Birth Date: 05/09/1931
Deceased Date: 02/23/2017
PRINCETON – Rev. Edmundo G. Gonzalez, age 85 died Thursday morning at his home. Born May 9, 1931 in Cotulla, TX, he was a son of the late Pablo G. and Maria De Leon Gonzalez. Rev. Gonzalez was a Korean Conflict veteran serving in both the US Army and the US Navy and was later a 13 years veteran of the Civil Air Patrol. Rev. Gonzalez pastored several churches in the Johnston County area including Hopewell OFWB Church and Rains Crossroads OFWB Church, concluding his ministry at Warsaw OFWB Church in Duplin County.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Rains Crossroads OFWB Church with the Rev. Mark Hobbs and the Rev. Johnny Sullivan officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife Joel Ruth Joyner Gonzalez; children, Deborah G. Barkley and husband Bradford of Huntersville, Carla Ruth Urena and husband Steven of Raleigh, Edmundo “Eddie” G. Gonzalez, Jr. and wife Linda of Kenly and Paul T. Gonzalez and wife Karrie of Turkey; siblings, Ignacio Gonzalez, Julian Gonzalez, Robert Gonzalez, Martha Martinez and Hope Gonzalez; grandchildren, Ashley, Jamie, Leslie, Lucas, Lindsey, Lauren, Matt and Stephen and two great grandchildren, Hayley and Analise.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parrish Funeral Home in Selma.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Springbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clayton and the 3HC Hospice of Smithfield, for their kind and caring treatment of Rev. Gonzalez during his sickness.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Olive University, 634 Henderson Street, Mt. Olive, NC 28365.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com.