Melissa Garcia, 51, passed away June 19, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Alice, Texas on August 7, 1964 to Jose Garza Jr. and Hortencia Rodriguez Garza. Melissa worked for the Jim Wells County Appraisal District in Alice, Texas for many years and later worked as the accounts clerk for the Community Action of Alice for over ten years. Melissa was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. She also enjoyed baking, but was known to many for her love of her world, her husband, her children, and especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Paula Rodriguez; father in law, Jose Homero Garcia Sr.; and brother in law, Mario Garcia.

Melissa is survived by her husband of 28 years, Homer Garcia of Alice, Texas; one son, Christopher Garza (Crystal Vasquez) of Corpus Christi, Texas; three daughters, Jessica Bowen (Angel) of Benavides, Texas, Lisa Garcia of Alice, Texas and Michelle Garcia of Alice, Texas; parents, Jose Jr. and Hortencia Garza of Alice, Texas; two brothers, David Garza (Lilly) of Edinburg, Texas and Jose Garza, III (Bibiana) of Alice, Texas; one sister, Margot Rangel (Richard) of Alice, Texas; seven grandchildren, Celeste Garza, Gabby Bowen, Angel Bowen Jr., Brianna Bowen, Noah Bowen, Michael Ramos, and Matthew Ramos.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 701 Hickey with a Prayer Service being held at 7 p.m. On Thursday, June 23, 2016, visitation will continue at 9 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with a Funeral Service following at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Las Calaveras Cemetery in Ben Bolt.

Funeral arrangements entrusted with ROSAS FUNERAL HOME, INC.