Gloria Garcia

April 5, 1947 ~
May 17, 2024

Gloria Garcia, age 77, of Ray City, Georgia and formerly of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 17, 2024. Gloria was born in Puerto Rico and came to the states with her family when she was 21 years old. She had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around with people and make them laugh. Gloria also had a talent and love for cooking and never gave up the opportunity to treat her family to a meal. More than anything in this world though, Gloria loved and cherished her family. She loved to spend time with them and it was important to her to share her love of Christ with each and every one of them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Garcia and Victoria Gotay. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Gonzalo Maldonado; children, Eric (Samantha) Zambrana, Guillermo Zambrana, Marelin (Luis) Interiano, William (Mary) Zambrana; grandchildren, Anthony, Matthew, Isaiah, Joseph, Erric, Vanessa, Victoria, Dominic, Cassandra, Briana, Christopher, Jesile, Claudia, Jessica, Luis Jr, Javier, Xenia, Jareli, Emilio, Jonathan, Samantha, Bianca, Alexsis, William Jr.; 39 great grandchildren; her brothers and sisters; siblings-in-law, Felicita Galindez, LuzMaria Zambrana, Juanita (Juan) Romero who graciously took her in, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was forever grateful to her children’s father, Guillermo Zambrana. Funeral services will be held 11 am Thursday, May 23 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, with Rev. Hilda Gonzalez officiating. Burial will be held at Rest Lawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and an hour prior to the service on Thursday from 10-11 am at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood.

Visitation
Wednesday, May 22
2:00pm - 4:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Visitation
Wednesday, May 22
6:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Visitation
Thursday, May 16
10:00am - 11:00am

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Funeral Service
Thursday, May 23
11:00am

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Leave Your Tribute Message

May 20, 2024 9:24pm
My heartfelt condolences to all the family on the loss of your beautiful loved one. Our mother loved her as a sister and spoke of the love she had for Gloria. I have many wonderful memories over the years as I went with our mother to visit her. I recall her beautiful smile and the laughter they shared. Just as our mother loved her dearly, she had a special place in my heart as well. Gloria will be dearly missed but her smiles & laughter will always be remembered. La hija de Lilly as I was known. Christina Ledesma Burns, Tampa, Florida

- Christina Ledesma Burns

May 19, 2024 9:38pm
Condolences, Our deepest thoughts and prayers for the whole family. Find comfort in knowing that she rests in Glory. Sending blessed peace and love to you all.

- Hedges Family

May 18, 2024 7:15pm
Gloria was a beautiful soul, may GOD rest your soul. You will be truly missed.

- Jonathan

May 18, 2024 3:54pm
Gloria was a great in flunce In My teenage years . GLORIA gave me love and protection when I needed it and forever will be grateful for her . She left a great footprint in this earth. RIP FOREVER WILL LOVE YOU

- Annie Guillen

May 18, 2024 3:53pm
Gloria was a great in flunce In My teenage years . GLORIA gave me love and protection when I needed it and forever will be grateful for her . She left a great footprint in this earth. RIP FOREVER WILL LOVE YOU

- Annie Guillen




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