Jose Felix Cerino-Lopez returned to heaven on January 12, 2020. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Navarre Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Catholic Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe at 11 a.m on Friday, January 17, 2020 with interment to follow at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Baytown, Texas.
Jose Felix Cerino-Lopez age 78 returned to heaven on January 12, 2020. He was born on March 1, 1941 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Jose Cruz Cerino and Calixita Lopez in Angostura, a small community near San Luis Potosi. It was here that he was raised, learned to work on the farm and went to school.
He is preceded in death by both of his parents, Jose Cruz and Calixta, brothers, Teofilo, Lorenzo, Ramon, Jose and sister Mercedes and one son, Juan Raul.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Yolanda Palomo, sons Jose Luis (Esther), Felix Saul, Daughters, Imelda (Juan) Palomo, Rosario (Manuel)Garza, Sylvia (Alejandro)Arismendez, Daughter in Law, Maria Cerino; grandchildren, Edwin, Christopher Palomo, Beatrice Balderas (Juan), Geoffrey and Sarah Garza, Alejandro, Natalie, Geovanni, and Gizelle Arismendez, Judith, Yuri, Romario, Priscilla, Adela, Leonardo, Fabian, Andrea, Aiden and Adrian Cerino; great grandchildren Lourdes and Aaron, sister Camila Cerino De Leija and brother Sixto Cerino.
Mr. Cerino was not a stranger to hard work. Throughout his life he worked as a farm laborer, delivered milk and raised animals on the family farm. His first American experience came as a "Brasero" working the fields in California. He later worked in construction as a laborer with various companies including, United Steel, Zachary, Brown and Root, and later owned his own landscaping business. He was a member of the Local Union of Construction.
Mr. Cerino was a devoted member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where he served as a minister of the Holy Eucharist, member of the Nocturnal Adoration Group, Christian Family Movement, Charismatic Prayer Group for 37 years and participated in retreat ministries. He would participate in the annual live Stations of the Cross, Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe and would represent the "Old Year" at mass on New Year's Eve. He was a friendly, "happy go lucky" man that would go out of his way to help anyone in need. He loved working, spending time with his family, grandchildren, watching old movies and singing with or without mariachis.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Navarre Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Catholic Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe at 11 a.m on Friday, January 17, 2020 with interment to follow at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Baytown, Texas.