Ella Leal Gomez
Ella Leal Gomez passed away peacefully, of natural causes, at the age of 93, on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 in Lockhart, Texas.
She was born Jan. 13, 1919, in Lockhart, Texas, to Paul and Elvira Leal. For years, she was an active member of Oak View Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and participated in several women’s groups and activities.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Henry H. Gomez, three sisters and a brother.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Rebecca Barrera, of Corpus Christi, Texas.
She is also survived by her seven children and their spouses: Angel and Carmen Gomez, Dora and Robert Mendez, Fidelia and Johnny Barron, Henry and Lala Gomez, Rudy and Dora Gomez, Sam and Virginia Gomez, and Paul and Lilly Gomez, all of Lockhart. Mrs. Gomez had 26 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Family visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2011, beginning at 7 p.m. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the First Lockhart Baptist Church. She was laid to rest at Lockhart City Cemetery following the service.
Services were under the direction of Samuel J. DeLeon and Son/DeLeon Funeral Home, 110 Cedar St., Lockhart, Texas 78644.