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Despina Cruz

February 7, 1951 ~ January 9, 2019 (age 67)

Despina Patera Cruz, 67, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at her residence.

Despina was born February 7, 1951 in Piraeus, Greece to Stefanos Skevos Pateras and Eleni Braila Pateras.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 12 noon in the Chapel at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Mariano Rivera Cruz; son, Mariano Michael Cruz; daughters, Eleanor Patera Mesa, Emily Mesa Souza, Stefanie Patera Mesa; mother, Eleni Braila Pateras; brother, George Skevos Pateras; sisters, Maria Patera Kassaris, Sevasti Patera Xenarios; grandchildren, Lizette Gonzalez Mesa, Nicolas Gonzalez Mesa, Tatiana Souza, Alyssa Souza, Matthew Souza, Zephan Perez, Vance Carlos, Lizelle Carlos, Yvette Carlos and Dana Carlos.

Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home

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