Iliana Arie VelezIliana Arie Velez was born on April 3, 2002 in Houston, Texas to Jose Joel Velez and Dimitrula Lemonudas. Iliana passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022, in Hayes County at the age of …
Iliana Arie Velez
Iliana Arie Velez was born on April 3, 2002 in Houston, Texas to Jose Joel Velez and Dimitrula Lemonudas. Iliana passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022, in Hayes County at the age of nineteen.
Iliana graduated from Mayde Creek High School in 2020. She had great abilities demonstrated in high school as an athlete where she loved playing basketball and running track. She really was talented in many ways, as exhibited in playing the piano and expressing herself in dance. Iliana was a light in her family’s life and her beautiful spirit brought true joy to both her family and friends. One of her greatest joys was playing and spending time with her little sister, Soraya. She was a lifetime native Houstonian and was a student at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She was pursuing a dual degree in the study of Architecture and Interior Design. She was creative and excelled in both areas of study.
She is survived by her loving family; parents, Jose ”Joel” Velez and mother Trula Velez both of Houston, Texas; sister, Soraya Velez of Houston, Texas; grandmother, Yolanda Rivera of Adjuntas of Puerto Rico; grandmother, Anita Lemonudas of Katy, Texas; great grandfather, Candido Velez of Adjuntas of Peurto Rico. Iliana will be missed by her beloved cat Shady and her much loved dog Benji. There are numerous extended family and friends that will dearly miss Iliana.
The family has received friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway, in Katy. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, at River Pointe Church in Richmond, with Rev. Terrace Clayton and Rev. Bob Page officiating. Interment in Sealy City Cemetery.
Donations in the name of Iliana Arie Velez may be given to the charity of your choice.