Eric Alexander Gonzales

February 20, 1993June 13, 2012

NEWSPAPER OBITUARY FOR ERIC ALEXANDER GONZALES STILWELL, OK- Funeral services for Eric Alexander “iMoshie” Gonzales will be held on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Cherry Tree Church in Stilwell. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, at his Grandmother’s home 5 miles south of Stilwell, down the road from the church. Burial will take place at Feathers Cemetery in Stilwell, OK. Eric, also known as iMoshie Gonzales and D.J. iMoshie, was born on February 20th, 1993 in Tahlequah, OK the son of Bobby Joe and Antoinette “Jeannie” (Smart) Gonzales. He attended school at Stilwell, OK. Eric was a talented musician and D.J. He was the founder and C.E.O. of Resonated Records. A composer, Eric created “Simplicity of Serenity” and produced “From Falling Stars”. He was in the process of releasing his first EP with “From Falling Stars” through Resonated Records. Music was Eric’s way of expressing himself or as he put it, “music is my life”. He demonstrated his love for his Granny Gonzalis by composing a song for her recently on her birthday. He later composed a song for his Grandpa Gonzalis to express his love, admiration, and the pain he felt from his passing. Eric was kind, caring and loving. He adored his family and his friends. Eric was a friend to many and always encouraged others to follow their dreams and not let anyone hold them back from accomplishing their dreams. Eric was a talent that will be fondly remembered by his family and his friends. Eric was a shining star that faded too quickly from our lives. He had so much to give, so much to achieve. His music now becomes part of our memory of our loved one we cherish. Eric passed from this life on June 13th, 2012 in Belleville, IL at the age of 19 years, three months, and 24 days. Eric is preceded in death by grandfather, Bob Gonzalis, grandmother, Kathryn Smart, and his “special mother”, Penny Gonzales. Those left to cherish his memory include his fiancé, Megan Ponder of Belleville, IL, his parents, Bobby Joe and wife Marilyn Gonzales of St. Louis, MO, and Antoinette Smart and companion Curtis Baldridge of Stilwell, OK. He leaves five sisters and three brothers, Aretha Bullock and husband Nick of Houston, TX, Evelyn Gonzales of Tulsa, OK, Christina Gonzales of St. Louis, MO, Tierra Simmons and Shannon Simmons both of St. Louis, MO, Robert Gonzales and wife Kristie of Arkport, NY, Bobby Gonzales and wife Stephanie of Colorado Springs, CO, and Steven Gonzales of Stilwell. His grandparents include Louella Gonzalis of Stilwell, OK, Anthony Smart of Stilwell, OK, and James and Shirley Simmons of St. Louis, MO. His Aunts and Uncles include Betty Jo Gonzalis of Stilwell, Genevieve and Deandre Robinson of Chicago. IL, Gary and Opal Gonzales of Stilwell, OK, Maurice Simmons of St. Louis, MO, James and Yvette Simmons Jr. of St. Louis, MO, Thomas Smart of Stilwell, OK, as well as two special nephews, Caleb Bullock of Houston, TX and A baby nephew adding to the family in July, as well as great aunts and uncles, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 21, 2012

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January 23, 2013

I will always carry you in my heart, Eric.
I miss you dearly.... There's never a day that passes that your not on my mind.
I'll always love you.

Jeannie Smart

August 12, 2012

I love you Eric so much I can feel my heart breaking everyday because I miss you so much. I hug your pillow everynight wishing I could hug you. I still cry myself to sleep, I'm so sad for the world to be without you and your music. You will always be my baby, I love you with all my heart.

July 22, 2012

May you forever rest in God's loving light.


June 23, 2012

I LOVE YOU ERICSSON . Even now I can hear your heart song in my Soul. From the day you were born till
The time comes for me to once again hold my Baby boy in my arm it shall always play . Till then I know that daddy and penny and the rest of our love ones are with you and have been enjoying the beautiful music that You play. Granny and I will always love You and miss you.

Krissy Flynn

June 20, 2012

i love you eric alexander

Crystle Gilbert

June 17, 2012

Eric hey buddy no matter how far this road is between us i kno you are with us in our hearts you left us to soon i wish it wasnt you i wish we got to hangout one more time no matter what we all love you and miss you dearly but i see your in a better place no more pain no one to ever hurt you or anything i bet its amazing up there...


June 17, 2012

Rest in peace Eric. It's sad that your life was ended so abruptly. Deepest sympathy to all your loved ones and friends.

Angel Rolph

June 16, 2012

Eric, I only new you for a short amount of time but it was long enough to know that you were a great person with a strong spirit and an inspiration to everyone you knew. I still have the necklace you gave me and I'll never ever forget you.

Jennifer Reeves

June 16, 2012

Eric you were more then my friend you were my best friend. You were my -BEST- friend. It hurts so much to see people who never knew you bad mouthing you, but I have come to realize that it is okay because they didn't know you they weren't blessed enough to get that chance. If they did they would know you weren't a bad person by any means you were always there to lend a shoulder to cry on, to share a joke with, to play a video game with, to dance with, or just to sit and listen to some music with. You were so talented and it tears me up inside to know you will never get to share that talent with the world. If people could hear your voice, hear you play the piano, or hear you play one of your songs they would know that. I know this is long, but there are so many things I want to say, so many things I wish I would have said before. If I had only known I would have spent more time with you. As I am writing this tears are streaming down my face. I know wherever you are you are at peace, there is no pain for you only joy and music. I will never forget you, you will always be in my heart. I love you Eric. You will always be my best friend as long as I live. I will cherish the memories we made together. You left a mark on my life I will carry until the day I die and I will get to see you again. When we see each other on the other side I will have so much to say to you. So be ready to have me talk your ear off and I will get to sing "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls with you again. You were always so fun to be around I can't wait till I get to see you again I know I will get to see you again one day. Wait for me and all the rest of your family both blood and not. We weren't all just friends, we were family. It hurts when you lose a member of your family. Our STL family will never be the same without you and your beautiful music. I love you Eric. May your soul live on in everyone's life you touched forever. Rest in Peace my friend. You will never hurt again.

June 16, 2012

Some times the star shines so bright, it burns out the fastest. Pray you find peace in the very sad & tragic time. My prayers are with you all. May God keep you close & comfort you.