Benita D. Tejada was born on the 13th day of March 1936, in Galeana N.L. Mexico, the daughter of Perfecto and Anjelita Delgado. She grew up and attended school in San Benito, Texas. Benita was united in marriage with Antonio Tejada and moved to the Brookshire/Pattison area in 1958. A 31-year member of the First Baptist Church in Brookshire, Benita was also a long time member of AARP, and enjoyed volunteering at the church. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Benita treasured the time she was able to spend with her family and friends. She passed away peacefully at a Katy hospital on Monday, the 21st of January 2008, at the age of 71. She is survived by her sons Joe Garcia of Pattison, Oscar Garcia of Brookshire, Ricky Tejada and his wife, Shannon, of Katy; grandchildren Treš Martinez of Ashburn, Va., Adrianna and Alexa Tejada of Katy, Cade Antonio Garcia of Katy; sisters Eufemia Delgado Lugo of Rosenberg, Catalina Vega of Galeana, Mexico; brother Francisco Delgado of San Luis Potosi, Mexico and other relatives and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Tejada, her daughter, Rosa Martinez and many siblings. Friends called from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire. Funeral Service was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Brookshire with Pastor Bob Craig officiating and Pastor David V. Thomas co-officiating. Private interment will follow in the Kunze Cemetery. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 190, Brookshire, TX 77423. Schmidt Funeral Home in Brookshire was in charge of arrangements.
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