Donicia C. "Licha" Contreras

September 12, 1932 - May 16, 2018
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Donicia “Licha” C. Contreras, 85, of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Kindred Hospital in Clear Lake. She was born September 12, 1932, in Gonzales, Texas.  Licha accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.  She was a member of Moody Methodist Church and was employed for many years at UTMB.  She devoted her life to her children.  Her home was always open to friends and family, and she provided a loving, nurturing home for many of her children’s friends and family when they needed one.  Licha was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend.

Licha was preceded in death by her parents, Eusibio and Magdalena Cruz; her husbands, Ernesto Contreras and Manuel Moreno; daughter, Linda; grandson, Frank Ortiz, Jr.; granddaughter, Veronica Contreras; and all of her siblings. She was the last surviving sibling in her family.

She is survived by her children: Ernest Contreras, Jr. and wife, Zoila; Daniel Contreras and wife, Mary; Mary Contreras Vicknair and husband, Tony; Tony Contreras and wife, Eunice; Johnny Contreras and wife, Sylvia; Richard Contreras and wife, Hope; Steve Contreras; Cindy Contreras-Holmes and husband, J.B.; stepdaughter, Guadalupe Ruiz; grandchildren: Ernest Contreras, III, Priscilla Rodriguez (Troy), Amy Contreras, Diana Vela (Rene), Daniel Contreras, Jr. (Elizabeth), David Contreras, Alexis Vicknair Olivares (Rocco), Janice Contreras, Aaron Contreras, Cecilia Contreras (Joseph Medrano, Sr.), J. B. Holmes, Jr., and Devin Holmes; 20 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Licha’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Sunday, May 20, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Monday, May 21, at Moody Methodist Church with a reception following. Graveside service will be 2:00 pm, Monday, at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Ernest Contreras, Jr., Daniel Contreras, Johnny Contreras, Richard Contreras, Steve Contreras, Tony Contreras, and J. B. Holmes.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.B. Holmes, Jr., Daniel Contreras, Jr., David Contreras, Ernest Contreras, Jr., and Aaron Contreras.

Licha’s family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Licha’s personal care provider and devoted friend, Belinda Valenzuela Lopez, for her loving and compassionate care.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Moody Methodist Church


2803 53rd St,
Galveston, Texas 77551

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Grace Memorial Cemetery


, Hitchcock, TX,

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Born: September 12, 1932
Died: May 16, 2018

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Tami Thomas posted on 7/16/18

I was saddened to learn of Mrs. Contreras' passing and wish to send my sympathies to her family. Donicia will be remembered fondly; she was a very dear and sweet lady.


Yolanda posted on 5/28/18

My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one Donicia. The loss of a loved one brings a sadness unlike any other. Our Heavenly Father comforts us by means of promises He gives in His word the Bible. One promise is found in Isaiah 25:8 where it says that death will end forever and another promise is found in Acts 24:15 where it says that “there will be a resurrection”. Titus 1:2 says that God “cannot lie” so we can trust that these promises will be fulfilled. When the resurrection happens, we will be reunited with our loved ones and will never have to be separated from them again because “death will be no more” as Revelation 21:4 promises. I have been comforted by these promises and I hope they comfort you. Other heartwarming promises can be found on


Kathy posted on 5/19/18

Exodus 34:14 May you Rest In Peace.


Fred and Irma Sanchez posted on 5/18/18

So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a sweet woman, who always had a smile on her face and made you feel like she knew you for a long time. In our prayers.


Robert Valencia posted on 5/18/18

My condolences to the Contreras family.


Ruben Olvera posted on 5/17/18

I was lucky to know the Contreras family and meet Mrs Contreras. Her house was always open to her children’s friends. Her memory will live on through everyone who’s life she touched. She will be missed by so many but never forgotten.


Michael Reyes posted on 5/17/18

I was very saddened to read about Donicia passing heaven gain an angel .