Maria D. “Madi” Fernandez, age 42 of Hammond, IN passed away suddenly Sunday, May 16, 2021. She is survived by 4 children: Dezmond P. Edwards, Anastazia B. Edwards, Kurtis Joziah Kelly and Jaden L. Kelly; fiancé, Demetrius A. “Poodie” Smith; mother, Rosalia Z. Fernandez; father, Juan Fernandez; brother, Juan P. “Weto” Fernandez; nieces: Johanna M. Fernandez, Baby Iris and Baby Millie; special friends, Guera, Grandma Sue, Skinny Mari, Jessica, Marissa, Areli and Bibigunz; nephew, Gordo; many aunts, uncles, cousins (especially little cousins in Florida) and friends. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Pablo and Dolores Fernandez; maternal grandparents, Pascuel Z. and Mary Z. Rodriguez; cousin, Pablo Fernandez; pet dog, “Missy”.
Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, May 21, 2021. Private cremation to follow. Brother Ditric Cannon will hold services at 6:00 pm on Friday.
Maria was a cafeteria worker for the School City of Hammond, IN. She was a Girl Scout Leader and a youth basketball coach. Maria was a beautiful person who loved children and she would always lift you up if needed, but she wouldn’t take B.S. from anyone. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home due to the recent fire would be appreciated To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com
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