OBITUARY

Gilbert Gonzales

September 7, 1925June 30, 2021

Gilbert Gonzales, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Gilbert was born September 7, 1925 in Waco, Texas

Gilbert Gonzales was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He left this world peacefully to be with the Lord. He was preceded in death by Father Cecilio Macias and Mother Fernanda Gonzales. He married the love of his life Mary Louise “Lulu” Medrano on July 7, 1945 and were happily married for 75 years.

Gilbert is survived by his son Gilbert Lawrence Gonzales, Grandchildren Candace Valerie and husband Joshua James Glasgow Sr., Gilbert Gonzales II and Amber DeLynn Gonzales, Great-grandchildren Jax James, Josiah James, Joseph James, JJ James Glasgow, Victoria Ann Gonzales, Faith Lavaeh Castillo and Aniyah Nevaeh Davila. Also left to cherish his memory are Niece and God-Daughter Sylvia “Shebee” Ledesma and husband John “Tony” Ledesma and their three sons; John Anthony Ledesma, Jr., and wife Jessica Marie, children Kamiakin Rueben Allen, Tehya Aylene, Taliyah Diane Francis, Kenai Anthony, Tegan Rae, Derik Andrew Ledesma married to Lindsay Rose, children Ava Rose, Eli Quinn, Brian Alexander Ledesma married to Pamela Mia, children Xander Luke, Jacob Nicholas, Mia Gabrielle.

He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II from August 8, 1943 to February 10, 1946. He was Honorably Discharged with rank of Seaman Second Class, V-6. He worked for American Marble Mosaic for 59 years and retired on June 2009. He loved watching Houston Sports: Astros, Rockets, and Texans. Enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren and especially the Great-Grand Children. He was a devoted Catholic and very involved at Our Lady of St. John Catholic Church and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

A visitation for Gilbert will be held Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo, 4136 Broadway St, Houston, TX 77087. A rosary service be recited at 7 PM. A funeral mass will occur Friday, July 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Our Lady of St. John Catholic Church, 7500 Hirsch Rd., Houston, TX 77016. A committal service will follow at South Park Cemetery, 1310 N Main St, Pearland, TX 77581 at 11:45 AM.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 8, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, July 8, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, July 9, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, July 9, 2021

Memories

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Jose Garcia

July 8, 2021

Gilbert Gonzales , first of all MY CONDOLENCES to all related families. Especially his wife Mary Lou . GILBERT GONZALES JR. AND his grandkids ,especially his greatgrandkids.Gilbert Gonzales was a very responsible man. Hard worker . Provided for his family. After a hard day's work he still found time to do work @ the Church. On weekends he would help us with the ushering. Gathering the Church Donations. He and several of the guys would go to the counting areas count the Funds .Do everything the Diocese expected follow the rules,take money to the bank.Some of his most recent money counters were part of the group Oscar Ortega, Mr.Desotel, ,Raymond Plummer , Benny Luera. Kevin Desotel John Tobias and Luis Garcia. This was the group that was together . Before I left Father Edwin added 3 ladies, I hope they forgive me I just don't remember their names 😔. 1 last person I forgot from the GROUP MIKE VILLAREAL.Gilbert also was instrumental in SUPERVISING the laying of the Church Floor when it was built. He did so much for our community of Our Lady of St John. 1 of the many unsung heroes. Also he was a 4th degree Knight and a cursillista..Gilbert was and Always will be a very Humble and Great man.. He will be a Mentor for All of us..R.I.P Compadre Gilbert
Luis Garcia and Family

Sandra Flores

July 7, 2021

Here are some pictures from our Biloxi Trip…

Sandra Flores

July 7, 2021

Here are some pictures from our Las Vegas Trip…Note: When I would call him on the phone any day, he would ask “Where Are You? in Las Vegas?”.

Sandra Flores

July 7, 2021

Daddy Goggi,

You will be greatly missed!

I am grateful that you & Mama Lulu were able to travel with me to Las Vegas, Biloxi & Louisiana through the years. Happy we shared a love for Casinos.

I really enjoyed our time together on those trips!

Rest In Peace Daddy Goggi!
Love, Nanny

Carmen Garcia Carrola

July 3, 2021

I remember you always smiling and happy about life. I’ll miss that smile and always knowing you were there.
My prayers for strength to the family.
I love you all

Sylvia and Tony Ledesma

July 2, 2021

Gilbert,
You and Mama Lulu have always shown us what true love is. We chose you and Mama Lulu to be our primeros padrinos at our wedding and we could not have chosen a better couple to guide us over our years of marriage. We love you and have so many great memories and examples to live by.

John (Tony) Ledesma

July 2, 2021

Gilbert,
You physically walked next to me for many years, now you walk next to me wearing your wings

Brian Ledesma

July 2, 2021

Greatest times are on your porch drinking a beer with you Grandpa Gil. I’ll always cherish those memories we had, and think of you as I drink a Miller Light or a Modelo Especial. You always lit up when I would visit and bring my kids to spend time with you. Love you always!

Suzanne Graska

July 2, 2021

See Dear Gil and Family, I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Mr.Gonzales always set a great example for all to follow. God and family always came first. His kindness, leadership and love will be missed by many. Sending prayers of comfort during this difficult time.

Suzanne Graska and family

Gilbert Robles

July 2, 2021

My condolences and prayers go out to the Gonzales family. May your hearts grace you with Gods present and kindness thru these difficult times ahead.

FROM THE FAMILY