Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home

601 North Alleghaney, Odessa, TX


Lucy Chavez

April 1, 1957January 14, 2020
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Lucy Ceniceros Chavez died peacefully in Odessa, TX at the age of 62.

Lucy is survived by her husband, Gabriel; children Jennifer Ornelas and husband Robert, Isaiah Chavez and wife Hannah; grandchildren Elijah, Ian, Josiah, Mia and Kai; Brothers, Raul and wife Carlotta Ceniceros of Sorrento, FL; Adan and Beatrice Ceniceros of Odessa, TX; Sisters, Nati and husband Gabriel Natividad, Eva and husband Raul Pena, Maggie and husband James Ramirez of Midland, TX, Florence and husband Julian, Sara Velasquez, Corina and husband Roy Rodriguez and Raquel and Doyle Shoemaker all of Odessa, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents Pablo and Antonia Ceniceros, sister Noemi and Daniel Andrade and brother Juan Ceniceros.

Lucy was born in Fabens, TX on April 1, 1957. She graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish. She married her soulmate Gabriel on July 3, 1976. Lucy began working for Ector County ISD as a Bilingual Teacher. She was passionate about working with struggling students. Her children remember her as a Godly mother who encouraged them to put God first and pursue their goals.

She was a devoted born-again Christian that believed whole heartedly that you are the only bible people read. Jesus was always her #1 and her husband #2, a mutual understanding that love and marriage is not a fairytale but an attainable reality.

Her favorite pastime was shopping and buying gifts for others to celebrate them. She would mark down birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. Her other hobbies included listening to gospel music, singing at church, researching holistic medicine, watching Hallmark movies, and quiet nights with the love of her life.

A funeral is scheduled for 2pm on Tuesday, January 21st at Latter Rain Worship Center, 305 E. 19th. Pastor Gabriel Chavez will be officiating the ceremony. A reception will follow at Copper Rose Venue, 415 N. Grant. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lucy’s life with Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

Special thanks to the Doctors and staff at Odessa Regional Medical Center and Medical Center Hospital for their exceptional care.


  • Gabriel Chavez, Husband
  • Jennifer Ornelas and husband Robert, Daughter
  • Isaiah Chavez and wife Hannah, Son
  • Raul and wife Carlotta Ceniceros, Brother
  • Adan and Beatrice Ceniceros, Brother
  • Nati and husbnd Gabriel Natividad, Sister
  • Eva and husband Raul Pena, Sister
  • Maggie and husband James Ramirez, Sister
  • Florence and husband Julian, Sister
  • Sara Velasquez, Sister
  • Corina and husband Roy Rodriguez, Sister
  • Raquel and Doyle Shoemaker, Sister
  • Pablo and Antonia Ceniceros, Parents (deceased)
  • Noemi and Daniel Andrade, Sister (deceased)
  • Juan Ceniceros, Brother (deceased)
  • Mrs. Chavez also leaves behind grandchildren Elijah, Ian, Josiah, Mia and Kai to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Burial Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Lucy Chavez

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Michelle fierro

January 25, 2020

Mrs. Chavez had taught my big brother in school and my family would always tell me that she was a good teacher , his favorite teacher . I had met mrs.chavez at goliad elementary everyday I would give her a hug and tell her hello I would tell her my brother had said hello too and she would say " hi , Oscar's sister " I will always remember her she was one of a kind , rest in peace mrs. Chavez

Natalie Ybarra

January 21, 2020

She was a amazing teacher she was always there for people and she made them laugh , it was heartbreaking to see her go away . She was really a amazing person always looking pretty , and to just see that she past always was really hard to believe. Her smile was always the best thing to see her do , the laugh that children put on her face was always amazing to see her enjoy being with kids. She will be remembered always but now i know she’s in a better place , but it’s heartbreaking to know she passed away. She will always be in my heart , she would always care for kids buy things for them if they were successful. She was a really hard working teacher , she put a smile onto everyone’s faces that she talked to, Rest In Peace Lucy Chavez we love you !

Donavan Hinds

January 19, 2020

I met Mrs. Chavez in my early years in schooling , I was a troubled kid , so therefore it led me to being in her class because I got sent next door , lol although I was always in trouble she tended to give me encouraging words , it breaks my heart knowing a kind soul has left this Earth , may God bless your soul .


January 19, 2020

We will miss you dearly Ms. Chavez but we know you are rejoicing with our Heavenly Father in heaven! We will see you soon!

Miguel Gutierrez

January 19, 2020

Mrs. Chavez was my 3rd grade teacher at Goliad elementary school. She had the kindest heart and was such a good person. The things I learned from her still follow me to this day. I can say she is one of the top people that made an impact in my life. God bless you!

Monique Garcia

January 19, 2020

My condolences to the family of urs she was my favorite Spanish teacher she was very sweet and nice good teacher. She will be missed by me 🙏💖

Starla Redwine

January 19, 2020

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

Lucy, you always made me feel loved and appreciated. Your beautiful smile and words of encouragement will never be forgotten. You will forever be in my heart.

Melissa Mayo (Munoz)

January 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to all the family. I remember sister Lucy always very kind and generous. Her nieces and I were always at her house . I remember helping her with a garage sale . She was so fun and bubbly. She loved JESUS . Praying for all the family during this time . She will he missed .

Ruth Garza

January 19, 2020

My dear life long friend, there is so much that I will miss about you. I will miss the way you would get excited for Jesus when you would sing at church, I will miss your daily verses that you shared with us and most of all the Bible App plans that we read together. I will miss you and love you forever💜

Tommy Garza

January 19, 2020

You remain in the hearts of countless!