Eric Alexander Gonzales
Sequoyah Student 2000s
Funeral services for Eric Alexander Gonzales , (Seq. Student 2009) , 19, will be held on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Cherry Tree Church in Stilwell. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, at his Grandmother's home 5 miles south of Stilwell, down the road from the church. Burial will take place at Feathers Cemetery in Stilwell, OK.
Eric, also known as iMoshie Gonzales and D.J. iMoshie, was born on February 20th, 1993 in Tahlequah, OK the son of Bobby Joe and Antoinette "Jeannie" (Smart) Gonzales. He attended school at Stilwell, Okla.
Eric was a talented musician and D.J. He was the founder and C.E.O. of Resonated Records. A composer, Eric created "Simplicity of Serenity" and produced "From Falling Stars". He was in the process of releasing his first EP with "From Falling Stars" through Resonated Records. Music was Eric's way of expressing himself or as he put it, "music is my life". He demonstrated his love for his Granny Gonzalis by composing a song for her recently on her birthday. He later composed a song for his Grandpa Gonzalis to express his love, admiration, and the pain he felt from his passing.
Eric was kind, caring and loving. He adored his family and his friends. Eric was a friend to many and always encouraged others to follow their dreams and not let anyone hold them back from accomplishing their dreams. Eric was a talent that will be fondly remembered by his family and his friends. Eric was a shining star that faded too quickly from our lives. He had so much to give, so much to achieve. His music now becomes part of our memory of our loved one we cherish.
Eric passed from this life on June 13th, 2012 in Belleville, IL at the age of 19 years, three months, and 24 days.
Eric is preceded in death by grandfather, Bob Gonzalis, grandmother, Kathryn Smart, and his "special mother", Penny Gonzales.
Those left to cherish his memory include his fiancé, Megan Ponder of Belleville, IL, his parents, Bobby Joe and wife Marilyn Gonzales of St. Louis, MO, and Antoinette Smart and companion Curtis Baldridge of Stilwell, OK. He leaves five sisters and three brothers, Aretha Bullock and husband Nick of Houston, TX, Evelyn Gonzales of Tulsa, OK, Christina Gonzales of St. Louis, MO, Tierra Simmons and Shannon Simmons both of St. Louis, MO, Robert Gonzales and wife Kristie of Arkport, NY, Bobby Gonzales and wife Stephanie of Colorado Springs, CO, and Steven Gonzales of Stilwell. His grandparents include Louella Gonzalis of Stilwell, OK, Anthony Smart of Stilwell, OK, and James and Shirley Simmons of St. Louis, MO. His Aunts and Uncles include Betty Jo Gonzalis of Stilwell, Genevieve and Deandre Robinson of Chicago. IL, Gary and Opal Gonzales of Stilwell, OK, Maurice Simmons of St. Louis, MO, James and Yvette Simmons Jr. of St. Louis, MO, Thomas Smart of Stilwell, OK, as well as two special nephews, Caleb Bullock of Houston, TX and A baby nephew adding to the family in July, as well as great aunts and uncles, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.