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Obituary: Leona Gomez

Friday, November 5, 2010

Leona "Lee" Gomez, 60, of Chapel Hill, died Oct. 28, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness.

A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Gomez was the daughter of the late L.R. and Marjorie Cameron Steelman. She was a homemaker and a member of New Vision Outreach Church in Chapel Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Modesto Gomez, who died in 2003, and a son, Modesto Gomez Jr. who died in 2001.

She is survived by a daughter, Christy Gomez of Chapel Hill; three sons, Mitch Gomez of Chapel Hill; Randy Gomez of Ashley, Mich. and Robert Gomez of Lewisburg; two brothers, Leon Steelman of Austin, Texas, and Leo Steelman of Abilene, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

According to her wishes, cremation rites were accorded, and a Memorial Service was held on Sunday, Oct. 31, at New Vision Outreach Church in Chapel Hill.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.