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July 9, 1957 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
Maria Gonzales, age 66, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on December 21, 2023. Maria was born on April 9, 1957, in Sylvania, Ohio. She was a loving and devoted mother/wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister.
Maria was a strong and nurturing woman who always put others before herself. She was the rock of her family and cared deeply for her many friends and extended family members. Maria was known for her sense of humor, her strength, and her giving nature. She loved hard and fought harder, always standing up for what she believed in.
Maria had a special bond with her grandchildren, showering them with love and affection. She was a loving mom who was always there for her children, no matter what. She cared deeply for the love of her life, Jimmy, and was always by his side, through thick and thin. Maria's selflessness and nurturing nature extended to her role as a nurse aid, where she cared for others with compassion and dedication.
In her free time, Maria enjoyed listening to music, spending time with her family, hosting and cooking for holidays and family get togethers, and talking for hours on the phone to close family and friends. She had a passion for keeping the family together, and there was never a day that went by that her home was not full of family, spending time together and creating lasting memories. She shared her home with everyone and so many nieces and nephews considered her their "other mother".
Maria is survived by her sisters Diana Saunders and Concepcion Gonzales. Brothers Estevan Gonzales, Reynaldo Gonzales, and Leandro Gonzales. Children Shawn Gonzales, Andrea Gonzales, Connie Gonzales (Branden Chatman), and Jimmy Mays Jr.. Grandchildren Adriana Gonzales, ShanDrea Belcher, Alyah Belcher, YahNah Belcher, Dylan Leach, Sean Michael Gonzales, Nala Chatman and Saint Chatman. Great-grandchildren Jaiden, Zadrien, and Mason. Along with many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Mays Sr, parents Adela and Charles, and siblings Virginia, Augustine, Maximo, Lawrence and Juanita.
A memorial service to honor Maria's life will be held on Friday, January 5th, at Habegger Funeral Home, located at 2001 Consaul St. Toledo, OH. Family can gather at 3:00 p.m. and services will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. Dinner to follow at Township Hall, at 6:00 p.m., located at 7617 Angola Rd. Sylvania, OH.
Maria will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched.
Habegger Funeral Services is honored to serve the Gonzales family. We encourage you to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.habeggerfuneralservices.com.