Yessenia Santana

October 3, 1983 ~ August 30, 2022 (age 38)


Yessenia Santana, age 38, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in the Bahamas. She was born on October, 3, 1983 in Rankin, Texas to Pablo R. Santana and Maria V. Santana. 

Yessenia was a one-of-a-kind, sweet soul. She had the biggest heart and loved with all her heart. She was the HEART of her family. Yessenia loved to dance and sing; her absolute favorites were anything from Selena or Jesse Turner from Siggno. She enjoyed taking lots and lots of pictures while making memories with her family. Whether it be while traveling, attending family gatherings or just being around family and friends, she would always capture those special moments. Yessenia loved her nieces and nephews tremendously whom she treated as her own and in return, they reciprocated that love. She never wanted to and never did miss any of their games or school functions. 

Baking cakes was a hobby Yessenia loved to do, especially when it came to birthdays, she would bake a cake for everyone in the family. She never forgot a family member's birthday or anniversary. 

She would keep in constant contact with family by calling them and keeping in touch. She also loved to play bingo, watch her Dallas Cowboys and take care of her cats and kittens. Yessenia had a contagious smile and lived her life to the fullest, as she always got and did what she wanted. She is loved and will forever be missed by all her family and friends. 

 “Yessenia IS the reason our family believes in miracles. “

 Yessenia was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Jesus “Chuy '' Villalobos; paternal grandparents, Asencion and Trinidad Santana all of Crystal City, Texas; uncles, Oscar Villalobos, Sr. of Crystal City and Jose (Griselda) Santana of Crystal Lake, Illinois. 

 Left to cherish her memories are her parents, Pablo R. and Maria V. Santana; step-father, Hector Salas; sisters, Maria Susana (Joe) Garza, Cristal (Johnnyray) Villegas both of  Alice, Texas; maternal grandmother, Elida Villalobos of Crystal City, Texas; nieces, Erika Mariah Zavala Lomas, Aaliyha Lenay Villegas and Anilah Janai Villegas all of Alice, Texas; nephews, Eric Zavala, Jr., Jose Gilberto Garza, Jr and Johnnyray Jesus Villegas, Jr. all of Alice, Texas; great- nieces, Alizayah Elaine Zavala, Coraline Rae Zavala and Kamila Capri Zavala all of Alice, Texas; great- nephew, Jayson Alexander Lomas of Alice, Texas; uncles and aunts, Jesus (Bo) Villalobos and family of McAllen, Texas,  Javier Villalobos and family of McAllen, Texas, Marissa Montoya and family of McAllen, Texas, Veronica Barajas and family of Crystal City, Texas, Sylvia Vasquez and family of McAllen, Texas, Anna Garcia and family of Uvalde, Texas, Augustine Santana and family of Crystal City, Texas and Asencion “Tito” Santana and family of San Antonio, Texas. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Sunday, September 11, 2022 with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM at Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St. Alice, Texas 78332. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Dennis Zerr at 11:00 on Monday, September 12, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 603 E. Main St. Alice, Texas, 78332. Burial will follow at Roberson- Collins Cemetery.

Graciously serving as pallbearers; Jesus “Bo” Villalobos, Javier Villalobos, Joel Barajas, Joe Garza, Johnnyray Villegas, Jose Montoya Steven Vasquez, Eric Zavala, Jr. and Oscar Villalobos, Jr. 

 Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.

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September 11, 2022

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Holmgreen Mortuary, St. Alice, Texas

Holy Rosary
September 11, 2022

7:00 PM
Holmgreen Mortuary, St. Alice, Texas

Funeral Mass
September 12, 2022

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
St Elizabeth Catholic Church

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