Kim Wenona Gonzales, affectionately known by family and friends as "Kimmie" was born on August 21, 1958, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Rosie (Pratt) and Frederick McGriff. Kim was a lifelong resident of Pleasantville, New Jersey and was educated in the Pleasantville School System. In January of 1992, Kim married Rafiel Gonzales, Sr., and became the proud parents of Victoria Rose Gonzales and Rafiel Gonzales II.
Kim worked as a Supervisor and Manager at Playboy Hotel and Casino, Showboat Hotel and Casino, and Boscov's Department Store. Some of Kim's hobbies include: putting together 1000-piece puzzles, listening to R&B and soul music, dancing in her chair, playing games on the computer and arts and crafts. She watched her soap operas daily, and no one dared to call while she was watching them. Kim was always a very happy person, who loved her family and friends dearly. She was a woman who was always giving to others and never looking for anything in return.
Kim was preceded in death by: her father; Fredrick McGriff; maternal grandparents, Rosa G. and Simon F. Pratt; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Winifred McGriff; aunts, Virginia Woodall, Hazel Watts and Rebecca B Eason.
She leaves to cherish her fond memories: mother, Rosie McGriff; husband, Rafiel Gonzales, Sr.; children, Victoria Rose Gonzales and Rafiel Gonzales II; sisters, Arlene Conwell (Curtis), Donna McGriff and Sonya Anderson (Robert); aunt, Marguerite Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Shanda and Renie Anderson, Ariana Mack, Felicia Hyman-Medley, LaKecia Hyman, Ashlee Gonzales and Rosa Gonzales; great-nieces and nephews, Gabriela Anderson, Nia Meeks, Londyn and Lamar Medley, Jamil J. and Philip C. Conwell; mother in-law, Essie Williams; sisters in-law, Juanita Hyman and Belinda Gonzales; brothers in-law, Antonio Williams and Wally Anderson; sisters in spirit and love, Simone Braxton and Thelma Jackson; and a host of other family members and friends.
Funeral Services will be 11AM Friday, November 1, 2019, at Faith Baptist Church, 829 Tilton Road, Pleasantville, New Jersey, where friends may call from 9AM. Interment to follow at Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville, New Jersey.
Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City, New Jersey, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.