Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez

April 30, 1937 - July 14, 2020
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Claudia Elizondo
Evelyn Hernandez
Gil Gaona
Angie Michelangeli
Rolando Gutierrez
Norma Romo
Martha E. Reinecke
Marietta Gutierrez
Velia Herrera
Elva González
Gloria Turner


Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez

April 30, 1937 – July 14, 2020

On July 14, 2020, Hermelinda C. Gonzalez, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and a friend to many.  She was a 1955 graduate of Martin High School.  In 1956, she married “el amor de su vida,” Jose Armando Gonzalez and lovingly raised four daughters.

For years, she was an active member of her high school 1955 Class Reunion committee.  In addition, she, along with the Ceja’s and family, could be found every Saturday at Danny’s having dinner and listening to music.  Throughout her life, she was more than happy to be the central figure in the lives of her family. Lately, her pastime was watching and feeding the birds and her turtles while listening to “musica del recuerdo.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ignacio Ceja and Maria de Jesus Muñoz de Ceja; her husband, Jose A. Gonzalez; and her eight siblings, Estela Ceja Medina, Carmen Ceja, Jose Francisco Ceja, Carlos L. Ceja, Ernesto Ceja, Gustavo A. Ceja, Alberto J. Ceja, and Maria Luisa Ceja Rodriguez.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Norma Leticia (Ricardo) Romo, Maria Antonietta (Rolando) Gutierrez, Elva Araceli (Dora Peña) Gonzalez, and Angelica Maria (Rolando) Michelangeli, and her nieces (as honorary daughters), Sylvia R. Elizondo, and Martha E. Reinecke; her grandchildren, Maria Antonietta Gutierrez, Jose Armando (Evelyn) Gutierrez, Jesus Rolando (his girlfriend, Roxana Ortiz) Gutierrez, Jose Gerardo Romo, Gabriella Noelle Romo, Joseph Brandon Michelangeli, and Victoria Isabella Michelangeli.   She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, friends, as well as, her little pet chihuahua, “Cotitas,” who will greatly miss her.

The family wishes to profusely thank Drs. Nimchan, Regalado, Deliz,  along with the staff from ICU B, third floor of Doctors’ Hospital, and St. Jude’s Home Health.

Knowing Hermelinda’s caring nature and the current health concerns in our community, the family is holding private funeral and interment services.  We kindly invite you to join us through live stream Friday, July 24, 2020 starting at 5:00 pm, provided by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com


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Timeline for Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez

Born: April 30, 1937
December 2, 1956
Mom and Dad’s Wedding Day
Mom and Dad’s Wedding Day
January 1, 1944
Guelita Chucha, tía MaryLou (left)and Mom(right)
Guelita Chucha, tía MaryLou (left)and Mom(right)
November 28, 2019
Thanksgiving 2019
Thanksgiving 2019
November 17, 1990
My Wedding Day with Mom
My Wedding Day with Mom
December 4, 1993
My wedding day with Mom
My wedding day with Mom
April 30, 2017
Mom”s 80th Birthday
Mom”s 80th Birthday
August 1, 1958
Mom at 21 yrs old and her 1st born (Norma)
Mom at 21 yrs old and her 1st born (Norma)
September 1, 1960
Mom at 23 years old and her second born (Marietta)
Mom at 23 years old and her second born (Marietta)
April 17, 1963
Mom at 26 yrs old with her 3rd born (Elva)
Mom at 26 yrs old with her 3rd born (Elva)
May 16, 1987
First Grandson Born
First Grandson Born
October 1, 1970
Mom at 33 yrs old with her fourth born (Angelica)
Mom at 33 yrs old with her fourth born (Angelica)
Died: July 14, 2020

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Adriana Talbot posted on 8/6/20

I am so sorry for your loss and heartbrake. I will pray for your beloved Mother, her eternal rest and for your strength and peace. God Bless you and your families


Claudia Elizondo posted on 7/24/20

I will always remember your sweet welcomes and the worries you had for me driving back to San Antonio alone. You cared and loved so many people, it was incredible. You will be extremely missed. May you rest in peace. We will meet again someday. We love you.


Jose Armando Gutierrez posted on 7/24/20

La queremos mucho.


Mary L Ceja (Lopez) posted on 7/24/20

Norma, Marietta, Elva & Angie on behalf of my family, our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom...To my Tia, every single memory I have of my trips to visit my Laredo family has you in them. My vivid memories of your backyard patio on Convent St with my Tio cooking on his grill and for you family was everything ! You always had all your favorite canciones playing in the background and it just didn't get any better than that. Regardless of the miles between us, please know you were thought of often. I am so thankful to have known you all my life. Thank you for all the childhood memories. Rest in peace Tia !


Humberto Serradell y familia posted on 7/24/20

De parte de Humbert Serradell y familia les ofrecemos Nuestra condolencias. Que Dios reciva a mi querida Amiga Hermelinda con sus Brazos amorosos y disfrute de la gloria celestial.


Alma Hernandez posted on 7/24/20

My most sincere condolences to all the family. May she Rest In Peace. ??????


Evelyn Hernandez posted on 7/24/20

It was an honor getting to know a woman who loved her family with an intense ferocity unparalleled even by the wildest of storms, who fought for her family as hard or harder even than any fighter in the ring, and lastly, who always had something to teach through a song or wise saying...she knew so many just out of the top of her head. I will miss her quick, sharp wit and her stories about her youth especially about when she met her husband. Every time she spoke about him, her words with filled with such love and her voice trembled with such longing that knowing she is reunited with her love is my greatest consolation. May Hermelinda Rest In Peace in Heaven with all of our loved ones.


Diana Knudson and family posted on 7/24/20

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mommy. May she rest in eternal peace.


Laura M Rodriguez posted on 7/24/20

Elva, My condolences going out to you and all your family! You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Sending you hugs!!


Gil Gaona posted on 7/24/20

My deepest condolences. Mrs. Gonzalez, Hermie as I liked to call her, was a wonderful woman. She raised beautiful daughters like she was. She will be greatly missed.


Ricardo Romo posted on 7/24/20

It's a very hard moment, to put in words what you signified to your daughter, grandkids and myself. You were always very kind, loving, encouraging and very supportive, to my family and for that you have my deepest love. We will keep your memory and spirit always alive, we will share the love you shared with us. To your daughters, grandkids, nephews and nieces. My deepest condolences and all my love, to all of you


Roberto and Rosie Vera posted on 7/24/20

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family. May our Lord Jesus bless and comfort you all during this time of grief. ??


Maribel Sanchez posted on 7/24/20

Our hearts go out for you and your family. May your life always be filled with all the joy, love and beautiful memories your mother gave you. Our Lord and heavenly angel's have guided her journey into heaven and she will be your guardian angel! Sincerely, Maribel & Linda


Angie Michelangeli posted on 7/24/20

In memory of Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez, Angie Michelangeli lit a candle


Fernando Elizondo posted on 7/24/20

Familia Gonzalez mis condolencias y pronta conciliación sinceramente Fernando Elizondo


Rolando Gutierrez posted on 7/24/20

You were my champion. I will miss you for the rest of my life. We celebrate your life and the many beautiful moments we spent together. Thank you for your guidance and love.


Norma Romo posted on 7/24/20

❤️Mami, you will live in my heart for as long as I live. Miss and love you so much.???


James/Alicia Orfila posted on 7/23/20

Toni, Angie and your sisters, may God's love bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Your mom's memories will be in your heart for the rest of your lives.


Dora Pena posted on 7/23/20

I will always treasure all the memories I have of you with all the family. Thank you for all your love and kindness you have shown to us. I am forever grateful to you for accepting me into your family with open arms. I love you very much!! You will always live in my heart and memories forever.


Elvia Valadez posted on 7/23/20

Norma, our most sincere condolences to you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. The Valadez Family from San Antonio and family.


Jessica Elizondo posted on 7/23/20

Tia Hermelinda, I am so thankful to have known you and to be able to call you my family these last 14 years. You were a remarkable woman, mother and matriarch. I'm so glad we were able to see you this past fall as you loved seeing our sons, Lucas & Liam. They brought you so much joy and it always made me happy to walk around your home, admiring all your family pictures as you kept every card and picture we sent over the years. Your presence and spirit will be deeply missed, but we will keep your memory alive by remembering all the love and laughter that was shared. We love you! Jessica & Fernando Elizondo


Angie Michelangeli posted on 7/22/20

Miss you tons Mom! Love you forever!❤️❤️


Martha E. Reinecke posted on 7/21/20

Our Dearest Tia, I miss you already. You will always be in my heart.We will be together soon.


Marietta Gutierrez posted on 7/21/20

You’ll remain in my heart forever and ever! I miss you mom ???


Velia Herrera posted on 7/20/20

In memory of Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez, Velia Herrera lit a candle


Elva González posted on 7/20/20

Miss you so much momma ??


JACK DUNN JR posted on 7/20/20

My condolences to the Family. Rest in Peace. God Bless. Jack & Norma


Gloria Turner posted on 7/19/20

In memory of Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez, Gloria Turner lit a candle


Rodolfo Garza posted on 7/17/20

To my dearest friend, You’ve always taken care of me since I was a young boy; you've been like a mother to me. You’ve given me so much good advice to be where I’m at right now in life, will I never forget you in life. Miss you from the bottom of my heart. May you Rest In Peace.


Ruben/Diana Lozano &Family posted on 7/17/20

In memory of Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez, Ruben/Diana Lozano &Family lit a candle


Ruben/Diana Lozano &Family posted on 7/17/20

Elva, my condolences to you and your sisters and the whole family,God Bless you ladies with an amazing wonderful Mother!!!! May she Rest In Peace in heaven with all her LOVED ones,you will be Greatly Miss!!!!


Trina Bratton posted on 7/17/20

Our deepest most sincere condolences to the family of Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez. She was a beautiful lady and loved by many. She will be sorely missed. May she Rest in Peace.


Leanne Swacina posted on 7/17/20

In celebration of a life well lived! May she continue in her peace and happiness, now reunited with her husband.


Nelson Serrano posted on 7/17/20

Mi solidaridad con ustedes Tony, Rolando y su familia. Un abrazo fuerte de los que alivian tristezas.


Michael & Lourdes posted on 7/17/20

De parte de la familia Estrada, ofrecemos nuestras más sinceras condolencias.


Barry Lainhart posted on 7/17/20

Toni - my sincerest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


James & Martha Lopez Pappas posted on 7/17/20

Dear Gonzalez family, Please accept our sincerest and deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Gonzalez. May you cherish the many wonderful memories of her, knowing that she is home now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior.


Toni (Cisneros) Benavides posted on 7/17/20

In memory of Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez, Toni (Cisneros) Benavides lit a candle


Toni (Cisneros) Benavides posted on 7/17/20

My most deepest condolences and prayers for the Gonzalez family and Sylvia Elizondo. ?May the perpetual light shine upon her and Rest In Peace.? From: Toni (Cisneros) Benavides Cypress, Tx


Josie Garza posted on 7/16/20

In memory of Hermelinda Ceja Gonzalez, Josie Garza lit a candle


Josie Garza posted on 7/16/20

Norma, our most sincere condolences to you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Many blessings and love, Henry and Josie Garza


Annabel Echeverria posted on 7/16/20

My condolences go out the family n most of all we are going to miss Hermelinda dearly. She was always thr for my mom Irma Pena n my step Dad Rolando till there last day on earth. Sorry Elva for ur loss, i can tell you she was very proud of u! N all ur sisters. She enjoyed life to the fullest. N now shes in heaven w ur dad n friends.


Joe and Mary Ayala posted on 7/16/20

Our sympathies to you and your family. She will always be in your heart.


Polly Toro posted on 7/16/20

My deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time.