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Sylvia (Mendoza) Morrison

June 14, 1956 — January 28, 2021

Sylvia Morrison, 64, peacefully passed from this life surrounded by her loving family on January 28, 2021.  She was born to Vicente Mendoza and Guadalupe Mancillas Mendoza on June 14, 1956 in San Benito, Texas.

Sylvia retired from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability after 35 years of dedicated service.  In her leisure time, she enjoyed outdoor activities, sports, spending time with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Left to treasure Sylvia’s memory is her husband, William R. “Bill” Morrison; daughters, Belinda Silva, Sandra Silva, Theresa (Preston) Antunez; son, Stephen (Adriana) Morrison; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Also left to treasure Sylvia’s memory are her parents, Vicente and Guadalupe M. Mendoza; siblings, Rojerio (Anna) Mendoza, Angie Villarreal, Janie Mendoza, Vicente (Anna) Mendoza; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her beloved dog, Reina.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Mateo and Celia Mancillas; nephew, Eduardo “Eddie” Mendoza; in-laws, Regina and Colonel William Morrison.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 3. 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home.  A prayer service will begin Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock. (Click the link below to view a live-stream of the prayer service.) A graveside service and interment will take place Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Mont Meta Memorial Park.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are John Damien Banda, Michael Banda, Gabriel Mendoza, Matthew Mendoza, Vicente Mendoza, Jr., and Vicente Mendoza III. Honorary pallbearers are Rojerio Mendoza, Ryan Ledesma, Jacob Ledesma, and Nathaniel Banda.

Sylvia’s family thanks Kindred Hospice staff and Vanessa Valdez, RN for their kind, compassionate care.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas 78586. www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com 956.291.4180

All guests must wear a facial covering and practice social distancing while visiting the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sylvia (Mendoza) Morrison, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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