Mercedes- Gregorio Hernandez, 85, passed away on November 11, 2022, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Gregorio was born on September 4, 1937 to Eustacio and Agustina (Elizondo) Hernandez in San Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He moved to Weslaco with his family as a young boy.
In 1956, Gregorio enlisted in the United States Army as a PFC. His work ethic and dedication quickly earned him the rank of SGT. After being honorably discharged, Gregorio returned home and met his future wife, Emma Alicia Lazcano, at a church in Donna in 1960.
Gregorio and Emma were married on November 25, 1962, at the First Baptist Church in Weslaco. They prioritized God and church, and God blessed them with sixty years of marriage and three children. Gregorio and Emma raised their children in Mercedes and were faithful members of the First Baptist Church. Gregorio served as a deacon and choir director, and he and Emma volunteered at every opportunity.
Gregorio was a hard worker. First, he worked at Border Butane/Federal...