Nelda Flores Jimenez

(August 13, 1941 ~ June 4, 2019)

Nelda Flores Jimenez, 77, of Stephenville, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Stephenville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Erath County. Burial will follow at the West End Cemetery in Stephenville. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday at Stephenville Funeral Home with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm.

Nelda was born on August 13, 1941 in Los Ebanos, TX to the late Celedonio and Conception Flores. She married Homero Jimenez on August 30, 1966 in Tulia. She has resided in Stephenville for many years working as a seamstress and retiring from SISD as a custodian. 

Survivors include her husband, Homero Jimenez of Stephenville; daughter, Rebecca Jimenez of Joshua; son, Homero Jimenez, Jr. of Stephenville; sisters, Sonya Segura of Edenburg, Elda Zapata of San Antonio, Sandra Garces of Edenburg, and Minerva Flores Castillo of Edenburg; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Davie Flores, and Romeo Flores.

I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, 
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call, 
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day, 
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way, 
I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void, 
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, 
ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow, 
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much, 
good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, 
don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee, 
God wanted me, He set me free.

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