Mary C. Velasquez

Mary C. Velasquez

Mary C. Velasquez, 89, of Brownsville, TX devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend entered eternal rest Saturday, November 04, 2023, at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in San Benito, Texas on March 06, 1934.

Mary was a beloved member of the community where she worked with the B.I.S.D. for many years as a Home Visitor until she retired, and continued to work as a substitute until the age of 82. Mary was always one to put herself last, always wanting to serve others. She went above and beyond to help those in need. Mary loved her family fiercely, and it was her greatest joy to see them happy. She loved cooking and always made sure to feed anyone that came for a visit.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Augusto and Zulema Chapa; her son, Robert Velasquez Jr.; and her sister Rafaela Cox.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Robert Velasquez; her daughter Elma Berry, and her son Jaime Velasquez; her daughter-in-law Isabel (Robert Jr.) Velasquez; her Grandsons James Velasquez (Cece) and Joseph Berry (Amber); and her Great grandchildren James Velasquez, Zaiden Velasquez, Tanner Berry, and Audrina Berry; and her siblings Caesar, Virginia, Augusto, Adela, Luis, Ray, Josie, Oscar, Eva, Ciro, Mary Helen, and Raul; She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Visitation is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Services. Chapel opens at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection is at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and interment is to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Buena Vista Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to the Alzheimer Association in her honor.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Mrs. Mary C. Velasquez, please visit Didi’s Flower Shop at Sunset Memorial, place your order online at or call (956) 572-3872.


  • Alma Saenz Medina Posted November 6, 2023 6:44 pm

    Sorry for your lost prayer for all her family . May she rest in peace l going to miss you and l love you dearly.

  • BONNIE SALAZAR Posted November 7, 2023 11:33 am

    My deepest condolences Jaime, Elma and the rest of the family. Miss Mary was an angel on earth with the biggest heart. She was always finding ways to help families in need, especially her students. She was always so proud of you all and her grandsons and great grandchildren. RIP Miss Mary 🙏🙏🙏♥️

  • Alma Saenz Medina Posted November 7, 2023 2:19 pm

    My Condolences to her Husband and daughter and her Sisters And Brothers in this difficult time. We ask God to give you all the strength and comfort you all need . Prayers for all her kids and grandkids and family. From your cousins in Chicago illinois. She be missed but never forgotten 💔 😢 😪 She was beautiful in and out. REST IN PEACE MY ANGEL.

  • Elma Berry Posted November 14, 2023 2:05 pm

    To my beautiful Mother. You were my hero. A strong force of nature and yet the most caring and loving person with the biggest heart . You cared for your family as well as many families in the community. The stories I’ve heard all my life, you were there to help those in need with clothing, food and any support you could offer. I know many will miss you, but you’ve left a void in my heart that cannot be filled. I only feel comfort in the memories I have of you and knowing one day I will feel your warn embrace. All my Love, Forever and Always ~ Elma 💗🙏💗✨️

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