WINTER HAVEN - Hunter Gonzalez, age 10, went to be with Jesus July 27, 2013 as a result of a jetski/tubing accident. He would have been a 5th grader.
Hunter was born in Winter Haven on January 20, 2003 and was an outstanding student at Chain of Lakes Elementary School where Mrs. Sierra was his favorite teacher. Hunter received the highest score of 5 in reading and math on his FCATs in 3rd grade. In 4th grade he scored perfect in math, not missing a single question on the FCAT and received a trophy, medallion and a letter of congratulations from Florida Governor, Rick Scott. While in 4th grade he also took a 6th grade online Language Arts class with Polk Virtual School. He finished that class with an "A". This summer Hunter attended Polk State "Kids at College" program where Mr. Walden was his favorite teacher.
Hunter was baptized and a member of The Rock Church of Winter Haven where services were held August 2, 2013 which was a celebration of his life. Hunter was an avid reader and enjoyed video games, bike riding, building Legos and swimming.
Surviving are his loving mother: Natalie Gonzalez, dad: Dr. Boris Nunez, sisters: Stephanie, Dani, RyanGrace, and ReaganSophia, and brother: Javier. Grandparents: are Antonio & Sharon Gonzalez of Lake Wales, Florida, Charlotte Roush of California, and Paul Roush of Nevada. Hunter is also survived by 2 aunts: Antonia Tijerina of Seminole, Florida, and Alicia Anderson of Palm Harbor, Florida, Chelito Nunez of Winter Haven. He is also survived by 4 uncles: Rick Gonzalez of Lake Wales, David Gonzalez of North Carolina, Tim Gonzalez of Tampa and James Gonzalez of Texas, Colon Nunez of Aventura, FL; biological father Aaron Roush. Hunter's best friends were Ayden Stamey, Gabriel Latham and Nate Greene.
Hunter's organs were donated so that others may live, to give them more time, maybe to find Jesus. With the help of attorney William Allen, Hunter donated 2 kidneys, 4 heart valves, 2 eyes and a liver. Hunter touched many lives on this earth in his short 10 years. Everyone loved this precious child of God. He is now perfect, & whole being cared for by the perfect Father in Heaven. The Gonzalez-Nunez family would like to acknowledge state attorney David Stamey and family, Allyson Torres and family, family law attorney William Allen, Mr. Duncan and staff at Chain of Lakes Elementary and LMHC Elizabeth Dumville for all their hard work and support. Mommy and Boris love you Hunter!! The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Published in Ledger from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2013