Virginia Hernandez
Virginia Hernandez

Obituary of Virginia R. Hernandez

Virginia R. Hernandez was born in Harlingen, Texas on May 21, 1926 and she entered Heaven’s gate at 95 years young on Saturday November 13, 2021. She was the eldest of 4 brothers and 4 sisters. She was raised in San Benito for a brief time until her parents, Felipe and Facunda Rodriguez, decided to move back to Mexico. With limited formal education as a teenager, she worked several jobs as a migrant worker returning several times to the states. Her deep Catholic faith was the key that carried her through life’s most difficult challenges. Over the past 95 years, she’s witnessed some of the most profound changes in human history from war, political strife, human achievements and financial disasters. Despite all the world’s turmoil, she met her future husband Eliborio, mothered and cared for 11 children, including two sets of twins, and still made time for prayer and rosary before bedtime. Her life would seem long to many, but those of us who were blessed to be touched by her understand that her existence and the imprint she left on our hearts was just too short! She was talented in so many aspects of her life, a remarkable cook who enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially over the holidays. She could always be found working on word search puzzles, although playing chalupa and bingo with family and friends were the most memorable as long as she was winning. In her golden years she loved spending most her time at Delia’s Adult Daycare. Virginia was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Eliborio Hernandez. She was also predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and one granddaughter: Stephanie Lynn Miller. She is survived by 11 children! Delia (Luis), George, Sylvia (Donald), Lydia (Eusebio), Rachel, Rosalinda, Israel, Carmen (Jorge), Hilda, Imelda, and Gustavo. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren; Delia (7), George (3), Sylvia (3), Lydia (4), Rachel (4), Rosalinda (1), Carmen (2), Hilda (3), Imelda (3). Survived also by 30 great grandchildren; George (4), Sylvia (3), Lydia (9), Rachel (3), Imelda (11). Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with a Holy Rosary to be held at 7:00 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito, Texas. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18th at St. Benedict Catholic Church at 351 S Bowie St, San Benito, Texas with interment to follow at San Benito Memorial Park. Honored to serve as pallbearers: George Sr. and George Jr., Israel, Gustavo,Peter Hernandez, Donald Miller, and Marcus Lowery. All individuals are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines by socially distancing a minimum space of 6 feet apart and must wear face covers or masks. (May include bandanas or sewn or cloth face coverings). You may sign the online guestbook, light a remembrance candle, or send words of comfort to the family of Virginia R. Hernandez at www.thomaegarza.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematory, 395 S. Sam Houston, Blvd., San Benito, TX 78586.
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Wednesday
17
November

Visitation

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Thomae-Garza Funeral Home
395 S. Sam Houston
San Benito, Texas, United States
9563991331
Wednesday
17
November

Rosary

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Thomae-Garza Funeral Home
395 S. Sam Houston
San Benito, Texas, United States
9563991331
Thursday
18
November

Funeral Mass

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday, November 18, 2021
St. Benedict Catholic Church
Bowie St
San Benito, Texas, United States
Thursday
18
November

Interment

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, November 18, 2021
San Benito Memorial Park
Sam Houston St.
San Benito, Texas, United States
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