Elidia Avila Hernandez
October 18, 1957 – December 30, 2023
Elidia Avila Hernandez was born on October 18, 1957 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to parents, Antonio Avila and Petra Salceda with one older sister, Maria Avila. After her tough battle with cancer, she passed away at the age of 66 in the early morning of Saturday, December 30, 2023, in her youngest son’s home, where she also resided in League City, Texas. She was surrounded by loved ones and in the care of family members during her last days.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2024, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the Integrity Funeral Home located at 8601 Almeda Genoa Road, Houston, Texas 77075.
Elidia is preceded in death by her parents, as well as her loving husband of 50 years and son Felix Avila, who both passed at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in late 2021 from the Coronavirus during the pandemic.
Elidia is survived by her sister as well as her children Vicente (Jr.), Joe Louis, Manuel, Boyce, Ricky and Jesus Hernandez; and over 20+ grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Although Elidia did not have the privileges of wealth or education, she was rich and knowledgeable in culture. She spoke fondly of her uncle’s farm where she grew to love nature, animals, fresh foods and working with her hands. Soon after her mother’s passing, Elidia crossed the Texas border to work for a family as a nanny and left her home in Mexico as a young 11-year-old girl. She wouldn’t return to her home country until later in her adult life after she worked hard to accomplish her goal of becoming a legal United States citizen. At age 14, Elidia met the love of her life, Vicente Hernandez. They would share all of life’s adventures and trials side by side. Elidia dedicated her life to raising her sons as a stay-at-home mother and wife. After her husband suffered health concerns, she began working full-time at the bingo hall, cleaning hotels and retired from Floor and Décor after many years of service. She enjoyed garage sale shopping and trying her luck at bingo halls, game rooms and casinos. She found peace and solace in her backyard where she burned incense to pray, watered the plants as flowers bloomed, and sat to watch the squirrels and birds play. But above all as many can attest, she will be remembered for loving her boys, constantly worrying and caring for them until the very end.