Andrew Gonzales Ayala

October 22, 1952 - February 6, 2022

Andrew Gonzales Ayala of McKinney, Texas passed away February 6, 2022 at the age of 69.  He was born on October 22, 1952 to Frank H. Ayala and Trinidad (Gonzales) Ayala.  When Andrew was nine years old, the family settled in McKinney, Texas.  He married the love of his life, Judy Niermeier on March 7, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Andy was a man of many talents which he didn’t realize until his life changing moment when he had a heart attack in 2007 leaving him on disability.  It was afterwards, Andy realized he was gifted in woodcarving, making plaques and crosses with his scroll saw, ceramics, turning pens, and most recently teaching himself stained glass making.  The only talent Andy didn’t possess was singing although he loved trying while everyone around simply covered their ears.  He never met a stranger.  Andy loved to talk and joke with everyone around him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Judy Ayala; children, Andrew Ayala, Jr., Carlos Lee Ayala, and Andrea Johnson and husband, Clinton; grandchildren, Andrew Ayala, IV, Diana Ayala and husband, Juan, Kristin Reyes and husband, Jesus, Rebecca Ayala, Monica Ayala and husband, Joshua, Ramon Ayala and wife, Kylie, Eduardo Ayala, Maliek Johnson, and Ava Johnson; great-grandchildren, Ariana Ayala, Julian Salas, JJ Escandon, Noah Escandon, and baby Salas on the way; siblings, Dora Gonzalez, Janie Ayala, Tina Andrade, and Diana Garza and husband, Jesus; mother-in-law, Edna Niermeier; brothers-in-law and sisters-in- law, Celia Ayala, Stan Niermeier, Vi Wegele and husband, Randy, Gary Niermeier, Fred Niermeier and wife, Nancy, and Dave Niermeier and wife, Shirley; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Herman Niermeier; great-grandson, Andrew Ayala V; siblings, Rosa Garcia and husband, Jesus, Felix Barrientes, Lee Barrientes and wife, Selia, Mary Ozuna and husband, Urbano, Frank Ayala, and Jo Maynor and husband, T; and brother-in-law, Manuel Jimenez.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, February 13, 2022 at Turrentine-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Andy’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/andrew-gonzales-ayala.  After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location. 

The family will receive family and friends during a visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

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He was a good man in many ways , amazing to his wife , good to everyone that came his way !! I remember going over there for Easter Sunday and finding golden eggs with are names I remember going to his and his wife’s house where they gave out Orange Popsicles to every child that came there way !! I remember him and my grandfather would play pool , may he rest in the heavens where Angles really Sing I know deep down in my heart he is going to be watching over his lovely family each and every single day . - Ayala Caine , February 14, 2022 Praying for the peace that only God can provide at this time. Love, Connie Connie Maynor, February 12, 2022 I am sorry for your loss, Andy will be missed by many, i always enjoyed hearing his Hello Neighbor and speaking with him i will miss him dearly. Rick Lafon, February 10, 2022 Judy, I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband . God is good and you will find peace, I am praying for you and family God Bless you.
Deborah Jackson, February 9, 2022 Nude, sorry for you’re loss, May the Lord comfort you. God, tears are flowing, and hearts are breaking. Please surround the families of the dying with Your presence and peace. In the name of Jesus, Amen. Nune, Rest in peace.
Nancy DeLaRosa , February 9, 2022 Grandpa thank you for the memories given to me as a kid, they will never be forgotten. I regret not having more opportunities to go and visit more often . You will always be remembered love Eduardo! Lee Eduardo Ayala , February 9, 2022 Uncle Nune was definitely one of a kind and will be missed. Aunt Nude, my prayers are with you today and in the coming weeks and months. I am praying that God would give you strength during the season and that He would hug you and speak peace to your mind when you feel alone. Juan ‘Sugar’ Herrera, February 8, 2022