Updated: Mon 9:21 AM, Mar 18, 2013
Funeral Home: Memorial Funeral Chapel
Nina Jo Velasquez
February 18, 1940 – March 13, 2013
"Til Death Do Us Part"
Nina Jo Velasquez, 73, of College Station, passed away Wednesday evening, March 13, 2013, at Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston. A Rosary will be recited at Christ The Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Saturday March 16, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. followed by visitation until 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 P.M. Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan with Reverend Monsignor John McCaffrey officiating. Burial will follow in Bryan City Cemetery.
Nina Jo was born February 18, 1940 to Pedro and Manuela Hernandez in Lockhart, Texas. She attended school in Lockhart and eventually moved to Bryan. She was a homemaker and President of A&M Twin City Paint and Body Shop, Inc. in Bryan. Together, she and her husband John Edward were dedicated in serving the V.F.W. through Brazos County V.F.W. Post 4692. She was a long time member of the Ladies Auxiliary and served as the Conductress for many years. She was also a member of the Military Order of the Cooties which is part of the ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. She is a member of the Elk's Lodge, and a dedicated member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. One thing she really loved to do was dance.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Anthony Velasquez, and her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, John Edward Velasquez of College Station; one son, John Ed Velasquez II of Bryan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Grizelda and Claude Martinez of College Station, and Malisa and Ronald Cruz of Cypress, Texas; two brothers, Macarido Hernandez of Lubbock and Juan Hernandez and his wife Victoria of Luling, Texas; two sisters, Petra Ortiz and Maria Munoz and her husband all of Lockhart; ten grandchildren, Claudia Martinez, Mason Martinez, Morgan Martinez, Meagan Martinez, Zachary Cruz, Miranda Cruz, Cameron Cruz, Emily Velasquez, John Edward Velasquez III, and Gabriel Velasquez; and numerous other family and friends.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to Brazos County V.F.W. Post No. 4692.