Our precious mother, Pastor Lilia G. Patiño, entered Heaven’s gates on June 15, 2021. She was born July 11, 1937, in Nuevo Laredo, Tamps to the late Agustin Garcia Hernandez and the late Maria Dolores Cardenas. She married the love of her life, Hector Patiño, who preceded her in death in 1990.
Mom loved to serve people. Her life works were a living example of her favorite bible verse, Psalm 37:25 “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread”. She preached the gospel of Jesus Christ relentlessly and with fervor in the community of Laredo Texas and surrounding areas. Her passion for the gospel led her to start a new church in Colonia Los Altos, called Mana Del Cielo, in 1991, where she touched many lives.
In her later years, mom enjoyed rock painting and spending time caring for her plants. She also had a love for food such as strawberry ice cream, fries (with lots of ketchup), cheeseburgers and her favorite drink, Coke.
We have many memories of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. We will remember her as a powerful woman of God, full of wisdom and compassion for others. She offered us comfort, advice and steadfast faith full of vision.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Maria Lilia (Alfonso) Garza; grandchildren, Roberto Patiño and Jonathan Lee Garcia; siblings, Jesus Oscar Cardenas.
Lilia is survived by her children, Hector M. (Sandra) Patiño, Norma R. Patiño, Sylvia (Emilio) Garcia, Baldomero (Margarita) Patiño, Joaquin (Yamilet) Patiño, Bridgette (Carlos) Diaz, Julio (Marta) Patiño, Raul (Leticia) Patiño, Leonardo (Karla) Patiño, Ruth (John) Rokohl, Esmeralda (Ruben) Martinez and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Siblings, Leonor G. Benavidez, Daniel García, Manuel García, Agustín García, and Rosalva Chávez
The family will be receiving guests, Monday, June 21, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Services will continue on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 again from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
The family will be live streaming the services both days at www.freddickey.com starting at 5:00 pm.
Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences or share a memory to the family online at www.freddickey.com
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm