Manuela Nellie Pachuca, 91, of Orange, passed away May 2, in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 6, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Sinclair Oubre. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 pm, Thursday, May 5, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Summersville, on June 30, 1924, she was the daughter of Juan Sanchez and Nicholas Soto Sanchez. Nellie was a very faithful Christian woman who loved her family with her whole heart. She was a seamstress and worked at Peter Pan Childcare. She was also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and loved Elvis Presley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marcelino Pachuca; children, Wynona Halliburton, and Marcelino Pachuca, Jr. and siblings, Sammie Sanchez, Jesse Sanchez, John Sanchez, Henry Sanchez, Pearl Colburn and Deloris Monceaux.
She is survived by her children, Herman Pachuca and wife Dorothea, Johnny Pachuca and wife Ada, George Pachuca and wife Mary, Margaret Pachuca and partner Pat Sandifer and Steven Pachuca and wife Valerie; siblings, Thomas Sanchez, Juanita Costello; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Pachuca, Herman Pachuca, Jr., Joseph Pachuca, Chris Pachuca, Michael Pachuca, Adam Pachuca and Garrett Halliburton.