Consuelo “Hermana Chelito” Benavides Mendiola, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, in Fort Stockton, Texas.
Visitation will be 11:00am Monday, October 17, 2022, at Heritage Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Vicente Cabello of Templo Agua Viva Iglesia, officiating. Burial will follow at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are made by Heritage Funeral Home.
Consuelo was born in Mexico to Cristobal Benavides and Trinidad Gonzales on March 2, 1930. A strong woman of faith and active in the church, she inspired and guided countless people through her life. She loved drawing, singing, cooking, laughing, music, her family, friends, and her Lord.
To know Consuelo is to have laughed with or to have shared a kind word, whether a close friend or stranger. Being humbly social was a special gift upon which Consuelo was bestowed; those around her were drawn to her infectious and charismatic personality. Selflessness and generosity were two traits that highlighted her personality. She was so special. Consuelo represented the good that we all need every day in our lives. Our hearts hurt from our loss, but our souls are rejoicing in her happiness to finally unite with the Lord she served and loved so completely; so faithfully.
Consuelo is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Consuelo is survived by her son, Gregorio Mendiola of San Antonio, Texas, daughter Maria Zepeda of Florida, and daughter Rosa Leyva of Iraan, Texas, ten grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Abel Leyva, Joe Mendiola, RJ Gallegos, Cedric Gallegos, Anthony Mata.