Viola Gonzalez Ferrer

January 17, 1947January 21, 2023
Obituary of Viola Gonzalez Ferrer
Viola Ferrer was born in Weslaco Texas January 17, 1947 She moved to Florida in 1974 with her husband and children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45+ years Mercedes, her parents Guadalupe Gonzalez, Margarita and Santiago Reyna, her brothers Eugenio and Ismael Gonzalez. She had 6 children Bertha Rubio, Mercedes Ferrer (Susie Serrano), Godiva (Daniel Garza), Livia (Salvador Olague), Anna Garcia, Laura (Erik Paredes) and 1 surrogate daughter Nini Joseph. Viola had 18 grandchildren plus she was also known and loved as grandma by many more, 41 great grandchildren, her 5th generation of 4 great, great grandchildren. Viola was the oldest of her 9 siblings and She leaves behind 4 sisters and 3 brothers plus numerous nieces and nephews. Viola loved plants, especially orchids, she was an amazing cook and one of her favorite things to do was fulfill her grandkids meal requests. She was renowned for her flour tortillas and enchiladas that her family LOVED. She enjoyed quilting and ironing. One of her favorite sayings was “she who dies with the most fabric wins”. She loved antiquing and was a collector of many things. She liked to spend many evenings sitting outside reading or doing crossword puzzles. She was never without her glass of diet coke and her happy place was spending time in her hometown of Elsa, Texas. She was always up for a road trip; she would pack tacos and go. Viola rarely met a stranger, she always found ways to carry a conversation with anyone. Family was one of the most important parts of her life and she instilled the value of family unity in her children. Viola was not a hugger, yet you always knew she had so much love for you. Viola passed away peacefully surrounded by her family January 21st, 2023. Mom, madre, grandma, sister, tia you are loved and will be missed. A celebration of life for Viola will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park, 1400 36th Ave East, Ellenton, FL 34222.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Celebration of Life