Esperanza “Carmen" Carrola passed away after a long illness into the arms of her Heavenly Father. She was born into a huge family tribe, which was bound by love. Her love of God drove her life and her choices to begin a tribe of her own, which will remain locked forever in her heart of hearts. We feel deeply the lost a mother, a dear grandmother, and a great grandmother but they each have gained an angel to always watch over them from heaven.
Carmen will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Adrian B. Carrola (Erin) and Ronald Carrola; daughter, Melissa Martinez Cole (Jimmy); siblings, Antonio Garcia (Virginia), Rudolf Garcia (Dalilah), Martin Garcia (Graciela), Luis Garcia (Rosario), Guadalupe Garcia (Dorothy); sister Mary Acuna (Andrew); Grandchildren, Eric Martinez (Alyssa), Adam Martinez (Mia), Mary Martinez Cole, Lauren Carrola Bazile (Devin), Sarah Carrola, Christina Carrola; Great Grandchildren Tenley Bazile, Adalyn Bazile, Mila Knox, Lincoln Ramones-Martinez, Edson Ramones-Martinez, Naomi Pearl, and Sierra Rose Estrada-Martinez. Carmen is preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Margarite Garcia and brother, Hilario (Lalo) Garcia.
Carmen received the Holy Spirit in early life, spoke in tongues and wrote two books dedicated to revelation of Mother Mary. She is also mentioned on a handful of books about her healing work. Carmen was an Organ Transplant Nurse for many years and taught healing through God. Her hobbies were God and her religious activities. Carmen was a renowned artist known for her religious works, which she donated to many local Catholic Churches in San Antonio. She was a philanthropist assisting in the remodeling of the Alpha and Omega Tower in Boerne, Texas. Carmen was a member of the Carmelites of Mount Carmel in Colorado and the Legions of Mary Our Lady of Sorrows San Antonio.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer and let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season will reap all that we sow. For when God stands with us, who can be against us…”