Gomez - Serafin, Francisco Javier, a 40 year resident of the South Bay Area, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012 in Colton, CA with all of his children by his side. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Francisco was 58 when he died. Relationships... Francisco is survived by mother, Maria Gomez of Torrance, CA; son, Francisco J. Gomez Jr. Cypress, CA; daughter, Sandra Gomez of Yorba Linda, CA; daughter, Carrie Gomez-Real of Highland, CA; son, Jesus Gomez of Long Beach, CA; son, Marcus Gomez of Highland, CA; son, Andree Gomez of Highland, CA; His five brothers; Jose Gomez, Victor Gomez, Miguel Gomez, Roberto Gomez, Ricardo Gomez; and five sisters; Maria Rodriguez, Martha Ortiz, Socorro Castellon, Olivia Martinez, and Norma Gomez. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Gomez - Moreno and brother, Jorge Gomez. The Broken Chain I little knew that morning. God was going to call your name, When you lived you were so loved, When you died, we all still felt the same. It broke my heart to loose you, you did not go alone, for part of me went with you, the day God called you home. You left me beautiful memories your love is still my guide, and though we cannot see you, you're always at my side. Emotions now are heart broken and things won't be the same, We all must leave this world and we will see each other again. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday January 11, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 10:00pm. The Service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rice Mortuary "Francisco Javier Gomez-Serafin".

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Dad, you are the greatest father I know. You mean the world to me and my girls. Life will never be the same without you. I have been blessed to have such a great relationship with you. Through thick and thin we have always stuck by each others side. You have always been there for me and my girls more than anyone ever has. You were always the life of the party and everyone was always happy to see you. Not one day passes that we don’t think about you and wish you would just come home. We miss you and love you with all of our hearts.

    God Saw You Getting Tired
    God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be.
    So He wrapped his arms around you,
    and whispered, “come to me.”
    You didn’t deserve what you went through,
    So He gave you rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful,
    He only takes the best
    And when I saw you sleeping,
    So peaceful and free from pain
    I could not wish you back
    To suffer that again.

    Letting Go
    The Angels gathered near your bed, so very close to you.
    For they knew the pain and suffering that you were going through. I thought about so many things, as I held tightly to your hand. Oh, how I wished that you were strong and happy once again. But your eyes were looking homeward, to that place beyond the sky. Where Jesus held His outstretched arms, it was time to say goodbye. I struggled with my selfish thoughts,for I wanted you to stay. So we could walk and talk again,like we did – just yesterday. But Jesus knew the answer,and I knew He loved you so. So I gave to you life€™s greatest gift,the gift of letting go.

  2. Dear Dad,

    Although you are not physically here with us, I know within
    our hearts you are spiritually. Looking down on us day by day, hour for hour, you are our hero, confidant, leader & so much more. You have never let us down and you are the most humble man that we ever known, You could not have taught
    us any better qualities then what we know and are today.

    We appreciate and cherish every moment that you have given yourself to us and it will never be forgotten.

    You are forever in our hearts & thoughts€.

    I miss your: voice, your laugh, hugs, kisses & your

    I want: to be in your arms again to hold me once more &
    tell me it€™s going to be okay

    I miss: those special moments that we spent together, just
    enjoying life to the fullest.

    I want you€ I want you back!
    But, it€™s okay€..because I am at peace, because you are not gone€.

    I€™m Not Gone

    Don€™t cry for me,
    now that I am free.

    Just look around anywhere,
    and that is where I€™ll be.

    For I am the daylight,
    when the sun starts to rise.

    I€™m the bright rainbow,
    you see with your eyes.

    I€™m the tiny raindrops,
    that sprinkle in the wind.

    I€™ll always be here with you,
    for there really is no end.

    I€™m the dew that€™s on the ground,
    and the quietness all around.

    Yes,I am so very happy,
    with this new life I have found.

    I€™m the peaceful summer breeze,
    that flows softly through the trees.

    I€™m the bluebird in the sky,
    that sings with such ease.

    Yes,I am so very happy,
    so happy to be free.

    Understand my family and friends
    and don€™t you cry for me.

    Sheila Pearce

    You are forever in my heart & thoughts.

    Love, Sandra (aka; Shorty)

  3. Compa, I chose you to be the Godfather of my son Carlos because you have such a great heart and guidance for children … You have never let me down and now up above where you are I am sure you will still be looking over all of your precious loved ones and be there for all of us as you always have been… I love you and will miss you greatly . But you have now been called for more work where you are needed even more …..See you in the future Compa <3 Your comadre Katie

  4. Teri Miller- You were loved Uncle Frank….I wrote this for you.

    God knew the need for someone
    to add humor to our hearts

    Someone to add fun & laughter
    even when we’ve been apart

    Someone who’s life would mean so much,
    to those around who felt his touch

    I should have told you more,
    you meant the world to me

    the many things you taught us
    all the times you were there

    Helped me growing up
    knowing how much you truly cared

    You made me laugh so many times
    I cant help but to be sad

    I should have told you when I was little
    I loved you like a dad

    Even though its not been said
    I appreciate all you do

    Richly blessed is how I feel
    having a Uncle just like you

    Uncle Frank/Aunt Dana when I was little I cannot even tell you how much I looked forward to coming to your house even just for a little while, I have so many fun,happy memories from that time.
    Uncle Frank I couldnt get the smile off my face when I was around you..always joking,always helpful,always there.Thankyou for that true happiness in my heart. You were loved. Your Neice Teri

  5. You were always a joy to be around. We miss you so much. Your grand kids miss you so much, Lexie always ask about you and so does Andree Jr., they love you dearly and will always cherish the fun memories you have shared with them. Andree misses the long car rides with you driving back to Highland from LA. Andree and I still have your cell number on are phones hoping that when the phone rings it is you. I will miss everytime I saw you, you would give me a hug and say “hey beautiful, How are you” or when you would talk to me in spanish. so many memories that will be charished for a lifetime. You were always in a good mood, never seen you mad. You had a wonderful personality. I know you are in heaven with god watching over us, smiling at us and protecting us. You are loved by so many.I look forward to the day we all meet up with you again in heaven.I know we will see you again so this is not good by but see you later. WE LOVE YOU!!
    *Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal*!
    Love you always and forever,
    Andree, Raylene,
    Andree Jr. and Lexie

  6. Last night I had a dream. I saw you! I couldn’t stop staring at your face. It was surreal. We were in a rather embarrassing place, but we were there together. You were offering up your advice, keeping me calm….. I am proud to have had you in my life. Through our struggles , life, you showed me the way. Your laughter, your smile ,would bring joy into any room. Your heart was bigger than life itself. You taught me patience. You taught me how to be a man; a loving,caring,patient father with an ear for listening. You were there when I needed you most…… I know that you are in a better place now. You aren’t suffering, you’re body is not in pain. My life is forever changed. I am in pain. My soul hurts. Time heals, memories will remain and never fade. I will keep your spirit alive. You are in my heart, in many hearts. Until we meet again,in dreams or in Heaven, I will always cherish you Pops. I LOVE YOU! Your Son, Francisco Javier Gomez Jr.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook