Mary Christine Mendez

February 13, 1951 - July 25, 2018
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Mary Christine Mendez, 67, of Galveston passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday July 25, 2018.

Mary was born on February 13, 1951 on Galveston Island to Herminia Gandara and Felipe Narvaez, or “Born on the Island,” as she would say.   She graduated from Ball High and attended Galveston Community College. She was proud of her Spanish Mexican ancestry, and of being bilingual.

In addition to her mom, she was cared for and mentored by her grandmother, Inocencia Gandara.   She referred to her grandmother as being “like a Saint” in her life and shared and instilled the values & wisdom passed from her grandmother into her family.

She lived and led by example, dedicating her life to putting God first and ensuring her family had a better quality of life than she did.  She enjoyed reading, listening to music, and worshipping the Lord, often going to church multiple times a week.

She loved working, providing for her family and her dog.   She worked as an operator for Duval Corporation, Corrections Officer for Texas Department of Corrections, Galveston County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Security Officer at Securitas and Malin Shipyard.

Of all her duties and accomplishments, she proudly & most successfully served as a Mother, Grandma, and Friend! Her strength, wisdom, love and praise for God will continue for generations to come.  Love and miss you Mom, may you rest peacefully in the Lord’s Hands and look after us as Our Angel in Heaven.  Forever in our memories & prayers.

Mary was preceded in death by her grandmother, Inocencia Gandara; mother, Herminia Gandara and father, Felipe Narvaez.

Mary is survived by her three children; daughter, Lisa Lach; son, Louis Mendez Jr. (Alberta); and daughter, Connie Coleman; sister, Herminia “Maria” Myrick; 14 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and a host of cousins and friends.

Mary’s family will receive visitors beginning at 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 28, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm.

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Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: February 13, 1951
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Cleo Robinson - Lamb posted on 11/13/18

Mary, I just learned of your departure today months afterwards. Now I know why you have been on my mind. May God bless your family. I will treasure memories of our youth as giggling teens at Ball High School in our English class. I also treasure our last chance meeting at the nail shop and our lunch afterwards at Taco Cabana where laughed again and caught up on our lives. Throughout the years as we ran into each other at the store, you were always so nice and complimentary. Thank you. May you rest peacefully in the bossom of Abraham. "Class of 1970"


Kathy August posted on 8/4/18

My condolences to the family of Mary Mendez. She was truly a hard worker while assigned as a correctional officer . I worked with her. My god bless you and give you strength.


M. Jones posted on 7/28/18

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M. Jones posted on 7/28/18

My condolences to the family of Mary Mendez. May you find comfort in God's promises to wipe all tears from every eye (Revelation 21:4). May the memories of Mrs Mary bring peace to your hearts during this difficult time.


Mike Leahy posted on 7/27/18

Our sincere condolences for Mary's family from Mike and Susan Leahy. I was the General Manager of Malin Shipyard while Mary was employed with us; and no one could ever ask for a more loyal, hardworking, cheerful, and friendly colleague. Her upbeat attitude and smile greeted us without fail each time we passed through the security gate and we shall miss her very much. May God rest her good soul.


Audra Chapmon posted on 7/27/18

I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear Mary. I hope that you will find comfort in the words of Jesus at John 5:28,29 where he promised that the day is coming when he is going to resurrect back to life those in the grave. Until then, it is just like they are sleeping. (John 11:11-13) May your family draw strength from Jehovah, the God of all Comfort.


Sylvia Lopez posted on 7/26/18

Time to rest.God saw that it was enough and you deserved better. You are at peace. Thank you for all the memories and experiences they were great! Love you Sylvia


Elifonso Gandara family posted on 7/26/18

Our sincerest condolences to the entire Mendez family. Chris was loved and will be missed.