February 2, 1925 – May 19, 2020
Candelaria Moreno, age 95 passed away on May 19, 2020 in Dallas, TX. She was born on February 2, 1925 in Ferris, TX to Gregorio and Andrea Gonzalez. Connie was a survivor of the great depression, lived through segregation, wars, and witnessed so much through her 95 years of life. She was married to Jose Moreno for 25 years. Connie was a successful sales associate, entrepreneur, and “domestic engineer”. In her spare time she enjoyed, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and embroidering. Connie also enjoyed gardening, reading literature, her Bible, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Her family and friends will always remember her as a wonderful and giving mother, a counselor to her grandchildren who had a great deal of admiration for her. She was a second mother to many of our extended family and friends.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents Gregorio and Andrea Gonzalez; brothers Juan, Jesse and Joe Gonzalez; sisters Lupe Aguero and Mary Gonzales; Her children’s father Francisco Brito; husband Jose Moreno; son in law Danny Valdez; grandson in law Chad Jefferson and great granddaughter Elizabeth Jefferson.
Survived by her daughters Mary Lou Herrera and Gloria Black; sisters Grace Robles and Gilda Martinez; brothers Gregory and Gilbert Gonzalez; Grandchildren Danelle Rouleau, Eric Black, Melissa Aguayo, Anthony Herrera, Heather Jefferson, Jimmy and Phillip Ross; son in law Steve Black; Her grandchildren’s spouses Stan Rouleau, Tasha Black, Charles Aguayo, Carolina Ross and Sirus Orndoff. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Isabel Black, Aidan Black, Larissa Aguayo, Olivia and Ethan Rouleau, Aubrey Aguayo, Katie Ross, Natalie Ross, Gregory Ross, Cannon Jefferson and Charlotte Jefferson; and her beloved Nieces and Nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Monica Catholic Church
Mary Lou Herrera
May 24, 2020
I will miss you Mom till the end of my time! I know now how devastating it is when you lose a Mother. I knew one day, this day would come but I didn’t want it to because I knew how much I would miss you Momma. You were my rock, my best friend n my biggest support during my tough times in life. You taught me to be strong especially in faith. Thank you for always being by my side. I couldn’t have done it without you. I will miss calling you when something great happens or something I am worried about or just to hear your voice n feel your love. I listened to one of your voice messages where when I was quarantined at home you tell me to get exercise by walking up n down the stairs or in my cul de sac to help my sugar go down. You’d even have others call me with their advice. You were always looking out for me. The hardest time for me was when I lost my husband at 8 months pregnant and had a 20 month old toddler, you came to support me by moving in. We made an agreement for only a year because I loved you too much to not give back your life. You were a bright star that needed to shine brightly. I will always be grateful for being blessed with you. I will miss you so much that I cannot reach out n hear your voice. I will miss planning your birthday parties and all the holidays which always made you so happy. It was like a family reunion you looked forward to. Every February 2 , I will miss not being able to plan your birthday. Every receipe you tried to get me to remember, every Casino outing, every shopping we liked, every eating out, every garden store we went to, and estate sales you like to stop at, all the errands you would ask from me, all our phone calls, I will miss it all so much! !! My heart is aching and I cry alone in my room every morning and night but memories keep me warm. I am trying to be strong like you taught me. I am at peace only because I know you are in heaven with our Lord. You were my rock and I am missing you. Your loving daughter Mary Lou
May 24, 2020
How can I say goodbye until we meet in eternity? Oh momma!! It hurts so so bad inside to know we will no longer talk or visit, But I will work hard to remember your words of wisdom as I journey through life without you. You leave behind a beautiful legacy filled with richness that money could never buy. You have earned many blessings in heaven just from all the goodness you gave of yourself. Thank you for all you’ve done for me and my family. I love you with all my heart. I will miss you dearly!! Until we meet again...
Your loving daughter,