"You can't take me until God wants me and when God wants me you can't keep me". Adelina Morales Alonso made her ascension to glory with our Lord Jesus Christ Saturday January 5th at 12:36 pm in her home in the presence of her family. Lena or "Chata" as she was called, is and will remain the figure of strength as a beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, daughter, cousin, caregiver, provider and friend to many. More recently she was hailed as an optimist, fighter, survivor and now Victor over death.
A lifelong resident of Helotes, her roots run deep in a community her family resided in since the 1860's. While one may tend to focus on the way we leave this earth, we are in celebration of the way she lived. Never has a tale of strength and courage been more accounted for than by Lena 's fight. While doctors initially told her she only had two months to live, her spirit, family support and faith in GOD escalated her to seven years longer than her prescribed expiration date.
Lena's story is similar to the ones we read about daily but what makes her loved ones and friends glow, is how she persevered and conquered all odds. Lena beat the statistics for cancer patients and her life is in part a tribute to the indomitable spirit of man.
Lena, loved her children and grandchildren almost as much as she loved GOD. Her selfless dedication to her family is a reflection of what love is. A humble woman, her life was that of servitude and support for all those around her. She made career as a banker in Helotes but is regarded as an exceptional human being who defined the meaning of giving to others.
Lena was the type of woman who believed in going till the end. Never wanting to rest or retire as a result of her active lifestyle, she persevered because of her will to continue to live each day to the fullest and not regard her circumstance as a handicap. Lena , as will be verified by all, is one of the toughest women that walked our earth in mind, spirit and body. It is these attributes that she passes along to all who were touched by her life.
We would like to thank the Stone Oak Oncology team especially nurses Ladonna, Anita and Dr. Scott Ulmer amongst other nursing staff for the unequivocal care and hope they gave Lena and family.
She is preceded in death by her brother Lawrence Morales, grandmother Matilde Morales and father Raul Q. Morales. She is survived by her mother Adelina Mena Morales, children Abram Alonso and his wife Michele Alonso and Adriane Gonzales and her husband Nicholas Gonzales, companion of 37 years Rudy Alonso and grandchildren Jude Alonso, Lana Alonso, Ava Alonso, (Baby Alonso on the way), Sarena Gonzales, Isaiah Gonzales and Giselle Gonzales, siblings Evangelina Morales, Yolanda Morales Sakr, Diane Carrillo, Viola Mendoza, Bernadette Ramon, and Raul Morales Jr. along with many nieces, nephews and a numerous cousins, friends and family in the Helotes area. She will never be forgotten and will live forever in our hearts and in our memories she will remain.
Rosary will be held Tuesday January 8th at 7pm at Our Lady Guadalupe Church in Helotes, with visitation beginning at 5pm. Memorial Mass will be held January 9th at 10am at Our Lady Guadalupe Church in Helotes with burial proceeding at the Sisters of Cordian Marian at 11624 W FM 471 San Antonio, TX.