Armando (Mando) Nunez Macias, age 68, peacefully departed this life and entered his heavenly reward with Jesus Christ on December 23, 2021, in Virginia Beach Virginia.
Mando was born on March 22, 1953, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the eldest son of Manuel L. Macias and Erlinda G. Macias. Mando, as he was known by his family and friends, was raised in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He graduated from Alamogordo High School, and relocated to Norfolk, Virginia with his family as a teenager. His diverse employment history included auto repair, home and business/facility repairs, and television production. He had a knack for fixing just about anything, enjoyed the challenge of doing so, and often blessed family and friends with his many talents in this area. Mando joined the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1977 as a maintenance technician, before settling into his God-given calling as a studio and remote videographer. For 40 years, he faithfully served CBN with their mission of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. He so enjoyed his job, often referring to it as his ministry. Mando continued to challenge and perfect his talents with television videography by bringing to fans and viewers such events as baseball, basketball, golf, football, air shows, and music events.
We honor Mando as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, a faithful son, provider for his family, friend to many, and dedicated employee of the Christian Broadcasting Network. Of note, he was actively involved in several local churches over the years, participating as a congregant, videographer, Deacon, and Elder. Many will remember his awesome sense of humor, his home-made brownies, tamales, red chili and assorted dishes that included said chili, (hot enough to melt your teeth, make you turn red, sweat, and yet want to eat more because it tasted so good!) and many fun memories and adventures too numerous to mention.
Mando was predeceased by his mother, Erlinda Macias, and his youngest brother, Alfonso Macias. He is survived by his father, Manuel Macias; his two daughters, Danielle M. Gentry (husband Ryan) and Rachael M. Bratton; brother, Adrian Macias (wife Connie); 5 grandchildren, Noah Gentry, Mason Gentry, Lana Johnson-Rivera, Tristan Bratton and Blake Bratton.
A casual celebration service and time of fellowship with the family will be held:
Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at:
Christian Embassy International Church, Fellowship Hall
1208 N. Centerville Turnpike
Chesapeake, VA 23320
PLEASE NOTE: Due to this season of Covid and other infections, we will maintain social distancing guidelines and mask/hand sanitizer use. This is for the protection and safety of all present.
This will include:
*DO NOT ATTEND if you are sick, have any illness symptoms, have a fever, or any cold/respiratory infections.
*You must wear a mask (unless medically unable to do so) and use the hand sanitizer provided as you enter the building.
Adrian, Danielle and Rachael, I send you my deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother and dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. He is in Heaven with my Aunt Erlinda and his brother Alfonso along with my mom Elvira who is Erlinda’s sister. Sending you all hugs from New Mexico, your cousin Jesusita (Maes) Aguirre. Here is my email address email@example.com.
Mondo was a dear friend to my beloved husband , Fred. Mondo was right by his side through his sickness and hospital stays. He was a dear entrusted friend to Fred and my family. He will be missed but what a reunion they will have! Prayers for his daughters and family ❤️
Monday loved you like a brother and know that you’re having the time of your life in Heaven.
Wish I could have seen you before leaving Virginia Beach last year but I hope you kept a wee place in your heart for your wee Scottish sister.
You will be sorely missed but I will never forget our conversations and will see you again one day in a far better place ❤️
Keep trusting in the Lord!
My Condolences to the Macias family. I worked at CBN with Mando and we experienced many freelance sports productions together. He was a funny, talented and a very insightful guy. He always did his best for the Lord. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Mando.
Mando was a gentleman of very high character. He was always a straight shooter. He cared very deeply for his family and I know they are deeply affected by this loss. My prayers for his family, his CBN family, and all those that knew him. He will be missed but now is in a better place.
Was so sorry to hear of Mando’s passing. He was a good friend and colleague over many, many years. I have so many lovely memories of being “on the road” with Mando! Will be keeping his loved ones in my prayers.