Celia Gonzales

MIDLAND - Celia Revilla Gonzales, 88 of Midland, died Aug. 16, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Big Spring on Dec. 4, 1925, to the late Antonio Revilla and Maria Marquez. She was raised in Stanton and married Reynaldo Jasso in 1940. After being widowed in 1950, she met Leonardo Gonzales, Sr. and they married in 1955. As a young adult, she developed a strong work ethic, mastering many different trades and qualities, becoming a successful entrepreneur. She will be remembered for her dedication, passion, hard work, integrity, generous heart, and love for her family. She was preceded in death her parents, both husbands, son Selestino Jasso; two brothers Jose Reyes and Juan Revilla and by a sister Socorro Gonzales. She is survived by three sons, Richard Jasso, Sr. and wife Corina, Leonard Gonzales, Jr. and wife Mary, and Steven Gonzales, all of Midland; a daughter, Ruth Rodriguez and husband Joe of Grand Prairie; two sisters, Leonor Rodriguez of Albuquerque, NM and Manuela Rodriguez of San Antonio; grandson, Lee Gonzales of Midland and daughter Christian Ryan Curnutte who she raised as her own; 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. The funeral service was Aug. 19 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Midland. Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park North. Pallbearers were various generations of grandsons, Richard Jasso, Jr., Randy Gonzales, Daniel Jasso, Matthew Munoz, Austin Roberts, and Robert Olgin. Honorary pallbearers were great , grandsons Nikolas Hernandez and Joseph Hernandez.
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