Deborah Smith Hernandez, 55, of Elgin passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on October 23, 1961 in Chicago the daughter of Robert & Barbara (Heraty) Smith.
She is survived by her mother, husband Edward Hernandez, a daughter Kayla Nicole Hernandez; step children: Jason Hernandez, Jessica Laurenzana. Grandchildren: Jesse, Logan and Noah; Siblings: Karen (Frank) Albrecht, Robert (Dawn) Smith, Cathy (Brian) Anderson, Barbara (Todd) Alsip, and Maureen (Brian) Werner. Many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and brother Carl.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 340 Grand Blvd., Elgin. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Monday morning at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to the church in her name. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is in charge of arrangements. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com