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Gustavo Ceja

October 20, 1932 — January 11, 2020

Gustavo Angel Ceja

October 20, 1932-Jauary 11, 2020

Gustavo Angel Ceja, 87 years old, accepted the Lord’s invitation to His eternal Kingdom on January 11, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.  He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Gustavo was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and son.  He served his country as a Korean Army Soldier.  He was employed at Sears Roebuck for 41 years.

During his time as a baseball player, he pitched two no hitters and run games and was later inducted into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame.

He also gave his time, talent and treasure at Christ the King’s choir, jamaicas, Sunday bingos, and he repeatedly donated items to Laredo Children’s Sacred Heart Orphanage.  Gustavo loved bringing joy to others with his guitar and singing.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ignacio and Maria de Jesus Ceja, his brothers Jose Francisco, Carlos, Ernesto; sisters Estela Medina, Carmen Ceja, and Mary Lou Rodriguez.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Esperanza Nella; his daughter Gloria Turner, grandson James Christopher Turner, sister Hermelinda Gonzalez, and brother Alberto.  He also leaves many loving nieces, and nephews as well as friends.

The family will be receiving condolences on Tuesday evening, January 14, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday morning, January 15, 2020 departing at 9:00 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to Christ the King Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m.

Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas 78040; (956)722-0001.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gustavo Ceja, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

5:00 - 9:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

719 N Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Rosary

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

719 N Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Christ the King Catholic Church

1105 Tilden Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Interment

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

3600 McPherson Rd, Laredo, TX 78040

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