Felix “Cebolla” Segovia passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015.
Cebolla (don’t ever call me Felix!), lead a very full – and colorful – life, but through it all, he remained true to the values he was taught by his parents: Love God; love your family and be a man of good character.
After his adventures lead him all across Texas, he finally made roots in Spring Branch in Houston. After getting settled, Cebolla, in need of a job, landed at the doors of Vazquez Funeral Home, and began his second professional career.
He proved a quick learner, and made sure the funeral home was in perfect condition at all times. No job was “below” him, and his sense of responsibility was deep; after Hurricane Ike, Cebolla was the first one to check on the funeral home for his beloved “Boss Man”, Ruben; he would meet staff at the funeral home at all hours of the night to assist with nighttime body calls; he was willing to do anything we asked – he was a treasure to our funeral home family.
Throughout the day, he would greet families with his trademark gruffy voice, but the kindness in his eyes expressed such compassion to the grieving families. He was always quick to offer them a cup of coffee, and to be a quiet presence for all the families we served.
Throughout the years, we learned so much about our Onion. He regaled us with tales of his life and education – and yes, sometimes we were left speechless. But that was Cebolla. And we all loved him dearly.
We were blessed to witness the coming together of his family. He was so proud of the accomplishments of his children, and made certain everyone knew that Doris was the reason their children are successful: her love, prayers and constant presence in their lives made each of them who they are today. The love he has for his beautiful wife and children is as deep as the universe, and our hearts ache for them at this time, for they lost “la pierda”.
Cebolla is survived by his devoted wife Dolores and their children Genevieve (José); Monica (Cristobal); Yvonne; Michael (Sarah); Felix, Jr.; April (James); Stephanie (Phillip); Yvette (Roland); Jesse (Catherine); Moses; Joe Anthony and Crystal. Brothers Martin (Lydia); Carlos (Beatrice); Robert, Richard, Dicky, Ronnie (Grace); Jerry and Frank; sisters Alma; Janie (Ralph); Cynthia (Arnold); Angie (Ruben); Betty and Margie (Raymond); 35 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, including his beloved nephew Mark (Michelle).
Cebolla was a steadfast friend to all of us and will be sorely missed.
Services celebrating Cebolla’s life will be held from 4:00pm – 9:00pm on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at South West Funeral Home on 3946 South Zarzamora Street, San Antonio, TX 78225 , but services will be held in San Antonio, Texas, and in Houston, Texas on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Blackwell & Vazquez Woodforest Funeral Home, 750 Uvalde Rd., Houston, Texas 77015.
It was Cebolla’s wish to have his cremated remains buried with his daughter at Morales Cemetery. We are thankful that we are able to honor this last wish of our dear Onion.