Graciela Bryand Velasquez

April 10, 1952 - August 20, 2020
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Graciela Bryand Velasquez, 68, entered into eternal rest Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Miss. Velasquez is preceded in death by her parents; Simon Velasquez and Jesusa Bryand Velasquez; siblings, Matias (Josefina) Velasquez, Guadalupe (Armandina) Velasquez and Sylvia (Jesus) Holguin.

Left to cherish her memory are her siblings; Mary V. Chapa, Simon Velasquez, Johnny Velasquez and Ana Laura Duarte; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

The family will be receiving guests, Monday, August 24, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 7:30 am to 10:30 am.   A Funeral Mass will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 11 am.  Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, August 24, 2020

Time: 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Monday, August 24, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church


1718 San Jorge
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, August 24, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: April 10, 1952
August 26, 1972
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Died: August 20, 2020

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Sylvia D de Lachica posted on 8/26/20

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Chela was a wonderful and thoughtful friend. I have fond memories of our student teaching and teaching years. May you Rest In Peace dear friend. ?????


Thelma Garza posted on 8/25/20

May condolences to the family. Rest in Peace my friend.


Veronica Guerra posted on 8/24/20

My most sincere condolences to the family. Gracie was a beautiful friend and co- worker. She had a loving, joyful spirit. May she Rest In Peace with our heavenly Lord!❤️


Claudia Bryand posted on 8/24/20

Mi condolences to all Tia Chelas family! She will be missed. My prayers to all, that we can find comfort and peace in our hearts. Until we meet again.


Erika Hernandez posted on 8/24/20

Tía Chela was a beautiful soul. My children got to meet and bond with her. She will always be remembered near and dear to our hearts. We love you Tia. Until we meet again


Miguel and Florence G. Arce posted on 8/23/20

Our deepest and sincere condolences to all Velasquez family members on the passing of Chela. May she rest in peace. Mike and Florence g. Arce


Yolanda Ramos posted on 8/23/20

Good bye amiga. I will miss you so much. You were by bestfriend , like a sister since we were very young. You were always there for me. We played, cried, and party together. I love you one day we will meet again.


Alicia Bernal Tijerina posted on 8/23/20

My Condolences to the family of Graciela. My prayers to all your family,


Victoriano & Beatriz Palacios posted on 8/22/20

To The Velasquez Family ,our deepest Condolences,We knew Chela as our next door Neighber. over 30 years,We were woried about Her, when we had not seen her car for a while, so sad to hear the news. Victoriano & Beatriz Palacios. .


Carmen MARTINEZ posted on 8/22/20

Rest amiga in the Loving arms of our Lord Jesus! Thank you for sharing your friendshio with me!!


Carlos Garay posted on 8/22/20

My Condolences to the Velasquez Family May She Rest In Peace


Evelyn Garcia posted on 8/22/20

Graciela was a dear friend of mine. We began teaching first grade in Laredo, Texas in the 1980’s. She was a dear and wonderful friend to me. She had a great love of children and was a very giving and sweet lady. May she rest in heaven in eternal peace. Evelyn A Garcia


Carmen Solis posted on 8/22/20

My condolences to the Duarte family, Velasquez family, Chapa family, Olguin family and all friends of Graciela. Love, Carmen Solis and Family.


Toni (Cisneros) Benavides posted on 8/22/20

To the Velasquez Family Laura, My most deepest condolences and prayers for the loss of your sister Chela. May the perpetual light shine upon her and Rest In Peace.??? Antonieta (Cisneros) Benavides Cypress, Tx