Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home
Santa Virginia Fernandez, 53, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at her home.
She is the daughter of Virginia Mae Bowling of Lawrenceburg and the late Manuel D. Fernandez.
Santa was born Feb. 19, 1960, in Lexington and grew up in Versailles, Ky. While living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she attended college and worked in banking. She later moved to Richmond, Ky., and served as a Hospice volunteer in Berea.
Including her mother, Santa is survived by two brothers, David M. Fernandez (Mary) of Richmond, Ky. and James Anthony “Tony” Fernandez of Atlanta, Ga.; five nieces and nephews, Daniel and John David Fernandez, Alec, Anthony and Aimee Alvarez.
She is also preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Alvarez, and an infant brother, Dudley Fernandez.
Santa chose cremation. No public services will be conducted.
The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.