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Luis Alfonso VELEZ

May 23, 1954October 9, 2020

Luis Alfonso VELEZ was born on May 23, 1954 and passed away on October 9, 2020 in MEMPHIS, Tennessee and is under the care of MEMPHIS FUNERAL HOME.

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Luis Alfonso VELEZ

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Dorothy Cuadra

October 20, 2020

I just learned of Luis' passing this morning. I knew Luis when I worked at IRS over 20 years ago and I will always remember his friendly smile and warm heart. I still saw Luis downtown often. We'd chat and I always enjoyed catching up with him. Luis was a wonderful person and I am saddened that I will no longer see him downtown, but will remember his spirit always.

Shelly Welker

October 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Luis for a few years, although I only met him once. He cheerfully greeted me whenever I called and was always willing to help solve a problem. My thoughts are with all of you. Shelly Welker, Marquette, MI

Veronica Chavez

October 19, 2020

I'm sorry to hear you are no longer with us. May God have you in his grace. My condolences to the Velez Family.

Helmut Schoblocher

October 17, 2020

The last time I saw Rocky, was giving him a long ride home from a TAP event( took over an hour due to construction). We had a good talk about old times , common friends and Heros sub shop closing and if it will ever open. Little did we know it would be our last conversation. Rocky was always easy going and happy. May we all remember him like that and let his family know he was loved by us all. We never know who will go next , or when. Do not put off getting together or visiting someone, even in this troubling time, You never know if it will be the last. RIP Rocky

Olga Salazar

October 17, 2020

Velez family, You are in my prayers and thoughts during this time of grief. May our Lord grant Luis eternal life and may he rest in peace.

Darla Coulson

October 17, 2020

Such a beautiful video tribute to a wonderful person. My heart hurts deeply for Louie’s family. 🙏🏻
I was blessed to first meet his sister Susana and then Fannie and through Fannie, meet Louie and the whole family over time and they became like family. Louie was such a great guy; so funny, great laugh and smile, and ready to make one laugh -at his expense...always ready to give and receive a hug. 💜
I was honored to be at a number of family events over the years, enjoy the company of Louie and his loving family and witness his deep love for them and theirs for him. When I would randomly see him on the train or bus after work; at a family event or at Dappers Restaurant, he always made it a point to see if I was taking care of my his funny but truly caring “Louie way.”🙏🏻
I’ll always be grateful to him and Manuel and Maria and Alfonso for being a friend to my beloved Uncle Truman (RIP) when they were at Dappers at the same time (frequently) and engage in conversation with him.😊. My uncle would tell me that he saw “the family.” 💜 No kindness is ever wasted.
Very hard to accept his physical person is no longer on this earth, and while his spirit is with our Heavenly Father, he remains with us in our hearts. ❤️
Louie, Your physical absence will always be deeply felt, but the love and laughter you gave everyone will always be present with us. You loved us well. 🙏🏻💜

Ines Chiriboga

October 17, 2020

Siempre recordaré a mi querido primo su buen humor, sus bromas , su entrega total al cuidado de sus padres y su lealtad.
Nos tomó a todos de sorpresa su partida al encuentro del Señor.😔
Que el Señor le acoja en su seno
Siembre estarás en nuestras oraciones querido Luí.

sergio guzman

October 16, 2020

I am so sad to hear this unexpected news. I had known Luis for many years at IRS and saw him at more than a few Bears games. Luis was always friendly and did have a big laugh and sense of humor. I will miss seeing him at the Bears game. He will be missed. My condolences to Manuel and the rest of his family.


Pablo Reyes

October 16, 2020

I will always remember his big smile, laughter, and most of all I will miss his sense of humor.
I feel blessed that I got to spend time with Lui and that he was part of our lives.
We will miss you.

Kimberly Beamon

October 16, 2020

Luis was a great coworker over the years. Always willing to help out when needed. A die hard sports lover, especially Chicago teams. He will be missed!

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