OBITUARY

Gerardo "La Polla" Barrera Maldonado

September 23, 1959October 4, 2021
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Gerardo "La Polla" Barrera Maldonado, age 62, of Houston, Texas went peacefully on Monday, October 4, 2021. La Polla was born September 23, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan to George Barrera Gonzalez and Maria Del Socorro Maldonado Canales. Loving brother to Diana Barrera Cantu & husband Luis Cantu, George Mario Barrera Maldonado, Juan Pablo Barrera Maldonado and wife Maria Elena Barrera Montemayor, Jaime Barrera Maldonado, and other beloved family members. Gerardo began his primary education in Detroit then moved to Paras N.L. where he finished his basic education. Furthering his education at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, also known as Tecnológico de Monterrey, a secular and coeducational private university based in Monterrey, Mexico. This is where he excelled as a Machinist. Through the years, he would later work at Camco in Houston, TX alongside his brothers and other family members.

Gerardo leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Nereyda Barrera, their four children and spouses, Gerardo Abiel Barrera Martinez & Benito Antonio Perez Jr, Brianda Paola Hernandez Barrera & Ricardo Hernandez, Veronica Jeanette Lopez Gonzalez and Juan Pablo Lopez Gonzalez. Grandchildren, Jaime Abiel, Noel Ricardo, Dagoberto (Beto), Juan Pablo (BiBi), Maximiliano, Xander Reyes and Killiani Paulette.

Gerardo always found joy in carpentry as well as in cooking, hunting, fishing he also loved roping, branding and riding at one of his most beloved places on earth alongside of his grandfather Pablo Maldonado at his 4 Milpas Ranch in Paras N.L. Mexico.

Gerardo's greatest gift was his love of life and to live it to the fullest with no regrets. His sense of humor and the ability to make you laugh was contagious he never lost that not on his worse day. Gerardo always gave to others and was always willing to help. He was a warrior who fought the good fight to the end.

May you rest in peace my love. We will meet you on the other side rest assured

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crespofuneralhomebroadway.com for the Barrera Maldonado family.

Services

19 October

Servicio Funebre / Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Funeraria Del Angel Crespo - Broadway

4136 Broadway St.
Houston, Texas 77087

19 October

Sepelio / Graveside Service

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery

6900 Lawndale
Houston, TX 77023

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Velorio / Visitation

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Rosario / Rosary

    Monday, October 18, 2021

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Griselda Hinojosa-Medina

October 19, 2021

Mis condolencias para la Fam. Barrera Maldonado y Fam. Barrera González por la sensible pérdida de mi querido primo Gerardo Barrera Maldonado.

Yasmina Cantu

October 19, 2021

I cant find the words to what I feel, but what I do know is that you enjoyed life, you were there for everyone even if they werent there for you, you could careless what people thing and you lived everyday to the fullest. Your playful way of taking life is something we all need to do. I love you Gera! Things wont be the same around here but Ill carry you always, till we meet again.

Veronica Lopez

October 17, 2021

Juan Pablo y Mari Barrera

October 10, 2021

Mi querido “RORRO” se que fuiste una persona con mucha personalidad y siempre tienias un chiste que contar y también me acuerdo de tus poesías que nunca me las aprendí porque me ganaba la 😂. Has dejado un gran vació en el corazón ♥️ de Juan Pablo aunque no me lo expresa se que está sufriendo. Solo me resta decir que te vamos a extrañar muchísimo y siempre estarás en nuestros corazónes ♥️ Te queremos mucho Juan Pablo y familia ❤️❤️

Bertha Chavez

October 9, 2021

To my friend and Brother in-law , I would like to say How much I enjoyed your jokes your sense of humor and the times we spent nursing choco back to life . we sure did love that cat ( decías ya nomás le falta hablar ) y la vez que le pusiste la I en vez de la a a mi cortina de la regadera decía paris y le pusiste para s .Hijo de tu mama te quería matar pero no pude contener la risa 🤣🤣🤣 man you made me laugh y juntos éramos comediantes de primera ❤️🥰 te voy a extrañar amigo cuñado 💔😪 descansa en paz

Nereyda Barrera

October 9, 2021

Adiós mi amor , yo se que nos veremos otra vez . Descansa que tu batalla a terminado luchaste con todo y nunca te lamentaste ni dijiste por que yo . I love you my Mowtown Cowboy ,who will I dance with in the kitchen now , who’s going to make me laugh and make me mad and then crack up ? So many memories and good times we didn’t have enough time but I wouldn’t change it not even the last few years . Fly high my love and rest easy until I see you again .

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