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Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery

14501 North Ih-35, Pflugerville, TX

OBITUARY

Jeanette Velasquez

February 2, 1961July 25, 2020
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It is with deep sadness that our warrior has gained her wings. Our beloved daughter, mother, Hamma , sister, tia, cousin and friend Jeanette Velasquez passed away on July 25, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19.

Jeanette was born in Austin on February 2, 1961. She is preceded in her death by her husband Abram Ochoa Jr., paternal grandparents Roy M. Velasquez Sr. and Eliza O. Velasquez, maternal grandparents Ramon Rangel Sr. and Ursula Rangel. Jeanette is survived by her parents Gilberto O. and Doris Velasquez, son Paul Adrian Medel (Valerie), grandchildren Jadicee Medel, Lorenzo Medel, Miranda Rodriguez, Chloe Ochoa. Siblings Julius Velasquez(Denise), Judy Rodriguez(Gilbert), Eliza Lujan (Damian), Sharon Corona (Pedro), numerous nephews and nieces.

Jeanette was a graduate of S.F. Austin High School in 1979. After graduating, Jeanette began her employment career with FedEx that expanded four decades. She met many co-workers that she accepted as her extended family and was admired for her loyalty, dedication and devoted work ethic while receiving numerous recognitions for her service.

Jeanette was a survivor of many battles throughout her life. Through her tribulations not only were family members available to assist her, but many of her closest friends were by her side encouraging Jeanette to keep fighting and staying optimistic as she fought her battles to recovery.

Jeanette was an avid traveler who took flights and road trips to see new sights and visit her extended family of friends. Always positive and grateful for living, she was always ready for her next adventure. Gone too soon she will be deeply missed by all. A warrior has gained her wings.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of St. David’s South Austin Hospital for their continuous comforting care while Jeanette was battling Covid-19.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Paul Adrian Medel
  • Jacob Rodriguez
  • Julius C. Velasquez
  • Joe Louis Rodriguez
  • Daniel Jaimes
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Roy Velasquez, III
  • Michael Pena

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

Memories

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Karen Hanson

August 4, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of Jeanette. She was an angel on earth to everyone in her life. Heaven has become an even better place with Jeanette in it. You will be missed.
The years that we had each other as best friends, both of us going through difficulties, were some of the best and most supportive years of friendship I have ever had. Thank you Jeanette, you were and are the best to anyone lucky enough to have you in their life.
I love you and will miss you. Thank you for all you gave me in friendship.

Manuel Moncivais

August 3, 2020

A wonderful, always happy, loyal co-worker! I will always remember her joyous smile and soul. R.I.P. Jeannette

Patsy White

July 31, 2020

Jeanette and I met in 2007 when I transferred to Austin with FedEx. She helped me out when I could not figure out my route, and would check on me everyday to make sure I was alright. She treated me as if we had known each other for years and made my transition to a new state alone less scary.
I loved to cook and she allowed me to come to her home and cook. I knew then I had met a friend for life. When I transferred to Jackson, MS Jeanette was my first visistor, and made it habit to visit once a year. She also made me welcome to come back to Austin to visit.
Jeanette and I became more than friends, we became sisters. I am going to miss my traveling buddy, advice giver, and encourager. My heart is heavy, but I know you are smiling down on us right now.
Adrian, God makes no mistakes and he was ready for his angel to come home.💜💜💜

JoAnn Cerda

July 30, 2020

Jeannette was a beautiful lady inside and out. We grew up on Holly street. She had a wonderful smile and big heart. That's what I will remember of her. 😢
God bless the Velasquez family.
🙏
JoAnn Cerda

Adrian Reyes

July 30, 2020

I had the privilege to work with Jeannette in the beginning of our careers at FedEx back in 1979. She was a team member you could always count on. Jeannette ran that office and would be there for all employees needing help or advice. She wasn’t bashful either! She was a dear friend and someone you could always count on. My deepest condolences to Paul Adrian, and the Valasquez family. May Jeannette Rest In Peace and our lord Jesus Christ comfort her family & friends.

Evy Grace

July 30, 2020

I first met Jeanette in August of 1988 at AUSA. I had just been hired as a Courier and Jeanette was training me- and boy did she know how to get your attention! She was a force of nature and you never had to guess with Jeanette- she spoke her mind, worked hard and always rooted for the underdog. Fast forward 20 years and I had worked for her (she always felt like she ran AUSA-and she kind of did!), then worked beside her as a Dispatcher and then lured her out to the Ramp because she needed a change of scenery (her words). She ended up working as one of my Sr. International Document Agents and we were a great team. She was very good at her job and she knew everyone! It was so good to be working with her again and hear all about her "2 Live Crew"- that's what she called her beloved grandchildren as she shared all of the joy they brought to her life. She had such a big heart and had more perseverance than just about anyone I have ever met! I can still hear her voice out on the sort line telling the newhires to "pick up the pace" and "you are taking the Express out of Federal Express!" We shared many a laugh and shed our share of tears, as well. Jeanette loved her family and was fiercely loyal to them and to her many and dear friends. She was a beloved member of the FedEx family and she will be remembered as the Warrior that she was. I am truly sorry for you loss, she is gone way too soon.

Michelle Zapata

July 29, 2020

I was lucky to have worked with Jeanette at FedEx in Austin. In a short amount of time we became friends. I remember one time at work she told me “Who’s Cardi B, put her on so I can hear it”. So I did and I laughed when she heard the lyrics because she just smiled and just shook her head. We then laughed together. That’s just one of the memories I’ll cherish. We also shared a love of the San Fran 49ers. I will always remember Jeanette texting me “Go NINERS!” the morning after a 49er victory. My prayers are with her family. Especially her son and grandkids. She always told me how much she loved her grandkids. She also told me how she loved wearing her 49er gear to breakfast with her son after a 49er victory because he’s a Cowboys fan. That’s the Jeanette that also put a smile on my face. I’ll miss her, rest easy friend.

Michelle Gersch

July 29, 2020

I am sorry for the loss of a beautiful woman. She is a inspiration to me...she fought many battles and as I saw her always a smile. May she rest in peace. I as well worked with her at Fedex. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to the family. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted...Matthew 5:4

Sharon Velasquez

July 29, 2020

Marilyn Hall

July 29, 2020

To my Velasquez Family,
May God be with you at this time. This truly hurts me, because
I have lost another family member. Gilbert,Doris and siblings,
and her children, husband. May God Comfort you.
Love my family Marilyn Monroe Hall

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