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Esmeralda "Essy" Nava-Gonzalez

May 7, 2001 — April 12, 2023

Pewamo

     Esmeralda "Essy" Nava-Gonzalez, age 21, of Pewamo, MI, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pewamo, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, with Rev. Fr. Darrel Kempf presiding.  Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Pewamo, MI.  Visitation will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – George Chapel, Fowler, MI, on Monday, April 17, 2023, from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

     Esmeralda was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 7, 2001, the daughter of Antelmo Nava-Serrano and Yadira Gonzalez-Jimenez. She graduated from Pewamo-Westphalia High School with the class of 2019. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pewamo, MI.

     Essy loved music, and playing the ukulele. She also enjoyed art, photography, and cooking. She was on the cheer team in high school; during her senior year they won the Division State Championship.  Essy had a soft spot for animals and people who needed a friend. She enjoyed her work at Herbruck's Poultry Ranch.

     She is survived by her parents Yadira and Jacob Wiggers of Pewamo, MI; her brother Alejandro (Sydney Swieringa) Nava-Gonzalez of Fenwick, MI; grandparents: Joseph and Anne Wiggers and Clara Gonzalez. She was preceded in death by her Aunt Maria de Los Angeles Gonzalez.

     Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 126 East St., Pewamo, MI 48873. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, April 17, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Goerge Chapel-Smith Family Funeral Homes

11112 W. Ionia Street, Fowler, MI 48835

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Rosary will be prayed

Monday, April 17, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Goerge Chapel-Smith Family Funeral Homes

11112 W. Ionia Street, Fowler, MI 48835

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

11:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

126 East Street, Pewamo, MI 48873

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