Memorial services will be held for Ernesto Contreras, 52, of Roswell, at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Deacon Ernesto Martinez officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in South Park Cemetery. He passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell.
Ernesto was born Feb. 12, 1960, in Roswell, to Charles Contreras Sr. and Sarah Martinez Contreras. He was a lifelong resident of Roswell and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, always willing to help out a friend in need. He loved playing pool at Rosa’s house and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Ernesto is survived by his daughter Nadine Lara, of Roswell; two sisters, Esther Moreno and Lupe Hodge, of Roswell; three brothers, Charles Contreras Jr., Frank Contreras and Paul Contreras, all of Roswell; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Contreras Sr. and Sarah Contreras; one brother Pete Contreras; four sisters, Benita Montoya, Lucy Morales, Christine Hernandez and Victoria Sepulveda; and a granddaughter Crystal Marie Lara.
They will be receiving family and friends at 801 N. Beech after the burial.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
I Am Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I am 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 peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, these things I, too, will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow,
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times,
A loved one touched.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now; He set me free.
I’m in Heaven Now
There might be pain and anger in your hearts,
all I ever wanted was my family and friends to
come together with love and understanding.
Instead of separation or apart !
Don’t cry for me, I’m in heaven now !
Don’t hurt over me; the pain is gone and now
I’m free! Don’t mourn for me, let the Lord Savior
into your hearts and someday when it’s your time.
You will be reunited with me! I’m still dancing,
everlasting smiling, jamming to the beat! I loved
playing pool but now I’m champion. Just wait and
see till the day we come together again and once again
Love, Nadine Lara