Gracie Gonzales fell asleep in death on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
She was born in Galveston to Joaquin and Felicita Molina. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Andrew Molina, and her stepson Randy Gonzales. She is survived by her husband of 49 years Arthur Gonzales, her brother Robert Rodriguez, her sister Cathy Bowers, and her children – Mark Gonzales with his wife Elsa, Asimakis Molina, Tracie Cephus with her husband Aaron, and step-daughter Cindy Dotson with her husband Malcolm. There are also a number of grandchildren that she loved, adored, and cherished.
Gracie and her husband Arthur began their life and family together in Galveston. They also made the most important decision of their lives together when, on January 20, 1974, they symbolized their dedication to Jehovah God by water baptism. In 1982 Gracie and her husband moved to La Marque, where they have remained since. There they grew their circle of family and friends. Gracie was an out-going, caring, and hard-working person whose selflessness was evident to all who knew her. Whether you were a family member, worshiped with her, or worked with her, you knew that she cared about you and would help you in any way that she could.
Her determination helped her accomplish many goals. She started her career at UTMB cleaning surgical instruments and saw the opportunity to provide more for her family. She set and accomplished the goals of becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse and then a Registered Nurse, doing so only to provide the best possible care for her patients and ultimately her family. She retired from UTMB after 37 years of employment.
When her mother passed away in 1990, Gracie naturally became the matriarch of the family. Everyone in the family knew they could count on her for help at any time, no matter what it took. Her time and love for her family knew no bounds. She was a loyal, selfless, and generous sister, aunt, grandmother, mother, and especially, wife.
Above all else, she loved her God Jehovah. She spent 48 faithful years in His service. She cherished time in the ministry with her husband and helped several others come to learn about Jehovah and His kingdom. Her love was also seen by countless other brothers and sisters, who knew that anytime they called Sister Gonzales that she would pick up the phone to see how she could help.
Our dear Gracie will be so, so missed. We are heartbroken without her, but have been blessed to have had her as a part of our lives. We love her dearly, and know she is in the safest place possible right now, Jehovah’s memory. We faithfully await the promise at John 5:28, 29 which tells us that “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”.
The family will greet guests for a Celebration of Life Visitation from 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday February 12, 2021 at Carnes Funeral Home - Texas City.
Gracie Gonzales Memorial Service
Saturday February 13, 2021 3:00 PM
Meeting ID: 856 0555 1900