June 29, 1997 - July 30, 2019
Lillia Nicole (Velasquez) Gonzalez, 22, of College Station passed away Tuesday, July 30.
Rosary and Funeral service will be held Today, Sunday, August 11, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan with Msgr. John McCaffrey officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:30pm today with Rosary to begin at 2:30 with Funeral Service immediately following Rosary. Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.
Lillia was born June 29, 1997 in Encinitas, CA; the daughter of Dennis, Gunnery Sgt. USMC (Ret.) and Wanda Jean Velasquez, Wife of Gregory F. Gonzalez and mother of Aubrielle Nicole Gonzalez.
Lillia had a great love of the beaches in California and would love to watch and feed (in her words) the "sea eagles." She also viewed the ocean from the playground of her elementary school on the base at Camp Pendleton and also loved the city of Oceanside which she considered her hometown. She also loved the many attractions with living on the west coast and always loved being a Californian.
After her father's retirement from the Marine Corps, the family re-located to Texas when she was nine years old. She attended schools in the Navasota ISD and graduated from Navasota High School in May 2015 where she was a member of the NHS Fang Dancers and Diamonettes.
After graduation she attended Manuel & Theresa's School of Hair Design and graduated in October 2016. Lillia loved everything that involved cosmetology, while attending the hair design school she met her future husband Gregory F. Gonzalez, and from that moment forward they were always inseparable.
They were blessed with their beautiful baby girl, Aubrielle Nicole Gonzalez on October 28, 2017 and were joined in marriage on November 28, 2018.
Lillia loved to take Aubrielle to the mall where she would run around and play, especially in the hat and shoe stores where she loved to try on many hats. They enjoyed trips to the zoo as a family. They celebrated many Sunday Fundays in their homes.
Lillia was a fashionable person and loved to coordinate and create colors into her attire.
To celebrate Lilia's love of fashion, the family encourages you to wear your colorful attire for the service.
Lillia is preceded in death by her grandparents, O'Neil and Leatha Beck; grandmother, Bertha Flores; and great-grandparents, Dennis C. and Eugenia Velasquez.
She is survived by her husband, Gregory F. Gonzalez; daughter, Aubrielle Nicole Gonzalez; parents, Sgt. Dennis Velasquez, Brazos County Sheriff's Office and Wanda Jean Velasquez; California sisters, Rebecca, Carly and Taylor; grandparents, Anthony M. and Gertrude Velasquez; father-in-law, Michael W. Gonzalez Sr. and mother-in-law, Sandra A. Gonzalez; brother-in-laws, Michael A. Gonzalez Jr. and wife Diane Banuelos, Matthew I. Gonzalez, Jesse R. Gonzalez and wife Ally, John P. Gonzalez; nephew Michael A. Gonzalez; godparents, Carl and Christine Orozco and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dennis and Wanda Velasquez and Gregory F. Gonzalez would like to thank both families for their outpouring of love and support.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a memorial contribution to assist the family, you may bring those to the funeral home or to the services at the church and they will be given to the family.