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Garza, Priscilla A.

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September 23, 1981 - August 21, 2014

Garza, Priscilla A.
Priscilla Ann Garza “Prissy”, 32 , of Dallas, TX, was granted her angel wings on August 21, 2014, from a life-long battle with cerebral palsy. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Priscilla had touched in so many ways throughout her short, yet very memorable life.Priscilla was born in Dallas on September 23, 1981. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School with honors in May of 2000. She was involved in the Special Olympics and received several medals in different categories including wheelchair racing.Her life would seem short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity. We cherished her and feel blessed to have been part of her life. That huge smile, and her strong spirit brought so much joy to her family.Although she was in a wheelchair , she gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life.  She loved to sing and dance. She could spend hours listening to her Tejano music. Her idol was Selena and she knew every one of her songs by heart. She also was a lover of telenovelas, romantic comedies and karaoke.Priscilla is survived by her mother Diana Garza; sister Vanessa Gray; niece Penelope Gray; and other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Aria Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Following the memorial/viewing will be a Celebration of Life at Doctor’s Healthcare Center at 9009 White Rock Trail Dallas, Texas at 6:00 p.m. Please bring a dessert, dinner and refreshments will be provided.

The Garza Family would thank Doctor’s Healthcare Center and Hospice Plus for caring for Priscilla & our family with love, patience, and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: http://www.gofundme.com/garzamemorialfund

 
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214.340.8008

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Pastor Mike Morse

August 26, 2014 9:39AM

To the Garza family, it is my pleasure to serve your family during this time of bereavement. Although Priscilla was my patient for a short time I was blessed to be able to pray with her and provide comfort to her and the family your entire family are my prayer and my church and I will continue to pray for you all.
Pastor Mike Morse(New Life Christian Center)
(Chaplain Hospice Plus)


Yolanda e. Ramirez

August 25, 2014 9:03AM

To family of Priscilla Garza: I did not have the privilege of personally knowing your beloved Priscilla, but I too have lost a niece I raised as my own at a young age, and I know and understand your pain. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. In times like this it is soothing to read Scriptures that bring us comfort and help us cope in the days ahead. One of the many found in the Bible is an account familiar to many of us. It's found in John 11:11-14, where Jesus referred to his dear friend Lazarus as merely resting in sleep although he had been dead 4 days. He said he was on his way to awaken him from that sleep. Do find comfort in knowing that your dear Priscilla is merely resting in sleep, not conscious of anything at all. It's as when we are put to sleep before surgery. When we wake up, we remember absolutely nothing! And just like Jesus resurrected Lazarus, he will also resurrect Priscilla. Job 14: 14&15 says that God "yearns" to wake us up from such sleep. If you download the website jw.org, you can download a Bible in the language of your choice, all free to you. This way each family member can carry his/her personal copy and read the Bible wherever you go and at your convenience. Sincerely, Yolanda E. Ramirez