Obituary for Maria Socorro Encarnacion Diaz
We are sad to announce the passing of Maria Socorro Encarnacion Diaz "Coca" of San Antonio Texas. Maria died at age 95 on December 6, 2023. Maria passed away surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her loving husband of 73 years Abraham Diaz. Her children include: Aurea Diaz Calderon, Nereida Diaz Ortiz, Evelyn Diaz Johnson (Deceased), Manuel Diaz (Deceased), and Virginia Diaz Singleton. Her passing reunites her with Evelyn and Manuel. Besides her children she leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren , and 3 great-great grandchildren (wow). She was a devoted Church member who would volunteer to cook and provide meals for church events.
Maria was born in Puerto Rico during an era where women were not afforded the opportunity to pursue an educational curriculum beyond elementary school. However, with her persistent nature she was able to graduate High School and briefly attend College, "a testament to her resilience and drive.
Maria and her Husband Abraham, migrated from Puerto Rico to New York in the latter part to the 1950's, in search of the American Dream. They struggled to make ends meet but never gave up or allowed hardships to compromise their family values. With a lot of hard work and drive, the family was eventually able to achieve their goal of purchasing a house in New Jersey.
During the mid 1980's the family decided to relocate to San Antonio, to begin a
new phase in their lives in a more accommodating climate. Again, they experience some transitional difficulties, but were able to overcome the obstacles, and succeed. They eventually purchased a home in San Antonio through hard work,
deep faith, and a persistent attitude.
Maria's memory and legacy will live on through the achievements of her loving and devoted children who will continue to share the love, devotion, wisdom instilled in them by her teachings.
Shelter #5 - Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery