Melissa Renee Garza
January 6, 1981 - November 4, 2018
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Melissa Renee (Ward) Garza, 37, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on November 4, 2018, after a three-year battle with cervical cancer.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday November 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Cameron, Texas. Michael Dennis of North Village Church will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Oak Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Melissa was born in Temple, Texas on January 6th, 1981. She graduated from C.H.Yoe High School and continued on to receive a Cosmetology License from the Paul Mitchell School.

Melissa was married to Nicolas Edward Garza on April 16, 2011; they were married seven years.

Melissa worked as a hair stylist for Regis Salon for 7 years and then worked independently at the Grapevine Salon for two years. She enjoyed the fellowship of church, spending time with family, playing games, traveling, watching live music, writing and being creative. She was also actively involved in sharing her knowledge with and supporting other cervical cancer patients.

Melissa is survived by Nicolas Garza, Jacey Simank, Katelyn Garza, George C. Ward, Cynthia De La Rosa, George D. and Heather Ward, Elizabeth and Ryan Evans, Robbie Wells, Lacey Wells, Will Pyle, Sage and Lenna Evans, Robin and Rudy Garza, Gabriel and Waleska Garza, Liam Garza, Chris De La Rosa, Paula Wells and other family and friends.

Melissa is preceded in death by her grandparents Winona "Sita" Provasek, George Delmer Ward, and Melvin Provasek as well as her uncles Michael Lowery, Larry Green, her friend Connie Culpepper and teal sisters that have lost their battle to cervical cancer.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer cash donations to go towards medical expenses for the family, support of Melissa's children or donate to a family of your choice afflicted by cancer. Donations can be made to the Melissa Ward Garza Memorial Fund at Peoples Bank. The family of Melissa Renee Garza wishes to thank Interim Hospice and her nurse Leslie Arledge, the palliative care team at Covenant Hospital, Dr. Eshed and her nurses Pat and Suzie at Texas Oncology.

Melissa Renee Garza
Service Schedule
First Baptist Church in Cameron
400 W. Main Street
Cameron, TX  76520
Saturday, November 10, 2018
1:00 p.m.
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Burial Schedule
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cameron, TX  76520
Memorial Contributions
Melissa Ward Garza Memorial Fund (People's Bank)




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