Help with Teresa's burial expenses

My beautiful sister Teresa Hernandez life was cut too short.  Teresa, 40-years old, is a mother to four beautiful children; Alex, 21; Jason, 15; Evangelina, 7 and Maya Bella 4.  Teresa lived a tough life and had to learn to grow up quickly.  She married her high school sweet heart Dwight Morgan when she was 18 so they could be together when he enlisted in the military.  Soon after they were married; they moved to North Carolina and soon thereafter Ryan Alexander Morgan (Alex) was born.  When Alex was 3; Teresa and Dwight gave us the good news that Dwight was getting re-stationed in San Diego and soon more good news! Another baby boy on the way!  Shortly after 9/11 however, Dwight was killed in Afghanistan in a helicopter crash at the young age of 24.  Teresa was also 24 and pregnant with Jason at the time, and Alex was 4-years old.  Teresa was moved back home to Mendocino County to be closer to her family after the devastating death of her husband.  Fast forward to 2010 where Teresa  and her fiance, Israel Mendoza were expecting twin girls!  Shortly after Teresa was due to give birth we soon found out that only one of the precious babies would survive.  On August 9, 2010 we had to say hello and good-bye to sweet baby Melania and were thankful to have our beautiful big brown-eyed Evangelina, Teresa's first girl!  In 2013, Teresa welcomed her 4th child Maya Bella.  Teresa and Izzy soon found their home and family life living in Santa Rosa first, then Ukiah.  Izzy is a proud and doting father who loved Teresa unconditionally and they had a family life just like most of us. 

On Saturday March 31st at about 2:47 pm our family heard news we never thought we would ever have to hear.  Our beautiful loved one, sister, daughter, mother, fiance, cousin, aunt, and friend passed away after an illness that was shocking and devastating to everyone.  By the time we realized Teresa was ill; it was too late to do anything and all we could do was sit by her side and be with her until the end.

We soon realized that Teresa has no life insurance, no final expense benefits, or burial benefits to lay this beautiful person to rest in peace.  Teresa's family is asking for any help for final burial costs so we can give her the good-bye this young and beautiful person deserves.  Anything will help even if it's $5.00.  All funds will go directly to her memorial and burial costs and if we are fortunate enough to have any leftover funds, they will go directly to her children. 

Thank you so much for reading about our beautiful and deeply loved Teresa.  The pain and sadness of losing this beautiful person is absolutely heartbreaking and it is something I hope no one has to do in their lifetime.

Thank you to all of your for your kindness and support during these difficult times.


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Angie Hernandez Bakker 
Ukiah, CA
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