Tomas` Vela Gonzalez
July 21, 2018

Tomas` Vela Gonzalez

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DarlingMouser Funeral Home in the East Chapel
945 Palm Blvd.
Brownsville, TX  78520
Monday, July 23, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Recitation of the Holy Rosary
Darling--Mouser Funeral Home in the East Chapel
945 Palm Blvd.
Brownsville, TX  78520
Monday, July 23, 2018
7:00 p.m.
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Liturgical Funeral Service
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
1218 E. Jefferson St.
Brownsville, TX  78520
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens
4464 Old Port Isabel Rd.
Brownsville, TX  78526
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Tomas Gonzalez, 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, uncle, and friend entered into the glory of his eternal life on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Tomas was a lifetime resident of Brownsville. Tomas was an auto mechanic his entire life. Tomas was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by his family and friends but by all those fortunate enough to have known him.

Tomas was preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters.

Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of Tomas is his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Maria del Refugio “Cookie” Gonzalez; his children: Esmeralda (Carlos) Navarro, Ana (Juan) Castro, Carlos Tomas (Gloria “Tootsie”) Gonzalez, Evelia (Juan) Salazar, Gisela “Gigi” (Tom) Rhodes, Nicole (Raul) Martinez, and Louis (Krystal) Gonzalez; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018, with the recitation of the holy rosary scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Monday evening in the East Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Committal services will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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  1. Steve Floyd
    Columbus, GA

    My deepest sympathy to the family. My heart goes out to you and I have prayed that God help you all through this. I, too, have lost my wife, my parents and two of my children, so I know the deep hurt you all must feel. There are some Bible verses that you can read in your own Bible that helped me so very much that I would like to share a couple of them with you. One is in Revelation 21:1-5 where Jesus said that God will dwell with men and he will do away with death, sorrow, pain and tears. So, the time will come when we will not have to bury people we love. Another is in John 11:23-25 where Jesus said that there would be a resurrection from the dead. So, does this mean we could be re-united with our dead loved ones in a better world than we have now? This is exactly what it means. There is much more at jw.org. I hope it helps a little. Steve

  2. Richard Patricia eddings
    Honesdale, PA

    Our love and sympathy to all compadre will be missed

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