Weslaco/Lockney- Juana T. Hernandez passed away to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at the age of 73. She was born on June 19th, 1945 in Matamoros, Mexico. She came to live in Weslaco, and was also raised in Lubbock and Florida, along with her 10 brothers and sisters, and made her home in Weslaco and Lockney.
Juana married Pedro Hernandez and they continued working hard together, raising their own family of ten children. Juana became a field labor supervisor in Florida and Lockney. She was a hard worker all of her life and dedicated mother. They eventually settled in Lockney, Texas, where they spent the rest of their lives together.
Juana had a green thumb and had a passion for gardening. She loved to sew, needlework, embroidery, loved volunteering at her church, cooking and baking, and her word search puzzles. She also loved her Bingo. She was a tough, stern and yet loving person, who loved wearing boots and jeans. She loved to joke around and tell stories of the places she's been to and the collection of mementos and keepsakes, and how long she had them. She also loved to cook turkey and tamales during the holidays and share with others. She enjoyed traveling, but Juana will mostly be remembered for the love she had for her family. She was instrumental in the care of her parents as they became ill and were called home to Heaven and had a loving and close relationship with her brothers and sisters, which she helped her mother Coca raise, along with raising her own children. She also helped raise her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, all of whom she adored and held a special place in her heart. Her memory will live forever because she was loved by all she met. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend.
She received our Lord Jesus as her Savior and is now Rejoicing in His Presence. We all live with the hope of being Reunited unto God because, "He promises to prepare a place for us in His Father's House and takes us Home." (John 4:2-3)
Juana is preceded in death by her parents, Jesus D. and Coca Rodriguez; brother, Emilio Ybarra; nephews, Emilio Ybarra Jr. and Javier Jesus Rodriguez; paternal grandparents, Genaro D. and Petra Rodriguez; and maternal grandparents, Celestino and Guadalupe "Lupe" Rodriguez.
She is survived by her loving husband, Pedro Hernandez, children, Audelia "Lilly" Silva (Adrian) of Saltillo, Mexico; Marie Maldonando (Joe) of Dade City, Florida; Belia "Bebe" S. Cowans (Harold+) of Gasdsen, South Carolina; Susie Hernandez of Austin, Texas; Leticia S. Martinez (Leo) of Lockney, Texas; Lisa H. Androtis (Yanni) of Sparta, Greece; Josephine Silva of Lockney, Texas; Ricky Hernandez of Lockney, Texas; Sylvia Rodriguez (Cirilo+) of Lockney, Texas; and Marco Antonio Zapata of Lockney, Texas. Her siblings, Francisco "Pancho" Ramirez of Weslaco; M. Stella Chenoweth of Weslaco; Javier R. "Harvey" Rodriguez of Dallas Noe Rodriguez (Maria "Bibi") of Weslaco; Jesse Rodriguez Jr. (Rosemary) of Weslaco; Yolanda Rodriguez of Weslaco; Roland Rodriguez of Weslaco; Eduardo Rodriguez of Baltimore, Maryland; Alicia Rodriguez of Weslaco; and Freddy Rodriguez of Baltimore, Maryland. 28 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews (and great, great-great) and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 5th, 10am-9pm, with a rosary at 7pm at McCaleb Funeral Home. Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 6th, 10 am, at St. Joan of Arc in Weslaco. with burial to follow at La Piedad Cemetery in McAllen.
Your Mom was so sweet and loving! She always had a smile and a hug ready to give to me every time I saw her. I loved her so much ! She will be greatly missed
Juana was my friend She was like family to me I no she loved me and u her. I will miss her so much .we never no how much time we have with someone so never take it for granted. U will miss you so much my friend .
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