Sylvia Bernal 68 passed away Tuesday December 8, 2015 in her home. She was born July 11, 1947 in Cotulla Texas the daughter of Paula Garcia. Sylvia married Benito Bernal on May 25, 1965 in Cotulla, Texas. She was a stay at home mom who took care of her loving family. A member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, she enjoyed gardening. cooking, reading and playing with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Benito, 4 children; Alejandro Bernal, Paulino Bernal, Marcos Bernal, and Rebeca (Chris) Morgan, her mother Paula Garcia, 13 grandchildren; Paulino, Ruby, Maribell, Stephanie, Mercedes, Marcos, Alicia, Angel, Kymberli, Arianna, Antonio, Javier, and Christopher, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers; Ricardo (Josie) Longoria, and George (Brenda) Longoria, 6 sisters; Juanita (Arron) Guerrero, Mary Hewtty, Hortensia (Ruben) Arredondo, Maria (Joe) Lopez, Esperanza Ruiz, and Nora (John) Lane. Sylvia is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Evalia Lascano, uncle Romero Garcia and an aunt Oralia Gonzalez. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday December 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church 1100 Erie St. Fr. Antony Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Old Holy Cross Cemetery on Kinzie Ave. The family will receive guests on Monday from 10 a.m. until the the time of the Mass in Church. A special thank you from the family to the Wheaton Franciscan Hospice nurses for their loving care of Sylvia.