MARK ANTHONY VELASQUEZ
May 14, 1982 – March 12, 2021
Mark Anthony Velasquez, 38, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Friday, March 12, 2021.
The second son born to Graciela A. Velasquez, and the late Raul D. Velasquez Sr., Mark was a loving son, a caring brother, and a proud father to his only child, Gracie Anabel. He was a graduate of Alexander High School, class of 2000, where he discovered one of his innate talents. His art, sketches, and drawings channeled his passions into adulthood. Often, he would design original art for birthday cards and meticulously craft each petal and letter for the loved recipient. These were Mark’s common gestures that showed his deep love and generosity for his loved ones. This talent led him to the art of tattooing, but much like his father, he also enjoyed playing his guitar for his brothers, family, and friends. Mark was free-spirit with a heart of gold who loved spending time with his family and always looked forward to their annual family reunion, where his joyous laughter could be heard over the chatter; but his kind smile always made you feel welcomed. Although he left us way too early, we are comforted in our faith that Mark has reunited with his father in the kingdom of heaven, and he will be loved and missed dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raul Diego Velasquez Sr.; paternal grandparents, Florencio & Toribia Velasquez; maternal grandparents, Jesus & Ramona Alvarado. Aunts: Alicia Sáenz, Anita Alvarado, Sylvia Rodríguez, Cristina Velásquez, María Velásquez. Uncles: Félix Velásquez Sr., Juan Velásquez, Roberto Alvarado. Cousins: Francisco Javier Jr., David, Johnny.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Gracie Anabel; his mother, Graciela (Alfredo); brother, Joseph; brother, Raul Jr (Elizabeth), nephew Diego, niece Carolina. Also, many aunts, uncles, and cousins will miss him.
Visitation was held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary commenced at 7 p.m.
A Cremation Service will be held at a later date by the JJFC Cremation Services.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.