Elizabeth Ann Zapata

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FORT WORTH-Elizabeth Ann Zapata passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at the age of 78.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 at Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Elizabeth was born August 17, 1943 to the late Hazel Trim and Marvin Elser in Fort Worth, Texas. She loved playing slot machines, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Elizabeth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.
Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Douglas Elser, Jimmy Elser, and Gary Elser.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Raul Zapata; son, Marty Lee Burgess and wife, Serena; son, John Earl Burgess; son, Daryl D. Burgess; son, Devin Glen Burgess; daughter, Amy and husband, Drew; son, Micah Zapata and wife, Karen; son, Jesse Burgess; son, Chris Garcia; twenty grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and her three dogs Rocky, Blue and Abby.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

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#1 Comment By Gay Green On October 13, 2021 @ 2:11 pm


We are every sorry to hear about Liz. May you be comforted by your family and friends.


Andy and Gay Green

#2 Comment By David Elser On October 13, 2021 @ 11:37 pm

We love you Sissy

#3 Comment By Serena Burgess On October 14, 2021 @ 9:24 am

Liz, It has been an honor to be your daughter in law. I miss your smile.
Raul, I love you and want you to know that the love you have for Liz is the kind most of us have only read about in a fairytale, thank you for teaching us all what it is to truly be in love and be totally devoted to not just to that person but, to an entire family. No one could have taken better care, or loved her the way you have always done. I am so sorry for your loss and for the family’s loss. Please know we are ALL here for you to lean on, we can help each other get through this difficult time. There are no words to express our gratitude to you and the love we have for you for always loving our mom/grandma. Thank you

#4 Comment By Jackie On October 14, 2021 @ 10:32 am


#5 Comment By John Hobbs On October 14, 2021 @ 2:57 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. We know that you and your family are comforted knowing Liz is in a better place with no pain or worries.

Peace be with you and your family,
John and Lea Hobbs

#6 Comment By Mary Blank On October 14, 2021 @ 3:42 pm

Amy and Drew, we are so sorry for your loss.

#7 Comment By Jesse burgess On October 15, 2021 @ 4:20 am

Grandma there are no words to say that can explain the love I have for you I love you more than anything in life I miss you so much I love you

#8 Comment By Jay Hewitt On October 15, 2021 @ 7:45 am

Dictionary definition of Liz Zapata, loving wife, mother, grand-mother, great grand mother and
friend. You and Raul had a marriage that all couples should duplicate. My friend I shall miss you.

#9 Comment By Stephanie On October 15, 2021 @ 8:44 pm

Although we were never close Aunt Elizabeth I will always remember the times when I was a little girl and we would come see you with Big Granny and Daddy. Rest In Peace and give Daddy and Big Granny a big hug for me.