January 12, 1921 - December 13, 2021
Elvira Lila Zapata was born on January 12,1921 in Austin, Texas and passed away peacefully at the age of 100 on the morning of December 13,2021 in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. She was an only child born to her parents Maria De Jesus Cadena and Adolpho Perez. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernesto Zapata (Husband), Edwardo Zapata (son), Joshua Faber (great grandson), and her favorite puppy Lucky. She is survived by her three children: Evangeline Bates, Elvira Gomez, and Adolpho Zapata. Her grandchildren: Cynthia Zapata, Monica Faber and Mike Kasten, Edward Zapata, David and wife Darla Bates, Edward and wife Lisa Bates, Lillian Gutierrez, Melquiades Gutierrez, Ernest and wife Amanda Gomez, Fernando and wife Liz Zapata. Great Grandchildren: Michael, Danielle, Austin and wife Nicole Bates, Haley, Nick, Kara, Evan, Stephanie, and Mason. One great great grandchild, Jaylyn Bates. Known as Vera, Ms. Zapata, mom, grandma, great grandma, or great great grandma to most. She retired from civil service as a quality inspector for aircrafts after 33 years of service. She was known for baking the most beautiful and delicious cakes for various occasions and her love for shopping. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, she found ways to virtually shop on her own. Her family meant more to her than anything else in the world, “every grandchild was her favorite,” it was a love you could feel from a mile away. She was truly a source of positivity and anyone who knew her was touched by her kindness. She cherished God, faith, and family, so it is only fitting that we gather to remember and celebrate Elvira’s long and blessed journey. Visitation will be held at Mission Park North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr. San Antonio, Texas, 78232 on December 21, 2021 from 10 am to 11:30 pm, Rosary 11:30- 12pm, with services beginning at noon. Departure to San Fernando #3, 1735 Cupples Rd, will take place after the service.
Elvira Lila Zapata was born on January 12,1921 in Austin, Texas and passed away peacefully at the age of 100 on the morning of December 13,2021 in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. She was an only child born to her parents Maria De Jesus Cadena and Adolpho... View Obituary & Service Information
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