The patriarch of the Escobedo family, Pedro R. Escobedo, originally of Harlingen, TX, passed away two months shy of his 90th birthday, on July 4, 2017.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with Father Jack Kelly presiding. The burial will follow at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 pm at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.
Pedro retired as a Command Sergeant Major from the US Army after 24 years of service, during which he was a 3 war veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Geronimo M. and Irene R. Escobedo; and brothers, Juan R. and Santiago R. Escobedo.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mildred O. Escobedo; and five devoted daughters, Hilda E. Litchfield (Scott) of Faber, VA, Nedda E. Lujan (Pat) of Fayetteville, Isabella E. Ostendorf (Jimmy) of Fayetteville, Norma E. Dupe (James) of Fayetteville, and Edana E. Christy (Tony) of Cary; He leaves a legacy to nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His surviving siblings are Rebecca Franco, Irene Villareal, Mary Cedillo and Rafael Escobedo, all from Texas.
Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
Sunday July 9th, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Monday July 10th, 2017
700 Carnegie Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28311
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My deep condolences go to the Escobedo family on the loss of your precious loved one. Losing a loved one is never easy. The emotional pain & emptiness is so real. But, I would like to share what helped us when our daughter fell asleep in death and recently my beloved husband of 50 years.
It was indeed the gift that the Most High God gave to each & everyone of us. And that is His written Word the Bible. In it contains many many words of comfort. I would like to share what has and is helping me. Please, notice God's son Jesus comforting view of death. At John 11:11-14 it brings out that Jesus viewed death as one sleeping. And not that one is here or there. I wondered will I see my loved ones again? And from the Scriptures the answer is "yes." Please, notice these few Scriptures: Isaiah 33:24(No more sickness) Revelation 21:4(No more pain, sorrow or death) John 5:28, 29(the Resurrection hope). And, it says where at Psalm 37:11 & Psalm 37:29 brings out how long that will last. As you ponder over these few Scriptures may it bring you some comfort knowing the Most High God will fulfill His promises(Psalm 83:18 & Titus 1:2).
Sent in deep sympathy,
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Submitted by Sissy Dixon on Aug 1 2017 07:52:02 AM
Hello Escobedo Family,I'm a neighbor living in Fayetteville.
Having heard of your most recent loss,I want to leave you a brief note. I too well know, the grief of losing love ones and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus,recorded for our comfort, at John 5 : 28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Jul 18 2017 09:54:40 AM
Wonderful man and co-worker. Rest in peace, Pete. Helga Powell, retired from Purolator.
Submitted by Helga Powell on Jul 10 2017 08:47:45 PM
Wendy Parker lit a candle for Pedro R. Escobedo
Wendy Parker lit a candle on Jul 10 2017 06:41:58 PM
With deepest sympathy and prayers for the Escobedo family in this trying time. With all love and support from your friends, Bob and Barb Yates
Submitted by Bob and Barb Yates on Jul 9 2017 04:32:38 PM
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. He was a great example of strength,love and devotion. We know he will be greatly missed by many but his legacy will live on in all of you. We hope you all find some comfort in the fond memories you share of him.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
With God's Love and Ours,
Mike and Lynne Carpenter
Submitted by Carpenter Family on Jul 7 2017 04:31:46 PM
Prayers and peace for a life well lived.
Submitted by Rick and Beth Martinez on Jul 7 2017 04:01:07 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We only met him once, but he was such a wonderful, loving man. We all felt so loved and welcomed by your entire family. He'll never be far from your hearts. Suzie Caballero Hernandez and Family.
Submitted by Suzie Caballero Hernandez on Jul 7 2017 03:21:34 PM
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and Hugs Nedda.
Love Cecile Family.
Submitted by Jennifer Cecile on Jul 7 2017 07:46:30 AM
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