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Natividad Tesillo

December 29, 1946 — November 23, 2021

Services are scheduled for 10 am Wednesday, December 1, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Natividad S. Tesillo of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Tesillo, 74, died on November 23, 2021 at his home in Artesia.

Father Vijay will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Woodbine Cemetery. A rosary is also scheduled for 5:00 pm on Tuesday at Our Lady of Grace Church. Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 1 to 4 pm on Tuesday.

Natividad was born on December 29, 1946 in Artesia; the son of Willie Morrison and Petra Tesillo. He was married to Sophia Delgado on June 1, 1964.

He was a truck driver and loved his job. He enjoyed family gatherings, and talking to and joking around with all of his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Nate Tesillo Jr., and by his brothers Charlie Tesillo and Tommy Sanchez.

Survivors include his wife Sophia Tesillo; sons Daniel Tesillo, Ernesto Tesillo, and Jose Luis Tesillo; daughters Nancy Torres, Sylvia Tesillo, Missy Madrid, Lori Ann Torres, Jennifer Tesillo, Jessica Valencia Tesillo, and Christina Paya Tesillo; brothers Tony Tesillo, Jerry Tesillo, Tommy Tesillo; half brothers Johnny Luevano and Willie Morrison Jr.; also by 27 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

1111 N Roselawn Ave, Artesia, NM 88210

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