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Maria "Socorro" Hernandez

November 21, 1933 ~ May 17, 2020 (age 86)


Maria “Socorro” Hernandez of Uvalde passed away on May 17, 2020 at her residence at the age of 86.  She was born on November 21, 1933 in Sabinal, Texas to Salome and Tomasa (Flores) De La Cruz. 

She married Narcisco P. Hernandez on June 4, 1960 in Sabinal. 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years; daughter, Dora Gonzalez and companion, Eddie Franco, Jr. of Uvalde; son, Roland Hernandez of San Antonio; sister, Camilia Ramirez of San Antonio; brother, Antonio De La Cruz of Sabinal; 4 grandchildren, Briana Garza and husband, Alex Joe of Fort Hood, Alanys Gonzalez and companion, Abraham Martinez of Uvalde, Desiree Hernandez and companion, Thomas J. Gilliam of San Saba, and Melissa Hernandez of Pearsall; 7 great grandchildren, Alex Joe Garza, Jr., Aneveah N. Martinez, Anjali C. Martinez, Hailey Jean Gilliam, Lillian Grace Gilliam, Thomas James Gilliam, IV, Rasten Lane Herd; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 daughters, Rosa Elia Hernandez and Silvia Hernandez; sister, Emilia Ortega, son in law, Gilbert Rodrick (Rod) Gonzalez; and great grandchild, Robert Rodrick Garza.

 A rosary will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.  A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Alex Joe Garza, Sr., Abraham L. Martinez, Thomas James Gilliam, IV, Manuel Chapa, Jr., Randy Ortega, Richard Ortega, Albert YBarra, Ernest Santos, Atticus Villescaz

Honorary pallbearers will be the late Gilbert Rodrick “Rod” Gonzalez, Jesse Rios, John Jay Cano,  and Alex Joe Garza, Jr.

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May 20, 2020

4:00 PM
Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary (Uvalde)

May 20, 2020

7:00 PM
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary
220 S. Getty
Uvalde, TX 78801

May 21, 2020

7:00 PM
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary
220 S. Getty St.
Uvalde, TX 78801

Funeral Mass
May 22, 2020

11:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
408 Ft. Clark Rd.
Uvalde, TX 78801


Hillcrest Cemetery

Uvalde, TX

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