Ernest Sosa Albarado, of Odessa, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in Odessa, Texas.
A Rosary will be held 1:00 PM on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Obed Hernandez of Life Challenge officiating. Family has opted for Cremation as final disposition.
Ernest was born in Stanton, Texas to Margarito and Petra Albarado on August 8, 1946. Ernest was a strong-willed, loving, and amazing single father that made sure his children knew exactly how much he loved them. He was a self-contractor and worked as a carpet layer. He always worked extremely hard to provide for his family and never complained about it. Ernest was a TRUE Cowboy; from his cowboy boots to his cowboy hats and even his western movies, but most of all, he was a huge fan of Mr. George Strait. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, taking his kids to the duck pond was one their favorite memories. He also loved Sundays with family, watching the Dallas Cowboys, dancing, karaoke, and always making memories to cherish forever. Anyone that knew Ernest knew that he HAD to have a diet coke daily, and when he did not the family could almost guarantee you would not want to be around to witness just how grumpy he would get. Ernest loved to eat, some of his favorite places and foods were; Taco Villa, Watts Burger, McDonald’s, tamales, menudo, red enchiladas, beans & cheese, and gum……..now, there was something about “Extra Sweet Watermelon” gum; we swear there must have been something in it that immediately got him to “popping” it.
Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, Margarito and Petra Albarado; brothers, Arturo and Francisco Albarado; sister, Dolores Albarado Levario.
Ernest is survived by five daughters, Stephanie Marie Magdalena Albarado (Luke Garrison), Melonie Deanna Albarado (Saul Garcia) (their mother, Tony Booth), Laurie Cynthia Schaffner (David), Josefa Albarado (Gilbert Lopez), and Patricia Albarado (Olivia Martinez); one son, Ernest H. Albarado (their mother, Rosa Hernandez); two sisters, Linda Albarado Garcia (Rogelio), Angelita Albarado Serrano (Luis); thirteen granddaughters, Mia Cardona, Nevaeh Cardona, Lilee Garrison, Aaria Garrison, Alicia Aracelia Albarado Garcia, Aaliyah D. Albarado Garcia, Chastity Saunders (Joel), Jenna Albarado Duran, Megan M. Garcia (Andre), Sheri Martinez (Stephanie Rubalcado), Delilah Mariah Rose Hernandez (Jairo), Heather Alyssa Michelle Moreno (Kevin), Heaven Amber Albarado; twelve grandsons, Jonathan Cardona Jr., Jessie Cardona, Uriah Samson Garcia, Uzziah Eli Garcia, Harrison David Margarito Schaffner, Josef Albarado Duran, Eleason Michael Albarado Duran, Ernest Albarado, Elijah Jhosiah, Isaiah Joel Albarado, Isaac Jonah Albarado, Nathan Leslie Albarado; thirteen great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
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