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Maria Carranza

August 21, 1957 — February 27, 2023

Flint

CARRANZA, Maria Yolanda - Age 65, of Flint, passed away Monday, February 27, 2023.  Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek (A live stream of the service will be available on Maria's obituary page at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com). Visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday from 12:00 PM until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions c/o Sharp Funeral Homes.

Maria was born August 21, 1957 in Flint, the daughter of Ruben and Gummesinda (Ortiz) Aguilar.  She was a 1976 graduate of Flint Northwestern High School and she received her CNA license from Mott Community College.  She married Robert Max Carranza February 15, 1996 in Flint.  She retired as a CNA from Briarwood Nursing Home in Flint.  Maria enjoyed crafting, going to casino's, making tamales, and most of all spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are: her husband, Robert; children, Christina (Shawn) McCann of Flint, Ray (Malinda) Gatica of Mt. Morris, Vanessa (Joshua) Thomas of Swartz Creek, Robert Carranza of Flint and Mary Carranza of Flint; grandchildren, Savanah Sierra (James Logie), Angelena Gatica, Maliyah Gatica, Ray Gatica III, Antonio Gatica, Analicia Gatica, Madison Thomas and Nayeli Carranza; brothers, Juan (Pauline) Gutierrez of Grand Blanc and Daniel (Ellie) Aguilar of Beaverton; sister, Antonia (Daniel) Marquez of Texas; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ruben Aguilar, Jr.  Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 4, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel

, Swartz Creek, MI 48473

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel

, Swartz Creek, MI 48473

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