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Life began for Eva Dolores Slyke Gonzalez on March 23,1940 to parents of the late Hillory J. and Eva E. Beacham Slyke. Our Heavenly Father welcomed her into His loving arms on October 18, 2022. She lived most of her life in Neptune, NJ where she was educated in the public schools.
Dolores was employed for 32 years at The Monmouth County Board of Social Services as an IMS in Food Stamps, Claims and Collection Units.
Dolores was born to be her own kind and became her own kind. She was known as "Miss Social Butterfly". Like a butterfly, she spread love, brought joy and sunshine to her job, family gatherings, various celebrations such as birthdays, wedding, and baby showers.
Dolores received Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age at St. Stephen A.M.E. Zion Church. In her young adult years, Dolores left but returned later with a committed and a dedicated heart and soul to serve the Lord with gladness. She was an Ordained Deaconess by the hands of Rev. Derinzer Johnson, pastor. She was the treasurer of The WHOM Missionary Society, a Class leader and was involved in many of the youth projects and activities of the church. Dolores took to heart Mat 25:35-40 for she did the least as unto the Lord. There was no end to her committed services to Lord whether it was in the church or outside of the church especially with the ALA. Her volunteered services were superb.
Much like her commitment to the church, Dolores was just as committed and dedicated to Post Unit 266 ALA (American Legion Auxiliary). She joined under the service of her father and became an active member in 1972. She had the highest respect for the American Flag and what it stood for and represented. She was once asked why she had on the colors Red, White and Blue when it was not the 4th of July? She responded by saying "I celebrate my heroes everyday". Asked by a disabled Vet why did she travel so far to see them? She responded, "Look how far you traveled for my freedom". She was the first ever appointed Dept. of Sargent-at-Arms 1999/2000 for the state. She was the last officer to have held All Offices. President of Frederick Dempsey Post 266, Monmouth County President 1991 to 1994, and Dept. of New Jersey National 2007-2008.
Dolores was indeed one of a kind person. She went above and beyond the call of duty in her giving's. She gave freely and she gave abundantly. She was always thankful and grateful for the blessings. In some shape form or fashion, she always said Thank You.
Her beloved parents, Hillory and Eva Slyke, and her loving daughters, Dawn L. Clark, Sabrina D. Clark, Ramona Gonzalez, and brother, Hillory J. Slyke Jr. welcomed her into eternity. "For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains".
Eva is survived by the love of her life for 34 years husband, Ramon Gonzalez, her grandson, David Lomack/Clark, nephew, James (Tachina) Slyke, grandnephew, Makai J. Slyke, nephew, David M Jones, daughters, Evelyn Crews, Collette Williams, Denise Gonzalez, Maria Gonzalez and Lynn Gonzalez, brother, Norman Gonzalez, sister, Marion "Mazie" Davis, granddaughters, Deborah Crews, Monireh Vannoy, Regina Harris, Amberelle Bradley, Aynnia Gonzalez, grandsons, Elliot Gonzalez, Benjamin Williams, Denym Gladney, Keith, Keishawn, and Kerry Kirkwood, a beloved god-daughter, Ebonie Copeland, and a host of dear relatives and friends.