Esperanza Hope Gonzales, 59, of Lorenzo passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 in Lubbock. A memorial mass will be held 4:00 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles located in New Deal with Father Bryan Wood officiating. Since red was Hope's favorite color; the family request that anyone attending the service to please wear red in honor of their mother. All arrangements were made under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors.
Hope was born September 26, 1960 in Spur to Valentino & Mary Gonzales. She enjoyed gardening, landscaping and mainly just being outdoors. Her love for animals was known to many but her love for cats was known to all as she cared for them so dearly. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter, Delia De Los Santos of Ralls; two sons, Joe Luis Contreras of Lubbock, Jessie Ray Contreras of Acuff; two brothers, Valentine Gonzalez of Lorenzo, Luis Gonzalez of Ralls’ two sisters, Ramona Hernandez of Dallas, Elvira Gonzalez; eleven grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fermin Barron; her parents; four brothers, Feliciano Gonzalez, Joseph Gonzalez, Israel Gonzalez, Antonio Gonzalez; three sisters, Sylvia Gonzalez, Mary Ortega, Maggie Osborn.