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Deborah Schloeman Gonzalez

October 1, 1957 - June 6, 2019

Deborah Ruth Johnson-Gonzalez passed away and returned to her heavenly home on June 6, 2019 at the age of 61.  She was born on October 1, 1957 to Daniel and Majorie (Aldrich) Schloeman in Austin, Texas.  Deborah's parents were dedicated believers in Christ, which was instilled into her life from the day she was born.  These deep Christian roots have been passed from generation to generation and have left a lasting legacy in her family.

Deborah graduated from McCallum High School in 1974 and married Charles Ray Johnson. They were married for 27 years and had two children, Daniel and Lori.  After she married, she continued her education at the University of Texas and earned her BA in Business Administration in 1979. Deborah began her dream job as a high school teacher and worked for several years before having children of her own.  After her children were born, Deborah devoted her time to raising them and did not return to work until they entered middle school. During this time, many happy memories were made, including weekends on Lake Travis, and going to Six Flags.  Deborah returned to teaching and decided to continue her education in 2008.  Deborah received her MA of Education (MeD) (technology curriculum, and instruction) from the University of North Texas in 2011 and then began her career as a Career and Technical Education Coordinator.  Deborah spent 31 dedicated years as a teacher and educator.  She was a devoted worker who truly loved her job. She touched many lives, including her students during her years in education.  Deborah retired from Plano ISD in May 2019. Deborah was married to Raul Gonzalez for 12 years and they lived in Parker, Texas.

Deborah is survived by her husband, Raul Gonzalez; her son, Daniel Johnson; her daughter, Lori Stanwix; two stepdaughters, Rose and Raquel Gonzalez; and son-in-laws, Brandon Stanwix and Sultan Helabi; grandchildren, McKinley and Colton Stanwix, and Gabriel Alvarez; and numerous other loving family and friends. 

Deborah had an unwavering faith in God. Her heart and spirit reflected the love of Jesus to everyone around her.  In all aspects of her life, she was well known for her endless giving of herself to help others.  Deborah instilled the Word of God into her children and dedicated her life to being a wonderful wife, mother, and “Mimi”. We remember Deborah and thank her for being the steady rock for those around her – for teaching, helping, forgiving, loving, and paving the way for so many. Several years ago, Deborah had a vision called “Sharing Moments”, hoping to help mothers find their faith to survive the heartache of a child with drug addiction. Deborah helped many women in the Dallas area find rest in the hope that only Jesus can bring. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her warm smile and laugh, will never be forgotten. Deborah’s firm belief in God supported her in her struggle with cancer and ultimately gave her peace in her last days. She will be dearly missed by so many loved ones, who celebrate that she is now at peace with her creator.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Hope Fellowship, 1702 West University Drive, McKinney, Texas, 75069. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

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Words are never adequate in moments like these. I pray that the Lord can give you all comfort, that only He is able to give. My family will continue to hold your family up in prayer through these difficult days.
Sy & Sherry Hartgrove, June 12, 2019 Debbie was a blessing to our family and to me. She never made me feel like a “step” daughter. She would always introduce me as her and Raul’s youngest daughter. She showed her love for me in more ways than one but here’s a few to count; she said, “You know I love you because I let you have your sugar gliders in my house. I never let my kids have gerbils growing up.” Another time she said, “You know I love you because I sat through two days of hunter safety course with you.” These were things not on her list of idea favorites but she would do it for me. Deborah showed her love in many ways, through buying perfectly match outfits for Gabriel, getting all his teachers, therapists and bus drivers gifts... cooking large thanksgiving meals for Sultan and our friends, not once complaining about it but opening her home... she really made my dad into a better man, my sister into a better daughter, her son into a Godly man on Fire for Jesus. Debbie loves her kids and son-in-laws, she loved Brandon perfectly for Lori, she would get all of her kids together on holidays, birthdays, graduations, and more. She’s the loving glue, and I’ll always remember you Mom (#2). You raised me half my life, and you thought me to put God first in all I do, say, think or be. I miss you terribly but I know that you are at peace and resting and smiling your big smile. Thanks for being the heart of our family. I love you Debbie <3
Raquel Gonzalez, June 10, 2019 I remember Deborah when she married my brother, Raul, how happy and estatic she was that she had a whole new family all one moment. She said that hadn't any brothers or sisters and that now she was truly excited to be a part of our big family. The Gonzalez family, little did she know. I remember my new sister-in-law for how free and light spirited she was. Nothing seemed to fazed her. She was a Godly woman of faith who really walked the Christian walk and who put family first. Even though, Deborah, as highly educated as she was and the many blessings that God had given her, she remained very humble. Once when Raul, purchased her this very expensive purse, well over $500, she leaned over and looked around, and said. "I feel so guilty, I've never spent this much for a purse" and then she chuckled and smiled looking at her new purse. She was happy. Elena April, June 10, 2019 I had the honor of meeting Deborah several times. She was always kind and welcoming when I would visit, like I was a part of the family. She was a bright light in this world that will be terribly missed. Marty Reynolds, June 10, 2019 Deborah was a wonderful woman. She hosted me and my family at her house also my husband. She was a good cook. She told me the secret of her mashed potato recipe and I’m glad because someone says that she never told anyone but you. I felt this made me special person to her. She was a really good woman. She's kind, loving, smiling, she had the spirit of comfort and happiness. I hope her family is ok.
Saja, June 10, 2019 It is said the GOOD LORD takes the good ones young. My brother's wife, Deb, my beautiful sister in law, Deb, was among the best of the best of the good! She put everyone before herself without hesitation, without thought. That's the way she was. And the GOOD LORD saw this and HE saw this was a person that earned her place next to JESUS and the GOOD LORD. So HE called her home. Though we hurt that she has left this earthly bound... Deb 'did her time.' Deb loved GOD, she loved Raul, her kids, her step kids, her grandkids, her grandson with the special smile. She loved all her family and extended family. Deb was a very exceptional and very unique woman and she was a LADY! I will miss this beautiful light, this beautiful person. We will all miss Deb. I believe Deb would ask all of us to find comfort among each other in her final journey with the GOOD LORD as HE will comfort all of us during these painful times. I'll see you later my friend. Hopefully much later, but see you just the same. love-- your brother in law, Xavier Gonzalez
xavier gonzalez, June 9, 2019 I’ve been blessed to have Deborah as my Aunt. She was truly a one of a kind woman. She would show others God’s love through her actions. I’ll forever cherish all the memories we all made as a family. She is deeply missed. And has forever left her mark on all who were blessed enough to have met her. Efy Jalili, June 9, 2019 Raquel Gonzalez, Debbie’s step daughter, has been my best friend for almost 10 years. I met Raquel in college and would visit Raul & Debbie’s home frequently. Debbie was always welcoming with kind words and warm food. I am very sorry for the loss of Debbie. She was kind & sweet soul. Melissa, June 9, 2019 No amount of words can describe how kind and wonderful of a person Debby was. I am so fortunate to have worked under her for three years. Debby truly made me feel like family. She always had more love to share with the world. She always made time for family and friends, and she never forgot a special anniversary or birthday. Debby helped me with various episodes in my life—whether it was simple advice or a letter of recommendation, she was always ready to volunteer. I will forever miss your cooking, your kindness, and our conversations. Debby, at our last conversation, you mentioned your weight. I just wanted you to know that today, you weigh heavy on all the hearts that love you.
Huong Nguyen, June 9, 2019 Wonderful, loving lady, sister, so much to so many, to me, always a bright light to see. She will always be in my heart.
Louis Gonzalez, June 9, 2019 I was so blessed to have met Deborah this past September. She brought God's Light to my world. This poem has brought me comfort and I hope it brings you comfort also. Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again! Mary Connelly, June 9, 2019 Deborah is a very kind and loving person. She hosted my family and friends during holidays in her house. She always offer to help with a smile. She will be remembered forever. Wishing the family peace and comfort as we remember Debbie. Sultan Helabi, June 9, 2019 Deborah was a wonderful person! I worked with her at Plano ISD as a fellow teacher and when she was the district coordinator. She always had a smile, tried to be as helpful as possible, and gave words of encouragement every time I needed it. She is someone who will not be forgotten in my memories and my heart! Kay Garvin, June 8, 2019