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    Mary Billalobos Fernandez

Mary Fernandez

    A Catholic funeral mass service of Christian burial will be celebrated for Mary Billalobos Fernandez, age 70, of Lamesa, at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2019 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father John Rathinam officiating. 
    Interment will follow at Dawson County Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Gonzales Funeral Home.
    Viewing will be held on Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, with Rosary prayer services at 7:00 p.m. at Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel.
    Mary passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Lamesa. She was born on April 13, 1948 in Lamesa. Mary married Emigdio Fernandez on September 1, 1976 in Lamesa. 
    Mary was preceded in death by her son, Rudolph Fernandez; her parents, Ricardo and Frutosa Billalobos; her brother, Henry Billalobos; her sisters, Ramona Lucio and Eluteria Hernandez; and her mother-in-law, Juana Alvarez.
    Mary worked for many years at The Prophecy until its closing. She then became the keeper of her home and cared for her boys and grandchildren until she became ill in April of 2017. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and had a passion for cooking the family’s  entire meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Sunday holidays. She loved traveling to nearby towns to watch her grandsons play baseball. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. 
    Mary is survived by her loving family: her husband, Emigdio Fernandez of Lamesa; her sons, Edward Fernandez and wife, Priscilla, of Greely, Colorado, Albert Billalobos and wife, Celia, of Lewisville, Texas, and George Fernandez and wife, Jennifer, of Midland, Texas; her daughter-in-law, Amanda Alvarado of Lubbock, Texas; her sister-in-law, Emma Mejia of Lamesa; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous family relatives and friends. 
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