Fidelfa Gonzalez

Fidelfa Gonzalez

Fidelfa “Nena” Garza Gonzalez, 87, of Brownsville, Texas, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, relative, and friend. She entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at her son Roy’s home in Magnolia, Texas. She was born in Brownsville, Texas, on August 11, 1936.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rogerio (Roy) Gonzalez Sr.; her parents, Adolfo and Guadalupe Garza; and siblings Ramon Garza, Abel Garza, Adolfo Garza Jr., Matilde Ninfa (Garza) Guillen, and Norma (Garza) Ortiz.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister Maria (Garza) Ruiz and her sons Jesus “Jesse” (Dolores) Gonzalez and Rogerio “Roy” (Ramona) Gonzalez Jr. Her grandchildren, Andrew Blake Gonzalez, Simon Anthony Gonzalez, Victoria Gonzalez, and Samuel Thomas Gonzalez, also survive her.

She was employed by Mac’s Hobby Shop for 10 years and BISD for 30 years and was a devoted parishioner of Christ the King (Brownsville), Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Brownsville), and St. Joseph’s (Edinburg). Fidelfa was the family’s (and others’) confidant, counselor, mediator, and prayer warrior. Her grandchildren were everything to her, and she enjoyed seeing them excel academically and in extracurricular activities. You could see her at the pool for swim meets and in the stands at football games, where she was always complimented on her beautiful hair.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, from 1 PM to 8 PM with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 PM at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 1 PM at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral with burial to follow at 2 PM to Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory (956) 350-8485.

Pallbearers: Jesus “Jesse” Gonzalez, Rogerio “Roy” Gonzalez Jr., Andrew Blake Gonzalez, Simon Anthony Gonzalez, Samuel Thomas Gonzalez, and Gregorio Ruiz.

Honorary Pallbearers: Lupito Ruiz, Reynaldo Guillen Jr., Guillermo Guillen, Jose Luis Guillen, Pete Garza, Adolfo Garza II, Jose Garza, Greg Garza, Richard Garza, Paul Banda, Rudy Banda, Eddie Uribe, Johnny Morse, and Dominic Cruz.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Mrs. Fidelfa Garza Gonzalez, please visit Shalom Sympathy Florals at Sunset Memorial, place your order online at or call (956) 572-3872.


  • Letty Urrutia Posted June 19, 2024 4:59 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family Jesse. In our thoughts and prayers. Cristian and Letty

  • Deborah Sloss Posted June 19, 2024 6:55 pm

    My deepest condolences to all your family. May she RIP 🙏

  • Arturo Trevino Posted June 19, 2024 9:41 pm

    My condolences to her family, great teacher at Canales Elem. and supporter of East Brownsville L.L. (RIP)

  • Esther Medellin Posted June 19, 2024 10:04 pm

    My deepest condolence to the Gonzalez family. I knew Mrs Fidelfa Gonzalez through Ninfa(my neighbor) her sister. Mrs Gonzalez was such a nice, friendly person. She was always smiling. I will miss her dearly like I miss Ninfa.. RIP. 🙏🙏

  • Elena Gomez Posted June 20, 2024 12:01 pm

    My beautiful Tia Nena , the ugly Nena loves you so much! Cousins and family, sorry I could not be there in person but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • KAREN OLVERA Posted June 25, 2024 9:36 am

    I went on funeral home site to look for someone else’s info & I come across her obit. If I would have seen entry on herald I would have gone to pay my respects to this beautiful lady. She was one of my cherished teachers from Canales & from CCD at Christ the King; but my fondest memories are of her teaching me the folklorico routine for Charro Days at Canales…I was in 1ST GRADE back in 1983-1984!!! My deepest condolences on your great loss.

  • Melinda Martinez-De Leon Posted July 2, 2024 8:56 am

    My sincere condolences to the Garza and Gonzalez family. Nena was the sweetest person ever. She always had a smile for everyone and gave the most amazing hugs. She was a beautiful lady. May God’s comfort and love provide you with strength and healing.

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