Amy Lee Garcia, 35, formerly of Slaton, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Rosary service will be 6:00 PM Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Englunds Funeral Service in Slaton.Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Friday, June 28, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Slaton and burial soon after in Englewood Cemetery, Slaton. Reception will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall.
Amy was born June 3, 1984 in Lubbock, TX to Benito and Juanita Garcia. Growing up, Amy stood out as a natural star. She excelled in everything she did and was a social butterfly. Being raised in a big loving family (on both sides) Amy loved being around people. She was the light of our family and always kept us laughing.
Amy loved to dance, laugh, and put her heart into everything she did. She was a folklorico dancer at a young age and won La Reña de La Jamaica of Slaton in 2000. Naturally, she joined the Slaton band and ROTC while in High School and loved every minute of it. She graduated from Slaton High School in 2001. At the age of 21, Amy became a mother to a beautiful baby boy Jacob Ray Maldonado. She strived every day to give her son the best and worked hard as a strong independent mother, Jacob kept her positive and motivated.
Amy was always goal oriented and focused. In 2016 she fulfilled one of her dreams of graduating from South Plains College of Cosmetology. Her first job was at Veronica’s Salon eventually working as a hairstylist freelancing. Her new career allowed her to meet amazing people, some who even became family. Amy had a way of embracing you with open loving arms with her heart of gold. She truly loved her friends and family more than anything. No matter if Amy met you for 5 minutes or knew you her whole life, she showed everyone nothing but love.
Soon after Amy’s great aunt became ill and went to live at Mercy Center, Amy offered her love by styling the residents there. She soon became best friends with all our loved ones who were and are still residents. This was the epitome of who Amy was, she truly enjoyed doing what she loved while spending time laughing and listening to everyone’s stories.
When Amy moved to San Antonio in 2017, she found another passion as a successful eye lash technician working for Amazing Lash Studio. Her clients loved her and she made the most of every single day.
Amy always remembered her roots, she loved visiting our father and family in Mexico as well as her friends and family in Texas. She would visit often as it brought her so much joy to see all your faces. Amy resided in Acuna Mexico for the last year.
Her greatest gift to us was not only her spirt and laughter but her son Jacob Ray Maldonado. He gave her a love she always deserved and more.
She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. Amy had a heart of gold. It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to such a sweet soul, may we never forget her voice, laughter or the sweet memories. May she live on forever through her beautiful son who will only continue to make her proud.
Amy is survived by her son, Jacob Ray Maldonado of Slaton; her mother, Juanita Garcia of Slaton; her father, Benito Garcia of Acuna, Mexico; her sister, Veronica Garcia of Manhattan, NY; and her brother, Andy Garcia of Lubbock.