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Esperanza (Obregon) Daughdrill

October 12, 1940 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Esperanza Daughdrill Obituary

Esperanza Obregon Daughdrill, 83, of Hernando, Mississippi, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2024, after a brief time in the hospital. Esperanza in English means “Hope”; she always lived her life with a passion and hope of reaching people for Jesus. She was also known as “Ceta” to many of her friends.

She is survived by her two daughters, Melody Miller and husband, Dennis, of Petal, MS; Mary Wasson and husband, Mark, of Hernando, Mississippi and 5 grandchildren, Kelsi Miller (25) of Memphis, TN, Dylan Miller (22) and his wife, Gillian, of Clarksville, TN, Logan Miller (22) of Hattiesburg, MS, Ethan Wasson (21) and Mia Faith Wasson (15) of Hernando, MS.

Esperanza was born on October 12, 1940, in San Antonio, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. Esperanza married an American and moved to Missouri in 1966 where her two daughters, Melody and Mary, were born. Her early years in America were filled with great anguish and domestic abuse. She escaped the violence through the support and love of Don and Ann Whitesell, dairy farmers in Oklahoma. Through their testimony and example of steadfast love, she accepted Christ as her savior.

She later married and moved to Mississippi to begin a new life. She met a wonderful man, Pascal (Monk), Daughdrill, and had a beautiful marriage for over twenty-five years until he died in 2006.

Esperanza always had a dream of starting a church and mission in her hometown of San Antonio, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. In November 1996, Mission Bautista Sante Fe became a reality as a new church plant in Guatemala. Over the last 27 years, countless churches, pastors, and people from all walks of life, young and old, joined her on trips to share the gospel. Mission Bautista Sante Fe holds services 2-3 times per week. The mission also houses the elderly who need a warm meal and a place to sleep and provides rooms for missionaries who want to go and serve.

To continue ministering to people in Guatemala, a non-profit, Legacy of Hope Mission, has been formed in her honor. The goal is to provide an avenue to sustain this mission through donations, acts of service, and prayers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Legacy of Hope Mission, 268 Broken Arrow Trail, Petal, MS 39465.

She loved America and reached her dream of becoming an American citizen in 1977. While she lived in the United States for over fifty years, a part of her heart also remained in Guatemala where she worked tirelessly to care for the poor, share the love of Christ, and be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Nesbit, MS on Sunday, January 21, 2024, with family visitation from 2-3 p.m. followed by the service at 3 p.m. Services will also be held in Guatemala at Mission Bautista Sante Fe on Tuesday, January 23rd, followed by a cremation burial in her hometown.  Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve Esperanza's family during this time and would ask that you remember them in your thoughts and prayers over the coming days.  

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January 21, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Nesbit
1645 US-51
Nesbit, MS 38651

Celebration of Life
January 21, 2024

3:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Nesbit
1645 US-51
Nesbit, MS 38651


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