Sandra Lynn Elizabeth Gomez

December 06, 1982 - October 08, 2020

Sandra Gomez

Sandra Lynn Elizabeth Gomez, 37, of Beaumont, entered the kingdom of Heaven on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on December 6, 1982, in Beaumont, Texas.

Sandra was born to Maria Montiel and Olegario Alfaro Jr. and was raised by her mom and Papi Martin Montiel. She attended West Brook Senior High School where she met and fell in love with Zotero Gomez, whom she later married on June 28, 2003. Upon graduating high school, she began her career in Criminal Justice, a career that spanned over 13 years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in various capacities from Correctional Officer to Sergeant.

At the age of 36 she reached her lifelong goal of becoming a Deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Enduring the Sheriff Academy was a huge sacrifice that Sandra met with unmatched optimism and perseverance. From having to climb a 6-foot wall, wrestle a Marine, getting tased and pepper sprayed in the face, Sandra never gave up. She knew she was just where she needed to be. The friends she made at the academy became her family. Family that never left her side. Once she began her employment as a Deputy, her colleagues quickly formed those same family bonds. Bonds that remain unbreakable.

Sandra and Zotero have three wonderful children. Nevaeh, 14, Nalani, 12, and Adan, 4. They are her pride and joy and the force behind pursuing her goals and dreams. Sandra and Zotero could not have been more proud of their kids. Nevaeh is smart and athletic, and Sandra loved cheering her on at volleyball games, band concerts, track meets and all of her many academic accomplishments. Sandra and Nae Nae loved laughing and cutting up together while getting their hair and nails done and shopping the mall for the latest trends. Nalani was Sandra’s inspiration after walking with her daughter and facing many medical issues. It is their faith in God that helped Sandra and Zotero push through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Sandra used her voice to advocate on Nalani’s behalf with the ultimate goal of giving her daughter the quality of life that she deserves. Adan entered with a bang! He kept Sandra and Zotero on their toes as the baby boy of the house. He has his momma wrapped around his tiny finger and every day he managed to bring laughter and lightheartedness to their family.

Sandra is a beautiful person both inside and out, who could light up an entire room with her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Sandra touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with in the most positive way. Her family and friends will remember her as a loving, loyal, and compassionate person. Those who know and love her will miss her here on earth but will carry her in a special place in their hearts forever.

Left to cherish her beautiful memories are her husband, Zotero Gomez; children, Nevaeh N. Gomez, Nalani N. Gomez, and Adan N. Gomez, all of Beaumont; parents, Maria and Martin Montiel, Olegario C. Alfaro, Jr.; grandparents, Micaela Garza and Selarina Adan Montiel; siblings, Carmen Lopez Vega and her husband Oziel; O.C. Alfaro III and his wife, Sonia; and Alexus I. Montiel and her boyfriend, Armando Acosta; nieces and nephews, Miranda M. Alfaro, Bailey B. Alfaro, Madyson J. Vega, Jaxson N-O.C. Alfaro, and Gavin O. Vega; goddaughter, Emily C. Padilla; and her best friend, Ashley Nelson.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jose A. Garza, Olegario C. Alfaro, Sr., Delores Alfaro Lozano, and Tomas Montiel.

A gathering of Mrs. Gomez’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with her Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at St. Anthony Cathedral, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 100 Club of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 3405, Beaumont, Texas 77704 or to The ARC of Greater Beaumont, 4330 Westridge Lane, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

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Video

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Monday, October 12, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Rosary
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Monday, October 12, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Beaumont, TX 77701
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
1:00 p.m
Interment
Haven of Rest Cemetery - Beaumont
Hwy 90 West At Greenpond Road Beaumont Texas 77713

Comments (23)

  • Jasmine

    13 October 2020 at 12:39 | #

    R.I.P Friend/neighbor. Sandra was so friendly and didnt meet a stranger.. She always had a big smile & very outspoken...I appreciate her kindness towards my family and I . Its heartbreaking to know that she had to leave so soon.. My heart goes out to her family and I will continue to keep yall in my prayers..

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  • Willia Bobino

    12 October 2020 at 18:43 | #

    RIP my Beautiful friend. My sincere sympathy to the family. God needed that special Angel in Heaven and chose you.. You were such a joy to be around,..that contagious smile. I know you are keeping everybody straight in Heaven right now and spreading that Beautiful smile. Sandra you were so loved and will be dearly missed by all....RIP Sweetie until we meet again.

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  • Billie Murphy

    12 October 2020 at 14:14 | #

    Sandra was one of my best friends in middle school in Vincent and in west brook and she will be dearly missed and she will be my angel always flyhigh and always watch aver me and I will always remember everything you always told me love you girl. RIP SANDRA

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  • Lupe Gomez .

    12 October 2020 at 10:10 | #

    My Deepest Condolences. Sending Prayers for the Family.

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  • Armandina Gomez

    12 October 2020 at 10:02 | #

    Descance en Paz Sandra es doloroso saver que Nuestros Seres queridos se nos van, es doloroso saver que ya nunca los volveremos a ver, pero es bonito saver que desde el Cielo ellos cuidarán a todos sus Seres queridos ! Mis condolencias para toda su linda Familia y a Todos sus Amistades. Amen ✝️

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  • Kelli Savage

    11 October 2020 at 21:08 | #

    Sandra will be missed! I will cherish the memories I made with she and Nalani at Regina Howell! I know she is an angel in Heaven now watching over Nalani and all her family! Prayers will continue for all of Sandra’s family! Love you Nalani! Mrs. Savage!

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  • John & Renee Daniels

    11 October 2020 at 20:58 | #

    My little 2nd sister Sandra,. You where always full of laughter and full of life! I remember you would come by the shop ( Quality Shoe Repair) and always had. something for us to fix with your designer purses and dress liked a million dollar. You will be missed Little sister but never forgotten
    Rest in peace

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  • Martha Proctor

    11 October 2020 at 13:08 | #

    Our family was blessed to be a part of Sandra's life. She embraced life every day and showed everyone around her that " Anything is Possible " We will miss her bright smile and shining example of how to love yourself and your family. God Bless You Sandra and thank you

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  • Tamara Rideaux

    11 October 2020 at 04:41 | #

    Sandra, I pray you rest in peace and with God. You were and always will be my SISTER! My condolences to your family as they will always have you & God watching over them! RIP.. Love always, Tam.

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  • Tahara Balque

    11 October 2020 at 01:29 | #

    My prayers and condolences go out to the family. Sandra Gomez I really enjoyed the times that we had at the Henley unit 2a those were good times I will miss you rest in heaven now with that big beautiful smile and beautiful heart!!!

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  • Jose Garcia

    10 October 2020 at 22:14 | #

    I just got word of Gomez ; here in Houston. I worked at the same unit with her @ Henley State Jail; but on 2nd shift. She was always full of energy and just made you laugh. She was truly a wonderful person to have known. Being in shock of this news . No words can make her family feel any better. May Gods Angel's enjoy her and the laughter she gives to others.

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  • Larry Gilder

    10 October 2020 at 21:51 | #

    Early morning, 04/19/20, Sandra Gomez, was assigned B-Shift Patrol for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. She was starting her new career with a group of grumpy old men that were really in need of a spark. We embraced Gomez as our little sister and immediately started operating as her big brothers. As for me,, I was her first line Supervisor, Sgt. Gilder. We jelled instantly as we both accepted our roles in this operation. Gomez took pride in her role as a Deputy Sheriff as # 132. She had the utmost respect for the department and her team of grumpy men. She was a delight and we are surely going to miss her. Enforcement Angels are required in heaven as well as on earth. Heaven has claimed a fine one in Gomez. Rest Well !!

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  • The Semien Family

    10 October 2020 at 17:12 | #

    It was never a dull moment while being in Sandra’s presence. She always knew how to make you laugh and have a good time. We will surely miss you, but I’ll always have our shared memories, until we meet again. Love you

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  • william crain

    10 October 2020 at 16:37 | #

    You will be truly missed, we were blessed for the short time you were here, God speed . We have the watch from here

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  • Kira Tucker

    10 October 2020 at 16:23 | #

    Girl. I am so proud of you. You did it. The academy. You were my girl...my ride or die before I stepped out of it. Rest easy, chickadee....we got it from here.

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  • Amar Mccarty

    10 October 2020 at 13:20 | #

    SO MANY MEMORIES. WE SHARED WE LAUGHED AND WE HAVE CRIED. BABY GIRL .YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART. LOVE YOU . BUT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER LOVED YOU MORE. MY PRAYERS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. .TAKE YOUR REST SWEET ANGEL.

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  • Toni Brown

    10 October 2020 at 09:39 | #

    Sandra Gomez you will forever be in my heart and the memories will not be forgotten continued prayers for the family you will truly be missed. Toni Brown Henley Unit 2a strong

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  • Melinda Segeada

    10 October 2020 at 02:15 | #

    I will never forget you loca! Love you forever
    May God bless your family during this time. Love you Chavela... I'm praying for you and the family

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  • Dr. Thomas Noyola

    10 October 2020 at 01:36 | #

    Our condolences to the family and friends of a beloved Public Safety and Service Officer who worked so hard for her community which she loved so much.✝️

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  • Joanna Mojica

    09 October 2020 at 21:53 | #

    Deepest condolences from the Mojica family may God give the Alfaro and Gomez family comfort during this heartache!

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  • Jennifer R Gomez

    09 October 2020 at 18:35 | #

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. Sandra will truly be missed and in our hearts forever. Rest in Heaven amiga

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  • Ruby Daniels-Young

    09 October 2020 at 09:33 | #

    I'm truly sorry for your loss Sandra was family to me and my family we knew her since she was a little girl. My heart goes out to the family. Sandra will truly be missed

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    • Lois Alfaro

      09 October 2020 at 15:26 | #

      Sandra was a great person, with a contagious smile. She always had the kind of smile that made you wonder what she was up to next. During our times spent with Sandra, she was always the life of the party. She had a laugh that I will always remember. She had a heart of gold, and was so tenderhearted. We are so proud of your accomplishments while you were with us. You worked hard to go through the police academy and became an awesome police officer. You made your family proud. You were a great wife, and an awesome mother. You will leave a legacy that your children can be proud of. I will cherish all the good times we got to spend with you. Never to be forgotten, Rest in Peace Sandra. You will be greatly missed.

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