FERNANDEZ, Violet M. 90, a lifelong resident of Tampa, passed away on Jan. 1, 2013. She went home to meet her lord & savior Jesus Christ, in peace. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Ceferino L. Fernandez; her children, Sylvia Fernandez, Esther De la Torre (Albert), John D. Fernandez, and Anthony Fernandez (Jennifer); eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews. Violet was a boundless source of love, joy, and caring, for those who were close to her. She demonstrated her love for family and friends through her warm sense of humor, song, a Christian spirit and a tireless energy for old stories about her beloved Ybor, which always included one of a vast array of Spanish proverbs. Funeral Services will be held on Friday morning, Jan. 4th, at 11:30 am from the chapel of JGR Funeral Home, 6718 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa. Graveside Services will follow, Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday morning, Jan. 4th, from 10:30 am until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
, Breast Cancer Awareness, in memory of Mrs. Violet M. Fernandez. Please send online condolences to: www.jgrfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 3, 2013