FREER - Sylvia Canales Brooke was called home to paradise peacefully in her sleep on January 21, 2021. She was a wonderful loving, wife mother, daughter, grandmother, and friend. She was a Licensed Vocational Nurse for 45 years and worked all over South Texas. She never met a stranger and would give her last dime to help someone in need. She loved cooking, entertaining, dancing, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a devout Catholic and loved and served God her whole life. Read More
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris Anthony Lopez; her mother, Cristina Canales; her aunt, Lilia Canales; and her grandson, Gabriel Saenz.
Sylvia is survived by her loving family, Cynthia (Pedro) Saenz of San Antonio, Texas; Anthony (Martha) Bollom of Freer, Texas; Jonathan (Lysette) Brooke of San Antonio, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Joshua Hartman, Justin Hartman, Janet (Marco) Salinas, Pedro (Elle) Saenz, Lucas Saenz, Jacob (Iliana) Bollom, Laura (Moses) Valencia, Bridget Bollom, Jose Garcia, Raul Garcia, Xochilt Garcia, and Andrew Seidel; six great grandchildren, Joel, Madelynn, Jeffrey, Luis, Emme, and Miley.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will be following all CDC and Government mandates and ask each guest to do so as well. We ask everyone to follow social distancing and wear masks inside the funeral home and church.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Garza Funeral Home in Freer, Texas with a Rosary at 7:00 that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Freer, Texas. Interment will follow at the Hahl Memorial Cemetery in Freer, Texas.
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