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Maria E Bernal

December 23, 1967 ~ November 6, 2022 (age 54)

Obituary

Maria Elena “Maney” Bernal, 54 passed from this life November 6,2022 in Odessa, Texas.  She was born in Pecos, Texas to Jose and Rufina Bernal on December 23, 1967.

Maney, as many would call her, was such a joy to our family. She graduated from Fort Stockton High School in 1988. She taught us all about compassionate love for one another no matter our differences. Lover of Michael Jackson and Selena music, she was the life of the party always. She worked for MHMR for many years and enjoyed it very much. It was always, “work tomorrow”, multiple times as she unpacked her lunch box and got lunch ready for the next day. Her dance moves were one of a kind and her attitude so bubbly. Batman and pugs fill her bedroom, some of her favorite things. Memories of her life will always be held on to and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. The light she brought into our lives and our hearts will forever live on through our memories of her and all the wonderful times our family shared with her.

Maney is preceded in death by her father, Jose Bernal, mother, Rufina Bernal, and sister Agrora Bernal.

She is survived by her siblings, Celia Ambris (Greg), Ofelia Sanchez, Ninfa Rice (Kelley), Ruben Bernal (Delma), Salvador Bernal (Leticia), Joe Bernal (Veronica). Numerous nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and great nephews. She is also survived by her Caregiver of 5 years, Stephanie Gonzalez.

On behalf of the family, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Medical Center Hospital that provided wonderful care for Maney during this difficult time.

Pallbearers will be Joe Bernal, Ruben Bernal, Kelley Rice, Bobby Ray Ambris, Jorge Benavente, and Justyn Bernal.

Visitation will begin Thursday, November 10th, 2022, at 2 pm at Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend 301 N Main St. Fort Stockton, Texas. Rosary will be at 7 pm. Funeral services will be Friday, November 11th at 2 pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 403 S. Main Fort Stockton, Texas with burial to follow at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 10, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home of The Big Bend
301 N. Main St
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
November 10, 2022

7:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home of The Big Bend
301 N. Main St
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Funeral Mass
Friday
November 11, 2022

2:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
401 S. Main
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Interment following funeral service
Friday
November 11, 2022

Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery

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