Maria Magdalena Gomez

December 16, 1949 - January 14, 2024
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Maria Magdalena Gomez, 74, entered God’s Kingdom on Sunday, January 14,2024.  

Mrs. Gomez was born in Laredo, Texas and was a long life resident.

She was a dedicated wife, mother and “Nana”.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose Paz Gamez and Juanita Trevino Gamez.  Daughter, Angelica Gabriela Gomez Brother, Jose Paz Gamez Jr. Sister-in-Law, Cristina Gamez Sister-in Law, Lydia Gamez

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Roberto N. Gomez.

She is survived by her children, Belinda (Alfredo) Posadas and Marisa (Pedro) Gonzalez Jr.

Maria was an amazing “Nana” to her six grandchildren, Alexa Marie Gonzalez, Bella Mia Posadas, Alyza Sophia Gonzalez, Ava Kesarae Posadas, Alexandro Noe Gonzalez, and Aria Anastasia Posadas.

She is survived by her siblings:  Gavino (Ermiliana S.) Gamez, Juan M. (Raquel) Gamez, Roberto (Sylvia P.) Gamez, Gloria L. (Ricardo) Garza and Ricardo (Elisa) Gamez.

First and foremost, thank you for joining us to say goodbye to our mother.

My sincere appreciation and gratitude to all of you who drove my mother to her countless doctor appointments and treatments in San Antonio; my sister Marisa Gonzalez, my mother’s sister and brother-in-law Gloria and Ricardo Garza, my mother’s brother Gavino Gamez and her compadre Mr. Pedro Gonzalez Sr.

Maybe you simply dropped off a meal or two or provided support to my parents through their various doctors appointments.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, your generosity in providing your time to care for our mother will never be forgotten.

For all of you who called, picked up medications, delivered meals, and above all prayed to our Jesus Christ for healing and care, thank you for providing your time.

Our mom was an extraordinary woman that loved her husband beyond measure, our father – as she fondly called him “ mi media naranja, mi corazon de pigeon”.  Dancing to their favorite songs in the kitchen was a sight to see.  She loved being in her BUBBLE with her family. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past May.

Cooking was one of her many talents, till this day her way around the kitchen amazes me.  Baking along side her in the kitchen making her famous hojarascas and galletas de nuez is a memory I will carry forever.

As many of you know, our mother was a hard worker, never calling in, arriving early and leaving late from work.  One of the lessons she learned later in life was….your job isn’t everything.

As many of you know after her diagnosis she said, tell all your friends to go to their doctor appointments and don’t forget about the follow up appointments. Don’t reschedule; work will always be there.  Your health has to come first. You need to put yourself first.

So if you need to see the doctor, make the appointment.  Put yourself first.

Our mother was a very SPECIAL NANA to her grandchildren whether it consisted of watching a movie, playing dominos or Loteria, eating tamales or going to eat at her favorite restaurant Texas Roadhouse and enjoying her salmon plate.  She also enjoyed painting or simply listening to her grandchildren’s stories, enjoying a sweet dessert, or playing peek-a-boo. She was always PRESENT in the moment.

Marisa is grateful for our mother who retired to care for her children, Alexa, Alyza, and Alex.  Your devotion to their well being will never be forgotten.  You were an amazing nana that cared for all of their needs and spoiled them without measure.

Each grandchild was given time to reflect on their relationship with their “Nana”.  Each provided a glimpse of their special cherished memory of their beloved Nana.


My cherished memories of Nana are of solving countless word search puzzles in the dining room table while talking about my day.  Nana was so kind, she would call us the day before to take our breakfast order, so our meal would be ready each morning.  She was an amazing Nana.


One of my fondest memories of Nana, is coloring with her when she would visit on Sundays.  Talking to NANA about life was a special time too.  Her delicious food.  Nana’s homemade fideo, is my favorite dish; I have ever had in my life.


My favorite memory of Nana is of her greeting us with her homemade food after school  and watching television shows together.  The afternoon lineup was Ellen, Family Fued, and NCIS.  Nana, would also let me take an afternoon “siesta” on her bed.  Nana was always ready to help me with my Math homework.


Some of my cherished memories of Nana include: her making the perfect orange fruit salad and scrambled eggs.  Nana styling my hair is a good memory too; she would stir up space buns and braids in no time.  Selecting movies to watch together was a treat.  I will always remember playing with my Our Generation dolls with her.


One of my memories of Nana is her homemade Chicken Alfredo pasta.  I knew when Nana was at our house, she would be drinking coffee from her favorite mug, watching a western movie while petting London on her lab.


My family is grateful she was able to meet our little miracle, Aria.  Who is named after my mother. It’s Maria without the letter M- Aria.  Mom would light up hearing her babble away and smile when Aria would play a game of peek a boo through FaceTime.

Thank you mother for being a STRONG woman who taught us perseverance, a love for reading and how one’s family is the greatest blessing.

Our mother valued education above all.  She instilled in us the desire to attain a higher education in order to be an independent individuals.  Our role as children was to attend school, learn, and excel.  Grateful her grandchildren learned the importance of these values from her as well.

We are forever grateful GOD chose you to be our mother.

Our mother would always end our conversations with us saying I love you, and she would respond, I love you MORE.

Good bye mother, rest in God’s Kingdom and We love you MORE.

The family will be receiving condolences on Monday, January 22, 2024 in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from the funeral home to San Luis Rey Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will begin at 9:00 am.  Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Our mother’s favorite color was purple, lavender, periwinkle, orchid and violet.  You are welcome to wear a touch of her favorite purple hues to the services.

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 22, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Time: 9:00 am

San Luis Rey Catholic Church


3501 Sanders Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

Funeral mass

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: December 16, 1949
Died: January 14, 2024

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Ari Barrera posted on 1/22/24

Sorry for your loss. Many blessings and prayers for Gomez Family. RIP


Maria Torres posted on 1/22/24

My heartfelt condolences to Marissa Gonzalez and Gomez Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Josefa (Pepita) Gamez Mendoza posted on 1/21/24

My sincere condolences to Roberto and to Maria's children as well as to my cousins, her siblings. My fondest memories of Mary are from when I was a kid and my parents (Feliciano & Julia) visited with the tios. Mary and I would always visit with each other and talk about silly things and boys. I remember her happy sense of humor and her contagious smile. I am sure she never lost her ability to make one feel loved. May you rest in peace prima.


Fuentes Family posted on 1/20/24

In memory of Maria Magdalena Gomez


Jannetth I Fuentes posted on 1/18/24

Our most heartfelt condolences to you my friend and your family for the loss of your lovely mother. I pray for strength, peace, and comfort for the entire family during these difficult days. Rest in peace Mrs. Maria Magdalena Gomez - Fuentes Family


David and Frances Gomez posted on 1/18/24

Our prayers are with you Robert, Belinda, Marissa, Alfredo, Pedro and the grandchildren. We are very sorry for the loss of Maria. She was kindhearted, sweet and loving. Treasure all the beautiful memories and know she will be your angel watching over you all as she did when she was with you. We will miss you Maria and you touched our hearts and lives.


Pedro González posted on 1/18/24

In memory of Maria Magdalena Gomez, Pedro González lit a candle


Walter & Angelica Bonilla & Family posted on 1/17/24

Our condolences for Mr. Gomez, Belinda Posadas, and Marisa Gonzalez and the family! Mrs. Gomez was a great person inside and out. Always being a loving mother and wife and especially a loving nana to the grandkids. Even to my son Pepi when he would visit his cousins. May she rest in Peace. 🙏🏻🙏🏻


Gaby & Joey Santos posted on 1/16/24

Our most sincere condolences to u and ur father, ur mom was always so sweet ❤️ May she rest in peace 🙏