Luisa Velasquez, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, peacefully entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Winter Garden, FL at the age of 84. Luisa was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, on June 20, 1928, to the late Josephina (Colon) and Serephin Ortiz. She was a shining example of generosity, faith, and compassion. Fun-loving and vibrant, Luisa dedicated her life to nurturing her family and serving the Lord with unconditional love and devotion. She gave of her time and talents endlessly throughout years of service and leadership at Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain, Ohio, serving as president of the Ladies Society, and holding leadership roles within the Charismatic movement, the Cursillos, and numerous other organizations. Luisa loved to praise God through music, s inging and plaing the tambourine in the church choir. She was a gifted seamstress and cook, often using her skills to help others in need.
Cherishing her memory and carrying on her legacy of love, are husband Luis Velasquez of Winter Garden; son Edwin Velasquez (wife Robin) of Winter Garden, daughter Nicza Carrion (husband Louis) of Windermere, as well as her adoring grandchildren Stefanie Davis (husband Rick), Eddie Velasquez (wife Teri), Mindy Colon (husband Will), Vanessa Velasquez and Jesse Carrion (wife Valery); and great grandchildren Melina and Marisa Davis, Jaxden and Giana Colon.The family will be welcoming friends and honoring Luisa's life at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Resurrection Catholic Church at 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Parish Center at Resurrection Catholic Church immediately following.
In honor of Luisa's generous spirit, donations can be made to: Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 www.alz.org