Elijah Lorenzo “Eli” Garza

Elijah Lorenzo “Eli” Garza
Elijah Lorenzo “Eli” Garza

Elijah Lorenzo “Eli” Garza, 16, of Amarillo, TX, passed away on May 14, 2021.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 21, 2021 at Power Church, with Manny De Los Santos officiating, followed by a burial at Llano Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, May 20, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are made by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Eli was born on October 26, 2004 in Amarillo, Texas, to Kristy Romero and Orlando Garza.

Eli had a huge smile for everyone. He was always smiling, laughing, and playing goofy pranks on everyone. He loved his family, every member of his huge family. Eli’s hugs were clumsy and heavy, but they left your heart feeling loved. He was a gamer, and he was very good at it. Eli was so unique, that is why he felt out of place. But Eli loved being unique and knew that was one of his best qualities.

He was preceded in death by his grandma, Esther Hill Garza; his great-grandpa, Johnny Romero; his great-grandma, Mary Padilla; and cousins, Zachary Garza and Layla Padilla.

Eli is survived by his mother, Kristy Romero (Noe Jr. Dominguez) of Amarillo, Texas; his father, Orlando Garza of Amarillo, Texas; brother, Izyiah Garza (Isabel Castro) of Amarillo, Texas; grandmother, Germaine Padilla of Amarillo, Texas; grandfather, Larry Romero (Heather Romero) of Amarillo, Texas; grandfather, Cruz Garza of Amarillo, Texas; a great-grandfather, Pete Padilla of Hereford, Texas; a great-grandmother, Mary Romero of Amarillo, Texas; and many Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins.


6 Replies to “Elijah Lorenzo “Eli” Garza”

  1. Elijah was my student in US History. I was very sad when he told me he was leaving to go to school somewhere else this past December. He was quiet and reserved but I could tell in his eyes that he would smile back at me beneath his mask when I greeted him at the classroom door. We connected over shared interest in music and video games. I am terribly saddened to hear of his passing and I extend my condolences to his family.

  2. I was Honored and Blessed to work and get to know your Beautiful Respectful Baby Boy at Amigos. He was such an awesome young man. I was sad that he wanted to go to work elsewhere but the times I got to work with him were some favorite times of mine. My Deepest Condolences going out to His Family. May he Rest in God’s Eternal Paradise 🙏 I’m so sorry for your loss. I found out from Alesandra last week and my heart just Dropped. My Goodness I wish God wanted him to stay here on Earth to Bless other people. I will hold his Smile and Kindness in my Heart Forever. Elijah I Love you and I was glad I told you and Sandra that the day yall came in to buy the starch. I’m happy I hugged your neck. You will forever be one of my favorite co-workers if all time and that’s 11 years of working with young people.❤❤🙏🙏😘🥰

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eli as he continues his final journey home. We’re also praying for his family who is left behind missing him so very much. We wish we could be there to support them but we pray they understand our absence. Lots of love for each and every one of you from Adolfo y Matilde Campos and Aurelia in Hale Center.

  4. What a nice looking young man! Many prayers will be prayed for Kristy and her family. I pray that God will make his presence known and comfort each one of you.


    Cyndia Copeland

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