Serina Manuela 8/21/1998 - 5/6/2013
Serina, 14 years old, left this world unexpectedly on May 6, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Juan M. "Chief" Garcia of Toledo and Heather Garcia of Cairo, Egypt. Serina was known as "Poops" to all who loved her. That was the nickname given to her by her dad. For the short time that we were all blessed with her, she was so full of life and was always dancing.
Those left to cherish her love and memory are her mother; siblings, Seth Book of Sylvania, OH, Sierra Garcia of Toledo, OH, Sabrina Garcia, Zaiden and Noah Elghozy, all of Cairo, Egypt; grandparents, Lucy Garcia and Barbara Cowell of Toledo, Norman (Oke) Cowell of Findlay; great-grand-parents, Joanne Garcia of Toledo and Linda (Ismael) DelaRosa of Fostoria, OH; uncles and aunts, Robert (Christina), Dominic (Elizabeth), Eddie and Mark Garcia, Frank Foust, Joe (Crystal) Molino, Darrell Smith and Amber (L.D.) Fryman, all of Toledo. Also, David (Joyce) Tellez, Alyse Tellez, Joe Tellez of Findlay, Laura Tellez of California and Danny DelaRosa of Fostoria, OH. Preceded in death by her father and grandfather, Steve Tellez of Findlay; great-grandparents, Juan N. Garcia, Manuela "Nellie" Castillon and Virginia Cowell. Also welcoming her home are her aunts, Teresa H. Smith, Mona Deluna, Yolanda Garcia and cousin, Israel "Mello" Garcia, all of Toledo.
Memorial services for Serina will be held on Friday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Collingwood. Family will be receiving guests starting at 9:30 a.m.
Published in Toledo Blade on May 9, 2013