Jovita Herrera Gonzales

February 15, 1940November 30, 2018

Jovita Herrera Gonzales, age 78, of Weslaco, Texas passed away on Friday November 30, 2018. Jovita was born February 15, 1940 to Elvira Balderas Herrera and Manuel Herrera.

Jovita is survived by; husband Leandro Esparza Gonzales; daughter Irma Angelica Gonzales Garcia (+Carlos Charlie); son Joe Leandro Gonzales (Felipa ); daughter Martha Gonzales Davila (Robert); daughter Sylvia Gonzales Medrano (Maximino); and son Eliseo Gonzales (Blanca); mother-in-law Adela Sandoval.

Jovita was preceded in death by; mother Elvira Balderas Herrera and father Manuel Herrera; sister Herminia Herrera Barrera.

Private Family Visitation Services for Jovita will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Funeraria Del Angel Highland Funeral Home, followed with the Public Visitation at 1:00pm to 9:00pm, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. A Service in Honor of Jovita will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM at La Iglesia de Dios Vivo Columna Apoyo de la Verdad El Bueno Pastor, 300 S Victoria Rd, Donna, TX, followed with the Interment at Highland Memorial Park, Weslaco, TX.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Gonzales family.


  • Leandro Esparza Gonzales, Husband
  • Irma Angelica Gonzales Garcia (+Carlos Charlie), Daughter
  • Joe Leandro Gonzales (Felipa ), Son
  • Martha Gonzales Davila (Robert), Daughter
  • Sylvia Gonzales Medrano (Maximino), Daughter
  • Eliseo Gonzales (Blanca), Son
  • Adela Sandoval, Mother-in-law
  • Elvira Balderas Herrera, Mother
  • Manuel Herrera, Father
  • Herminia Herrera Barrera, Sister
  • Mrs. Gonzales has 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, several siblings, nephews and nieces.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Prayer Service Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Mass Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Interment Monday, December 3, 2018

Jovita Herrera Gonzales

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Vanessa Boren

December 2, 2018

Word can not describe how much I love you, The words you spoke so wisely have never been so clear. All the lesson you taught me still remain right here in my heart. I am left here wishing to hear your voice one last time, once more to hear you sing that I am your sunshine..
You were more then my grandma you were my best friend, my prayer warrior when i needed you.. you always told me i was beautiful i take it to heart everyday thank you grandma I will always love you to the moon and back and love you more then ever.

Andrea Cavazos

December 2, 2018

You helped to raise me and to teach me a lot of things. You bought me books upon books, thank you for all that you did. And how much I loved to sneak away with you to have Our day together just the two of us. Early mornings to bookstores, lunch time at our favorite restaurants, and going to the flea markets on the weekends. I'm going to miss that so much. Grandma you showed us all to pray and love the Lord, you showed us how to be a Mighty Warrior for God. I'll never forget your love for us and the love you had for God. Thank you for being that loving, amazing, strong, and beautiful woman. May we keep your legacy alive.

Jason Cavazos

December 1, 2018

My grandmother was a prayer warrior. She was loved by many. I'm still shocked that you are no longer with us. I will miss our talks and laughter. You brought so much joy into my life. I will definitely miss your tortillas.