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Elioenai Ornelas

December 15, 1950 — November 18, 2020

A Celebration of Life Service for Pastor Elioenai Herrera Ornelas is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia located at 15524 S. Brentwood St., Channelview, TX 77530.

Elioenai Herrera Ornelas also known as "Yeyo", "Pastor", or "Herrera" for many, has passed to rest in God hands at 69, where he wanted, his home in Houston, TX on November 18, 2020. Although he was going to turn 70 on December 15, he was ready to be received by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for whom he worked tirelessly for many years of his life before turning that page.

He is preceded in death by his father Celerino Herrera, mother Hebet Torres de Herrera and his brother Lemuel Herrera Ornelas.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maria Herrera, his daughters Magdiel Avith Sandoval and Blanca Michelle Herrera, his son Elioenai Herrera, son-in-law Juan Sandoval, Ray Martinez, daughter-in-law Kristen Burnett Herrera. His Grandsons Jon Anthony Sandoval and Bruce Silas Herrera. His Grand-daughters Katelyn Elyze Sandoval, Kylie Julianna Herrera and Selena Blake Herrera. His sister Naara Herrera and Josabeth Lopez. His brother Mephiboset Herrera. His Nephews Manuel Lopez, Sergio Valentino Herrera, Miguel Herrera, Alejandro Herrera, Eliel Herrera, Abraham Lopez, Felipe Lopez, Lemuel Herrera, Eliasib Yakx Herrera. His nieces Cesiah Morris, Azar Robles, Eva Yaks, Ada Yaks, Christie Lopez, Gloria Lopez, Kara Ysabella Herrera, Ellianne Joelle Herrera. Sister-in-law Gladden Tumangday Herrera. His Aunt Vita Herrera, Uncle Juan Herrera and their children so he leaves many cousins and their generation of families. He also leaves his beloved laicos with whom he shared God's word and together share the study of:Justificación por la fe, Santuario, Historia Eclesiástica, historia denominacional, El conflicto de los siglos, Daniel y Apocalipsis.

He studied in Linda Vista College and in Montemorelos University. As a graduate Theologist he was assigned as a pastor in Acatlipa Morelos and the surrounding area. It was there where his ministry grew by having the laicos class after service every Saturday. Through his ministry the doors opened for him to travel to other states in Mexico, the United States as well as Colombia.

He enjoyed fishing, playing dominos, puzzles and board games but what he loved to do was praise God by singing hymns and playing his guitar at church, at home, while visiting friends or anywhere he went. Some he sang solo but loved when others joined him especially his wife Maria whom he loved till his last breath. Special songs he was known by were: "Un Grano de Arena", "Quédate Señor", "A solas al huerto yo voy", "Eran Cien Ovejas", He Touched me", "En presencia estar de Cristo" and many many more. He believed that music is God's instrument that touches our hearts without criticism or judgment or any condition we are in.

Although we will no longer see or hear him; we can embrace the memories and teachings he left behind in our minds and hearts for he never said goodbye, but he says see you tomorrow. When he opens his eyes tomorrow he will be filled with joy to see all of you there with our heavenly Father, Jesus Christ. So get ready, be ready, don't wait til tomorrow, stay ready today.


Service Details.



November 29, 2020 | 2:00pm Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia 15524 S. Brentwood St Channelview, TX

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