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Eli Joel Garza

Portland, Texas

Eli Joel Garza, 5 years old, passed away August 14, 2021. He was born December 9, 2015 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Jennifer Nicole Phillips; great grandparents, Hughes Hunter Phillips and Milburn Louis McElroy.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his brother, Luke Anthony Hill; grandfather, Jimmy Ray Phillips, Sr. (Amie Owens); grandmother, Lisa Ann McIver; great grandmothers, Betty Leona Phillips, Mary Ann McElroy; Aunts and Uncles, Jimmy Ray Phillips, Jr., Leslie Eugene Phillips, Kelley Rene Phillips, Traci Lynn Martinez (Gonzolo “Oso”), Julia Dawson; a host of extended family members and many people who loved him. He was a beloved, shining, happy boy, the light of his family’s lives and the star of their hearts.

Visitation will be held from 12:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home. Funeral service conducted by Pastor Lewis Cowan and Sammy Murphy will begin at 10:00a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home. Interment will follow at The Palms Memorial Gardens in Portland.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements entrusted to:

Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory

2003 W. Wheeler Ave.

Aransas Pass, Texas 78336


Aransas Pass Progress

346 S. Houston

Aransas Pass, TX 78336

P.O. Box 2100

Aransas Pass, TX 78336