Gloria Jean Gutierrez


Gloria J. Gutierrez, 54, of Waco, passed away, Saturday, October 10th.

Funeral Services: 10AM Wednesday, October 14th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Tuesday, October 13th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Gloria was born August 16, 1961 in Waco.

Our mother Gloria was truly one of a kind. There are so many ways to describe the wonderful woman our mother was. Those of you who she crossed paths with her throughout her walk in life and were touched by her loving ways in one way or another have been left with a special part of our mom, a personal memory of your own to cherish till you see her again. Her testimony was powerful, she gave people strength that had no hope, she encouraged them to believe that with God all things are possible and she was proof of that, a genuine miracle. Every time that our mom would be released from the hospital she was ready to head straight to church to praise God for her healing. We will never forget her beautiful voice, she truly sounded like an angel. She would sing to the Lord from her heart and her grace she wore with pride, mom was truly one of a kind. She was strong in her faith, a mighty prayer warrior. Momma was so loving and kind hearted to everyone. She was always quick to show compassion to those who were in need with no hesitation. Our mother always made sure to let her light shine over her children and grand babies, she always wanted let them know that they were loved and to never feel lonely. Mom was always willing to lend a helping hand, she was always there and never expected anything in return. She also loved cooking, she truly could cook the best food ever. Our mom was so humble, even though there were times she didn’t have, she would always find a way to give to those in need, she would say “The good Lord placed it in my heart” or “this is just the way I am” and again never expecting anything in return. She could love anyone who wanted to be loved or willing to accept her love, once you accepted her love you were family no matter what. She was a true fighter with her illness. She would always say “I’m not going to give up”. The word says “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7) is all her. She was so brave. Mom was a great example of how others in the world should be. She will be missed so dearly, but her legacy will live on forever.

– We love you, Momma.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Rev. Guadalupe and Tomasita Gutierrez, mother, Tommie Rodriguez.

Survivors include her children, Julian Rios, Jr. and wife Diane, Rafaela Lara and husband Charles, and Veronica Guardiola and husband Johnathan; grandchildren, Genesis, Desalynn, Angela, Willie, Nicholas, Rainique, Xaniya, and Ezra; great grandchildren, Izzy and Sonny; brothers, Charles Rodriquez and wife Beatrice, Albert Rodriguez and wife Carol, and Johnny Rivera.

Pallbearers will be Ramiro Osoria, Frederico Garcia, Rosco Balderas, Jose’ Lopez, Noah Gutierrez, Victor Enriquez, Fernando Contrerras and Julian Rios, Jr.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to the medical staff at Baylor- Scott and White in Temple, all family and friends for your prayer and support, especially Gloria Rojo, Katy Powell, Emma Pullen and Lourdes Arevalos.

Thoughts and memories may be shared at

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. I loved Gloria very much.
    She was the most sweetest person I’ve known,every time I saw her she always loved to talk to me about everything and give me advice.
    Its still hard for me to believe your gone but your in a better place with our lord.
    I love and miss you.

    Love, The Coronado Family

  2. We just want the family to know we love them we will be praying for them and we want to give them our condolences can’t believe she is gone but I know she is in a better place.

  3. Gloria your in heaven now where there is no more pain nor sorrow, You will be miss very much here in earth, But I know we will see each other one day, I love you my sister in law! Sons and daughters I give you my deepest condolences I will love you always your anti Vickie Gandara y Family

  4. MY condolences to the family, may peace be with you all. God Bless
    Your sister Vickie

  5. My deepest condolence to the family. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow and always. Prayers being sent your way.

  6. Primas you both know i love you and id do anything for you i still cant adjust to the fact that she not here it hurts to know this and see both you hurting……id give anything to see ya happy not hurting i know i might not understand the feeling but as my aunt who did so much than any other aunt ever did she was a true amazing tia whom i sure am missing and could really wish to hear her voice about now and making me laugh ………you know i didnt know how to tell my mim and when i do i know she is not going to be able to take it and my ma nina well she crying to hear this but believe me they both love ya too… ma nina was remembering the day of her birthday and broke down in tears …..primas love ya

  7. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort. God Bless all the family .

  8. So for your great loss. May you fine comfort in God’s wonderful words in the Bible.

  9. My thoughts and prayers for Julian (JR), Ella, Veronica and their families. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard to believe that she’s gone…taken too early. Prayers for comfort at this very difficult time.

    Irene Gutierrez

  10. I am sooooooooo sorry for your loss, your mom was loved by everyone and still is ,she was a good person may God bless you and your family at this time love y’all

  11. My sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was an remarkable lady, that made such great impact on many. We laugh, cried, and share many stories that will remain in my heart. God has gain a Angel in heaven. Miss you my Amiga, till we meet again. Love, Becky

  12. My prayers are with the family. Many prayers for comfort during this time of loss. May God place his arms around you all.

  13. Rebecca Rios Endres

    May God comfort your hearts for the loss of your beloved mother Gloria. She was always part of the family I Love you my sister -in- law also my sister in Christ. She had a kind and given spirit. Always ready to cook and making sure we had enough to eat. I Love her cooking and will always remember that is a special place in my heart for Gloria. She was a very good mother and grandmother.Also she enjoyed going to church and worshiping the Lord. May you rest in peace Gloria .With our deepest condolence , your aunt Rebecca Rios Endres and Family

  14. Mary Ann Becerra

    my condolences to the family…i too understand what its like ..its a bad feeling like a piece of u is torn apart, my prima was a great person ,every where i would see her she always had that beautiful smile,RIH…my prima till we meet again praying for comfort during this time of loss

  15. Gloria’s spirit is one of the sweetest heaven could share. She will be truly missed..

  16. Gloria When I heard you went to be with Our God in Heaven,I was sad but knowing where you will be brought me comfort and knowing you will be in a place where you could be yourself and not in pain anymore. I always thought you had a beautiful smile Gloria and enjoyed being around people like yourself that loved Our God. I know you felt as I do about your children and Grandchildren and Great Granchildren that they meant so much to you. I know you are smiling as you greet everyone. I will miss you Gloria .

  17. Jessica and Richard Kelley

    Sorry for your loss Julian, you and your family are in our prayers.

  18. veronica alvizo

    I met mrs. Gloria one time in the hospital when me and romeo Resendez, her nephew, ….she thanked me for taking care of her nephew….i thought to myself what a lovely woman….my condolences to the entire family..Dios la guarde en su santa gloria…

  19. A great lady with the kindest heart ever! I am honored to have met you. RIP Mrs. Gloria

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