Iris "Jennifer" Lehnerd age 55 of Fort Lauderdale Florida, passed away and went home to Gods Heavenly Kingdom flying on Angels wings on Saturday Oct 14, 2017.
Iris was one of 6 children born to Iris Milagros Velez and Gilbert Diaz, she was born on Oct 25, 1961 in Brooklyn New York. She lived the majority of her life In Brooklyn, New York and moved to Florida in the late 90's bringing her 2 children, Ricky and Tiffany with her to start a new life for her and her family. Iris had many jobs over her lifetime, including working in offices, retail stores as well as working for the coast Guard in New York City. However, the job she loved the most was being a mother to her kids. You could see it in her eyes how much her family meant to her and the enjoyment she got from her children was priceless. She was a cat lover and not only loved and took care of her own cats, but strays would find their way into her heart and she welcomed them with open arms. Iris ' Jennifer" loved to cook, bake, and crochet, growing up in New York she also loved playing handball, double-dutch jump rope, playing Jacks, and just having fun times spending quality time with her family.
She was a beautiful soul who loved her family, Iris "Jennifer" was a great mother, daughter, sister, aunt and a good friend to many. Iris "Jennifer" was a light in everyone's life, she always knew the right words to say, and she was a very caring and compassionate person who had a knack for making every day and everyone feel special.
Iris " Jennifer" was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert Diaz of Brooklyn New York, her Mother Iris Milagros Velez of Las Vegas Nevada, and her brother Gilbert Diaz Jr. of Queens New York.
She is survived by her 2 children Son: Eugene " Ricky" Garcia of Fort Lauderdale Florida and Daughter: Tiffany Lehnerd of Fairbanks Alaska, her sisters: Cindy Medina -Moody and husband Joseph, Helen Orduna and husband Andy, and Michele Rico and beloved husband Bruce who recently passed away; Brother Henry Rice and wife Tennille. Vicki Rico aka Grandma "Diggs" Along with numerous nieces and nephews: Daniel, Bruce, Alissia, Angelisia, Anthony, Marisa, Joey, Ashley, Alyssa, Eileen, Kelly, Alexis, Haley, Junior, Easton, Yessica, Juan. As well as many great Nieces and Nephews: Joshua, Alan, Aria, Benjamin, Damian, Silas, Alivea, Gabriella, Mason, Izabella, and Luna all from Las Vegas
Know that you will be missed from our lives but not forgotten for you will always be in our hearts.