obit mercycroppedMercy Hernandez, 71, passed away on May 10, surrounded by her family, in Albuquerque. Mercy was born February 16, 1945, to Prajedes and Panfila Navarrette. She worked at H.E.L.P. in Roswell until her retirement and was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Moriarty. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. Mercy was known for her addicting laugh and great sense of humor. She will be loved and missed by her family and friends. Mercy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jimmy Navarrette, Raymond Navarrette and sister, Bernarda McDill. She is survived by her children, Manuel Hernandez Jr. and wife Terry of Artesia, Margaret Trujillo and partner Roberta Tarr of Moriarty, Melissa Delgadillo and husband Joel of Moriarty; brothers, Sam Navarrette and Wife Carolyn of Hobbs, Edward Navarrette of Roswell and Robert Navarrette and wife Dolores of Albuquerque; sisters, Mary Pratt and husband Joe of Pennsylvania, Dominga Gomez and husband Sam of Roswell, and Virginia Barbier of Las Cruces; grandchildren, James Trujillo, Angelica Delgadillo, Jessica Trujillo, Jeremy Trujillo, Anthony Delgadillo, Alex Delgadillo, Benjamin Hernandez, Mariah White and five great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary was recited May 16 at the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Artesia. Celebration of Mass was May 17, with Father Martin Cornejo officiating. Pallbearers were Roberta Tarr, Jeremy Trujillo, Young Lantosh, A.J. Chavez, Mariah White and Benjamin Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers are James Trujillo, Anthony Delgadillo, her great-grandchildren and her brother and sisters. Burial will be at Twin Oaks Memorial Park in Artesia.