Johnny Benitez Lucero, 81, dedicated his life to providing for family

Johnny Benitez Lucero
Johnny Benitez Lucero

Johnny Benitez Lucero, 81, peacefully passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at home in Virginia Beach surrounded by his loving family. Johnny was born May 6, 1938, to Donata and Inocencio Lucero in Silang, Cavite, Philippines.

Johnny met the love of his life, Mercedita Blancaflor, when he was enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Their nearly-50-year marriage brought forth three daughters, Beverly, Michelle and Jenilee. Johnny dedicated his life to providing for his family.

He retired from both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Postal Service. In his spare time, he loved fishing, karaoke, listening to Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra and watching old Western movies.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife; daughters; four grandchildren, Samantha and Christian Sillari and Alexander and Isabella Ferrera; son-in-law, Marc Ferrera; surviving siblings, Leticia Lucero Bermijo and Erlinda Lucero Montoya; and many beloved friends and family members.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at St. Pius X Church. A graveside service will follow the Mass in Woodlawn Cemetery, 6329 East Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk.

Share online condolences with the family at Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory.

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