Herrera, Guillermo

Guillermo "Bill" Herrera

May 5, 1941 - June 20, 2020

Guillermo (Bill) Herrera of Frisco, Texas passed away on June 20, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born on May 5, 1941 to Jorge and Zoila (De Leon) Herrera in Bogota, Colombia.  Guillermo married Carmen Rodriguez on October 20, 1962 in Evanston, Illinois.  Guillermo is of the Catholic faith. Guillermo was a wonderful and devoted father who was immensely loved by his family and all who called him a friend. He was known for his sense of humor and his love of music. Guillermo also loved to dance, tell [bad] jokes (even if he was the only one who found them funny), and tinker with electronics. He was known as Mister Fix-it among his family and friends.  There was nothing he couldn't repair or improve.  Guillermo has a left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who loved him and he will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen Herrera of Frisco, Texas; son, Bill Herrera and husband, Christopher Brooks of The Colony, Texas; son, Arthur Herrera of Miami Shores, Florida; granddaughter, Zoila Herrera of Miami Shores, Florida; extended family in spirit, Bea Garcia of Miami Shores, Florida; and Olga and Ahmed Izadi and their sons Samir, Daniel, and Matthew Izadi of North Bay Village, Florida; sister, Consuelo Thompson and husband, Roberto of Costa Rica; brother, Alfonso Herrera and wife, Diane of Franklin, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Mariana Herrera de Aguirre of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and numerous other beloved family and friends.

Guillermo was preceded in death by his parents, Jorge and Zoila Herrera and brother, Jorge Herrera.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only the immediate family members will attend the Memorial Service.  Extended family members and friends are invited to attend the memorial service via live streaming on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page or if not on Facebook, via the following live link at https://www.facebook.com/TurrentineJacksonMorrow/.

A recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Guillermo’s obituary page. 

Those who would like to honor Guillermo and show their support to his family may also come to the funeral home where ample parking is available. While you remain in your vehicle, you may watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

 

With You, I learned

(Contigo, Apprendi)

Written & Performed by Los Panchos

 

With you I learned that new and beautiful emotions exist

With you I learned, to understand a new world filled with illusions

I learned…. That a week has more than seven days

To make the best of my many happy moments and to feel lucky to be with you,

I also learned.

 

With you I learned, to see the light from the other side of the moon,

With you I learned, that your presence I would not exchange for another

I learned, that a kiss could be so much sweeter and so profound,

That I could leave this earth tomorrow knowing that all this beauty

with you, I have already lived.

And with you, I have learned that I was born on the day I met you.

 

(Melody)

 

I learned, that a kiss could be so much sweeter and so profound,

That I could leave this earth tomorrow knowing that all this beauty

with you, I have already lived.

And with you, I have learned that I was born on the day I met you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colombia, My Beloved Land

 

(Colombia, Mi Tierra Querida)

 

Written by Lucho Bermudez

 

Performed by Agrupacion Colombiana con Ton y Son

 

 

 

Colombia beloved land hymn of faith and harmony
let us sing, let us all sing hymn of peace and joy
we always live we live to our beloved homeland
your soil is a prayer and is a song of life (bis)

 

 

 

Singing, I will live
Colombia dear land
Singing to my land I will live
Colombia dear land (x4)

 

 

 

Colombia you became great with the fury of your glory
America all sings the flowering of your history
Let us sing, let us all sing to my beloved Colombia
Your soil is a prayer and it is a song that gives life (bis)

 

 

 

Singing, I will live
Colombia dear land
Singing to my land I will live
Colombia dear land (x4)

 

Youtube link for the service https://youtu.be/5YtHUnkn7BI 

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Dearest Herrera Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Bill Sr. this past week. It was our honor to have meet and befriended him. Bill was courtly, funny, warm, solicitous, dapper and handsome, generous with his hugs, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. We know you will miss him dearly, and we hope and trust that loving memories will surround you all with peace and solace now and in the future. With much love to you all. Lauren and Hyla Lauren Moffatt, June 28, 2020 So many sweet memories of Guillermo and Carmen with my family. They are like and uncle and aunt to me. My dad and him have probably met up in heaven by now and are sharing a drink. Wouldn't that be sweet! :-) Guillermo was such a loving man, kind and always smiling. Always had a story to tell or some advice to give. He knew about a lot of things, and like Guille said, he could fix anything. i truly cherish their friendship. Every time, we spoke I was able to tell him that I loved him, that I wish I could visit some day. My regret is not being able to make out to TX to visit. Guillermo will be missed, but I will always remember him and keep his memory close to my heart. The Herrera family is my family too! xoxo Lisa Greene (Dresser), June 28, 2020 I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful father. Prayers won’t stop for you and your family. Mark Shaw, June 27, 2020 Bill, my dear friend and brother. I send so much love and compassion to you, Chris, your beautiful mom, and family. Although I am far away, I am there with you. My heart is heavy and my emotions are strong. Although I only met your father a few times, I feel I knew him well, through you, my friend. He gave me a friend, a brother, like no other. Someone so full of love, compassion and strength. You have always been honest, caring and giving and my life has been enriched having you as my friend. It is through you that I know your father was a great man who loved his family deeply. I see your father in you, my friend. You are loved and blessed, my friend. Please give your mom my love and stay close to her. Please let Chris and your family know that I love them and they are in my heart and prayers. Your friend, Stephen
Stephen Hart, June 26, 2020 He was a good man and will be forever missed. I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting him. My heart is with you all. Sharon Stone, June 26, 2020 May the Lord accept you in His Glory and give you everlasting peace and rest.
Carlos Rodriguez, June 25, 2020 Bill, I only got to be around your father 2 or 3 brief times--but I remember his warm smile, his kind words, and most of all I remember how proud he was that you are his son. My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. Judith Ford, June 25, 2020 Uncle Bill you are in Heaven with Jesus. I have wonderful memories of you growing up and of course I was your favorite niece!!! Mucho Carino Tia, Guille and Art. Love you All. Carmen Carmen Cata , June 25, 2020 On behalf of my wife Yoly and myself, our deepest condolences in the loss of a husband, father and friend Guillermo, we had the pleasure of knowing him for over 30 years and we will always remember him with love!
Eric & Yolanda Dresser, June 25, 2020 Siento mucho la pérdida de mi buen amigo Guillermo. Espero que tenga mucha luz su espíritu y este junto Dios. Lo recordaré siempre con mucho cariño y admiración.. Dios lo tenga en su gloria y fortaleza a su esposa e hijos. Llorely Bouza, June 25, 2020 Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
Loris Holland, June 25, 2020 When I was a little girl my dad took me and my little brother to visit our uncle Guillermo. He talked to us about our grandfather and told us stories from the past. From the first moment we met him we knew he was kind, gentle, funny, loving, and wise. He is the kind of person that you don’t have to spend a whole lot of time with to know that he is special. And he was one of those kind of people that you hope after you meet them when you leave you take a little piece of them with you. I see that kind of man in my dad Robert Herrera. I always wondered where my dad got his loving spirit from, it was definitely his uncle Guillermo. My he rest on the wings of angels.
Thristina Woodhams, June 25, 2020 Love is eternal! We are with you during this time and we will celebrate his beautiful life! Castrello & Cardona Fam., June 25, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with the Herrera family. Bill was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He had a great sense of humor even though many of his jokes were bad. He loved his family and did everything he could for them. He will be missed by many.
Shirley Butler, June 25, 2020 Sorry for you and your families loss. Stan Spraggins, June 25, 2020 You were a one of a kind fellow. We will always have you in our hearts through the wonderful memories we built together. Until we meet again we will miss your smile and laughter. Un fuerte abrazo. Hasta pronto mi buen amigo. Saludes a mi Papá.
Alex and Alcira Dresser, June 25, 2020 Que descanse en la Paz de Dios Esperanza , June 25, 2020 send you love to you and to Christopher and to your mom martine rothblatt bina aspen, June 25, 2020 I am genuinely sorry for your loss. No condolence message can express how much your Dad meant and how sad I am about your loss. You and your family are surrounded by love during this difficult time. May his memories provide you peace and comfort. Love, Neha Neha Patel, June 25, 2020 Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. We didn't know him as well as we would have liked. He was always kind, and thoughtful, with a quiet sense of humor that would sneak up on you. An impish grin, or quite joke at just the right time. A gentle soul who was well loved by his family and friends. Our thoughts are with you. Ron Blair, Ken Pape, and Graeme Rushing, June 25, 2020 My dear cousins and Tia Carmelina, I send all my love and deepest condolences. Tio Guillermo’s presence in our family, especially for my parents, has always been treasured. His positivity, big smile, corny jokes, and loving attitude have been a wonderful part of our lives. Although he will be missed, his spirit will be with us always, and most especially with you to guide, protect and inspire you. Many blessings.
Josie Sullivan, June 25, 2020 Blessings and condolences to the Family and my dear friend Art. Losing someone is never easy, but that is mostly because of our humanly need to control the inevitable, and feeling the loss of their physical presence. The loss you feel is actually the presence of their love coming back to you. Energy never dies, just takes another form. Be comforted in the fact that you can still be with your loved one and they with you, through meditation, concentration and communication within your thoughts, mind and heart. Speak to them often, feel their response, it is there...In SPIRIT, we are all one and together. With love and best regards,
Michael Pecorino, June 25, 2020 Me acuerdo, cuando Jorge y yo vivíamos en St Louis en el año 2001 e hicimos una pequeña visita a tía Carmen y tío Guillermo en Miami y les contamos que Costa Rica jugaba contra Guatemala para las eliminatorias del Mundial. Aprovechamos para ir al partido con tío. Lo más lindo fue que nos acompañó, estaba muy emocionado de ir porque llevaba más de 50 años de no ir a un estadio a ver un partido de futbol, cuenta que su ultimo vez había sido en Colombia. Fue un partido emocionante, muy peleado, lo cual disfruto muchísimo y sobre todo nosotros con su compañía. ¡Gracias a Dios que tuvimos momentos muy agradables y que siempre nos hacía reír con sus chistes! De verdad lo vamos a extrañar. Yo se que ahora esta junto a Abuelita con tío Jorge. Te queremos mucho tío. Susana, Jorge y Daniela , June 25, 2020 Art and family, we offer our sympathy and condolences in this time for the passing of your father. I'm sure he was a great man. Now he has left this world of torment and pain to look down over you and have his everlasting smile and memories with you. May you find peace and love. Thank you for allowing us to share this time of pain, sorrow and joy with you. Respectfully, Patrick and Ele
Patrick and Ele Bissett, June 25, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss. May the Herrera family find comfort and support in each other during this time of great sadness. Your wonderful father will rest in eternal peace with our Heavenly Father! He has earned his Angelic wings and will continue to serve as your family’s guardian angel. He will remain with you always! Sherry Melancon, June 25, 2020 Our Deepest Sympathies to the Herrera family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Peter and Elena Barrio, June 25, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss and will continue to lift you up in prayer. It was a pleasure to meet your Dad. Sending you and the family love, Stan and Linda Linda and Stan Spraggins, June 25, 2020 God bless the Herrera family at this time of loss, and may your souls be comforted by that warm smile Uncle Bill could always provide despite whatever adversity seemed to be present. Uncle Bill had the ability to maintain his composure and that was reassuring to me and those around him. I don't want to say he was a "know it all", but all that he knew, he displayed it with confidence. Thank you Uncle Bill and Herrera family for all the good times we shared and now let us all be comforted in God's love and mercy, amen. John & Nancy Norris, June 24, 2020 My deepest condolences to you, Art and your family. Sending you my love and hugs! Evelyn Koganti, June 24, 2020 I’ve always loved this poem. We dedicate this to Guillermo “Bill” Herrera. “A life well lived doesn’t end anymore than music ends... It echoes through time with whispers of beauty and grace... If we listen, we can hear the encore with our hearts... For the song plays on, just as love lives on.” With deepest sympathy for your loss ~ We will always remember Guillermo’s smile, sense of humor, (sometimes wicked), his kind soul, his helping hands, and his big heart. The memories will live on and fill our hearts with comfort and peace. Love always -
Doug, Andrea, and Braeden Wegner, June 24, 2020 Me acuerdo, cuando Jorge y yo vivíamos en St Louis en el año 2001 e hicimos una pequeña visita a tía Carmen y tío Guillermo en Miami ?? y les contamos que Costa Rica jugaba contra Guatemala para las eliminatorias del Mundial. Aprovechamos para ir al partido con tío. Lo más lindo fue que nos acompañó, estaba muy emocionado de ir porque llevaba más de 50 años de no ir a un estadio a ver un partido de futbol, cuenta que su ultimo vez había sido en Colombia. Fue un partido emocionante, muy peleado, lo cual disfruto muchísimo y sobre todo nosotros con su compañía. ¡Gracias a Dios que tuvimos momentos muy agradables y que siempre nos hacía reír con sus chistes! De verdad lo vamos a extrañar. Yo se que ahora esta junto a Abuelita con tío Jorge. Te queremos mucho tío.
Susana, Jorge y Daniela , June 24, 2020
Dear Bill, Christopher and Family, I have had the honor of knowing your Dad and know what a great loving person he was. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time.
Patti Taylor, June 24, 2020 Dear Bill and family, My deepest and most sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Patti & Richard
Patti Taylor, June 24, 2020 Me acordaré cuando mi hermano Guillermo siempre me decía: “Cocorira Alfitrón como un melcochón”, “Consuelito hermana preferida” y el bandido siempre se reía (jajaja) porque yo era la única hermana. Ese era el apodo que Guillermo me había puesto. Siempre haciendo chiste. Te quiero mucho hermanito, te voy a extrañar muchísimo. Descansa paz. Consuelito.
Consuelo Herrera , June 24, 2020 You have been a great friend, you have brought humor to our get togethers, made us all laugh often and your quick wit was always entertaining. We will miss you very much. Wanda and Walter Forster, June 24, 2020 We were privileged to meet Bill only once but loved our conversation and hearing stories about him on Facebook. It is so obvious that he was very well loved by his family and will be missed very much. We send our dearest love and sympathies to his family. Elizabeth & Bob Kohn, June 24, 2020 We, too, join in your sorrow. Guillermo's death is a loss not only to his family but also to those of us who were honored to have known him, to be enveloped in his bear hugs, to be warmed by his smiles. He had the gift of making everyone feel special, yet it was he who was the special one. He laughed easily; he loved much. He was a doting and proud father to his sons--Bill, Art, and Christopher-- and a devoted husband to his beautiful Carmen, the love of his life. Love that deep transcends all passages. May that knowledge bring you comfort now. With love, Fran and Sharon Sharon Perrotta & Frances Almanzo, June 24, 2020 Mr Herrera was a great man. We were honored to know him personally. His cuor contento shall always vibrate in our souls. Love to Mrs Herrera, Bill & Christopher. Bina & Martine
MarBina Rothblatt, June 24, 2020 We are heartbroken with you, and we are also grateful with you for such a wonderful person as your Dad. To think of him will always bring smiles. Knowing how much he loved his furry companions (as do you and Christopher), we are making a donation in honor of Guillermo Herrera to Paws in the City. Love and hugs to you, Christopher, Carmen, and Art. Tom & Dan Tom Fowler and Dan Guenther, June 24, 2020 I love you abuelo. I’ll always love you and have you in my heart for life. I’ll use what you taught me growing up to help succeed in my life; hard work and dedication. I’ll always cherish the laughs I had with you and remember the times that weren’t so good but you helped me through them. Te quiero tanto mi abuelo. Que dio de bendiga y que eres en paz ahora.
Zoila Herrera, June 24, 2020 You are in my thoughts and prayers. With our affection and deepest condolences. Mike Parnell / Jerry Griffin, June 24, 2020 I called him Dad Herrera since I was 16 years old. Always caring of Bill and Arts friends, being a friend. Always laughing and having fun. I was treated as family and made sure I was fed when visiting. Your kindness will always be remembered and Bill and Art strongly continue your actions through out their life. Mom Herrera was right on board with the kindness to everyone as well. Mom Herrera, Bill and Art many hugZ and prayers and peace knowing Dad Herrera is resting easy and did not suffer as some do. A blessing for sure! I love all of you! Carol Serafin, June 24, 2020 When this devastating news came, alI I could think about was the man that always had a smile when he showed up, gave me big hugs that warmed my heart, took me to dinners, fixed things for me, made me feel loved and special. I will always consider Carmen and Bill my family. I will miss him tremendously. Tina Troia, June 23, 2020 Dear Bill, Our condolences for your loss. Our hearts are with you, your mom, Christopher and your whole family. We so loved being around your Mom and Dad and feel honored that we got to do that. We will miss your Dad. We are thinking about you. Toni Holland and Loris Holland, June 23, 2020 Bill & Carmen have been our next door neighbors for the last ten years and we couldn't hope for nicer or better people! We're praying for Carmen and Bill Jr. during these difficult days! Rix and Sally Tillman , June 23, 2020 Hey bubba. I miss you and love you. Can’t wait to see you again in the next life!
Matthew Izadi, June 23, 2020 With so much love and adoration, you will be dearly missed!! Love to Carmen, Bill and Christopher.
Jenesis Alia, June 23, 2020 Dear Bill, we will miss you and your wonderful sense of humor. We have had some very good times with you and carmen. We have also enjoyed spending time with your loving sons and son in law Chris. Sam and I will never forget you dear friend. Rest In Peace dear friend.
Samuel and Gloria martinez, June 23, 2020