Mary Francis Gonzales passed away on May 30, 2020 in Sunnyvale, Texas at the age of 93. Mary was born in Greenville, Texas on April 2, 1927. She grew up in Greenville, where she picked cotton with the family and would travel to West Texas, where she picked cherries with her parents until the work was done. She later moved to Dallas where she would raise her 6 children on her own, without a complaint. While living in Dallas she worked many long hours at a factory, just to make sure she had what was needed for her family. Mary was the perfect example of a hardworking and loving mother/ father figure.
Mom, I want to thank you for all the things you have taught me through the years. The laughter we have shared. The kindness in your heart for others. I will never forget as a little girl when I hurt and cried you would wipe away the tears. As my tears fall now, you will again wipe my tears and say “Don’t cry” I will always be close by. Thank you, Mom for the beautiful memories, they will forever live in my heart. – Love your daughter Teresa
Mom was the best Mother/Dad figure God has ever made. She raised us 6 kids and worked very hard to feed and care for us. She always made sure her kids ate no matter what it took. I remember when she would leave at 5 a.m. for work. Before walking to work, she would have our clothes, food, and lunch ready for the day. By the time we got home she already had dinner ready and then made sure we had a bath before bed. Later in life she made the best decision she could have ever made in her life, she trusted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. I don’t hope she is in Heaven, I know she is and I will see her again. I love you mom to the moon and back. You are and always will be the best. Every time we were together I sang to her, “I Love You MAMA Oh Yes I Do, I Don’t Love Anyone Like I Love You, When Your Not With Me I’m Blue, Oh MAMA I Love You.” – Love your son Randy
Madrecita, Mom my heart and soul. You gave me life and I thank you for all the sacrifices you made and the love you taught us. I am who I am because of you. My greatest prayer is that I can leave the same legacy to my children. Thank you for your love and care for everyone that God placed before you. You were a mother, friend, and a shoulder to many. We thank God for allowing us to make so many precious memories with you. It’s been hard, it will hurt some days more than others, when I can’t call you or hold your hand. I’ll have many beautiful memories but I’ll miss sitting next to you, seeing your beautiful smile, and I’ll miss listening to your voice. You were the greatest gift God could have given me. One day we will see each other again. Until then madre rest and know that you hold a place in my heart, a bond like no other that only God could provide. – Love your daughter Cynthia
Mary is survived by her children (spouses), Teresa Fuentes, Cynthia Delgadillo (Gerardo), and Randy Gonzales (Charlene); her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren; her siblings, Mildred Gloria, Sandra Cruz, and E.B. Gonzales; and several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Dan Gonzales and Guadalupe Torres; her children, Cruz Gonzales, Dario Gonzales, and Freddy Gonzales; and her siblings, Manuela Lopez, Remigio Gonzales, Pauline Luna, Marcella Cavazos, Francis Soto, Juanita Lara, and Nick Gonzales
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