Maria Angela Velazquez

December 18, 1934 - July 12, 2021
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Maria Angela Velasquez was delivered peacefully into the hands of our Lord on July 12, 2021 where she was surrounded by her loving family.  “Gela” as she was known by all who loved her dearly was a caring daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt.

Gela spent her young adulthood as a dedicated employee of S. H. Kress for over 20 years. She went on to be a devoted employee of Kmart until her retirement at the age of 62.

She served our Lord by being a proud Eucharistic Minister at San Luis Catholic Church under the leadership of Pastor Juan Francisco Muñoz.

She was a woman of God and has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be supremely missed by many friends and especially her numerous family members.

She was born in Nuevo Laredo, but resided in Laredo for all of her 86 years. She loved traveling all over the United States of America and several parts of Mexico. She treasured spending time with family and adored dancing with her six handsome brothers and many nephews at every family gathering and special occasion.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Florencio Isabel and Maria Toribia (Garza) Velasquez; her siblings: Felix Velasquez, Sr. (Emma), Juan De Dios Velasquez, Sr. (Cristina †), Raul Diego Velasquez (Gracie), Alicia V. Saenz (Emilio); nephews: Juan de Dios Velasquez, Jr., David Velasquez, Mark Anthony Velasquez; and great-nephew: Francisco Javier Juarez-Velasquez.

She is survived by her siblings Jesus Francisco Velasquez (Mary †), Vidal Velasquez, Sr. (Genoveva), Jose Luis Velasquez (Irene), and Maria Guadalupe Velasquez as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation services that will be held at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A holy mass will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at San Luis Rey Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow to the family plot in 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: Sunday, July 18, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Monday, July 19, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

San Luis Rey Catholic Church


3501 Sanders Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 19, 2021

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: December 18, 1934
May 2, 2003
@ Esme’s and Mari’s double baby shower
@ Esme’s and Mari’s double baby shower
Died: July 12, 2021

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Ercilia Trevino posted on 7/26/21

Condolences to the Velasquez family for their loss. May she rest in peace.


Diane Hernandez posted on 7/18/21

My sincere condolences to the family may she rest in peace Chuy & Diane Hernandez.


Victor Marroquin posted on 7/18/21

Our deepest condolences to the family. Praying for the family may she rest in peace from a long time acquaintances Victor & Mary Marroquin.


Oscar Velasquez posted on 7/18/21

Tia Gela you were a gentle soul throughout your life that always welcomed us with open arms and hugs. May you Rest in Peace as you now enter the Kingdom of Heaven and become the Angel you were on Earth. Oscar and Christine Velasquez and Family


Roman Perez posted on 7/17/21

Rest In Peace friend of mine. In the sixty sixth years we knew each other there was never a dull moment in our conversation I enjoyed dancing with you. My condolences to the Velasquez family I will keep you all in my prayers God bless all of you.


MARISELA Kamm posted on 7/16/21

Much love to the family! We know that Tía Gela joins our loved ones in heaven and will live in the Glory of God forever. Remember us, Tía, as you join the Communion of Saints. We will always remember your mesh Christmas candy stockings :)


Esmeralda Perales posted on 7/16/21

We love you Tia Gela and will miss you dearly. May you rest in peace in the hands of our Heavenly Father.