Willie Velazquez, 55, of Chesapeake, VA, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
Willie is survived by his daughters, Victoria and Starlissa, his parents, Luis and Victoria, his sister and brother, Elizabeth (Suri) and Luis Jr., his nephew and niece, Jovanny (Sarah) and Lourdes, and many other loving relatives.
Willie was born on October 29, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the youngest of three kids, and was adored and spoiled by his parents in accordance with that status. He had a mind of his own and an irrepressible, larger-than-life personality from an early age. It was impossible not to like Willie.
Willie was an affectionate, loving, emotional soul who wore his heart on his sleeve and didn’t care who knew it. He cared deeply about his family and friends and was fiercely protective of them throughout his life. He was a doting father, regardless of his tough guy persona, and not a day went by without him thinking of his daughters.
He was an engaging conversationalist who had a natural ability to relate to anyone at any time. His positive enthusiasm and energy was contagious and his movie-star good looks and natural charm made him popular with the ladies, to his detriment and delight.
Willie had an incredible appetite for life and a childlike exuberance that enabled him to enjoy what might be small pleasures for many. Small gestures of affection delighted him. He was incredibly resilient and resourceful, with a unique ability to see the glass as half-full even while he recognized the practical challenges of any situation.
To be sure, Willie was imperfect, as all of us are. But his light shone through those cracks, and it continues to shine for those who knew him and loved him. His spirit is always with us and will continue to shine in our hearts forever.
A Sung Requiem Mass with catafalque for Willie Velazquez will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 1:30 PM at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church 521 McCosh Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Interment to immediately follow at St. Matthew’s Church 3314 Sandra Ln, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
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Willie Velazquez, 55, de Chesapeake, VA entró a la vida eterna el miércoles 27 de abril de 2022.
Willie dejó a sus hijas, Victoria y Starlissa, sus padres Luis y Victoria, su hermanos Elizabeth, Suri y Luis Jr., sus sobrinos Jovanny, Sarah y Lourdes y demás familiares.
Willie nació el 29 de octubre de 1966 en Brooklyn, Nueva York. Debido a que fue el más joven de sus hermanos, sus padres siempre lo adoraron y consintieron. Desde su niñez, la personalidad de Willie fue extraordinaria y era imposible no tenerle cariño.
Willie era cariñoso, amigable y sensible. Más que todo, Willie siempre puso a su familia primero, protegiéndolas durante toda su vida. No pasaba un día sin que Willie pensara en sus dos hijas.
Willie tuvo la habilidad de conectar con cualquier persona. Su energía y entusiasmo eran contagiosos. También era buen mozo. La actitud optimista de Willie permitió que él siempre disfrutara las cosas pequeñas de la vida, aún enfrentando situaciones difíciles.
Como todos, Willie no era perfecto. Sin embargo, su personalidad, cariño, y gusto por la vida será por lo que su familia lo recuerde. Willie permanecerá en nuestros corazones para siempre.