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.