me, deep within my heart.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 27, 2013