Teya Hernandez “Memaw” entered the Gates of Heaven as her husband of 62 years held her hand and her family surrounded her bed as they said goodbye.
Teya was born Eluteria Rodriguez in Weslaco, Texas on April 17, 1939, and passed away at her home in Maypearl, Texas January 06, 2021. Teya grew up in Edinburg, Texas with her parents, Senaido and Raymunda Rodriguez. She was the couple’s only daughter and the oldest of five children.
Growing up, Teya spent most weekends dancing the night away at the local dance hall with her cousins and girlfriends. She would brag about her dancing abilities while wearing backless high heels. In November 1960 at the age of 21, she eloped with Gonzalo P. Hernandez, Jr. Together they had four boys: Joe, Vivi, George, and Oscar.
In 1983, they relocated to Maypearl, Texas where they would remain for almost 40 years. Teya dedicated her life to her family, raising two granddaughters, Heather & Haley from birth. She adored her family and cherished every moment, the good and the bad. Teya was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. She experienced a full, content, and celebrated existence. We are going to miss her so much.
Teya is preceded in death by her dad, Senaido Rodriguez, her mom, Remunda Rodriguez, brother Rudy Rodriguez, son Vivi Hernandez, and daughter-in-law Cynthia Hernandez. She is survived by her little brothers Raul Rodriguez, Artemio “Temo” Rodriguez, and Ruben “Benny” Rodriguez.
She will be missed by her beloved husband, Gonzalo P. Hernandez, Jr. She leaves behind three sons, Joe Hernandez and his wife Virginia, George Hernandez, and Oscar Hernandez, granddaughters Heather Lopez, Haley Soldevilla and her husband Leo, Drake Hernandez, Bianca Rodriguez, Brandi Gonzales and her husband Jason, and Veronica Hernandez, 10 great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Jacob, Raulito, Urijah, Trinitee, Aceyn, Liana, Sofie, Jax, Victor and her partner in crime, Doris Knoy, who has been Teya’s neighbor and best friend for 38 years.
Family & friends are welcome to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, January 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 US-287 BUS, Waxahachie, TX 75165. We will hold funeral services Wednesday, January 13, at 11:00 am followed by a burial service at Maypearl Cemetery.
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