Minnie Shadd-Gonzales

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Minnie D. "Dottie"

Minnie D. "Dottie" Shadd-Gonzales, 68, of Toledo, OH, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, with family by her side. Known to all as Dottie, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a friend to many. She always had a smile and a joke to tell and was loved by all. Born in Crab Orchard, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Myrtle Hawkins. She was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters, and her son, Jason R. Shadd.

Dottie is survived by her loving husband, Juan A. Gonzales; sons, Daniel L. Shadd and Jeremy M. (Korri) Shadd; grandchildren, Brandon L. Enright, Kara L. Enright, Taylor L. Shadd, and Lauren A. Shadd. She is also survived by her brother, R. Leslie Hawkins; sisters, Delores J. Brown, Barbara L. Wiseman and Eloise A. Moore, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue (between Secor and Douglas Roads). Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Heritage Baptist Church, 5433 Lewis Avenue, Toledo, with Rev. Daniel Ellis and Rev. Jeff Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Ansberg-West Funeral Directors
3000 Sylvania Ave
Toledo, OH 43613
(419) 472-7633
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Published in Toledo Blade on May 12, 2014
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