Maria R. Valenzuela Gonzales, 69, was welcomed into her heavenly home on June 2, 2018. Maria was a beloved mom, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a long time resident of Houston and was a faithful housekeeper for over 25 years. She loved spending time with family, most especially her grandchildren. She loved the Lord Jesus, Christian music, and could have breakfast for every meal.
She was predeceased by her son, Paul Gutierrez; parents, Manuel Valenzuela and Maria Del Refugio Sanchez Valenzuela; and sister, Hermelinda Lopez. She is survived and is greatly missed by 4 children and 14 grandchildren, Alissa, daughter of the late Paul Gutierrez; James (Jennifer) and his daughter, Nicole; Gina (David) and their children Alex, Jacob, Danielle, Emma, Abigail, and Joshua; Annette and her children, Zachery and Sara; Sarah (Lee) and their children Estrella, Christina, Lorenzo, Jacob, and Jordan; 2 great grandchildren, Wyatt and Jesus; 4 sisters, Socorro, Amalia, Mercedes, Carmen (Geronimo), brother, Jesus and former spouse Ignacio R. Gonzales; numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces, extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 15th at 10:00am at Hankamer Chapel, Second Baptist Church 6400 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77057. A reception in the Deacon’s parlor will immediately follow the Memorial Service. We will conclude with a Graveside Service at Forest Park Lawndale 6900 Lawndale St, Houston, TX 77023 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to an educational fund for Maria's grandchildren and great grandchildren at gofundme.com/mariasgrandandgreatgrandchildren.