San Antonio - Teresa Belinda De La Cruz, 61, passed away peacefully at University Hospital in San Antonio on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Teresa was born on October 15, 1959, in San Benito, TX. She was the fifth of six children born to Raul and Juanita De La Cruz.
Teresa was a sister to Raul Jr., Ramiro, Clara, Lourdes and Anna. She was David Wade's dear and loving aunt, as well as a dedicated TRLA employee and colleague. Her favorite and most important role however was being a devoted, nurturing, and most affectionate mother to her pride and joy; her children; Valerie (Kenneth) and Chon (Natalie), with whom she shared many loving and joyous occasions. These times are now memories that will forever be treasured.
To all at TRLA, Teresa Belinda, Valerie and Chon were most grateful for the phone calls, messages, and well-wishes she received as she courageously fought to recuperate and recover. Thank you, TRLA, for your generosity, thoughtfulness, and prayers. University Hospital inn San Antonio treated Teresa with the finest passible care. It was there on February 17, 2015 that she received a kidney donation from her daughter Valerie; and it was there that she continued to obtain the best medical attention available until the end. Teresa Belinda herself was a registered organ donor, due to her passing, others will benefit from her corneal and tissue donation.
Victor Hugo wrote " It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live." Teresa Belinda Lived her life as she wanted, usually with a good joke, but always surrounded by lots of laughs. Rest in peace Teresa Belinda.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September, 20, 2021 from 5 pm to 9 pm at Thomae Garza Funeral Home in San Benito, with a recitation of the Holy Rosary to be held at 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10 am at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Services will conclude at the end of the Mass.
All individuals are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines by socially distancing a minimum space of 6 feet apart and must wear face covers or masks. (May include bandanas or sewn or cloth face coverings).
You may sign the online guestbook, light a remembrance candle, or send words of comfort to the family of Teresa Belinda De la Cruz at thomaegarza.com
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematorium, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.
Published by Valley Morning Star on Sep. 19, 2021.