At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Rebecca's Family c/o Regina Navejar
Memorials can be directed to Rebecca's Family in care of Regina Navejar
Life Story / Obituary
The Story of the Giver
The following was read in the operating room to the transplant team receiving Rebecca’s Gifts.
My name is Regina, and I'm the mother of Rebecca Maria Gonzalez. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you about her.
Rebecca is a giver. She always has been. She gave joy, friendship, and love to many people. She gave us a beautiful child, her son, Elijah.
Rebecca is a brave person. She faced challenges and boldly overcame them. Sometimes she was scared, but she pushed through it.
Rebecca is a fighter. Life took jabs at her from time to time, but she punched back--hard.
The love we have for her is embedded in the atoms of her being. Each cell contains a memory of joy, laughter, love. It's eternal.
To the fortunate people who receive her gifts:
May they be givers.
May they be brave.
May they fight--even when faced with a scary or bigger opponent.
May they feel the love we have for her when they take a breath, fall in love and feel their heart beat fast.
Through our loss, we have found beauty in the idea that Rebecca Maria Gonzalez will continue to Give. Continue to be Brave. Continue to Fight.
Her Love will now spread to people who will now be considered part of our family--The few, the lucky few who have had the privileged to know her, love her and call her daughter, mother, sister, grand-daughter, niece, cousin and friend.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Rebecca on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Niemann Suminski Funeral Home 2486 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207 from 12:00 PM until time of the Memorial Service at 2:00 PM.
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