Josephine V. Hernandez

Josephine V. Hernandez, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away surrounded by her loving family, in her residence, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the age of 77.

Josephine was born in Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas, on July 27, 1935, the daughter of Florentino and Juventina Flores Villanueva. On February 7, 1959, Josephine married Abel R. Hernandez. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Josephine was a lifelong Catholic and an active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy, Texas.

Josephine is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Abel R. Hernandez; her daughter, Margie Zapata and husband Jimmie of Kenedy; her son David Hernandez and wife Helen of Fresno, California; a grandson, Brando Briones and wife Ruby of Kenedy and three granddaughters, Carylann Delgadillo of Fresno and Alyssa and Aimee Zapata, both of Kenedy. She is also survived by four great-granddaughters, Julianna, Annabell and Audrianna Briones and Isabella Delgadillo; her sister, Criselda Hinojosa; her brother, Elias Villanueva and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hernandez is preceded in death by her parents; her two sisters, Guadalupe Arenas and Macrina Garcia and her brothers, Manuel and Roberto Villanueva.

Visitation began at 1:00 P.M., Friday, February 22, 2013, in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy and a rosary was recited at 7:00 P.M., on Friday, in the chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment followed in the Loma Alta Cemetery with, Arturo Garcia, Oscar Garcia, Gabriel Garza, Ruben Garza, Michael Villanueva and Roger Hinojosa, serving as pallbearers.

Family and friends who wish to make memorials contributions may do so to; Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, P.O. Box 89, Kenedy, Texas 78119; The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 26, Kenedy, Texas 78119; or Nurses In Touch Community Hospice-Kenedy Office, 491 N. Sunset Strip, Suite 106, Kenedy, Texas 78119.