Esther Garcia De los Santos passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the age of 80. Esther was born in Laredo, TX on November 18, 1940 to Cayetano and Maria De La Luz Garcia.
Esther graduated from Martin High School and attend Laredo Junior College. She married the love of her life, Cesar J. De Los Santos on February 20, 1966. They immediately moved to California and had two girls, Sandra and Susie. Upon returning to Laredo, TX they had a son, Cesar J. De Los Santos, II.
Esther was a florist and an entrepreneur. Everyone who knew her knew her passion for decorating for all seasons. Her home was always decorated from top to bottom, room to room to reflect the season. She loved entertaining people in her home and always made people feel welcomed. She was the owner of Pichinos Flower Shop in downtown Laredo and later was a Florist for HEB where she proudly retired from. After retirement, Esther and her many HEB retired partners enjoyed gathering frequently for lunch and a round of Loteria.
Esther is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Cesar J. De Los Santos, her parents, Cayetano and Maria De la Luz Garcia, brothers, Raul and Ruben Garcia and her sister Maria de La Luz Buitron.
Left to cherish her memories are her three children, Sandra (Fred) Escamilla, Susie (Charlie) Moke and CJ De los Santos II. Esther also had 9 Grandchildren, Anissa De Los Santos (Jon Garcia), Clarissa (Jonathan) Ramirez, CJ III (Jennifer) De Los Santos, Freddy Escamilla, Debbie Escamilla, Nicholas Escamilla, Samuel Escamilla, Victoria A Moke, Caroline I Moke and 3 great-grandchildren, Cataleya Martinez, Luke Garcia and CJ De Los Santos IV. She is also survived by her brother Ricardo (Zulema) Garcia and Olivia Luna and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive guests Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services chapel. Chapel service will be officiated at 9:00 am. Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be CJ De Los Santos III, Freddy Escamilla, Nicholas Escamilla, Samuel Escamilla, Rick Garcia and Marty Buitron.
The family will also be live streaming the funeral services at www.freddickey.com on Thursday, starting at 5:00 pm
Due to COVID pandemic and for the safety of all we ask that all guests attending to please wear a mask.
Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas (956)723-3611. You may leave condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Time: 9:00 am