Raymond Gonzalez
Raymond Gonzalez
  • March 12, 1959 - August 7, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Raymond "Babe" Gonzalez

Born March 12, 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas and passed away August 7, 2017 in Dallas, Texas at his home with his wife and his son by his side. Raymond is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 23 years Linda Casey-Gonzalez, daughters Rita Marie Martinez and husband Moises and Maegan Nichole Winters and husband Anthony, sons Michael and Jacob Gonzalez, parents Ramon Angel Gonzalez and Eva Gonzalez, brothers Manuel Gonzalez and wife Hilda, Moses Gonzalez and wife Norma, 3 grandchildren Chris Rodriguez, Emily King and Andrew Mauldin, 3 great grandchildren Jacob, Maddy and Leo Rodriguez and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Our hearts will always be touched from the laughter and the patience Raymond showed through all of his life and we will never be the same without him. It is a sad moment to share together but we hope to always hold on to the times where his silly demeanor brightened our day or his calming spirit kept the family together. We will always love him and miss him, but know in our hearts that he has taken over the ivies in heaven and the heavenly garden will never be the same and the Pearly gates just might have a little Ivy growing on them by now. We know his loving nature has touched your heart and has grown the gift of happiness in each and every one of yours and that is why you are here today. To show true respect to him, we all need to find laughter in all of the serious times and be there for our family in difficult times just like he was. Some of his favorite quotes are "don't take no wooden nickles", "time to let the dogs out" and one quote to truly remember as we part ways today is "don't let the door hit you in the ass". Keep your chin up, keep smiling and laughing as Babe is now our Guardian Angel from above.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard him call

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

to laugh, to love, to work or play.

I found that peace at close of day.

If my parting has left a void

then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

ah, yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,

good friends, good times,

a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and share with me

God wanted me now:

He set me free