Gerardo Jerry “Chino” Hernandez

07/21/1970 –


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  • Funeral Praise and Prayer Service
Date: 08/21/2019
Time: 6:30 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 08/22/2019
Time: 10:00 am
 – 11:00 am


Gerardo Hernandez, “Chino” or “Jerry,” age 49 of Lubbock, Texas went to heaven on August 18th, 2019. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends, all of which Chino had touched their lives in some way. He was born in El Paso, Texas on July 21, 1970, to Maria and Jesus Hernandez.

Chino was a proud husband, loving father, a caring son, devoted brother, and a loyal friend to many with a beautiful smile. He began a successful career with Primewest Mortgage. He married the love of his life Michelle Barrera in August of 2003.  Together they have two beautiful children, Mercedez and Isaac.

Chino had a contagious smile, the warmest heart, and overwhelming kindness. He was a true friend in every sense of the word. Jerry was only here for a short time, but he brought happiness and cheer to all those he touched. Chino was the kind of person you could call at any hour of the day, and you could count on him to be there for whatever you needed. He truly cared about other people’s feelings and would be quick to help, whether to lend a hand or just listen. Jerry had a unique way of making everyone feel important and accepted everyone as they were. He had unmistakable energy, always giving the room a lively feel when he walked in. Chino was liked by everyone he encountered, and there is not one person who would say differently.

Chino will be remembered for his mischievous smile, great hugs, and unique sense of humor. Chino loved his family more than anything. We may live our lives apart, but our hearts will always be together.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Barrera Hernandez; their children, Mercedez Barrera and her boyfriend, Guillaume Blanchette; and Isaac Hernandez; his parents, Jesus and Maria Hernandez; siblings, Arturo Hernandez and wife, Dixie; Laura O’Dell and husband, Brian.



26 thoughts on “Gerardo Jerry “Chino” Hernandez”

  1. deTournillon Bill

    Such a well written tribute to Jerry. I consider myself very fortunate to have know Jerry. I am a better person because of his impact on my life.

  2. He had a very contagious smile and sense of humor. Chino was a very Happy and devoted man to family and friends. We will miss you Chino. May God bless you

  3. James Bart Bartholomew

    Jerry was a great friend & leaves good memories with all who knew him! I always enjoy my time & conversations with Jerry. Rest In Peace big guy!

  4. Jerry was a great guy will be missed by everyone . It was a pleasure knowing Jerry and family God bless

  5. Chino, you will be missed but definitely remember. Your constant jokes made everyone smile and want to be around you.
    God Bless you Bro. Surely God has something special for you! You were a blessing to me and Crystal and as I mentioned before,,, you will always be remembered! We will meet again! Love you Bro!!

  6. “China” as Michelle lovingly called him was a gentle giant. He had a giant heart and a giant spirit for our Lord and Savior. He will be missed but we will see him again. My the Holy Spirit comfort his family as only HE knows how to do.

  7. Rest in peace my dear friend Jerry, you are no longer in pain. My love and prayers to your special family- my life has been blessed by you all.

  8. ReJeanne Sylvester

    I am so sorry to here of your husband home going! My prayers are with you and your family.

  9. What brave fighters you were. Two of the kindest & loveliest people I have ever known. The Tribute is spot on. My heart is broken for you but so glad you found each other on this earth. God has healed this sweet man.

  10. Jerry was such a great man. So true that he had a contagious smile and he definitely gave great big hugs. Michelle one of a our HAW sisters, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you strength and comfort. Prayers and hugs.

  11. Michelle. I’m praying for you and your children at this sorrowful time. May God be with you now and always.

  12. Allison Pritchard

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. May your sweet memories keep him forever close. Prayers for you all friend.

  13. One of the nicest people I have ever met. Always my go to in crowd. Always welcoming, always caring , and always kind. A great husband, father and friend.
    JUST A GREAT MAN! The world is less without you but better because of you.

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and the difficult days to come. I was blessed to be allowed to come into your home and care for Chino, even if it was a very short time. May God comfort you all Michelle and family.

  15. So sorry for y’all!
    An instant friend to whoever he met. I’ll see you on the flip side, Chino! Save a stadium seat for me!

  16. Jerry. You touched so many lives. There is no one that could ever come close to you. Your family is blessed to have had you. Your friends and those you interacted with are also all blessed by you. Fly high my friend.
    Love you.
    Love you Michelle, Mercedes, Issac

  17. We are so sorry for your loss cousin. We will keep you and the kids in our prayers that y’all may be strong during this time. We love y’all and always thinking of y’all.

    Jo Ann and Jesse

  18. My deepest condolence to you and your family. Jerry will truly be missed. Love you always my friend.

  19. Della, Robert and family

    Michelle, Mercedes and Isaac,
    My deepest condolences. In the midst of all your pain I pray for peace and comfort. Chino was hands down one of the best guys we knew. Robert immediately took a liking to him the first time they met. May he Rest In Peace with our good Lord. Heaven has gained one beautiful soul.

  20. Cleo Andrade Garcia

    I’m so sorry my dear friend. My condolences to u and your family. Your friend Cleo Andrade Garcia.

  21. Chino, thanks for your love and all the great memories you gave us. I will always remember our times at football games and bbqs with the family. You always gave me good advise and reminded me to always put god first. Naomi and I cherished our time with you and your family; we thank god for placing you in our lives. I will live my life the way you told me to during football season #BEASTMODE!!
    Love you always my brother,

  22. Michelle, so sorry for your precious loss! I understand what you are going though and I’m here when you need me! Just remember take it one day at a time! Love you so much!

  23. Steve and Linda Owen

    Sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We enjoyed being your neighbors. Prayers are with you.

  24. Michelle, I’m So sorry about Jerry. May God bless and keep you and surround you all with peace. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Just know that his battle is over and he’s experiencing heaven’s glory.You’ll be together again! Love you, my friend. If I can do anything to help you, please let me know.

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