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Julia Garcia Velasquez
Birth: May 13, 1913
Death: Nov. 22, 2007

Julia Velasquez (nee Garcia) age 94,
late of Ocala, Florida &
formerly of South Chicago.

Beloved mother of Bernadette "Bernie" (Fred) Burgos who lovingly cared for Julia in their home for many years. Loving mother of Rosie (late Manuel) Bermejo, late Gloria Becerra, Rebecca (Jack) Pacione, late Sylvia (Pablo) Rios, Belen Hinojosa, Jerry Becerra & Grace Velasquez.

Devoted grandmother of 25, great grandmother of 47 & great great grandmother of 33.

Retired supervisor of South Chicago Hospital.

Visitation Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007,
2-9 pm. Funeral services Thursday,
Nov. 29, 2007 at 8:45 am from the
Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago to

Immaculate Conception Church.
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM.


Christmas In Heaven
I see the countless Christmas trees
Around the world below,
With Tiny lights like Heaven's stars
reflecting on the snow

The sights so spectacular
Please wipe away that tear,
For I am spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year.

I hear many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear,
But the sound of music cannot
compare with the
Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you
The joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description
To hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me.
I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away
We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me dear ones.
You know I hold you dear
And be glad I am spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year.

I send you each a special gift
From my heavenly home above.
I send you each a memory
Of my undying love,
After all love is a gift
More precious than pure gold.
It was always most important
In the stories Jesus told.

So let's love each other
As the Father said to do.
For I cannot count the blessings
he has for you.
So have a merry Christmas
And wipe away that tear,
Remember I am spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year


Michael Pacione:
As one of the original 25 grandchildren I believe that I can speak for all of us when I say that we will never forget Grandma.
She was always there to lend a hand with our projects or homework. I remember her helping me paint my model cars when I was a little guy back in 1967. A hard working & loving lady that has & will continue to fill our lives with inspiration.


Fred Bermejo:
My cousin Michael speaks the truth in saying that we will never forget grandma Julia. She was a fun loving grandmother, fueled by creativity and love. We always looked forward to Christmas at grandma Julia's. Stepping into her house on Christmas Day was like walking into Christmas wonderland. She created wonderful experiences for her grandchildren, which are now treasured memories. I thank the Lord for her blood that runs through my veins, making her a part of me forever.

I love you grandma. Rest in peace.


Frank Bermejo
Grandma we all would like to thank you for giving us your last Thanksgiving dinner 11/22/07. You left us looking like an angel, how pretty you looked. I love you grandma and you will be in my heart until I see you


You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she's gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


Family links: 
  Belen Becerra Hinojosa (1940 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
Evergreen Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section U, Block 9
Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
Record added: Nov 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23111935
Julia <i>Garcia</i> Velasquez
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Julia <i>Garcia</i> Velasquez
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Julia <i>Garcia</i> Velasquez
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- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Nov. 22, 2009
Rest in Peace, Julia. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 7, 2009
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