Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home & Forest Park Lawndale
6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX
Maria Angelica Velasco
February 3, 1930 – May 31, 2019
Maria Angelica Velasco, age 89, passed away on Friday May 31, 2019. Maria was born February 3, 1930 in Villa Juarez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Maria was born to Josefa Garza and Inez Gonzalez. She married Homero Velasco in 1945 in Mexico. Her life long dream was to bring her family to Texas. She fulfilled her dream in 1965 and brought her family to Houston, Texas to provide them with stability and a great life of opportunities.
She is preceded in death by her husband Homero Velasco. Granddaughter; Mireya Maldonado and Great-granddaughter; Mia Pulido.
She is survived by all seven children. Consuelo Maldonado (Adalin), Stafford, Texas. Marta Esthela Velasco, Stafford, Texas. Jesus Felipe Velasco, Stafford, Texas, Nora Morales (Thomas) Cedar Park, Texas, Jose Homero Velasco (Marcia) Gainesville, Florida, Blanca Nellie Velasco Pulido, Buda, Texas, Abel Rolando Velasco (Stacy) Stafford, Texas. Also left to cherish her memory are her 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Maria was a beloved wife and mother who devoted her whole life to her family and anyone else who needed her. She had a passion for sewing, knitting, gardening and cooking. She loved Christmas because it brought the family together to make tamales. She loved and collected monarch butterflies. She often referred to her children as her monarch butterflies. Later in life when her children left her home, she began to write poems and keeping journals of her innermost joys and sorrows. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
A visitation for Maria will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale Chapel of Angels. A funeral service will follow from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The committal service will take place at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
- Chris Velasco, Pallbearer
- Phillip Morales, Pallbearer
- Abel Velasco, Pallbearer
- Eric Pulido, Pallbearer
- Jacob Pulido, Pallbearer
- Matthew Morales, Pallbearer
- Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019
- Committal Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Maria Angelica Velasco
June 5, 2019
You know I know little Spanish and she knew little English so seldom did we commicate without a translator. But the day Elvis Presly died we found ourselves alone in the kitchen and we connected. Seems she was a big fan he was her 'Amore' she spoke clear English the titles of his songs and the words to some of his songs. We cried, we laughed and hugged out our heart break of losing Elvis.