Gloria Fridge Gonzales

Gloria Fridge Gonzales

Dec. 8, 1927 – Jan. 28, 2020

Gloria Fridge Gonzales died on Jan. 28, 2020 at the age of 92.

Gloria went peacefully home to be with her lord and savior, Jesus Christ. She was a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana until moving to Alaska when her husband, Floyd J. Gonzales retired. She lived there for 17 years, quickly becoming a “Cajun Alaskan.”

Upon her husband’s death on Sept. 27, 2004, she moved back to Clinton, Louisiana to be closer to family.

Gloria loved to read as well as volunteer in her community and church. She was an animal lover, a great and loyal friend, and faithful to all her commitments. She volunteered at local food pantries, both in Louisiana and in her former home in Alaska. There was not a harder worker to be found. No job was beneath her. She was a great encourager to all she knew.

Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Teddy T. Fridge; mother, Lessie V. Fridge; brother, Teddy Fridge Jr.; sister and brother-in-law, Werdna and Eddie Hall; brother-in-law, John N. Verbois; son, Larry R. Gonzales; and daughter, Cynthia G. Bozeman.

She is survived by her sister, Myrtle F. Verbois; sister-in-law, Fleeta Fridge; son, Ray C. Gonzales and his wife Boydrice, his daughter Darlene G. Slade and her husband Terry E. Slade; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Gloria will be greatly missed by all who knew her, until they meet again in heaven.

The last thing she would say to any person she came in contact with was, “Remember, Jesus loves you.”

There will be a memorial service on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at Feliciana Baptist Church in Clinton, Louisiana.