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Elena Bernal Baeza, 87, of Charlotte, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Magnolia Estates
Skilled Care Facility in Spencer, NC. She was born on March 13, 1931 in Cuba to the late Guillermo
Baeza and Blanca Sosa.
Elena worked in maintenance for commercial real estate and she enjoyed time with her family most of
all. She was a loving nurturing wife, mother, and grandmother. She had a great sense of humor which
always helped liven up family gatherings. She loved music, singing, and dancing.
In addition to her parents, Elena was preceded in death by her husband Rosendo Bernal and her brother
Elena is survived by her children, Elena Papadatos and husband Jerry Papadatos of Charlotte, and
Blanca Vega and husband Angel Vega of Pensacola, FL; her six grandchildren, Christopher, Dennis,
and Alex Papadatos, Adriana Vega, Alyssa Robinson, and Rachel Harrington; One great granddaughter,
Eden S. Robinson; her two siblings, Brijida Hernandez and Guillermo L. Baeza.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday December 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Powles Staton
Funeral Home Chapel (913 W. Main St., Rockwell, NC 28138) conducted by Rev. Chris Henson,
Chaplain for Trellis Hospice.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Bernal family. Online condolences may
be made at www.carolinacremation.com.