OBITUARY

Juanita "Jenny" Velez

June 26, 1933January 29, 2019
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Ms. Juanita "Jenny" Velez, age 85, resident of San Antonio, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. She was born June 26, 1933 to the late Luis and Amelia (Soto) Velez-Vera, in Puerto Rico.

She graduated from Central High in Santurce, Puerto Rico and later attended ATI Culinary Arts School in Tyson, Virginia; where she obtained her degree in Culinary Arts.

She was a professional chef, an entrepreneur and published author. She was the proud owner of Amelia Home Appliances, Centro de Tarjetas y Regalos, Spanish American Bakery and El Kikiriki Restaurant. She had a profound knack for knowing and sharing all ‘tips and tricks’ that made cooking in any kitchen a success. All these she captured in her book: Orejitas Culinarias.

She was actively involved in church and was the Arca de Noe church treasurer. She was devoted to her family and was a dedicated daughter, mother, sister, aunt, friend and specially a passionate grandmother!

She is preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Amelia; sister, Carmen Velez; and brother, Rafael Velez.

She is survived by her sisters, Enery, Aida, Aidita, Luz Ester and Aida Luz; her brother, Jorge Luis Velez; children, Millie and husband Jorge Vazquez, Pedro and wife Gracie; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and many close friends she considered family.

Family is receiving friends on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Celebration of Life services will be conducted at 1:00 pm with Chaplain Evan Hierholzer officiating in the chapel at Sunset North Funeral Home. The family is hosting a catered reception immediately following in the hospitality suite.

Expressions of sympathy and online condolences may be offered to the family by signing Juanita’s guestbook at: www.SunsetNorthFuneralHome.com

Services

  • Family Receiving Friends Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Reception Friday, February 1, 2019
REMEMBERING

Juanita "Jenny" Velez

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Rosa Haag

February 2, 2019

Dear Millie and family,

My deepest simpathy for you and your family for the passing of your beloved mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, May Jenny rest in Peace now and always in God’s Loving Hands.....my warm memories of Jenny’s will live with me forever. trust in the Lord, Cling to Him, He is forever our Mighty rock.......your friend, Rosa Haag

Rebeca Velez

February 1, 2019

Querida Titi Jenny,
Siempre estaré agradecida por todos los hermosos momentos compartidos y por tu generosidad además de tus grandes dotes culinarios. Tu gozo era deleitarnos con tus exquisitas recetas, anécdotas y tu compañía, ejemplo fiel del amor y los cuidados de Dios.
Extrañaré tus chistes y la alegría que te caracterizaban pero por sobre todas las cosas te recordaré por tu gran amor hacia Dios, tu familia y el prójimo. Para Dios sólo lo mejor y por eso sé que estás en su presencia. Siempre te amaré y recordaré hasta que nos reencontremos.
Con amor,
Becky

Rebecca Lucena

February 1, 2019

Tia Querida,
Recordare siempre tus consejos sabios, los momentos lindos q pasamos juntas, las muchas tardes q me recibías con una tacita de café. Fuistes un ser humano espectacular, nos enseñastes mucho sobre la vida, familia y sobre todo el compartir.
Me siento triste por q ya no estas con nosotros, pero estoy en paz, por q estas gozando en los brazos del Señor.

Tu sobrina,
Rebecca

Linda y Dick M.

February 1, 2019

Pensamos a todos ustedes. Esperamos que pasando estos días juntos reducira el dolor de la perdida de Abi. Es tiempo de concentrar en todos los recuerdos que ha dejado. Que sigan hasta Virginia. Abrazos, Linda Y Dick

Rev. Cathy Mechlin

February 1, 2019

What I remember most about Jenny was her generosity. She loved to share her time, her talents and heart. How I got to know her best was through her invitations to lunch. She loved to treat and share her love over meals. I remember the many times she used her culinary talents in preparing delicious meals. And I remember how she invited friends to church. There are people who will be in heaven because of Jenny Velez! Love you Jenny and will miss you my dear sister.

Carmen Alegre

January 31, 2019

Mis queridos amigos mi más sentido pésame, Jenny será siempre recordada por su linda sonrisa y ocurrencias.

Angel Rodriguez

January 31, 2019

Mis condolencias y oraciones por Fortaleza para ti y para toda la familia. Fuistes una gran hija llena de amor por una madre tan especial.
La conoci por un corto tiempo pero fue suficiente para saber el tipo de madre que era.
Hoy se encuentra con Norma y mi madre celebrando la vida eterna con el Senor
Bendiciones y Fortaleza !
Les amo y les recuerdo con todo mi Corazon.
Rev. Angel Luis Rodriguez y familia

Eunice (Ichy) Gonzalez Caro

January 31, 2019

Mi Querida Doña Jenny,
Gracias por permitirme ser parte en tu vida, por quererme, por tus sinceros consejos y por enseñarme a cocinar. Siempre te recordare con mucho cariño, Ichy y Doña Olga.

Yadira Ramirez-Peterson

January 31, 2019

Jenny was loved and cherished by a lot of people, truly because she loved the Lord and also because she had a beautiful heart, which she dedicated to show the world, God's love and spirit in everything she did with her hands and will.
She taught me so much and we shared precious memories, beautiful and funny stories because we were bound in Christ and in His love. I am truly blessed and grateful to God for allowing me to have her in my life!!! Her love for the Lord was inspiring and true!
Now is the time to let people know how much you love them, treasure them and care for them, because tomorrow is "never promised, tomorrow is uncertain". I find comfort in knowing I will see her again in heaven because that is one of our Lord's wonderful promises; one of many I am looking forward to see fulfilled. I love you so much, Jenny, but I will see you soon!
Psalm 147:3, He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Samuel Vazquez

January 29, 2019

One of the kindest and hardest working souls I’ve ever known. She gave everything to all whom he she loved. I’ll always remember you and miss you Abi! I know you are looking down on us from heaven.

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Forever together. Just the three of us. Millie Pedro mami.

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Farewell from Virginia

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