Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Theresa M. Garcia

Passed away on July 27, 2020

Theresa M. Garcia (nee Garcia), age 53, late of Hammond, IN and formerly of Chicago, passed away July 27, 2020. Beloved mother of Vanessa Garcia, Stephanie Salcedo, Jazmine Cerda, Eddie Cerda Jr., Caressa Garcia and Anyssa Cerda.  Cherished grandmother of Giovony Garcia, Naomi Gonzalez, Christian Salcedo, Melanie Salcedo, Emanuel Salcedo, Julina Salcedo, Olivia Martinez, Leah Valencia, Noah Cerda, Jayden Medrano, Sophia Medrano, Avery Medrano and Brianna Medrano.  Loving fiancé of Carlos Villalobos.  Devoted daughter of Mary Perez and the late Rufino Garcia.  Dearest sister of Yolanda Flores, Frank Garcia, Christina Garcia, Rufino Garcia Jr., Lupe Tarasiewicz, Ramona Garcia and Rueban Garcia.  Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Visitation Friday 2-9pm. (Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, social distancing and attendance guidelines set forth by federal, state and local health departments will be followed.)  Funeral services Saturday, August 1, 2020  10:15am prayers from Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago to St. Michael Church.  Mass 11am. (Maximum of 50 people and face coverings are required.)  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  773-731-2749 www.elmwoodchapel.com


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:15 am

Funeral Mass:
St. Michael Church
83rd Street and South Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 11:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Rd.
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"Theresa your wings were ready, but our hearts were not! Your smile lit up any place you walked in, you were so genuine and honest.You were a true Sister-in-Law to Ray and I, a wonderful/true/loving aunt to our kids which they will cherish your love forever. Most of all we will remember your caring/love and devotion as a mother, grandmother, sister to all. We love you Theresa and we will never forget you. Our sympathy goes out to the Garcia Family especially our nieces and nephew, and grandkids.Love always Ray & Alma Cerda & kids. "
- Ray & Alma Cerda & Kids
July 30, 2020 11:37 am

"My deepest condolences to the family. Your mother was a kind and special woman, will be truly missed. My prayers and Blessings are with you always. May the Lord guide you through this difficult time. God Bless. Cousin Maggie & Family"
- Maggie Martinez
July 31, 2020 9:13 am

Candles Lit
"Mom,. There are no words to explain the amount of Pain I feel knowing that you’re gone, but I pray your soul is now at peace and that you will forever look down on us. You were the best mother I could have ever asked for and an even better grandmother! I do believe we will be together again and I can’t wait until I’m able to hug you so tightly ... may you rest in eternal peace mom and give Pa a kiss on the check for me.. I love you. ❤️ "
- Stephanie Salcedo
July 30, 2020 5:39 pm