Jennifer Rebecca Tovar, age 46, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away at Baptist Medical Center South in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, August 28, 2020. Jennifer was born on April 23, 1974 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Juan Manuel Garcia and Elvira Flores Garcia; she survives. Jennifer married Hector Tovar, Jr. on October 12, 1998 in San Antonio. Together they welcomed 4 children, travelled miles and miles together and created a lifetime of memories that will live on in the hearts of those she knew and loved.
Jennifer was a nurse by trade and by spirit. Those who will remember her best will never forget a woman who loved helping people and giving of herself to those in need. She enjoyed running and had a passion for competing in races. Jennifer was outgoing and lively. She never turned away from a challenge when it was something she wanted. Most importantly, Jennifer will be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend who did all she could for those so privileged to call her theirs.
Jennifer is survived by her husband, Hector Tovar, Jr.; children, Alexander Tovar, and wife Scarlett, of Virginia, Alexis Savannah Tovar, Royce Anthony Tovar and Adonis Apolonis Tovar, all of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Diana Tovar and Carter Tovar; mother, Elvira Garcia of San Antonio; siblings, Vernonia Mandez, and husband Pedro, of Tennessee, Raquel Smith of Illinois, and Manuel Garcia of San Antonio; mother and father-in-law, Hector Sr. and Mary Tovar; sister-in-law, Claudia Gonzales; brother-in-law, Ricardo Tovar, all of San Antonio; and by a host of other relatives and very special friends.
Funeral services for Jennifer Tovar will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Aguilar officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park with Hector Tovar, Jr., Alexander Tovar, Royce Tovar, Adonis Tovar, Ricardo Tovar and Manuel Garcia serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Monday evening, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any charity that assists with nurses pursuing their education or that supports the needs of the elderly.