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Maria "Mary" L. Velasquez

October 7, 1945September 7, 2021
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Maria “Mary” Luna Velasquez, 75, of Waelder, Texas, passed away on September 7, 2021. Mary was born on October 7, 1945 in Fort Bend County to the late Jose “Joe” Luna, Sr. and Bruna Garza Luna.

Mary was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waelder, Texas. She enjoyed spending time with her family as often as possible. She loved shopping, going to the movies, eating out, playing cards, and most of all, she loved sharing hilarious life experiences with her children and grand-children. Mary was full of life and very humble. She grew up poor, but rich in love. She wouldn’t have had it any other way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose “Joe” Luna, Sr. and Bruna Garza Luna; husband of fifty-five years, Santana Velasquez; two brothers, Joe “Moon” Luna, Jr., Robert Luna, Sr.; one sister, Francisca Luna; son-in-law, Michael Anthony Caballero, Sr.

She is survived by one son – Guadalupe “Lupe” Velasquez (Rita) of Buda, four daughters – Melinda Caballero of Waelder, Lisa Brown (Roscellus Sr.) of Buda, JoAnn Ibarra (Adolph Gonzales) of Waelder, Stephanie Velasquez of Gonzales, seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Ibarra, Chris Velasquez, Matthew Velasquez-Banda, Jason Velasquez-Banda, Roscellus Brown, Jr., Freddie Noyola, Victor Oruonyehu, and Zachary Velasquez.

A gathering to share memories of Mary will be held Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, Texas. A rosary will be recited following at 7:00 PM. A christian mass to celebrate the life of Mary will occur Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Waelder, Texas. Burial will occur at Waelder Community Cemetery in Waelder, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Velasquez family.

Smith Funeral Home - 125 East 5th Street, Flatonia, Tx 78941 Phone #361-865-3311


  • Santana Velasquez, Husband (deceased)
  • Jose "Joe" Luna, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Bruna Garza Luna, Mother (deceased)
  • Guadalupe "Lupe Velasquez (Rita), Son
  • Melinda Caballero, Daughter
  • Michael Anthony Caballero, Sr., Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Lisa Brown (Roscellus Sr.), Daughter
  • JoAnn Ibarra (Adolph Gonzales), Daughter
  • Stephanie Velasquez, Daughter
  • Seventeen, Grandchildren
  • Sixteen, Great Grandchildren
  • Joe "Moon" Luna, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Robert Luna, Sr., Brother (deceased)
  • Francisca Luna, Sister (deceased)

  • Caleb Ibarra
  • Chris Velasquez
  • Matthew Velasquez-Banda
  • Jason Velasquez-Banda
  • Roscellus Brown, Jr.
  • Freddie Noyola
  • Victor Oruonyehu
  • Zachery Velasquez


  • A Gathering to Share Memories of Mary

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • A Christian Mass to Celebrate the Life of Mary

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, September 16, 2021


Maria "Mary" L. Velasquez

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Mabel Wilson Penn

September 13, 2021

To the Velasquez family, may God give you All the strength & knowledge to continue on in life, hold onto the precious memories of your mother until you meet again. May God Bless you All as a Family. Love Always friend ❤ Mabel Wilson.

Virginia Herrera

September 11, 2021

My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom, Mary. I have lots of memories of visits to your Mom's home. I would go with my mother, Maria Herrera and my sister Alicia Gutierrez. Mary would always make us feel welcome, always had the biggest smile. All of my family loved her and Santana. These two had their golden halo's along time ago. Her absence has left a deep void in our hearts. Rest in Eternal Peace my Cousin. Love you always. P.S. I will not be attending her service, as it breaks my heart, but with this virus attacking effortlessly, I will not be able to attend. I will be there in spirit, heart and soul.

Sophie Martinez

September 10, 2021

I'm very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a beautiful sister-in-law, and I will always remember her laughing and her kindness. We had wonderful times at the coast when all our kids were little. I know she missed my brother very much. Now they are together. I know this is a very hard time for y'all, my nieces and nephew, but I am glad y'all have each other. I will keep you all in my prayers.

With all my love, Your Aunt Sophie and my girls.

Janie Zamora

September 9, 2021

My deepest condolences to all families. May God wrap his arms around her offspring,the days ahead are going to be hard, but Jesus will be with you all. My Heart aches with yours. Prayers continue. Zamora family from Pearland,Tx

Tony and Dora Murillo

September 9, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family ,,, Sending you all love and hugs and prayers during this difficult time,,,,, One of my memories of Tia Mary was ,, the times Tony and I would visit ,, she would always say the same thing ( come a little closer so I can see you 😊😊😊,, then she would say AWW IT IS YOU DORA !!😊😊😊,, wherever we were she always made sure to introduce me as ,, this is my beautiful niece 😊😊😊,, I can hear her in my head clear as day 😊😊a very great memory for me 😊😊

Rest in Peace Tia Mary enjoy dancing away with Tio Santana !💕💕💕

Maria Dwyer

September 9, 2021

My deepest condolences for your loss, may she Rest in Eternal peace. I am praying that you be lifted and comforted knowing that we have the promise of eternal life. Blessings to your family, you all are in my prayers! All my Love! ❤️

Esther Bursiaga

September 9, 2021

My deepest condolences to Velasquez Family , so sorry for y’all loss of your Mother, I know how y’all are feeling , may your mother Rest In Peace with her husband, he couldn’t be without her so he came for her .Mary was a very sweet person she would always ask for my mother an d dad .Mary is going to be miss by so many . I pray for Waelder for all that are gone.

Virginia Rincon

September 9, 2021

I remember Mary, always with a smile. I worked for her mom @ The Daily B. She was so kind and sweet. Eternal Rest to you and your husband also a very kind and respectful man. Rest in paradise with the angels and your love ones.

Sandy Carlin

September 9, 2021

I remember taking Mary a scooter that her brother Mooncio paid for. She was so so happy to get it. Santana told me she would run into everything. But she was very happy to have it. Mary was the sweetest person. She always had a big smile on her face. I remember visiting them at the Santa Maria apartments here in Austin. She will be missed by many. God rest her soul. Prayers and hugs to family. Sandy Carlin