Mark Anthony Garza

Mark Anthony Garza, 39, of Amarillo, passed away on August 4, 2021.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021 at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 2300 N. Spring Street.  Interment will follow at Llano Cemetery East.

A Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at Lighthouse Funeral Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave (across from Tascosa High School Football Field.)

In Brownsville, Texas on July 21st, 1982, first born son Mark Anthony Garza was welcomed into the world by his mother Diana Villarreal. He was the oldest brother of Michael Garza, Hector Villarreal Jr, Ashlee Soto, Alyssa Villarreal, and Matthew Villarreal; brother-in-law to Gilberto Soto, and uncle to Alexander and Amelia Soto. Mark became a person who always showed unconditional love to his family and will never be forgotten.

He was a proud father, throughout all three of his children’s pregnancies with Norma Mares he was always excited and almost glowing. The moment they were images on a sonogram, he fell in love. His children Nadia, Lexy, and Izayiah Garza were his passion. They enjoyed watching Marvel movies, cruising around listening to music, and getting coffee together. With Nadia, he enjoyed spending time with her by taking her to dinner. For Lexy he would be at her soccer games watching her play. Mark and his youngest son Izayiah would watch their favorite WWE wrestling shows together. Mark loved his kids and went above and beyond for them.

He always considered his friends like family too. He was the life of the party and had too many friends to count. Those witty comebacks that seemed to hit the target every time left an impression on everyone he met. For family game night you could never count him out, out of thin air he always seemed to pull a rabbit out of the hat to beat the competition. Mark was a very smart and talented man who harnessed his abilities towards entertaining others. He had the ability to make anyone smile no matter how bad their day was. Mark Anthony Garza will always be missed, and his presence will never be replaced. 


  1. Terry Rodriguez

    Diana, you raised a great man. I don’t have words of comfort or wisdom as I know this pain is beyond measure. I just want you to know God has welcomed Mark Anthony with open arms for going above and beyond as a great man on earth. We continue praying for your family.

  2. Kathleen Sledge

    Diana, I know how much your children mean to you, as I recall how much you light up, any time you talk about them. I am at a loss of words right now, as I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you are feeling. I will keep you lifted up in prayer because my mama heart breaks for you. I love you and am here if you need anything!

  3. Alejandra Alolen

    Ms Villarreal
    No hay palabras para calmar este dolor tan grande de perder a un hijo, solo nos queda la esperanza y la promesa de Jesus, que estaremos con el al final de nuestro camino, y esa promesa que es verdadera nos da la fortaleza para soportar, y poder seguir adelante ante las adversidades de la vida, su hijo era aun buen hombre, una buena persona, un buen hijo, un buen hermano, un buen padre y Dios necesita lo bueno en su reino de gloria, pero tambien sabe que al tomarlo para el daria un gran dolor a su corazon, por eso el la fortalecera, a usted y su familia, mi mas sentido pesame , mis oraciones estan con su familia.

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