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Graveside Service

Oak Hill Memorial Park
Saturday June 11th, 2022

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Mae Gonzalaez

Mae Gonzalez was born in Webster, FL on September 4, 1931. There Sis Mae married the love of her life, Dr. Tony Gonzalez on December 27, 1948. They were happily married for 70 years and devoted their entire lives to each other and to God’s work at State Line Baptist Church. Sis Mae was church counselor at SLBC for over 20 years. She also served as head of the Nursing Home Outreach, sang in the choir every Sunday and also served on the food group committee. During this time, she and the Preacher raised two daughters, Twana and Tondria.

Mrs. Gonzalez was preceded in death by the love of her life, Rev. Dr. Tony Gonzalez; her parents, Ben and Alberta (Bertie) Johnson; and seven brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by her two daughters, Twana and John McCreery and Tondria and Samuel Horne, Jr.; her grandchildren, Tiffany Sells and Keyo Swagerty, Chad and Talea Morelock, Mandie Willhoite, Cole Robinette and Angel McCormick and Dustin McCreery; her great grandchildren, Blakely Sells, Tyler Willhoite, Kenzie Templeton, Milania Wright, Aaralyn Morelock, Raelynn Morelock and Emani Swagerty; her one great great-grandchild, Juria Sells; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Norma Jamison and many nieces and nephews and special friends, David and Dorothy McCreery.

Arrangements for Mrs. Gonzalez are by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Service will be a small graveside service at Oak Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in the Lord’s Supper area on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Brother Bryson Woods will be officiating, and Ms. Kim Bowlin Lane will be singing.

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Amy Caswell Coffey Jun 13 2022 12:51 AM

I used to wait on Brother and Sister Gonzalez many years ago when I was a server at Cheers. They were the sweetest couple and showed me the love of Jesus. I have the most beautiful memories of them both.
I am so sorry for your loss.I pray for Jesus peace and strength for all of your family. God bless you.

Marsha Adinolfi Dockins Jun 11 2022 11:27 AM

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Amy Woods Hiner Jun 10 2022 8:49 PM

Twana, my dearest friend…. I have no words that will make your loss any less painful. There’s no pain like it. The only thing that I want you to remember is, now your Mother really is perfect! I’m here for you and I love you! Marlene

Marlene Frazier Sampson Jun 10 2022 5:23 PM

So sorry to hear the passing of sister Mae she was a great Christian lady went to their Church when my husband & I joined the church so many great memories of Sis Mae & Bro Tony. Prayers for Twana & Tondria & all the grand children & g grand children.

Ruby Bell Jun 10 2022 2:07 PM

Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your precious mom, but she's probably rejoicing right now because she's with our heavenly father, and also with your precious dad once again. Tondria, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. We love you. Sandi and Ernie

Sandra Moore Jun 10 2022 1:33 PM

It was under Pastor Tony Gonzales's preaching that my 3 daughters got saved. How valuable is that? There will be a reunion day in the near future of all of God's children. We'll have eternity to fellowship with our dear friends and loved ones. Watching and Waiting for our Lord to call us all home.
God bless this big family.

Betty Campbell Spears Hall Jun 10 2022 6:02 AM

Tondria and family , Twana and family , and to the entire family , My heart goes out to all of you . You two precious daughters could not have had a better Mom and role model . Such a Godly woman with so many stars in her crown - Sister Mae was a role model for us all in her daily decades long Christian walk as a humble servant of our Lord Jesus . She was THE helpmate for Pastor Tony . Such a precious pair , both who placed their trust in God first in their lives . I can just picture her singing her heart out for Jesus and letting her light shine for Jesus in the choir at SLBC . Her sweet, sweet voice over the telephone was precious to me, as were her intercessory prayers and petitions to our Heavenly Father were and still are priceless to me . What a tremendous prayer warrior . I so easily recall her life verse ( and I think of her always including it in any written correspondence .) She was so faithful to always give thanks . Dan joins me in sending our love , prayers, and sympathy. She loved her family fiercely. May our LORD comfort and sustain you as only He can in the days ahead . Love in Jesus Christ who loved us first , Devonia and Dan

Devonia Cochran Jun 9 2022 10:54 PM