On Friday, April 17, Mary Elizabeth Hernandez, loving daughter, sister, and friend passed away at age 66. Born in Austin, Texas on August 2, 1953, to Victor and Louisa Hernandez, she earned a bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University in 1975 and was a long-time resident of Dallas County.
Mary had a zest for life, an infectious smile, a kind heart and spirit. Mary enjoyed plays, reading, writing poetry, and good meals with family and friends; mostly, she was passionate about reading. She treasured the written word so much she authored a children's book titled: The Parade Goes On.
Proceeded in death by her father, she is survived by her mother of Uvalde, sisters: Carmen del Rosario Hernandez of Ferris; Rosalba and husband Ben Moreno of Dallas; Suzanne (Susie) and husband Vincent DiPiazza of Uvalde; brother, Victor and wife DeAnna Hernandez of Garland; and nephews: Anthony DiPiazza of Rochelle, New York, Philip DiPiazza of San Antonio, James DiPiazza of Kerrville, Michael Hernandez of Garland, niece Amber Hernandez of Garland; five grandnephews; one grandniece; uncles Leon Hernandez of Austin and Alvino Tijerina of San Antonio and best of friends, Josie DeLuna (and family) and her three amigas: Lisa S. Lisa O. and Yolanda A. (There are too many good friends to list.)
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Mary by making a donation to:
Big Thought: 1409 S. Lamar St #1015, Dallas, Texas 75215
Trinity River Mission: 2060 Singleton #104, Dallas, Texas 75212
Descansa mi hermana.
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