Valeria Ruiz-Garcia, age 10 of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018. She is survived by her father, Miguel Ruiz Gonzalez and mother, Martha Garcia Hernandez. The funeral mass is planned for Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 2140 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA 30071 at 5:00 pm. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. My deepest and heartfelt condolences are with the Ruiz-Garcia family. Valeria was a sweet heart to me Mrs. Hunter. I enjoyed taking care of her when she visited me in the Benefield Clinic. May you receive Father God’s peace through this time of mourning..

    God Bless you all,

    Kim Hunter

  2. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family. Valeria touched all our lives in the all-too-brief time God loaned her to us. I was honored to be her teacher and will remember always her with love.

  3. I will always remember Valeria’s sweet smile as she walked through the front lobby of Benefield Elementary. She was truly loved by everyone who knew her. My heart goes out to her family and I pray that God will give you His strength to get through this difficult time. Heaven has gained a precious angel.

  4. I am deeply saddened to hear about Valeria’s passing. As one of her former teachers, I have seen the positive impact she made on those who knew her. She was well-liked by all of her classmates and school staff.
    I will cherish the memories of Valeria’s sunny disposition, can-do attitude, and love of cookbooks and culinary gadgets. This girl loved to bake, and would sometimes surprise us with delicious homemade treats!
    My prayers are with Valeria’s family and friends, that they will find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  5. I enjoy being Valeria’s friend. Every time I’m with her, she makes me smile. She is in a better place in heaven. She wanted to start her own bakery with cupcakes and etc. Even though she’s not here, it will not break our friendship. I miss her and her family does too. God is watching over her, just as her family and friends are.

  6. Valeria filled a huge place in my heart in the short time I was able to work with her at Peachtree Elementary. She was full of spirit, joy, and determination! My thoughts and prayers are with her family, her friends and her teachers at Benefield. I am terribly sorry for your loss.

  7. I taught Valeria in first grade at Peachtree. I still remember Valeria’s big smile on her face every morning and it included a BIG hug! Even on the mornings she was not feeling so great. It was my pleasure to have known and taught Valeria. She had the biggest heart and an even bigger spirit!
    To her family- rest assured that Valeria is at peace now, she was loved by you, her teachers, and her friends. You are in my prayers.
    Valeria, you gained your angel wings way too soon. I will miss you.

    Enseñé a Valeria en primer grado en Peachtree. Todavía recuerdo a Valeria con su gran sonrisa en su cara cada mañana y que incluía un Gran abrazo! Y aun en las mañanas no se sentía tan bien. Fue un placer conocer y enseñar a Valeria. ¡ Tenía el corazón más grande y un espíritu aún más grande! Para su familia-pueden estar seguros de que Valeria está en paz ahora. ella fue amada por usted, sus maestros, y sus amigos. Están en mis oraciones. Valeria, has ganado tus alas de Angel demasiado pronto. Te echaré de menos.

  8. Valeria was a good person. She wanted to own a bakery with cupcakes of her own recipes. I can imagine her making the best cupcake she has ever made. I know that she was suffering a lot before, and had to take a lot of medicines, but she is in a better place now where God and angels will enjoy her delicious cupcakes. And now whenever I look up in the clouds, I think of her.

  9. Valeria was one of my friends that would let nothing stop her from doing what she tried to do.I know if Valeria was here today and the rest of her life she would have the best bakery in the country and that she would’ve been the best baker in the country. Valeria will forever be my friend and forever hold a spot in my heart . She will be dearly missed ❤️

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. God is the source of life and an enemy of death. Acts 24:15 gives a beautiful hope of a resurrection for those we have sadly lost in death. We look forward to seeing our loved ones again very soon! May God provide the family and friends with peace and comfort.

  11. Acts 24:15 gives a wonderful hope of a resurrection for those we have lost in death. May you endure and find peace through our Father, the God of all comfort

  12. Revelation 21:4
    And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

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