Margaret Serna was born March 4th, 1951. Born to Ignacio Naranjo and Emma Pena. She was the 9th of 18 children. She had 2 beautiful girls, Belinda and June Serna. 3 granddaughters and 5 great grandchildren. She will forever be remembered for her admirable strength and courage. She was a survivor of breast cancer, 2 motor vehicle incidents as well as two cases of covid in the last year of her life. She was a single Mother as well as a second Mother to her granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her daughter June, as well as 11 of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Belinda Flores, granddaughters Angelica Villa, Sonia Serna and Jessica Flores, 5 great grandchildren as well as 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Below are a few messages and memories from her girls.
Nana was an amazing woman to have in your life. A woman who did not let the hardships of her life cause her to become bitter but instead to ne a sweet, caring and nurturing human being. She was fun to be around and was full of spirit. She was protective of her family and taught the biggest lesson of loyalty and respect. She was adventurous and loved cooking new foods and going to new places. She loved movies and always took us to watch new ones that now will hold a special place in our hearts forever. Nana made sure her home was always clean and cozy. Once you would get to her home, you would hear Spanish music and her happily opening her door welcoming you with a hug and a kiss. No matter who was there, she brought the feeling of warmth and love. She was quick witted and did not mind telling you what was on her mind. An attribute of honesty one could only admire. Up until her final days she smiled at the sight of her family. Her beautiful blue eyes; the windows to her soul; still filled with so much life and passion, a sight we will never forget. A soul gone too soon. But if you think about it, you know she was destined to be an angel. Everyday we will miss her. Every beautiful place and every happy moment will stop us to think “I wish Nana was here”. Even though we know the beauty around us in out lives is her we will always miss her smile. Nana the fighter did not go without a fight. Our hearts ache, but she is at peace and free of pain. We will see her again when it is our time to come home. Love you Nana, Sonia.
I would like to say some thoughts and details about the most wonderful and beautiful woman I know, my mom. She was a very hard-working single Mom and brought me up all by herself. I had everything I wanted and needed, not to mention all her love. She was always a loving Mom, “Nana”, Great Grandma, Daughter, Sister and friend to all. She had a huge heart and would help anyone in need. She loved her family most of all and was a proud “Nana”. She was a warrior and a fighter and fought her illness to the end. She had a strong zest for life and a strong belief in her faith. We will miss her beautiful smile and kind heart, but God needed you Mom. You are resting at peace. A piece of my heart went with you Mom, and I will miss you so much. Fly high with all the angels Mom and with my baby sister June. Till I see you again in Heaven Mommy. Love always, your daughter Belinda, your “Boo Boo”.
My Nana was a survivor. She was the strongest, most fearless and admirable human being. She never let anything keep her down. She feared no person nor thing that came her way. Our Nana had a heart of gold. I remember every time a family member was ill and in need, she was there by their side, no matter the difficulties she would face to get there. I admire her so much for her strength and independence. She always kept a clean home and was always the one to help clean up after parties. Every Sunday she would be jamming out to New Mexico music as she was cleaning her home. She loved her soaps and would not leave the house if she could not record them on her VCR. Every time anyone would visit her, they would not leave empty handed, she always had something to give you. She loved to chat; we could have conversations forever. The world will not be the same without you Nana. Although it feels empty to not have you around, I know you are in a better place. I am so grateful for all the times we had together. We will see you in the next lifetime my Nana. We love you so much. Love always, Angelica.
A Rosery will be recited Thursday, June 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 811 Guaymas Place NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM.