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Hondo Funeral Home, Inc.
Friday October 1st, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Recitation of the Rosary

Hondo Funeral Home, Inc.
Friday October 1st, 2021

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Interment following funeral mass

Hondo Cemetery
Saturday October 2nd, 2021

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Funeral Mass

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Saturday October 2nd, 2021

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Hope Mercado

Hope Mercado, age 42, of Hondo, Texas, passed away on September 27, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. Hope was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 27, 1978, to Erma Rabago and Florencio Z. Hernandez, Jr.

Hope is preceded in death by her partner: Angela Diaz; and her grandparents: Teresa and Florencio Hernandez, and Petra and Pedro Rabago.

Hope is survived by her sons: Jared Garcia, Cedric Garcia, Jonathan Mena, Mark Mena, and Nathaniel Diaz; her daughters: DeeAnitta Mena, Annette Diaz, Christina Martinez, and Yvette Diaz; her parents: Florencio Z. Hernandez, Jr., and Erma Curtis (Bobby); her sisters: Olivia Galindo (Rudy), Rebeca Lewis (Garrick), Leeann Quintanilla (Manuel), Stephanie Brock (Caleb), Faith Rodriguez; brothers: Henry Garza, Jr., and Santiago Rodriguez, Jr.; grandchildren: LeeAndra Mena, and Leeland Resendez; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, followed by recitation of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at St. John’s Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hondo cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.

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My dearest Hopie I will always remember your big smile always there for your family. My heart is broken in a million pieces . I will miss you but you will always be in my heart . I love you Aunt Carol

Carolina Ramirez Oct 1 2021 12:00 AM

I love you yaya . Be with Jesus you deserve it. Bedo

Robert Rabago Oct 1 2021 12:00 AM

Where do I even start. So many memories with Hope. I worked with hope for many years here at Sonic and shared emotional memories from the start. She was my best friend from the beginning. When work split us up and she chose to go another career route we still kept in touch regardless of how many businesses there was between Sonic and Cecil! My best memory is when I was trying to teach her to drive my motorcycle! We didnt even make it off the lot! Then teaching her to drive standard was a whole other story! I think I had wipflash for a week! Gosh I can go on and onIm so blessed with many to be her friend. I will always cherish the memories we had. Until then friend its not goodbye its Ill see you later.

Daniel Garcia Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family. Hope was such a wonderful caring person inside and out.

Laura Villa Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

I cannot think of two people who had a bigger heart than Hope and Angie!! They will truly be missed by many, I know in my heart they are together smiling and laughing as they always have.

Tracy Middleton Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hope Mercado

John Montemayor Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM