Vanessa Gonzales

Vanessa M. Gonzales
March 6, 1985 – May 15, 2015

Vanessa M. Gonzales, 30, of College Station was called to be with the Lord on Friday May 15, 2015. We will miss your beautiful smile, your silly giggles, and your “go getter” attitude. You were a beautiful mother who blessed us with four adorable angels, each of whom, have a piece of you within them.
Vanessa, these are special messages from each one of your Angels in your memory…
Julio Jr. Rivera, “Mom, I promise to do good in school and stay out of trouble.; Anieas Rivera, “I will have a good job and be a good boy.”; Jeselyn Becerra, “I will always go to school and make good grades”; Jojo Becerra, “Mom I promise to do good in school and protect my sister.”
Vanessa Marie Gonzales was born March 6, 1985, in Nampa Idaho, to Carol A. Contreras and Arnold Gonzales. She graduated from Timber Academy and from Blinn College with an Associate’s Degree in Pharmacy Tech.

Vanessa was preceded in death by her beloved uncle, Joe, with whom she had a special bond and her great-grandfather, Nicodemus Montoya.
She is survived by her loving family who will miss her dearly: her parents, Carol and Norbert Contreras of College Station; stepbrothers, Nathan Contreras of Houston, Adam and Dori Contreras of California and Aaron Contreras of College Station; stepsister Adrienne and Adam Couch; nieces, Kaitlyn Gilmore, Kymberlie, Alexandra, and Julianne Contreras; her grandparents, Mateo and Aurora Orta; great-grandmother, Caroline Montoya; uncles, Juan and Robyn Orta of Bryan, Eddy and Joyce Orta of Fort Worth, Marcos Orta of Bryan, David Orta of Bryan and Jessie Orta of Bryan; aunts, Juanita Orta of Bryan, Rilla and Ahsanul Haq of Florida, Herminia and Manny Simien of Louisiana; cousins, Leanna, Lee Jr, Nick, Becky, Timmy, Mariah, Christopher, Johnathon, Alexandria, David Jr. Amina, Justine, Michael, Cryselda, Jesse Jr. and many more cousins.

Visiting hours for family and friends will be from 6 to 8pm on Monday, May 25, with a prayer service at 7:30pm in the St. Michael’s Academy Chapel, 2402 South College Ave, Bryan. Life Tribute Celebration Service will be at 10:30am Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Skybreak Church, 4010 Harvey Road, College Station. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

A go fund me page has been set up for her four children at
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  1. May god keep all the family in his prayers. I will forever be greatfull to have had you as a Best Friend. I don’t have any words to explain how I feel, you will be missed by many people.

  2. My prayers go out to the family n friends of this beautiful young lady. May you RIP, God keep u in his grace.

  3. you will be missed but not forgotten may you sore with the angles and be your babies guardion angle and keep them safe please watch over your daddy and bless him with comfort xoxoxooxoxo until we meet again

  4. Miss your crazy laugh and beautiful smile chick… I wish I could hear your voice just one more time! Good bye for now ma…

  5. My heart is heavy as I read each and every post for Vanessa…I cant say how much I appreciated her as a best friend in middle school, high school and beyond that. She was truly there for me when I needed her and always stood beside me. Its unbelievable that this actually is going on and words cannot explain how I feel. My condolences to her family and especially her 4 babies…its a true tragedy to have lost someone as wonderful as vanessa…may you rest in peace old friend…

  6. words cannot express how I feel right now. My heart is so heavy for her family. Vanessa was such a loving and kind person. She was one of my best friends throughout middle school and high school She always made me laugh. Her family is in my prayers. Rest in peace my sweet friend!

  7. May God be with her and hold her soul in heaven. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. a beautiful soul gone to soon. you will be missed for eternity.

  8. I am In aww every time I read about u and see your Facebook page…you are missed by so many people who love and miss you…you will FOREVER remain in our hearts and NEVER forgotten….now you can watch over your babies from heaven and always protect them….R.I.P Vanassa

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We will always remember Vanessa fondly and have wonderful memories of you all during your trips down to the valley! She leaves behind a wonderful family and I know you (Carol) will all be a great source of comfort and support to her beautiful children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

    Amador Valdez and Family

  10. Vanessa…such a beautiful woman. through the struggle of life, you still smiled. I’m proud of the accomplishments and life changes you had been making. my heart goes out to the family. I’ve known you and some of your family for some time. rest easy baby girl. watch over us with that beautiful smile

  11. Our hearts are breaking for your loss. We love you Carolyn & Norbert and keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Carolyn & Norbert, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We Love You. Fred & Sherrie

  13. My deepest condolences to your family. Strong prayers sent to everyone. Forever in my heart beautiful angel <3

  14. I will always remember the twinkle in her eyes when she smiled as she played as a young girl along side my niece. My thoughts and prayers are with Carol and Arnold, and her children. I will remember her as a bright star in the heavens.

  15. On behalf of the Juarez Carpio families, we are praying for you.
    May God continue to give you strength.

  16. Dearest Vanessa.
    Your sweet smile will be greatly
    missed. I love you very much.
    Uncle jesse

    • Our hearts are reaching out to you, For what you’re going through; We’re thinking of you often and praying for you too. If there’s something we can do Anything at all, don’t hesitate to call

  17. So sorry for your loss. Carol our condolences to you and your family….Vanessa will always be in our hearts..

  18. Carolyn and Norbert,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you, grant you peace, and give you strength in the days, months, and years ahead. Prayers don’t seem like enough, but God is. Rest in Him and know that He is always there for you, and so am I.

  19. Carolyn, Norbert and family,

    I just heard about your daughter Vannesa. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I pray that the Lord give you the strength, consolation and healing during this difficult time. God bless you.

    Nancy and Valdez family

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