Nilda Mercedes Fontanez was born October 1, 1944 in Humaco, Puerto Rico. She passed away peacefully February 28, 2023 in Arlington, TX surrounded by immense love.
To everyone who knew her she was “Ma”, a title well deserved because she was a Mother to so many. She was the matriarch of our family, with a fierce spirit and a strength that never waivered. A brave heart who loved to go fishing, win big at bingo and make friends out of strangers. Ma left her heart and kitchen open, serving plates full of love. We will miss her sass, smile, and selflessness. Her sacrificial love and commitment to family will be the legacy that we will cherish in our hearts forever.
Ma was preceded in eternal rest by; her father Leonardo, her mother Josefina, her brothers Dionisio (Shorty/Tuto) and Rey, her sisters Tomasita and Carmen (Cusin).
Left to cherish her memory are, her daughters Vilma, Jovanna and Brendaleigh. Her sons Jorge, Carlos, Orlando and Mehki. Her Brother Tomas and Sister Migdalia. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. As well as extended family and lifelong friends.
Celebration of life services will be held in Texas and Massachusetts as follows;
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Firewheel Bible Fellowship
2402 Castle Drive
Rowlett, Texas 75089
*There will be a meal immediately following for the family.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Thy Kingdom Come Church
170 County Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
1:00-3:00pm– Visiting Hours
3:00pm– Memorial Service
Cremation arrangements by Lone Star Cremation