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Lucia Granado Valdez

March 9, 1924February 16, 2021
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Lucia Granado Valdez was born in Fort Davis, Texas on March 9, 1924 to her beloved mother Dorotea Dutchover Granado and father, Lucio Granado. Lucia, affectionately referred to as Mama Lucy died in the presence of her devoted son, Roberto G. Valdez and her daughter-in-law Alice E. Valdez on February 16, 2021 in Pearland, Texas.

Lucia is a descendent of Anton Diedrck and Refugia Dutchover, founders of the West Texas town of Fort Davis. Mama Lucy married Francisco S. Valdez. She gave birth to Roberto G. Valdez and he was the center of Mama Lucy’s universe. She cared for and loved him unconditionally for 76 years. She taught Roberto to be a kind, loving and supportive son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Roberto married Alice in 1969. Alice gave birth to Clarissa L. Valdez in Houston, Texas in 1973. Mama Lucy devoted her time to caring for and loving Clarissa unconditionally for 46 years. In April 1979, Francisco passed away. While dealing with the huge loss of the family patriarch, the family welcomed Frances E. Valdez into the world. Mama Lucy also cared for and loved Frances unconditionally for 41 years. Mama Lucy helped to raise Clarissa and Frances. She spent countless hours cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, in pick ups from school and rehearsals, and attending performances.

Clarissa married Aaron Cernosek in July 1997. They brought Luca F. Cernosek, Petronilo B. Cernosek and Rumaldo R. Cernosek into the world. Mama Lucy cared for her great grandsons well into her 90s. She took pride in cooking, cleaning, and loving three generations of Valdez children.

Frances married Nelly Lopez in October 2016. They brought Francis A. Lopez Valdez into the world in June 2020. Mama Lucy loved the pictures and visits with “Frankie” and was pleased to learn that he was named after her husband Francisco “Franke” Valdez.

Mama Lucy loved to laugh and she was most jovial when around her mother, siblings and scores of nieces and nephews and close friends. Out of 6 siblings, Lita Marin is her surviving sibling who lives in El Paso, Texas. Mama Lucy expressed love through her joking nature and through her world class tortillas de harina y frijoles. The scent of grilled chile often wafted through the house. She relished in telling you, “no esta picoso” after tasting the chile or salsa you bought or made for her. It was a huge point of pride for anyone who could actually find chile that she deemed picoso. Mama Lucy loved animals. She was also mother to Chiquita and Watson and grandmother to Jack, Remi, Roo, Maggie, Adelaide, Tortilla and Blossom. She longed for a compassionate world where we cared for those less fortunate. Her loving and giving spirit was tied to her unwavering belief in God.

Mama Lucy was the foundation for the Valdez family. Her love and labor at home allowed for us to focus on our education, our work, our passions, and our dreams. We would be nothing without her and we miss her dearly.

  • FAMILY

  • Francisco Salazar Valdez, Husband (deceased)
  • Roberto Granado Valdez (Alice E. Valdez), Son
  • Frances Elizabeth Valdez (Nelly Lopez), Granddaughter
  • Clarissa Lucinda Valdez (Aaron Cernosek), Granddaughter
  • Luca F. Cernosek, Great Grandson
  • Petronilo B. Cernosek, Great Grandson
  • Rumaldo R. Cernosek, Great Grandson
  • Francis A. Lopez Valdez, Great Grandson

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
24 February

Livestreamed Funeral Service

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 

24 February

Visitation

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Heights Funeral Home

1317 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008

24 February

Rosary Service

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Heights Funeral Home

1317 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008

25 February

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church

1505 Kane St.
Houston, TX 77007

25 February

Committal Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77038

Memories

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Florestine Albert

February 19, 2021

Mom Lucia you will be surely missed. The past five years I took pride and professionalism by being of assistance to you,that was the most memorable and enjoyable experience that I ever had. The last day I assisted you and told me that you,re living us but asked why. That was an indication of saying goodbye . You will be missed and the memories we share will remain in our hearts. Rest in peace Mom. I love you dearly. Love you dearly Florestine C Albert

Marissa Marquez

February 19, 2021

I met Ms. Lucia at a family gathering her granddaughter, Frances, had invited me to. As I sat down to eat, Ms. Lucia asked me if I could handle the hot salsa she was eating. I said, sure, and she warned me how hot it was and it sure was! I couldn’t believe she had noproblem eating this hot salsa. She was a tough lady and I’m happy we met. May she Rest In Peace. ❤️☺️

Nichole Trahan

February 19, 2021

My Tia was just full of sunshine all the time.

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