Leovegilda Lourdes Serpa Leovegilda Lourdes Serpa was ushered to the Glory of God by her family on January 17, 2014 at the age of 86. She was preceeded in death by her parents Manuel Garcia Jorge and Leovegilda E. Jorge, brother Manuel Jorge of Brazil, and her husband Afonso Garcia Serpa of 43 years. Born in Madalena, Pico, Azores on February 13, 1927. She was a school teacher
in the Azores and migrated to Tulare, Ca in 1959. She and her husband Afonso founded their business Al Serpa's Auto Repair in 1969 in Tulare. She is survived by her 2 sisters, Maria Emelia Freitas of Modesto, Estella Avila of Tulare, her 2 brothers Fernando Jorge and Lino Jorge of Brazil. Her 3 children Madelyn M. Serpa of Tulare, Millian M. Gaynair and son-in-law Antony Gaynair of Huntington Beach, Paul Serpa and daughter-in-law Paula Serpa of Tulare; 8 grandchildren Tiffany Valadao, Brittany Sartuche, Ryan Carson, Chase Tague, Riley Tague, Christopher Ferreira, Alexandria Ferreira and Alyssa Serpa. 6 Great-grandchildren, 6 nephews and 3 neices. The Serpa family would like to thank Leesa and Cindy with Kaweah Delta Hospice, Luz Valdez and Silvia Filipe (her caregivers) for the love and care that they dedicated to her. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home, 151 North "H" Street, Tulare, Ca. Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 125 East Pleasant Avenue, Tulare, Ca. with burial on Friday, January 31, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Cemetery, 8301 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, Ca. 92646. Arrangements are entrusted to Miller's Tulare Funeral Home.