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Josefina Favela Cervantez, age 78, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Jose & Margarita (Hernandes) Cervantez, she was born on May 28, 1939 in Durango, Mexico.

Josefina was a woman like no other.  She was someone who never said a mean thing about anything. Her family recalls her as one of a kind.  Josefina loved her church, family, and life.  She was a hard worker, a strong woman, and she will be greatly missed.

Surviving are three daughters Maria DeJesus Carrillo, Maria Natera, Teresa Montoya; seven sons, Jose Rosario Favela, Margaro Favela, David Favela, Lucino Favela, Isidoro Favela, Francisco Favela, and Andres Favela;  and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care,  3627 Linden Avenue S.E. at 36th Street, Grand Rapids (one block west of Eastern Avenue), where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Committal services will follow at Resurrection Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.  

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Josefina’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com  Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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