May 27, 2022, 93, Goldsboro –
The Management and Staff of Williams & Ashford Funeral Directors join with the Cruz and connected families to announce the earthly transition of Ms. Leonor Gonzalez Cruz, 93, of 1716 E. Holly Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Ms. Cruz passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Leonor Gonzalez Cruz was born on 30 Oct 1928 in Guantanamo, Cuba to Francisco Gonzalez-Pagan and Francisca Castro-Vives. She had 7 brothers (Julio, Rene, Carmelo, Vidal, Tinnin, Marcelino, and Modesto) as well as 3 sisters (Minerva, Norma, and Eutholia). She was affectionately known as Tata.
She loved to dance, listen to music, be around family, and play her numbers. She also loved cooking and playing dominoes. She was a bit of a prankster, although she was a devout Catholic.
At 17 years old, when traveling from Cuba to New York, Leonor had a 2nd-grade education and made the most of the American dream.
She was married to Felix Cruz from 03 Sept 1949 until his death on 17 May 1984. Through that union, she had two daughters: Frances and Miriam.
As a young mom, she spent a lot of time playing and dancing with her two little daughters. She was the mom that everyone wanted to be around. She was a great confidant and friend to the neighborhood kids.
Leonor was an amazing mom, aunt, and grandma. Before her retirement, she was a New York seamstress for 53 years. She was a very understanding and loving woman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings.
To keep her legacy going are her 2 daughters: Frances Carter and Miriam Perez of – Goldsboro NC; her granddaughters: Eleanor Perez and Melanie Mills; her grandsons: Felix, Angel, Luis, and Arnaldo…and a host of other family members/relatives, and friends.