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JoAnn G. Diaz

Obituary for JoAnn G. Diaz

February 3, 1956 - August 5, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 62


JoAnn G. Diaz, age 62, passed away Sunday, August, 5, 2018 as a result of a long battle with cancer. Her family was by her side when she was called home and welcomed by Our heavenly Father and her loving parents Gloria G. and Edward L. Diaz Sr.

JoAnn was a graduate from Thomas Edison H.S. and The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she received her Bachelors degree in early childhood education. She absolutely loved teaching and was a teacher for 35 years with the San Antonio Independent School District. JoAnn was a proud recipient of KENS 5 EXCEL award in 2005, where she was recognized for excellence in education and in 2006 she received the State Farm Teacher of The Game Award, where she won tickets to a Spurs game and her picture was featured on the jumbotron during half time. Her special interests and hobbies were reading, traveling (especially to Vegas and Winstar), painting, going to the movies and road trips to the Galveston beach with family. All who knew her, knew that she walked by Faith, led by example and wasn't defined by the cancer she so bravely battled, but was defined by the strength, values, courage and boundless love she left behind through her family, friends and students.

She is preceded in death by her parents Gloria G. and Edward L. Diaz, Sr., brother Edward Diaz, Jr. JoAnn is survived by her brother Thomas Michael Diaz, sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Mario Estrada. Nieces and nephews Aaron, Mario Jr. (wife Elena), Crystal, Monique (husband Ramiro), Brooke, great nieces and nephews Mia, Mayim, Margaux, Aidan, Sophia, Rita, Renae, Calie, Alina and Jovani. She is also survived and loved by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends for moments of remembrance on Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Porter Loring on McCullough, with a Holy Rosary to be sited at 7:00pm. Funeral procession will depart on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 10:00am. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30am at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Church, Interment will follow at the San Fernando Catholic Cemetery II.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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