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Arelis Fernandez

October 26, 2019


Arelis Altagracia Fernandez passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 after a gradual decline in her health. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during her last days of life. Arelis was born in La Vega, Dominican Republic, and made her way to the United States in her early 20’s. She lived majority of her life in Maryland, where she raised two beautiful daughters, Annelis Molina De Leon and Stephanie Molina-Turner.

Arelis is survived by her two daughters, and their spouses: Herman (June) Turner and Junior (Jay) De Leon; seven grandchildren: Minelis Brito, Herman Jariel Turner, Jayla Nicole Turner, Jayliann De Leon, Julia Elise Turner, Jaylene De Leon, and Jaynelis De Leon. 

Arelis is also survived by her four brothers: Julio Cesar Fernandez, William Ignacio Fernandez, Celsa Antonia Fernandez and Pedro Agustin Fernandez; and three sisters: Leidy Mercedes Fernandez, Felix Olivo Fernandez, and Mercedes Carmen Fernandez.

We give thanks to God for the 59 years we were able to live with Arelis Altagracia Fernandez. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and influencer for her family and she will be truly missed.


Message from Your Loving Daughters

“The sky has gained a true angel: Mother, although we can no longer hear your voice, feel your presence or put our arms around you, we know you still walk behind us and you will guide us thru the hardest moments of our lives. Loosing you was like losing a peace of us. We pray that God will give us the strength to surpass this pain and emptiness we feel inside. Your body has parted but your soul will forever live within us. You are now our angel. Walking through life without you mom, will be difficult but we will learn to adjust united in your memory. You will forever and always be in our heart.”

Annelis Molina & Stephanie Molina-Turner


Messages from Your Loving Brothers and Sisters

“Querida Hermana, Por situaciones de la vida fui la que menos pude compartir contigo, Pero lo compartido fue lo suficiente para conocerte y amarte eternamente, hasta luego.  Te Recordere Siempre,” Mecho.

“Mi inolvidable Arelis. Fuiste una hermana ejemplar, entregada, amorosa y de paz. Vivirá para siempre en mi corazón. Siempre Te Recordare,” Pedro.

“Arelis, seras siempre mi Hermana, Comadre, amiga y confidente, al irte se fue Parte de mi Corazon, te extrañare y recordare Siempre. K Jesus, Maria y Jose te lleven al Coro de Los Angeles y los deleite con tu dulce voz. Te Amare Siempre,” Nana.

“Arelis, fuiste mi inolvidable Hermana. Mi Ahijada. Mi Comadre. Mi Amiga. Siempre estarás en mi corazón y Siempre te recordaré cómo la persona más humilde y comprensiva. Cariño, Descansa en Paz Con Papá y Mamá. Un Día nos juntaremos de Nuevo. Astas luego,” Leidy.

“El cielo está de Fiesta. Un nuevo Ángel acaba de llegar. Para los que te queremos y lloramos tu partida, solo el tiempo nos consuelara. Espérame en el Cielo,” William.   

“Hermana Solidarian. Un ser humano exceptional. Con más virtudes que defectos. Alegre y aveces chistosa. Que Dios este Contigo y Vivirá Siempre Conmigo,” Julio.



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October 31, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Borgwardt Funeral Home
4400 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705

Graveside Service
November 1, 2019

10:30 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906

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