Funeral mass for Mercedes Franco Garza, 71, of Brownwood will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home with Rosary at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Garza passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

Mercedes Franco was born Sept. 24, 1945 to Cosme and Maria (Reyes) Franco in Cd Acuna Coahuila Mexico. She was married to Francisco L. Garza, Sr. for 55 years before his passing in 2016. Mercedes loved to travel, barbecue and be outdoors, and she grew beautiful roses. She also loved playing Bingo.

Those left behind to cherish her memories include her son, Frank Garza Jr. of Tyler; daughters, Rosa Sanchez and husband Eloy of Brownwood, Maribel Garza and husband Fidencio of Brownwood, Gricelda Valdez and husband Tony of Brownwood and Romelia Gonzales and husband Hector of Stephenville; sistersm Isabel Velasquez and husband Brijido of Borger, Irma Hernandez and husband Ricardo of Brownwood, and Maria De Jesus Quintero of Borger; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, along with a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco L. Garza; parents, Cosme and Maria Franco; brother, Antonio Franco; sister, Irene Rodriguez; and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Garza.

Online memorials can be left at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.