CARDENAS, Mary J., 61, of Wesley Chapel, Florida passed away Friday July 2, 2021. She was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Florida in 2003. She was Catholic in Faith and was a member of St. Mark the Evangelistic Catholic Church. She was a teacher of religious education, and avid reader, loved to travel, and tried painting as a hobby. She enjoyed her career as a Research Writer in the Financial Industry, and enjoyed walking the beach, picking up shells, and watching the sunset.She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Natividad Cardenas; daughter, Rebecca (Andrew)Rodriguez; Step daughter, Michelle Cardenas; two sons, Natividad Jr. (Yashira), Rafael (Melody) Falcon; mother Rachael Gonzalez; five sisters, Herminia (Henry) Mancha, Mary Esther Lopez, Geraldine Gomez, Racheal Gonzalez, Cecelia (Max) Solas; two brothers, Richard and Roland Gonzalez thirteen grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was loved and will always be missed.