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Nora Gonzalez Pompa, 58, beloved wife, mother, and sister, entered into eternal and peaceful rest in Houston, Texas surrounded by her family.

Nora was born and raised in Brownsville to the late Mariano and Natividad Gonzalez. She was proud of her hometown and graduated from the first class of the newly-named Hanna High School in 1975.  After high school, she dedicated the next three decades of her professional life working tirelessly on behalf of the Brownsville-South Padre Island Board of Realtors, serving as the board executive until her passing.

Nora will be remembered for her smile, good spirits and love for her extended family. She often complimented and always provided great advice to those in need. She especially liked spending time with her great nephews, movie dates with her family and having everyone over for her annual Easter, and New Year’s celebration.

Nora is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband of the last forty years, Leo, her pride and joy Leo Daniel and Michelle P. Fernandez (Wilfrido), her brothers Noe Gonzalez, Mariano Gonzalez (Chris), her sisters Aurora De La Garza (Jose Luis) and Obdelia “Oby” Leal (Guadalupe).  She was preceded in death by her son, Leobardo Jr., her parents Mariano and Natividad, her sister, Grace Duval, and her brothers, Jesus “Chuy” Gonzalez, Arturo Gonzalez, and Eddie Gonzalez.

Pallbearers will be Leo Daniel Pompa, Willy Fernandez, Joshua Caldwell, Joey de la Garza, Lalito Escovar, Mariano Gonzalez, Jacob Cisneros, and John Joe Trevino. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Brownsville-South Padre Island Board of Realtors.

Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. with a rosary will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016, with a celebration of life to follow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory.  Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 30 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with burial to follow at Buena Vista Burial Park. Services have been entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory. (956) 350-8485

  1. January 28, 2016

    My sincerest and deepest condolences go out to all the family from mine. It was a pleasure and honor to have met her for the short time that I did. May you rest in eternal peace and God Bless…

  2. January 29, 2016

    Michelle and the rest of the Pompa family, my deepest condolences to you all. Mrs. Pompa will always be remembered in my mind as a caring and kind lady, who was very supportive of her daughter, her daughters teammates and the coaches her daughter played for. May God bring you all strength during this very difficult time.

  3. January 29, 2016

    Nora was an exceptional individual with a very tender heart. She will be greatly missed.

    Deepest sympathy

    René O. Oliveira and family

  4. January 29, 2016

    We have worked with Nora for many years and she always a very pleasant lady. Our sincere condolences to her family. She will be missed by all.

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