GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest June 29, 2002, in Richmond, VA., Mr. Vicente A. "El Greco" Velez, husband of Gladys Gutierrez de Velez of Grovetown, Ga. Other family members include a son and daughter-in-law, Vincent A. and Laurie Velez of Grovetown; daughters and sons-in-law, Christine Velez Badar and husband, Mike Badar of Louisville, Colo., Maureen Velez Truax and husband, Dell Truax of Long Island, NY.; and eight brothers and sisters. Mr. Velez is a native of Guayaquil, Ecuador, but lived in Long Island, N.Y. for 42 years. He has lived the last two years in Grovetown. He was a physical therapist at St. Joseph Hospital and a member of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, July 11, 2002, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Frank celebrant. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; a Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. and the family will receive friends until 9 p.m. at Thomas Poteet & Son. Memorials may be made to the Kerri and Matt Velez Memorial Fund in care of First National Bank and Trust, 5049 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, GA. 30813. Thomas Poteet & Son - Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Road, Augusta, GA.
The Augusta Chronicle July 9, 2002