Velia V. Castro

May 10, 1951January 19, 2013

Velia Villarreal Castro, 61, of San Angelo went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 19, 2013, in San Angelo. The Prayer Service will be at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Service will be at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alex Tenorio officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Velia was born May 10, 1951, in Acuna, Mexico, to Luis and Francisca Torres Villarreal. She married Eutimio “Tim” Castro on August 5, 1973, in Acuna, Mexico. Velia, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, devoted her life to her family as a homemaker. She had a beautiful loving spirit and smile, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Velia was preceded in death by her parents, her Husband, Tim, her daughter, Diana, her brother, Luis Villarreal, and her mother-in-law, Esmerejilda Castro. She is survived by her loving children, Bonnie Castro Lara and her husband Steven, Charity Pierce and her husband, Matthew, Valerie Castro Padilla and a special niece Amalia Ibarra and her husband Jesus, all of San Angelo; her grandchildren, Timily, Tammy and Tim Anthony Ramon, Haven and Keely Pierce and Logan Padilla, all of San Angelo; 2 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Homer, Fermin and Raul Villarreal, all of Ft. Worth, TX, and Enrique and Luis Villarreal, both of San Angelo; her Sisters, Maria Sanchez, of San Angelo, and Olivia V. Negrete, of Acuna, Mexico; her brother-in-law, Freddy Castro, of San Angelo; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Castro of Ft. Worth, and Bertha Gomez, of San Angelo; and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and close friends. Family and friends may sign an online register book at


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Esmeralda Dominguez

January 24, 2013

May GOD be with the family always.

Monica Briseno Alvarez

January 22, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful and one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. I love you girls (Bonnie, Charity, and Valerie). You are in my hearts and prayers.

January 22, 2013

Bonnie, Charity, & Valerie my heart hurts for your loss ,your mother was a wonderful person and i loved her very much I know she is reunited with the love of her life your dad... prayers for you all RIP my sweet friend and sister-in-law.. Eva Castro

Carol Pierce

January 22, 2013

Our prayers and condolences are with you all through this hard time that each of you will find peace and comfort. She was such a sweet loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend that reflects a spirit so special and so unselfish. Her love is now never ending and is eternally reflected now in each and every one of you. She gave you all the greatest gift of love and now all of you have that to carry on with you. Thankfully a love that each of you will never forget. May you all find peace in carrying on her love within you.

God Saw You
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, ``Come to Me.''
With tearful eyes, we watched you
And saw you pass away.
And though we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard-working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

Love you all-- Joe and Carol Pierce

Jessica Ramirez

January 22, 2013

Veronica Carrales Juanillo

January 22, 2013

Bonnie, My Condolences to you and your family. May you find confort and strength in your memories.

Diana & Roberto Gonzalez

January 22, 2013

Velia los recuerdos que juntamos durante 29 años los llevaremos siempre en nuestro corazón. Siempre fuiste una persona excepcional y fuerte,criaste a tus hijas , nietas y bisnietos dandoles todo el amor que llevabas dentro y todabia repartias ese amor a tantos niños que cuidaste. Esos tamales que te quedaban super ricos y que no olvidaremos..Pero sobre todo tu amistad y cariño que ofreciste a tantos de nosotros. Se que estas descansando en tu creador a donde regresaras el dia que el te resucite para llevarte a vivir con el al cielo y despues a la tierra prometida por toda la eternidad. No te preocupes por tu familia que Dios siempre estara con ellas. Te nos fuiste muy pronto y se que luchaste hasta el final para ganarle la batalla al cancer , pero la batalla la perdiste pero no la guerra..Porque Dios te dara la corona de la vida y de la vida eterna!