The most courageous “little lady,” Adelina S. Gonzales, fought her last good fight and entered into her Savior’s loving arms on Friday, July 9, 2021. She was 81 years old and died in Pleasanton at The Heights of Atascosa nursing home. She was surrounded by all who loved her dearly. Adelina was preceded in death by her “Apa,” Manuel, and her “Ama,” Martha S. Gonzales; Adolfo, Martin, and Ysidro Gonzales (brothers); Maria Gonzales, Angelita Gonzales, Pauline Santos (sisters); and Trinidad Gonzales (uncle). She is survived by her loving brother Raymond Gonzales (wife Janie), Dominga Gonzales (sister-in-law), along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Adelina was born in Charlotte in 1939. She was a very devout Catholic and would pray a rosary each morning. When she was able, you would see her every Sunday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Charlotte where she served as a Eucharistic minister. Though she had been in a wheelchair since she was 23, she was very self-sufficient and lived in her family home since 1939. She enjoyed spending time with her family, helping out at the various church festivities, reading about the Catholic faith, watching novelas, reading her “Pleasanton” newspaper, working on crossword puzzles, and taking care of her cat, Bella. Although she never married or had children, she treated her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. She was known for saying, “I love my God.” Adelina will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Thank you Linita for all the great memories and for always loving us. May you rest in peace.



Visitation was held at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton on Tuesday, July 13, from 4-5 p.m. for family and 5-7 p.m. for friends. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Charlotte on Wednesday, July 14, at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Charlotte Community Cemetery. Serving as the pallbearers for Adelina’s service are Manuel Gonzalez, Johnny Gonzales, Manuel Gonzales, Danny Santos, Eddie Oropeza and Steven Oropeza.

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