Elias David Gamez entered peacefully into rest in San Francisco on April 16, 2019 following a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was 16 years old.
Born in Tracy, California on May 22, 2002, Eli was a sophomore at Delta Charter High School. He enjoyed playing football, gaming and watching movies. Eli was an avid dancer, spending countless hours perfecting his break dancing moves. He was a loving son, grandson, brother and friend who will be deeply missed.
He is survived by parents Jacqueline Valle and David Gamez; sisters Larue, Elisa and Jada; grandparents, Augie Rodriguez, David & Lupe Gamez, Jose & Magdalena Valle, and Ernest & Cynthia Price; and many loving family and cherished friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Renee Rodriguez, who passed in October 2018.
Family and friends are invited to gather for funeral services at 11 am on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at The House Modesto, 1601 Coffee Rd., Modesto. Eli will be laid to rest at Tracy Public Cemetery, 501 E W Schulte Rd, Tracy. A celebration of life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at Teranishi Events Center, 31400 S. Koster Rd., Tracy.
The family requests you wear purple and white to honor Eli.