LA JOYA – Manuel De Jesus Gonzalez, 88, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at McAllen Medical Center.
Mr. Gonzalez worked for the La Joya I.S.D. as a groundskeeper for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Celia Gonzalez; children, Maria Angelica Rodriguez, Manuel Gonzalez Jr., Etelvina Esparza, Hector Gonzalez and Maria Celia Martinez; siblings, Manuel Esquivel, Luis Esquivel and Socorro Ibarra; and 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held on Jan. 23 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in La Joya. Burial followed at La Joya City Cemetery.