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
I am sorry to read of the passing of your love one; please accept my sincere sympathy. Jesus likens death to sleep(John 11:11-14) which he with the power of God's holy spirit promise to resurrect those now sleeping in death; restoring them back to life with the prospect of eternal life on the renewed paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. May Jehovah God continue to comfort and bless the Rodriguez Family.-Matthew 5:4.
I was saddened to hear that Luisa had passed away, but what helped bring comfort was to find that the Bible speaks of a time when death will be done away with:
Isa. 25:8, 9: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. . . . And in that day one will certainly say: ‘Look! This is our God. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. This is Jehovah. We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.’”
Also at John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”
I know you will still experience pain, grief, and sorrow but I hope that these scriptures will bring some measure of comfort to you.
Our condolences to you and your family, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Luisa always had a great and beautiful smile for everyone. Many a picnic our families shared while eating Luisa s’ rice and beans with lechon asado. Her greatest joy was making others happy. May the love of those around you now, help you through the days ahead.
Luis (Tony) & Linda Santiago
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