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Elizabeth Ann Gomes

January 8, 1952 - October 27, 2015

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Elizabeth Ann Gomes, 63, of Raleigh NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, October 27, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded at home by her loving family, friends and dog Gizmo.

Born January 8, 1952, in Bradford, she was the daughter of Kenneth Shonts of Cyclone, and the late Frances (Sidonia) Shonts who died April 5, 2004. She was a 1969 graduate of Bradford Area High School.


Liz was the proud owner of Hometown Realty in Bradford, until she moved to Raleigh where she continued her passion of selling and appraising real estate.

She enjoyed cooking, dancing, gardening, painting, volunteer work and spontaneous road trips. Her most favorite time was spent with family, friends and especially with her grandson. She was a beautiful person that touched so many lives. Her fostering of pets has provided a permanent residence for many critters, including Gizmo.


In addition to her daughter, Lisa Gomes (Mike) of Raleigh, she is survived by her father, Kenneth (Esther) Shonts; one grandson, Cayden Lewis, one brother, Ralph Shonts of Arkansas; and several cousins, nieces and nephews


She is preceded in death by her mother, Frances Shonts.


Friends are invited to attend a Memorial service on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Avenue, with Max Sims, Pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.


Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Best Friend Pet Adoption (bfpa.org) or charity of the donor’s choice.
Posted by:
Debbie Buell
Posted on:
November 4, 2015
I miss you.

Love ya', Sis

Deb
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Jerry Gaertner
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November 2, 2015
Liz mentioned the Mustang, but not the mischief. hmm... Said she loved that car. She said she would show me pictures of the Mustang "someday". But we never got around to that, like other things we talked about.
She also talked sometimes about the family home up there in Pennsylvania and her father's business.
She liked arts, crafts, cooking, etc... and all that made her a fun and interesting person.
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Jerry Gaertner
Posted on:
November 2, 2015
I knew Liz for only a few years, and soon came to realize that I would want to stay friends with her. Her suffering and her untimely passing simply leave me stunned and in disbelief. I thought she would win her battle.

I must think of the words of the James Taylor song: "I always thought i'd see you one more time again". Her gentleness, kindness, radiance, and love for life made her a joy to spend time with, but now I have an empty feeling, like so many others. She wasn't one to sit around. God, I am going to miss her!

Jerry
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Kay Schreiner
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October 31, 2015
Lisa and Cayden, My sincere sympathy to you both. I met Liz through my brother, Jimmy May and McCall's in Clayton. I know how much Jimmy valued her friendship and that of your family. I am not sure that I would have her strength if I were faced with similar circumstances. She was a courageous woman to endure those long months of surgeries and treatment. May God bless and keep you both throughout the days to come.
Kay Schreiner
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Marianne Heston
Posted on:
October 31, 2015
Liz was a neighbor and a friend for many many years. I never saw Liz without a smile on her face. Always upbeat, happy and positive. I know she loved her work, as Liz helped us buy and sell a home. I will miss her dearly, but know she is at peace with God, looking down on us with that great smile.
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Penny Beiler
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October 31, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Liz and and were good friends in high school and had many adventures together! I remember her dark green mustang and some of the mischief we got into! We lost track of each other for many years but I was so happy to reconnect with her through Facebook awhile ago. She was a fun loving, terrific gal. She will be missed.
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Terri DePalma Leven
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October 31, 2015
So very sorry for your loss & our loss of a BAHS classmate. Remembering Liz for her friendly smile and kind personality.
Terri DePalma Leven, class reunion committee treasurer
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steve sylvester
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October 30, 2015
Liz and my mom back in the real estate days together in Bradford, would co ordinate when they were listing a house and showing that same house before the ink on the listing was dry. It went like this, sign here and we will sell your house. Thank you, DING DONG, oh it's a buyer ! How bout that. Before the other agents even knew the home was listed, it was sold. Time for Liz in this world ran out WAY too soon. And we in her family find it hard to describe the loss. Watch over us,,,, Steve
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viviana
Posted on:
October 30, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Elizabeth Ann Gomes
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Herman Sampson
Posted on:
October 30, 2015
Camping at Falls Lake with Lisa, Cayden, Mike and Liz was always special. My grandchildren adored Ms. Liz. Easter weekend was always a wonderful time for the kids, the annual easter egg hunt and a big fire that evening. Wonderful memories.
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Heather Campbell Hill
Posted on:
October 29, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Elizabeth Ann Gomes
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