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Ernestina Carrera Armenta 87, passed peacefully surrounded by family to be with our Lord on August 5, 2022. She was born on October 9, 1934 to Herculano Carrera and Josefa Melendez. She married Ignacio Armenta Sr. on January 28, 1954.
Ernestina was the heart and soul of not only her family but the Guadalupe "El Barrio" neighborhood. She was an active parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church where she served as a Guadalupana for over 60 years. She spent countless hours cooking meals after masses and for weddings and funerals. She ran the kitchen and fajita booth for Jamaicas and was involved with helping the Guadalupe Neighborhood Association. She will be missed by all who were given her wise consejos or her blessing that she gave to all who walked in her home.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Irma, Margaret, Mary and Sara. Her sons: Ignacio Jr., Raymond (Gloria), Joe and Lupe. Her siblings: Elva Carrera, Adan Carrera and Pedro Carrera. She was also blessed with 28 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ignacio Sr. and her daughters Yolanda Torrez and Martha Lucero.
Visitation will be held from 9:00am to 6:00pm on Wednesday, August 10th ,2022 at Guajardo Funeral Chapels. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00pm on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, August 11th, 2022 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Serving as Pallbearers will be: Rejino Madrid, Jr., Jake Madrid, Alex Armenta, Isaiah Armenta, Michael Salinas and Diego Martinez.