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Funeral arrangements announced for Ernestine Romero

The funeral arrangements have been scheduled for late singer Ernestine Romero.

Ernestine Romero | Courtesy photo

The funeral arrangements have been scheduled for late singer Ernestine Romero.

Olivia Romero, the singer’s mother, announced the funeral services on Sunday via social media.

A memorial will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Pojoaque, New Mexico with visitation at 6:00 p.m. followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, a funeral mass will be held at Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Pojoaque, New Mexico at 11:00 a.m. with reception to follow at the Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

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“Ernestine touched so many lives through her music and the outpouring of support, kind words, and tributes illustrate the truly amazing woman she was,” Olivia said in a post to social media. “We thank you for all the thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time as we mourn the loss of our daughter and celebrate her extraordinary life.”

Police confirmed Ernestine Romero died as a victim of a murder-suicide on July 11, one day after her 32nd birthday. She was shot twice by her estranged husband Jessie Saucedo, who then turned the gun on himself.

The singer recently celebrated her 20th year in the music industry with the release of her 10th album “Mi Tesoro” in March. She was a multiple New Mexico Hispano Music Awards winner and was a nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards in 2016.

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