Jose Angel Gonzalez, Sr., 80, entered into the gates of heaven on August 27, 2020.
Jose Angel was born in the city of Jerez, Zacatecas Mexico in a ranch named Arroyo Seco de Arriba where he lived until his young adulthood. He along with his father moved to Mexico City in search of work and to be able to provide better living conditions for their family. After sometime his whole family eventually relocated to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas where he would meet the love of his life Juanita. On January 1st 1967 they got married and would eventually start their adventure together leaving their life in Mexico and migrating to the United States. During their early family years they were migrants moving to different cities and states such as Springtown, Sinton, Wichita Falls, and Idaho in search of work every summer. They then resided in Chicago, Illinois for a few years before moving permanently to reside in Laredo, TX where he dedicated most of his life as a salesman, merchant and a small business owner. In the mid 80’s he became the owner of two furniture stores “Furniture Liquidators”. During his lifetime he got to sell everything from simple bedding, furniture, household goods, insurances just to name a few and for the majority of his life sold new and used tools at local flea markets at his puesto “El Guero Tools” where you would find him every Thursday to Sunday for the past 35+ years. When not working he loved spending time at home on his lazy boy catching his favorite shows/novelas/news, attending to his many dogs as well as his home. Beyond his immediate family he played a father figure and close friend to countless people. He will be remembered by many for his kindness, generosity, sense of humor, wise cracks and the biggest heart always thinking of others first.
He was preceded in death by parents: Felipe de Jesus and Maria de la Luz Gonzalez; sister: Hermelinda Gonzalez.
Left to cherish his memory are his spouse: Juanita L. Gonzalez; children: Jose Angel Gonzalez Jr, Maria Cruz (Manuel III) Gonzalez-Pulido, Jaime Antonio (Leticia) Gonzalez, Felipe de Jesus Gonzalez, Juan Ignacio (Deissy) Gonzalez, Francisco Alberto (Sofia) Gonzalez; grandchildren: Jose Angel (Kimberly) Gonzalez III, Manuel (Jenny) Pulido, Jesus Pulido, Janie Pulido, Jaime A. Gonzalez Jr, Lea V. Gonzalez, William Gonzalez, Jeffrey Gonzalez, Juan Ignacio Gonzalez II, Martin Alejandro Gonzalez, Sophia Lee Gonzalez, Emily Christine Gonzalez; great-grandchildren: Serenity Gonzalez, Ryan Gonzalez, Liliana Gonzalez, Isabella Pulido, Natalie Marie Pulido, Luna Arimay Pulido; siblings: Ramon (Sylvia) Gonzalez, Rita Uribe, Alfredo (Emma) Gonzalez, Adela (Joseph) Schelanko, Manuel (Araceli) Gonzalez, as well as a great number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will be receiving condolences on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will be offered at 7 p.m. Rosary will be transmitted virtually on the funeral home’s Facebook page. Link may be found on the virtual obituary, see website below.
Funeral procession will depart at 9:40 a.m. from the funeral chapel on Thursday, September 3, 2020 to St. Patrick Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow at the family plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Jose A. Gonzalez III, Francisco A. Gonzalez, Juan I. Gonzalez, Felipe Gonzalez, Jose A. Gonzalez III, Jaime A. Gonzalez, Jose A. Gonzalez Jr., Juan M. Gonzalez.
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to: Dr. Carlos Orces MD, Sabrina Dawkins RN, Peter Mwasokva RN and all the ICU Nurses at Laredo Medical center, Manuel de Jesus Osorio, Father Pedro Mercado Jr., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and to the family and friends for all their prayers and support during this difficult time.
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 North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Road, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.
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