Romelia Gomez Mata
December 27, 1925  -  July 6, 2017

Romelia Gomez Mata

Rosary Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Monday, July 10, 2017
7:00 PM
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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
2633 Conover
Odessa, TX  79763
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
11:00 AM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Romelia Gomez Mata

On July 6, 2017, our devoted mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, godmother, and friend passed away to peacefully rest at the age of 91. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Romelia Gomez Mata was born on December 27, 1925, in San Jose, Texas. She married Andres Gonzales Mata on October 15, 1949, in Odessa, Texas.

Romelia’s devout Catholic faith and servant heart was exemplified through her dedication to God, family, home and beyond. She made caring and nurturing her family her sole vocation in life.
You could always find her door open to anyone needing a nourishing meal or a loving ear. We all have our treasured memories of her from her kitchen that not only served as a safe haven;
as well as a family meeting place to enjoy her famous red enchiladas and each other’s company.

Left to cherish her memory are her three sons, Alfonso Mata; Alvaro Mata and wife Yvonne Mata; Pablo Alberto Mata and wife Rosario Mata; daughter, Maria del Carmen Mata Ramirez and
Ricardo Ramirez; her sisters, Rosalina Spencer and Socorro Salgado; her grandchildren, great grandchildren, godchildren, and abundance of family and friends who love her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andres Gonzales Mata, Sr.; son, Andres Mata, Jr.; father, Epigmenio Gomez; mother, Leonor Baeza Gomez; brothers, Pilar Gomez and Manuel Gomez.

Special thanks to St. Joseph’s Home Health Care and to her caretaker Kristen Roman.

Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Mass will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Juan Fernando Bonilla, MSP, officiating.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Andres Cristoval Mata, Hiram Leonel Mata, Alvaro Antonio Mata, John Samora, Andrew Ramirez, and Alexander Mata.

A few words alone cannot describe her impact on so many lives. She touched everyone’s heart in a unique and special way. She will be truly missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign her guestbook at


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  1. Anna Minjarez
    Odessa, TX

    My deepest condolences to the family of Romelia Mata.

  2. Sister Kathleen Murray
    St Louis, MO

    To all the family, my prayers are with you as you celebrate the extraordinary life and constant love of Romelia.
    Blessings and love,
    Sister Kathleen D.C.

  3. Dora Ramirez
    Odessa, TX

    My most sincere condolences. May the family find comfort and peace.My prayers for the Family.

  4. Rene and maria flores

    Our deepest sympathies, we all lost a great lady, prayers for all the family!

  5. Ginny Lambardia
    Odessa, TX

    My most sincere and deepest condolences!

  6. Elvia & Claudia
    Midland, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

  7. Pete Armendarez
    Odessa, TX

    My condolences to the Matta Family my she rest in peace

  8. Melinda, Bert & Lance Casem
    Mililani, HI

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family.
    My Tia is now in the loving arms of our Blessed Lord and my Tio. I will always treasure all the wonderful memories and all the Love she always gave with her warm hugs and kisses.

    Love you my Tia. Please watch over all of us as our Guardian Angel.

    Bert, Melinda and Lance

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