Kai Samuel Gonzalez

  • "My darling Kai-kai, I can't believe you would be 10 if you..."
  • "I never stop missing you, peanut. I miss you every minute...."
  • "Happy 10th birthday, peanut. I love and miss you so much. ..."
  • "Dear Kai, I love you and miss you so much. I will see you..."
  • "I miss you, Peanut. Mommy"

Kai Samuel Gonzalez, 5 years old, was lovingly carried to Heaven on angels' wings on February 16, 2013. In his brief life, he exemplified pure goodness, kindness, gentleness and joy, always exuberantly welcoming everyone he met into his boundless heart. His vibrant, yet sweet-tempered spirit will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. He is survived by his loving parents, Frank Gonzalez and Lisa Heck-Gonzalez, his brothers C.J. Heck and Keanu Gonzalez, his maternal grandparents Thomas and Elizabeth Sweet, his aunt Christy Sweet, and his uncle and aunt Jack and Maureen Cervino. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents Francisco and Marina Gonzalez. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 pm at the Miami Vineyard Church, 14260 SW 119th Ave., Miami, FL. The funeral service will immediately follow at 7:15 pm in the same church. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that tax-deductible donations be made to: The Humane Society of the United States Attn: Kai Gonzalez Memorial Fund 2100 L Street NW Washington D.C. 20037 OR The Cat Network Attn: Kai Gonzalez Memorial Fund P.O. Box 347228 Miami, FL 33234-7228

Published in Miami Herald on Feb. 19, 2013