A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

Services have been postponed until February 22, 2021 and February 23, 2021.
OBITUARY

Lori A. Velasquez

July 15, 1962February 1, 2021
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Lorena “Lori” Acosta Velasquez, 58, of San Antonio, Texas, passed on away on February 1, 2021.

Lori was born in Crystal City, Texas on July 15, 1962, to Amador and Lupe (Aguillon) Acosta. Her mother later remarried Leonel Ibañez after her father died when she was a young child. Lori grew up in Alice, Texas with her four brothers and was the second oldest. She graduated from Alice High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. After college, Lori moved to Europe where she worked and travelled with the international group Up with People before moving back to Texas and settling in San Antonio. It was in San Antonio that she met Robert Velasquez. On December 28, 1989, Lori and Robert married. They raised three children, Veronica Leticia Velasquez, Daniel Amador Velasquez, and Andres Roberto Velasquez. She was a loving mother who always pushed to provide her children with experiences and opportunities.

Lori worked for several banks but spent the majority of her career at Broadway Bank in the Wealth Management Division. She developed friendships with many co-workers throughout the bank and treasured her client relationships. Outside of work, Lori was involved with several non-profit organizations where she donated her time and service to the community. Kinetic Kids, a local nonprofit that offers sports and recreation to kids with disabilities, was close to her heart as her own son, Daniel, participated in their programs from a young age. She served on the Kinetic Kids Board of Directors for 15 years up until her passing. More recently, she joined the Board of Directors of Reaching Maximum Independence, an organization that helps adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities become independent. Lori was an advocate for inclusivity and equal opportunities, especially for children with special needs.

In addition to her volunteer work, Lori loved reading, gardening, theater and the arts, going to the movies, family gatherings and parties, attending festivals and community events, and the many cats she had throughout the years. You could also always find Lori with a brooch for every occasion and every outfit. She had a generous heart, was a friend to all, and liked to remind her family, especially Robert, that smiling was much easier than frowning. She will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents Amador Acosta and Lupe Acosta Ibañez.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Robert Velasquez of San Antonio, Texas, daughter, Veronica Velasquez of Dallas, Texas, two sons, Daniel Velasquez of San Antonio, Texas and Andres Velasquez of Little Rock, Arkansas, four brothers, Amador (Elda) Acosta Jr. of Alice, Texas, Gustavo (Debra) Acosta of Fort Worth, Texas, Adrian (Lily) Ibañez of El Paso, Texas, and Sergio (Lorissa) Ibañez of Corpus Christi, Texas, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Funeral arrangements and services are being managed by Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Alejandro Mata

February 23, 2021

Dear, Velasquez Family,
We wanted to express our deepest condolences to you for your loss. Please know that we will keep you all in our prayers. May the Lord bless you and give you peace during this time.

Sincerely,

Alejandro, Libby, & Synia Mata

Greg Dunn

February 22, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Lori for 17 years. She was a wonderful and loyal friend and co-worker. Her immediate response to any situation that involved her friends, co-workers or clients was “what can I do to help?”. She treated her clients like family and truly cared about their well being. She was a proud and loving mama and wife. When the conversation turned to family, and it always did, her eyes would light up. Her love for her children just poured out.
The world has a big hole to fill, but heaven has a lovely angel. Lori, you will be missed.

Diana Acosta Well

February 20, 2021

Dearest Velasquez and Acosta family my deepest and heartfelt condolences. My heart is filled with love when I think of Lori. I will cherish our childhood memories and her beautiful smile. With much love... Diana

Harvey Najim

February 17, 2021

Lori was an incredible friend to my Foundation and me personally.
We had many conversations at my office about her family, Broadway Bank and her job. I met her son Daniel, who was a friend to me, through Kinetic Kids. Lori had an infectious smile and personality that I loved. I have contributed $10,000 to Kinetic Kids for a Scholarship in her memory. Lori was liked and loved by many who knew her. May her memory be eternal.

Harvey Najim
President
Najim Charitable Foundation

Ronald Schmidt

February 13, 2021

During Lori's career with Broadway Bank Trust Department, she supported the Bank's management of assets for the Baumberger Endowment, a Charitable Endowment granting scholarships to students who graduate from Bexar County High Schools each year.
Her graciousness, competence, and diligence was of great support to the Endowment, and she was always one of several wonderful "Faces of Broadway" as we met each year with educational evaluators and with students who receive our scholarships. I learned that her daughter was a musician, a common thread between us, and I always enjoyed her warm descriptions of the progress of her daughter, of whom she was proud, as with other members of the family. It was my pleasure to share passion for the scholarship program, and to have confidence in this delightful, kind hearted, wonderful person. Her loss to her family is difficult to understand or accept. Her loss to her friends at the Bank and the Bauberger Foundation is real and heart felt. May God in his mercy console all who grieve.
Ron Schmidt

Marybeth Buffington

February 10, 2021

Dear family of Lori! I worked with Lori for 25 years at Broadway Bank. She was the kindest and sweetest person I have ever known. Lori loved her family and friends more than anything. When I retired, she made my memories so special at the party and put the pictures to music that made it perfect. She is now Heaven's most cherished Angel and will forever be in our hearts 💕
Please accept my utmost sympathy for losing your Angel on earth.
Marybeth Buffington 🙏🙏

Bartlett Cocke

February 9, 2021

Lori was a wonderful lady who helped me with my banking needs for many years, I know that you will miss her dearly and so will I.

Tonya Stanley

February 8, 2021

I used to work with Lori at Broadway Bank. When I joined the bank she was so friendly and kind to me from the very beginning. I was so drawn to her beautiful spirit and lovely personality, not to mention her fabulous style (and those beautiful brooches). She was just a class act and a wonderful person to be around. My deepest condolences go to her family. Please know that she loved you so deeply and talked about you non-stop.

Christine Rocha

February 6, 2021

Condolences to the Velasquez family on behalf of the Rocha family. We will miss her dearly. Lori was very sweet, caring and a wonderful mother and wife. I’ve known Lori for 18 years, over the years we had many short conversations on the phone about her kids and all their accomplishments. I will miss our small talk.

Arnette Willis

February 6, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family .

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