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