Public Visitation, Tribute Announced for Former San Antonio Mayor Lila Cockrell

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Scott Ball / Rivard Report

Lila Cockrell's memorial services will take place next week.

A public visitation for former San Antonio Mayor Lila Cockrell, who died Thursday at age 97, is scheduled for Tuesday evening. A memorial service and tribute are set for Thursday.

The visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, located at 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr.

Cockrell’s memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church at 227 W. Woodlawn Ave. 

Later on Thursday, a public tribute to Cockrell, San Antonio’s first female mayor, will be held at 2 p.m. at the Lila Cockrell Theatre, located inside the Henry B. González Convention Center. The event honoring her legacy will be livestreamed on TVSA and the City’s Facebook page.

Cockrell served for a decade on San Antonio’s City Council and was mayor for four terms, beginning in 1975. After her third term, she took time off to care for her husband, Sidney “Sid” Earl Cockrell Jr., who died in 1986. She won another term in 1989 but lost her final re-election bid in 1991 to Nelson Wolff, now Bexar County Judge.

She also served as president of the San Antonio Parks Foundation from 1998 until 2013.

An online guestbook is available here for those wanting to offer condolences and share memories of Cockrell.

In lieu of flowers, the family said that contributions may be made to the San Antonio Museum of Art, Greater San Antonio After-School All-Stars, and the Winston School of San Antonio.  

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