Gertrude L. Rodriguez, born May 6, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY; known as Gertie or Gert to her close friends and family, transitioned to her heavenly home on September 29, 2021. She was an amazing wife, mother, sister, grandmother & friend and loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, growing plants & fishing. She especially loved attending her church, World Outreach Worship Center in Newport News, VA; serving as a chaplain, greeter, and cooking for the homeless through their Nehemiah’s Nook ministry. She was such a sweet person, no one could resist her beautiful spirit. Gertrude is survived by her daughter Desiree; son Jose Jr.; ex-husband Jose Sr.; three grandkids: Marisa, Elena & Dominic; five great-grandkids: Judah, Aria, Ava, Ephraim & Masai; as well as three sisters: Terry Myers, Jamillah Abdul-Rasheed & Tena Rodriguez. Gertrude will forever be missed and remembered always.