Bernadette Tellez, 42, of Andrews passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at 10:00 AM Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 201 NE Ave K, in Andrews with Rev. Joseph Ogbonna, officiating. Cremation is under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 PM Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Please celebrate her life by visiting www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.
Our angel was born in Alpine, Texas on January 4, 1976 to the proud parents of Gerald and Olga Tellez. Bernadette was a multi-sport athlete growing up in Pecos, Texas. She played football in the 7th grade and scored the first touchdown on a running play in the State of Texas by a female player. Unfortunately, it was called back due to a holding call. Not to be deterred, she caught the 2-point conversion pass after one of her teammates made the touchdown. She graduated from Pecos High School in 1994. She has worked in law enforcement all her life. She began her career in Brewster County, then in Midland County, and finished in Andrews County. She always commented about her nice and helpful sheriff in Andrews, Rusty Stewart.
When she left this Earth the Lord did not have to ask her, “What have you done for my people?” For he already knew she had done the Lord’s work while she was alive. She cared for everybody making them comfortable, carrying a conversation with them, making sure they were fed or in need of a drink. She always put others before herself. We believe she now sits at the Lord’s table breaking bread with others.
She leaves behind her parents, Gerald and Olga Tellez of Pecos, her only brother Dominique and wife Anne Tellez of Andrews, older sister Marisol Tellez and wife Johanna Stephenson, nephews Javan Edward, Noah Luis, Ashur Paul, and niece Lorelei Elizabeth Tellez of Andrews. She also leaves behind many aunts and uncles, cousins, Grandmothers Laura Tellez of Pecos and Polly Alvidrez of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
We will surely miss the numerous phone calls she made to all of us on a daily basis. She reminded all of us about birthdays and buying presents for everyone. She will be surely missed. It is now her time to reap the rewards promised by our Lord and Savior.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Meals on Wheels, Rainbow Room, and Operation Blessing.