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Mary Lou Garcia

Birth Date: April 15, 1944
Death Date: July 9, 2017

Mary Lou Garcia, 73, of Decatur passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Champaign Urbana Nursing & Rehab in Savoy.
Mary Lou was born on April 15, 1944 in Chicago the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Krol) Bryak. She was a member of Womens League at the Salvation Army, volunteer for D.O.V. E. R.S.V.P., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She knew no stranger and will be deeply missed. She was always a Chicagoan at heart.
Surviving are her son, Marc Garcia (Yoni) of Chicago; daughter, Paula Abdullah (Derichey) of Decatur; sister, Chris Bryak of Decatur; grandchildren, Shalynn Davis, Malik Abdullah, Dominique Abdullah, Miranda Abdullah, and Mariah Abdullah; special-sister, Sharon Matli of Decatur; and niece Paulette Szymanski of Decatur; God-child, Mary Ann Jackson of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by parents and sister Bernadette Radowski.
Funeral service to celebrate Mary Lou’s life will 11 AM Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home with Bishop James Wills. Visitation will be10-11 AM Saturday in the funeral home.
The family of Mary Lou Garcia is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

Celebration Of Life Funeral Ceremony
July 15, 2017
11:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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July 15, 2017
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. It was such a joy to visit with Mary Lou these past several years each Monday. Her faith in the Lord was so strong and she had a great sense of humor. I will miss our visits and seeing her smiling face. My prayer is that the Lord will bless each of you with his PEACE.

  2. I have missed my weekly visits with Mary Lou all these many months. It was a delight to talk with her. She had such a good sense of humor and such a strong faith. I will miss her as I know her family will..Prayers for each of you.Norma Collins

  3. To Mark and Paula and your loved ones, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of your mother. I remember her fondly and know that she did a fine job at raising two wonderful people. May God be with you in your grieving.Judy Rooney

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