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Our beloved and cherished mother, Nayade Hernandez, peacefully passed away and went to be with our Lord on September 3, 2023, at the age of 87.

Born in Güines, Cuba, Nayade’s life was a testament to resilience, love, caring and the nurturing of others. Nayade’s proudest and most enduring roles were that of devoted wife and caring mother. She dedicated herself to loving her husband and raising her four sons with guidance, love, and support.

Nayade Hernandez was preceded in death by her loving father Arturo Hernandez, mother Odette Granda, her loving husband Carlos Hernandez, and her brother Arturo Hernandez.

Nayade is survived by her four devoted sons, Carlos Jr. (Angie), Lester (Tammy), Edgar (Kim), and Alex (Tara); her grandchildren Thomas, Michael (Lisa), Shannon, Ashley, Anthony (Susan), Alison, Alysa and Elena, Emily (Cameron), Eric (Nicey), Brooke (Ramonte), Casey, Robbie (Brookelynn), Josh and Sam; and her great grandchildren Aubrey, Kacey, Lizzy, Shaelynn (RJ), Brieanna, Mia, Ava, Blakely, Bridge, Caleb and Cheyenne. She also leaves behind many relatives and close friends who will forever cherish the impact she had on their lives. Nayade’s memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. We will carry forward her legacy of resilience, love, and the pursuit of knowledge.

A memorial service will be held from 2-4 pm on September 23 (Saturday) to honor Nayade Hernandez’ life at:

Victory Tabernacle Church
4546 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615

If flowers are desired, please note that they will only be accepted at the above address from 1pm to 4pm on the day of the service. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to your favorite charity in Nayade’s name – she had many charities that she enjoyed donating to.


  • Michael Saylor
    Posted September 18, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    Rest in the Lord Mrs. H. You always treated me with love and respect, all the way back to when I woukd stayethe night at your house growing up. Many years passed by and when we reconnected your live and friendship was like we never missed a day. You will be missed!!!

    • Edgar
      Posted September 26, 2023 at 9:13 am

      Thank you for your kind words Mike.

    • Carlos Hernandez
      Posted October 14, 2023 at 10:51 am

      Thank you, Michael.

  • John Vincent Valenti
    Posted September 18, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Such a beautiful woman. Great mom, great wife truly the kindest.
    Rest in peace, Nayade.

    And thank you for the beautiful memories growing up.

    • Edgar Hernandez
      Posted September 26, 2023 at 9:14 am

      Thank you, John for your kind words.

    • Carlos Hernandez
      Posted October 14, 2023 at 10:50 am

      Thank you, John.

  • Debbie Martinez Collura
    Posted September 18, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss Edgar! 🙏Prayers and comfort for you and your family.

    • Edgar Hernandez
      Posted September 26, 2023 at 9:15 am

      Thank you for your prayers, Debbie!

  • Neri Stall
    Posted September 19, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Dear Carlos, Lester, Edgar, and Alex,
    Sending you all deepest sympathy for the passing of your beautiful mom.
    She was such a lovely lady. She and your dad always made our family feel so welcome
    when we visited you those summers at Indian Rocks beach. Her smile could light up a room, she will be missed. A mother’s love never ends, she will always be with you.

    • Edgar Hernandez
      Posted September 26, 2023 at 9:16 am

      Thank you for your kind message, Neri.

    • Carlos Hernandez
      Posted October 14, 2023 at 10:46 am

      Thank you, Neri. Those were wonderful times! She helped ensure we had good company!

  • Bob and Kathy Baker
    Posted September 22, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Hello Carlos and family- words cannot express our condolences- this is a time to reunite our hearts with each other and the Lord! We are praying for you all and Matthew 5 – over you! Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted! It may be hard to understand but you will experience a comfort that only the Lord can give ! Bob and Kathy Baker

    • Edgar Hernandez
      Posted September 26, 2023 at 9:16 am

      Thank you Bob and Kathy.

    • Carlos Hernandez
      Posted October 14, 2023 at 10:41 am

      Thank you, both. She will be in good company above.

  • Kimmy DeBlock Mihok
    Posted September 22, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Carlos, Lester, Edgar, & Alex–We are Praying for you and your Families. Your Mom lived a beautiful life of Devotion & Love–and you all will surely carry this legacy forward! Love & Many Prayers~Kimmy DeBlock Mihok/ THCS Alumnus

    • Edgar Hernandez
      Posted September 26, 2023 at 9:17 am

      Thank you, Kimmy.

    • Carlos Hernandez
      Posted October 14, 2023 at 10:34 am

      Thank you, Kimmy.

  • Howard
    Posted September 22, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Your mom was a special person. She always shared her love and kindness with family and friends. I was blessed to see that first hand, when took me into your family when I was in college. The world lost a special lady, I am confident the lord has gained an angel. May she reunite with your father and they continue their love through eternity.

    • Edgar Hernandez
      Posted September 26, 2023 at 9:18 am

      Thank you, Howie. She loved you and treated you like a son.

  • Janice M Decisneros
    Posted September 23, 2023 at 10:51 am

    John 16:22 “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”

    • Edgar Hernandez
      Posted September 26, 2023 at 9:19 am

      Thank you for the prayer, Janice.

    • Carlos Hernandez
      Posted October 14, 2023 at 10:49 am

      Thank you, Janice.

  • Suzie King
    Posted September 25, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    I am heartbroken to hear this news. Such a beautiful woman and human being, my heart aches for the family, especially since I recently lost my own mother! The boys were always first and foremost in her life and Carlos’ as well. I know she is a beautiful angel looking down, may your family find peace and comfort in knowing everyone that knew her is sad to hear this news.

    • Carlos Hernandez
      Posted October 14, 2023 at 7:48 am

      Thank you, Suzie. I know they both appreciated you very much.

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