MISSION - Santos "Santitos" Hernandez, 87, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Life Care Hospital in McAllen.
A member of Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church, she sang with the choir, ministered the communion for over 25 years and assisted with baptismal classes and baptisms.
Survivors include her sons Ernesto Hernandez of McAllen, Daniel Hernandez of McAllen and Nicolas Hernandez of Mission; daughters, Rosa Garza of Waxahachie, Sofia Navarro of San Antonio, Alma Garcia of Mission and Sandra Garza of Palmhurst; and 27 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Hernandez, and a daughter, Gloria Garza.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.
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