In Loving Memory

Patsy Jo Hernandez

August 14, 1955 - September 6, 2023

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Saturday Sep 9th  2:00 pm

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With heavy hearts and tearful eyes, we say farewell to a remarkable woman whose life was a testament to the enduring power of love, courage, and faith. Patsy Jo Huizar Hernandez was born on August 14, 1955, in San Antonio, TX, to parents, Matteo and Anita Huizar. Patsy was 68 years young at the time of her passing on September 5, 2023. She peacefully departed at home with her closest loved ones by her side. Patsy was a beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, friend, and social worker. She leaves behind a legacy of warmth, strength, and unwavering love that will forever resonate in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known her.

Patsy Jo, affectionately known as “Mom,” “Ma,” or “MoMo,” touched countless lives during her time here on Earth. She will forever be loved and missed by her children, Joe Matthew and his spouse, daughter-in-law, Shannon; Kristina Jo and her former spouse, son-in-law, Christopher Thompson; and her bonus daughter, Veronica Lozano. She is also survived by her mother, Anita Huizar; her grandchildren, Joshua, Jake, Brogan, Bryton, Blaine, Grayson, Brynlie Jo, Raegan; her sisters, Janie Jo and her spouse, Bobby; and Norma Jo and her spouse, Gerard (Jerry); her nieces, Samantha, Teresa, and Karen; her nephews, Christopher Laine, Gerard Jr. (Jerry); her honorary daughter, Krystal; and countless beloved friends.

Throughout her children’s school-aged years, she warmly welcomed many of her children’s friends into her home, treating them as if they were her own, and even allowing a few to move in. To many of these friends, Patsy was embraced as their “adoptive mother,” and her spirit will be deeply missed by them as well. Her generous heart and unwavering spirit of generosity toward all those she came into contact with was unparalleled.

In the face of adversity, Patsy displayed incredible strength and resilience. Her battle with liver disease was fought with unwavering determination over the last two years, during which she dedicated herself to making every moment count with her family by her side. Her enduring spirit and unbreakable bond with her children and grandchildren were a source of inspiration to all of us.

Patsy Jo had a deep love for music, with a special place in her heart for the King of Country, George Strait, and Reba McEntire. Two years ago, she had the opportunity to attend a George Strait concert, an experience that brought immense joy to her life just before her illness. Reba’s song “I’m a Survivor” became an anthem for her life as she raised her two children as a single mom. She was also a die-hard San Antonio Spurs fan and passionately cheered for any sports team her beloved grandkids played for.

For nearly three decades, Patsy devoted her life to serving others as a social worker for the State of Florida. It was through this noble profession that she forged lasting friendships that transcended colleagues and became like family. Late-night gatherings at Denny’s or IHOP were cherished moments when she and her friends celebrated the bonds they held dear. Patsy firmly believed that friends should always be considered as family.

In her role as a social worker, Patsy’s compassion and dedication shone brightly. She tirelessly worked to ensure that countless individuals received the assistance they needed, providing food for their tables and roofs over their heads. Her legacy of selflessness and generosity will continue to touch lives for generations to come, as she taught her children to do whatever they can to help those in need and, if necessary, to give the shirt off their backs to assist those without.

Patsy loved the simple things in life. If she wasn’t watching her favorite Hallmark movies, she was eating peanut butter sandwiches and ice in the middle of the night, or longing to be at the beach, which was a place of solace and serenity for Patsy. This past Mother’s Day, she had the chance to dip her toes into the ocean one last time, a touching moment that encapsulated her love for life’s simple pleasures.

While she may have lost her battle with liver disease, Patsy’s resilience and enduring faith taught us all that we can overcome any obstacle with grace and strength. She believed wholeheartedly that God is always in control, guiding us through life’s trials. As we say our farewells to Patsy Jo, let us remember the love she shared, the strength she embodied, and the faith that sustained her. In her memory, may we find the inspiration to cherish every moment, embrace our loved ones and friends, and always believe in the power of enduring love.

In the words of George Strait, whom she so adored, “I cross my heart, and promise to give all I’ve got to give to make all your dreams come true.” Patsy Jo did just that, and her legacy of love lives on in our hearts. She will be deeply missed and forever cherished.

Rest in eternal peace, dear Patsy, and know that you will always be loved and remembered.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL at 2:00PM. There will be a time of visitation before the service beginning at 12:00PM. As purple was Patsy’s favorite color, the family requests that instead of black that you would wear purple in her honor.

Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. ABJ

    My sweet lil lady, I will miss you, you have touched my heart with your infectious smile, I will always be a part of your family, may your soul rest my friend. I Love you!

  2. Eric

    The morals you instilled will live on in Jojo and Tina and thru their kids and the next generations to follow. I am forever grateful for knowing you, for you teaching me creative things to say in Spanish, for you showing me how to cook some killer fajitas, and most of all for you calling me Mijo. Heaven got a good one.

  3. Violet Teneyuca

    Condolences to the Familia.
    Pat and I grew up together, we were childhood friends. We went to elementary and Junior High and senior year: I will hold our precious memories close to my heart.

    “She is more precious than jewels, nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand and in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is the tree of life to those who embrace her, those who hold her fast are called blessed.
    Proverbs 3:15-18


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