Fernanda N. Koite, of San Benito, Texas, passed from this life on November 6, 2019 at the age of 83. She was born in Arcelia, Guerrero, Mexico, on December 5, 1935 to the late Francisco and the late Brigida Rayo Noriega.
Fernanda was a loving and caring mother who always strived to bring joy and love to her family. She is deeply loved and will be forever missed.
Fernanda was an avid traveler who always looked forward to her next adventure. She traveled throughout Mexico and Hawaii and toured Europe visiting Germany, France, Italy, Rome, Spain, Denmark, Holland, and Switzerland. Her most treasured destination was Jerusalem. In her later years, Fernanda enjoyed going to Louisiana to play at the casinos.
She was a member of Iglesia Cristiana Alpha y Omega of San Benito.
Fernanda's parents, Francisco and Brigida Noriega, and her son, Goro Koite, Jr., preceded her in death.
Left to treasure Fernanda's memory is her loving husband of 63 years, Goro Koite. Goro fell in love with Fernanda the very first time he saw her and knew she was the girl that he would marry.
Also left to treasure Fernanda’s memory are her children, Oscar (Sylvia) Koite, Fred (Nora) Koite, Carlos (Karen) Koite, Rosalinda (Larry) Longoria, Sylvia Koite; ten grandchildren, Mark Anthony Koite, Ryan Edward Koite, Derek Koite, Jesse Rodriguez, Jr., Katie Koite, Erika Elysabeth Longoria, Monika Michelle Longoria, Renee Olivia Koite, Britany Rodriguez, Donovan Herrera; and, six great grandchildren.
The Koite family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 2:00 to 9:00 PM at San Benito Funeral Home. A prayer service will begin at 7 o’clock on Sunday evening. A funeral service will take place on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at San Benito Funeral Home. Following the funeral service, Fernanda will be laid to rest at Mont Meta Memorial Park.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Oscar Koite, Ryan Koite, Fred Koite, Derek Koite, Carlos Koite, Jesse Rodriguez, Jr., and Larry Longoria.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas. 956.275.8402 www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com.
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