Carranza, Maria Socorro Born August 28, 1965 and passed away July 17, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by her father Fernando; survived by her children Daniel and Olivia Avila; her mother Socorro, siblings Silvia, Martha, Fernando Carranza and Frances Mata; nieces Alyssa and Amanda Alonzo; and family, friends, and colleagues too numerous to mention. A truly kind heart will be greatly missed. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Lupus Foundation of America, McCormick Mortuary Inglewood, CA 90301 (310) 792-7508

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  1. Sweet ‘Mary’, you were an angel in life, now an angel watching over all of us. We are all better for knowing you.
    Dean Brown

  2. At such a time no words in this universe will can take away the pain that your family is going through. But you left this world knowing that they are some of the strongest and loving people on earth. Your children and your mother will be taken care of so you can go on with the business of exploring your new path free of pain and worry. Your battle was fought with strength and dignity. Its time for you to rest….
    To my dear Carranza family as well as to the Avila family. Our sincere heart felt sympathy for the passing of your sweet Maria.
    As always we will be here for you. Gary & Norma

  3. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Maria’s family. May you find comfort in the blessing of her memory as she rests peacefully in the glory of the Lord. Please know she will live in your hearts forever.
    Kelly Bedford, SMA Gold Tie ’82

  4. There are no words to describe the tremendous void left in my heart and in my life. i know you had to go to a much better place, a place where you needed to be so you can watch over us. A truly kind heart has been silenced but will forever impact our lives for the best.

  5. Dearest Maria, you epitomized strength, dignity, courage, wisdom, humility, kindness, humor, and above all faith and trust in the goodness of the God who trusted you with such a cross. You never complained but were an inspiration to everyone who knew you. From the very first day you volunteered, you were the presiding angel in the St. John Chrysostom School office and the epitome of professionalism and caring. I can never thank you enough for all you taught me, your wisdom, vision, patience, and hard work .Now you have your wings, but the school office has lost its heart forever. May the beautiful songs, prayers and poems you wrote give glory and delight eternally to God and His angels. And may your loved ones be comforted in the knowledge that your heroism and goodness touched so many lives in ways we will never forget. Sending hugs and assurance of prayers to Olivia and Danny, Socorro, and all your loved ones. Yes, you were a SMA Belle, but you had the heart of a St. John Cougar. Lots of love always – please don’t forget the friends you left behind.

  6. Extending heartfelt condolences for your loss. A beautiful scripture that comes to mind is Isaiah 40:31, it says “those who are hoping in Jehovah will regain power. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not tire out.” Jehovah will give us the needed strength to endure. We also have the hope of again seeing dearly loved ones who have fallen asleep in death by means of the resurrection noted at Acts 24:15. Revelation 21:3,4 assures us that death and mourning will be no more, and the time will soon come when no resident will say “I am sick” (Isaiah 33:24). I truly hope this brings you some comfort at this very difficult time.

  7. My deepest sympathy to family. I have recently heard about her passing. May God bless you all.

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