Marcelino Bernal Jr. was born at home on Champman Ranch, Texas. He was born to Marcelino Bernal Sr. and Mercedes Villa Silvas. Also preceded in death by his stepmother Aurora Conde Bernal. He is survived by his wife Josefa Victoria Bernal and his three daughters Robin Ruth Ann Ritter, Mary Helen Salinas, and Elizabeth Bernal which were born to him and his first wife MariaMatilde Almanza. Also survived by his stepchildren, Jesse (Anna) Montemayor, Moses (Yvette) Montemayor, Abraham (Lizeth) Montemayor, Virginia (Edwin) Slovak. He had 5 siblings, Gertrudis (Jimmy) Tijerina, Mercedes Garcia, Gilbert (Rebecca) Bernal Sr., Elia Bernal, and Gloria (Manuel) Cabrera. And he had many beloved family members whom he loved.
Marcelino loved life. He loved to travel, fish, hunt, sing, play the guitar and dance. Before becoming an avid bible student, he served his country 8 years as an honorable Navy man.
Later in life, through a deep study of the Holy Scriptures, Marcelino learned Jehovah's purpose for mankind and the earth. It was his deep appreciation for Jehovah God and our Lord Jesus Christ that motivated him to dedicate his life and be baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
In 2003 thanks to his sister Gloria, he met Josefa Victoria Montemayor and fell in love. As he could not live without her, they married January 3, 2004 and honeymooned in Hawaii. They served together in the preaching work and other theocratic activities for many years.
Marcelino Bernal Jr. was a wonderful man who even at the end of his life continued to praise his God Jehovah. He was very appreciative of the wonderful care his wife gave him and the many friends and family members who would visit him.
Marcelino Bernal Jr. will be dearly missed but believed strongly in the promise found in Gods Word found in Revelation 21: 3,4:
“3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Visitation will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Reid Chapel in Seaside Memorial Park, with a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. that same day. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Having the distinguished honor to serve as pallbearers are Edwin James Slovak, Joshua De La Fuente, Matthew Montemayor, Justin Montemayor, Jesse Montemayor, and Antonio Rodriguez.
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