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Elizabeth Serna

March 26, 1966 — September 14, 2022

Visitation for Elizabeth (Liz) Serna 56, of Mundelein Illinois will be Saturday September 24, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road, Laredo, Texas 78041. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 A.M. followed by a funeral procession to Calvary Catholic Cemetery for grave dedication and burial.

Elizabeth, born March 26, 1966 in Salineno, Texas, was born to Agustin and Raquel Serna; passed away prematurely after a prolonged struggle
with cancer on September 14, 2022.

Elizabeth is survived by her son, Andres Garcia, brothers, Rangel (Lety) Serna, Rigoberto (Diana) Serna, Luis (Angelica) Serna, James (Isabel)
Serna; brother-in-law, Joseph (Lety) Lambert; sisters, Amy Serna, Monica Serna; uncles and aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces and one fur baby, Sunny.

She is predeceased by her father, Agustin Serna; mother, Raquel Serna; brothers, Rene Serna, Andy Serna, and Romeo Serna; sister, Norma Serna; as well as her grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.

Growing up, Liz lived in Laredo, Texas and later moved with her family to Waukegan, Illinois and graduated from Waukegan High School. She
had a promising career at Grainger Industrial Supply where she began as an executive assistant with advancements to Project Planner and
then Documentation Analyst before having to take an extended health leave because of her illness.

Our own ‘Queen Elizabeth’ was diagnosed with cancer 19 years ago and given only a few months to live but she defied that destiny not only by raising her beloved son Andrew, but literally becoming a second mother, cheerleader, and ‘how to deal with life's problem’ counselor to her many nieces and nephews and their children.

Her unconquerable spirit and passion for learning everything she could about all aspects of healing of mind, body and spirit would lead her on a
path that included friendships and support groups from around the globe. Earning Certification as a Feminine Power Mentoring Coach and
an Energy Code Facilitator, she used those skills with the Internet to both, seek for counsel and also provided counsel to many in need, seemingly without limitation, as she could be found ministering to on person or another at any hour, night, or day with little thought for her own concerns.

Surrounded by her loving family at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Liz returned to her Savior and waiting family. She will be missed greatly but remembered more for her gift of living a life full of love.

The service will be live streamed below for those that cannot attend.

Liz's family wish to express our sincerest appreciation to Dr. Kerry Heitkotter for her many years of care and concern for Liz.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Elizabeth Serna, please visit our flower store.

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