Lina Cortes was born in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, on July 6,1924. She made her way to heaven on April 5, 2021, three months shy of her 97th birthday, surrounded by her children.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Mexia cemetery.
Lina was a generous, kind and loving daughter, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who contributed in raising four of the generations in her family. Her love of family is only surpassed by her love for the Lord. Lina served as an elder in Area de Refugio Church, Fontana, Calif., and their sister church in Mexia for a total 42 years. She was a passionate missionary, who served in New York City and its vicinities and internationally in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, in the early 1990s.
She is preceded in death by her parents, all 12 of her siblings and her husband, Mariano. She is survived by her four children, Olga, Orlando, Nelson and Heriberto; and 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
“Her children rise up and call her blessed … Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all,” –Proverbs 31:28-2.