Adelina “Nina” Garcia, 68, of Bryan, Texas passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022.
Nina was born in Port Lavaca, Texas to Ramon and Antonia Galvan on July 15th, 1953. She went to school at Bowie Elementary and Travis B. Bryan High School. She married Jose Luis Garcia Sr. on January 2nd, 1973 in Bryan. Nina worked for Bryan ISD and College Station ISD for 20 years and participated in multiple Bible studies for over 30 years.
Nina was preceded in death by her father, Ramon Galvan; mother, Antonia Galvan; and brothers, Steve Galvan and Juan Galvan.
She is survived by her husband, Jose Luis Garcia Sr.; children with their spouses, Paul and Christina Garcia, Victor and Lori Au-Yeung, Marcus Sr. and Amy Ramirez, Jose Jr. and Gracie Garcia, and Jason and Tracy Garcia; brother, Santiago “Chago” Galvan; and sisters, Oralia “Laya” Camarillo, Dominga “Minga” Romero, Margaret Rios, Ester Garcia, and Angelita “Mimi” Rodriguez. Nina had a total of 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren are Justin and Mercedes Garcia, Andrew and Elyssia Scifres, Matt Williams and Kayli Garcia, Andrew and Marrissa Holley, Dalton Yucesoy and Valyssia Valencia, Kyle Hallmark, Ryan Hallmark, Andrew and Mayla Garcia, Brenden Ramirez and Lauren Adame, Edgar and Courtnie Aguilar, Marcus Ramirez Jr. and Angelica Rodriguez, Nick Marino and Celeste Acarto, Xavier Garcia, Joseph Garcia, Lorelai Garcia, Jason Garcia Jr., Bianca Garcia, Milania Garcia, Penelope Garcia, and Delilah Garcia; and great-grandchildren, Baylen Garcia, Jett Garcia, Emrie Scifres, Tessa Scifres, Theo Scifres, Kenlie Franco, Kobe Williams, Aspen Holley, Finley Holley, GreyYucesoy, and Wren Yucesoy.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Justin Garcia, Kyle Hallmark, Ryan Hallmark, Andrew Garcia, Brenden Ramirez, Marcus Ramirez Jr., Xavier Garcia, Joseph Garcia, and Jason Garcia Jr.
A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, February 21, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hillier of BRYAN. A Funeral Service will take place Tuesday, February 22 beginning at 2:00 p.m. also at Hillier of BRYAN with Pastor Cristobal Ledezma of Casa de Dios officiating. Burial will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Nina’s name to St. Jude Hospital and Hospice Brazos Valley.
Nina’s family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Arezu Daftarian, Dr. Christina Lee of Texas Oncology in The Woodlands, Nurse Ruth Lopez of Texas Oncology in The Woodlands, St. Joseph Hospital, Hospice Brazos Valley, Nurse Theresa with Hospice Brazos Valley, Casa de Dios, Skybreak Church, and Hillier Funeral Home.
Stories the Garcia family will forever tell…
“The first day you ever carried me you became a Grandma. In a few days I’ll carry you. I’m so broken, but I’m so thankful for you. I’m thankful for the love you gave me even when I didn’t deserve it. I’m thankful you shared that same unconditional love with my sons and wife. I’m thankful that as I type this you’ve already met your maker. I’m thankful that He is still good even when He’s not.
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
“My sweet Grandma, you’re in Heaven now - Pain free. Sharing your gift of cooking (for an army of people) and ALWAYS being on time - whenever, however you could. Being with you everyday of my childhood left such an imprint on my life. You taught me that the heart of a home is through the kitchen and homemade meals. You taught me GOOD music! I’ll never hear Al Green or Stand By Me - Ben E King and not think of you. But most of all you taught me what it means to be a faithful servant. Your heart for God and grace for others was beautiful. All I can think about is our last time together and your infectious laugh, calling me “LEE-CEE” as loud as you could! I will miss that forever.
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
Until I see you again, Rest easy Angel”
“Grandma Nina, since you went to be in Heaven I can’t help but read the countless stories of the lives you impacted here on Earth. I’m honored to be able to call you my grandma and I’ll forever be marked by your life. Crazy how the last week of your life, I just watched all the people that carry a little piece of you - you made the world a better place.
My kids will forever know the life lessons you gave:
1. NEVER walk barefoot on tile - you’ll catch a cold.
2. NEVER go outside with wet hair or you’ll get sick.
3. When crossing traffic ask the “Good Lord” to close the gates.
4. If a baby is crying, they’re always hungry or sleepy.
5. A good breakfast taco is the way to the heart.
6. Golden Girls - no better show.
7. Temptations, the movie… need I say more?
8. Al Green, Temptations, Smokey Robinson - those are the real GOATS.
9. ALWAYS have your prayer warriors.
10. DON’T play cards after midnight or you’re playing with the devil.
Man, what a treasure you are. Love you and miss you so much!!”
“I love you grandma… thank you for always believing in me since day one when I started my business! You have been one of my biggest supporters. You shown your family what is it to fight. We will all miss you dearly.. I can’t wait to see you again! Rest easy grandma.”
“Dear Grandma Nina, you are no longer suffering. I love you so much. Until I see you again in Heaven.
Marcus Ramirez Jr.
“ Grandma Nina-my Angel in Heaven, I will miss your laugh. Oh how you had a great laugh! I can hear it now. I will miss you calling everyones name till you got the right one. I will remember the songs you played in the car, the movies we watched like My Best Friends Wedding and think of you. I will miss your big hugs and words of encouragement. I will miss your prayers over me. I’m grateful that God gave you time for each and every one of us growing up. Thank you for showing me how to be a strong, God-fearing woman. For helping shape me into the woman I am today. Although I didn’t want to see you leave this Earth, I know you are dancing and celebrating in Heaven! Now you’ll be watching over us with the best seat in the house. I will miss YOU! I LOVE YOU! 'Til we meet again. ”
“Tia Nina Garcia, you are loved beyond words and will be be missed beyond measure! May all the memories give us strength for the days to come Your wings are ready but our hearts are not Prayers for my family”
I woke up this morning & found out you gained your wings. I sure am going to miss your big hugs you always greeted me with every single time I seen you. & that laugh! Who could forget that laugh of yours!?!! You were ALWAYS there for my Grandpa every time we lost a loved one. & if you couldn’t physically be there, you’d always call to make sure we were all OK. The love you had for your family was undeniable. You’ll always be one of my FAVORITE Aunts I hope you knew how much we all loved you! Now that the battle is over & you won, you get to go home & rest. ”
-Yvette Galvan Lopez
“My heart is hurting right now, knowing that I won’t be able to call you up or text you with a prayer request or you requesting one from me. One thing I do know is when God placed you in my life, he blessed me because you were such a joy to be around. I will never ever forget you sweetheart because you can’t be forgotten. That smile brightened up a room and your spirit could lift anyone up.. You are one of a kind. GOD needed you more and I know how much you loved the Lord,so I can see you smiling right now and that make me happy. Rest now, you don’t have to suffer anymore. I love you more than you could ever know. ”
-Keith and Tammy Wells