Ortega, Brijido "Pancho" Herrada (Dalton)

Strong Person, Best Father Who Loved To Play The Accordion

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Brijido Ortega
Brijido Ortega

Mr. Brijido “Pancho” Herrada Ortega, age 92, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life February 21, 2024, in Dalton, Georgia, surrounded by his loving family.

Pancho was born August 8, 1931, in Villa Cardenas, Zacatecas, Mexico, a son of the late Isauro Herrada and Elisa Ortega.  

He was also preceded in death by loving wife, Emelina Herrada, who died, December 5, 2007. He was a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church and was retired from Beaulieu of American, Inc. 

He was a happy, strong person and loved to play the accordion for his family and friends and was the “Best Father”.

He is survived by his children, Cruz Herrada, Josefina Herrada, Brijido Herrada, Noelia Herrada, Jesus Herrada, Hemelina Herrada, Martha Herrada, Janet Herrada, Isauro Herrada all of Dalton, Ga., Elisa Herrada of Omaha, Ne., Juana Herrada Wichita, Ks., and Manuel Perez of Mexicali, Baha, Mexico; sister, Petra Robles of Phoenix, Az.; forty-eight grandchildren, eighty-four great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. with Father Refugio Onate officiating. He will be laid to rest with his beloved wife at Ponders Colonial Hills Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum with Jose Herrada, Daniel Herrada, Giovani Herrada, Joel Estrada, Erik Lara, Victor Garcia, Oscar Garcia, Josue Cervantes and Jose Suarez honored to serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with the Rosary being held at 7 p.m. Danza Santa Cruz will be between 5 to 6 p.m.   Friends will also be received Friday morning at Ponders Melrose Chapel after 11 a.m. until the service hour.   

Arrangements by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton, Ga., 30721, 706.226.4002 www.selectedindependentfuneralhomes.org and www.ogr.org.  

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