Eduardo D. Hernandez

Died: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017


3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 02, 2018
Location: Garza Memorial Funeral Home

Holy Rosary

7:00 PM Tue., Jan. 02, 2018
Location: Garza Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Jan. 03, 2018
Location: Christ the King Catholic Church


3:00 PM Wed., Jan. 03, 2018
Location: Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens

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Eduardo (Lalo) D. Hernandez, 91, of Brownsville passed away on December 31, 2017, at Sunshine Haven.  He was born in San Fernando, Tamps. Lalo was proud to become a U.S Citizen in 1976. 

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 43 years, Amelia (Lala) Pequeño Hernandez, his parents, Eleuterio Hernandez and Maria Candelaria Delgado, his brother Roberto Hernandez, his sister Maria Minerva Hernandez, and niece Altagracia Arambula. 

He is survived by his six children, Mary Lou (Oscar) Ponce, Roberto Hernandez, Letty (Frank) Galindo, Eduardo Hernandez, Jr. (Isabel), Alicia Hernandez (Jesse Trevino, boyfriend), Gracie (Jose Angel) Serrata, 16 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren, and a great-grandbaby girl on the way. Lalo adored his great-grandchildren and had enduring nicknames for them. He is also survived by his daughter in law, Corina Hernandez, numerous nieces and nephews, his siblings, Josefa Cabrera, Emilio Hernandez, Susana Hernandez, Moncerata Hernandez, Angelo Hernandez, Jesus Hernandez, and Leopoldo Hernandez. 

Lalo was a Longshoreman at the Port of Brownsville for over twenty years until he was injured in 1976. His hobbies included caring for his beloved bull “Kiko,” his cows, and horse until he had to sell his beloved animals, as he was unable to care for them. He enjoyed watching Saturday night Boxing and buying pick three lottery numbers. Dad, we’ll play your numbers for you. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Frances Gumbel who Dad not only considered him his physician, but his nephew. Thank you for caring for Dad until the end. We would also like to thank the staff at Sunshine Haven, Inc. for keeping Dad comfortable as he made his journey home. They helped us through this most difficult time, and they were so caring for Dad. They answered all our questions. Sunshine Haven was a true blessing. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Frances Gumbel, Billy Hernandez, Antonio Pequeño, Gustavo Nicolas Hernandez, and Matthew Galindo. Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Eddie Hernandez, Jr., Jacob Aguirre, Joel Ponce, Derick Galindo, Robert Hernandez, Jr., David Aguirre, Jr. 

Rosary Services will be held on at 7:00 pm, at Garza Funeral Home. Funeral Mass services will be at 2:00 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 2255 Southmost Road, Brownsville, TX. Interment will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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Isabel Benavidez
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
My deepest condolences to The Hernandez Family. It was a pleasure knowing my suegro. May he R.I.P.

Sincerely, Chavelita
As he would call me

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