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Manuel Hernandez

June 21, 1953 — June 16, 2024

Born in Honduras, Manuel was the eldest of 10 siblings. His formal education was limited, as he needed to help provide for his family from a young age. He learned the trade of ornamental ironwork and welding from his stepfather, mastering skills that would shape his future.

Driven by the desire to provide a better life for his daughter, Manuel embarked on a journey with the World Renaissance cruise line, which took him from the Caribbean to Alaska, Europe, the Mediterranean, and countless destinations in between. It was during this voyage that he met his former wife, with whom he had two sons.

Manuel's exceptional talent in ornamental ironwork eventually brought him to the United States. His remarkable craftsmanship can be admired at the Epcot Center, the Birmingham Zoo, and in numerous beautiful homes throughout Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

Manuel was a man of many passions. He loved the river, cherished blues music and was a stoic in his own right. Always devoted to his family, Manuel would go above and beyond to help those he loved. His culinary creations were seasoned with love, making every meal special.

In his retirement, Manuel found joy in working in his yard and tinkering in his garage. His life was a testament to hard work, dedication, and love for his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him

Quotes: "La vida es un tesoro que tenemos que quidar", " Conocemos a medir el tiempo. Porque tenemos un limite." -Manuel Hernandez

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Adel Robayna officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home.

He is survived by his children, Moises Hernandez and Erika Patricia Hernandez, his grandchildren, Carlos Armand Flores, Erik Alejandro Hernandez and Landry Kate Hernandez, his siblings, Beatriz Arevalo Hernandez, María Lourdes Arevalo Hernández, Leonel Arevalo Hernández, gertrudis Arevalo Hernández, Mirian Arévalo Hernández, Ana rosa Arévalo Hernández, Esther Suyapa Arevalo Hernández, Mario Francisco Arévalo Hernández, Edis Rodolfo Arévalo Hernández, Robinson Arévalo castro

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mariah Socorro Hernandez and his son, Manuel Antonio Hernandez, Jr.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, June 20, 2024

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 20, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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