Edward Ornelas

July 13, 1936July 18, 2018
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Edward Ornelas, age 82, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Wednesday July 18, 2018. Edward was born July 13, 1936 in Corpus Christi, TX to Rosario Garcia Ornelas and Raul Ornelas.

Edward is survived by his children; Mark Ornelas (Marquita), James Ornelas; Sondra (Tommy) Woodham; Michelle (Billy) Donaldson; Deborah (George) Castle; and Howard (Susan) McCroskey.

Edward was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ornelas; his parents and his siblings; Oscar Ornelas; Carmen Ornelas; Nora Ornelas; Isabel Ornelas and Rosario Ornelas.

Edward was known for taking neighborhood teens fishing. Everywhere they moved he built a goldfish pond. He enjoyed growing tomatoes, fishing, watching Alabama football, drinking Budweiser, barbecuing and dancing all night long.

A visitation for Edward will be held Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, 909 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL 36109. A reception is planned for Monday, July 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM, followed by a graveside service at 1:00 PM in Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens, 909 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36109.

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  • Mark Ornelas, Son
  • Marquita Ornelas, Daughter-in-law
  • James Ornelas, Son
  • Sondra Woodham, Daughter
  • Tommy Woodham, Son-in-law
  • Michelle Donaldson, Daughter
  • Billy Donaldson, Son-in-law
  • Deborah Castle, Daughter
  • George Castle, Son-in-law
  • Howard McCroskey, Son
  • Susan McCroskey, Daughter-in-law
  • Mary Ornelas, Wife
  • Raul Ornelas, Father
  • Rosario Garcia Ornelas, Mother
  • Oscar Ornelas, Brother
  • Carmen Ornelas, Sister
  • Nora Ornelas, Sister
  • Rosario Ornelas, Sister
  • Isabel Ornelas, Sister
  • Mr. Ornelas leaves 12 grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren to cherish his memory as well as 31 nieces and nephews (at last count).


  • Visitation Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Reception Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 23, 2018

Edward Ornelas

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Randy and Nancy Shaneyfelt

July 23, 2018

We want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and remembered in our prayers .
Randy and Nancy Shaneyfelt
Mobile, AL

Mark Ornelas

July 22, 2018

A Daddy is in a son’s heart and head forever. I am lucky mine got to live in my house with me and my wife for a lot of years before he got sick. He was a friend and fishing partner who was always up for a road trip. We could just ride around town with the puppies for hours listening to oldies music. Then stop and buy steaks and cold beer for evening. Good times and good memories. RIP Daddy we all love you.

Jana Lide Brooks

July 21, 2018

Uncle Eddie was always full of stories and endless laughs when I was in his presence. He always had to tell me stories of when he and Aunt Mary kept me as a baby.... Never left out the part about how he use to put hot sauce on my pacifier, it added the spice to mom and dad's recipe and made it better lol. So sad to know the last story I got to hear was sitting at that picnic table at Oak Mt with my "Lide" family. One thing is certain, no matter how much he is going to be missed I will always smile and even chuckle at the memories of him everytime I hear his name. I love you Uncle Eddie and will keep you in my memories! Fly high and oh what a reunion it must be with Daddy, Aunt Mary and the rest of the crew!!! RIP ~ Jana

Sondra Woodham

July 21, 2018

My daddy loved to try to scare away my little boyfriends! They had to come and meet him and have a”talk” with him. I still don’t know what he said to them but I can tell you he put a fear in them. They loved and respected what he said. But he was very blunt about his little girl. With that being said he loved his children and was protective as it should be. Rest In Peace Daddy O.

Billy Davis jr

July 21, 2018

Big Eddie was a man I wished I could be.He took time out of his life to make my life a little better . Whether going fishing or sitting by his goldfish pond having talks my own dad never had. I regret now I did not keep up with him as I was living my life. LOVE you Big O

Jenny Lynn Dikin

July 20, 2018

Paw-Paw O was the always ready for a good time! He loved his grandsons and granddaughters so much and we loved singing and dancing and acting goofy with him. He always had us do little chores to earn 99 cents avenue money and his favorite song to sing to us was N-o-t-h-i-n-g nothing, nothing, that's what you mean to me. He will be missed but this isn't goodbye it's until we meet again! Rest in peace Paw-Paw.

Jenny Lynn Dikin

July 20, 2018

Jenny Lynn Dikin

July 20, 2018

Joni Schaper

July 20, 2018

My favorite crazy uncle. He was everyone’s favorite crazy uncle. Walking through the front door of his home was always the start of an excellent adventure. Kids kids everywhere, always! His kids, neighbor kids, nieces and nephews, then grandkids, and then their kids. Every single one of us love him deeply.
Uncle Friday, Rest In Peace.
Love Joni

Elizabeth Revis

July 20, 2018