In Memory of Leticia Gomez
May 6, 1969 – February 25, 2017
Leticia Maria Rafael Gomez, 47, of Centreville, died (Feb. 25, 2017). Born May 6, 1969, in Aruba, she came to the U.S. in 1987 to attend the University of Alabama. While a student e married German Gomez in 1989. After taking time off from school to start her family, she returned to UA and completed her nursing degree in 2008.
She served as a registered nurse at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, as a teacher’s aide in Bibb County, and as an instructor for the University Of Alabama College of nursing. A gifted musician, she sang and played flute and cuatro (a four-stringed guitarlike instrument).
In 1995, while raising her family, she became a missionary of the National Plan of the United Methodist Church, serving Bibb and Chilton counties. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. German Gomez, local ordained pastor of the San Juan Mission of Clanton First United; children, Aarendy Gomez Boykin, Irais Gomez and Aaron Gomez; her parents, Efrain and Maria Rafael; and her siblings Oswaldo Rafael (Osiris) and Gilbert Rafael (Diana) as well as her nieces and nephews. Services were held at 1:00pm, February 28th at the First United Methodist in Clanton, Alabama. Visitation was held at Rockco Funeral Home Centreville on Feb. 27, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM. Rev. Doug West officiated. Burial followed at Pineland Memorial Cemetery in Centreville, AL.
The Bibb Voice wishes to extend our Love, our sympathy and our condolences to the Family.