Guadalupe “Lupita” Vela passed away on Wednesday, August 25,2021 at the incredible age of 96. She will be remembered as a loving, selfless wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend to many. Lupita was a devout Catholic and faithful parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul for many years. Her family’s hearts will be filled with happy memories, especially her love of bingo, loteria, knitting, crafts, slot machines and cooking the best tamales. To know her was to love her as she made countless friends along her life’s journey, from being named Queen of a Jamaica to befriending many at her adult daycare. Most notably, she was a survivor, having beaten cancer many years ago. Heaven has truly gained an angel.
Lupita is preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Vela, son, Fidencio (Maria) Vela, daughter, Francisca “Pancha” Vela of Dallas, TX and her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her six sons, Flavio (Dora) Vela, Fernando (Lucy) Vela, Reymundo (Maria) Vela, Roel (Connie) Vela, Juan (Maria) Vela and Martin (Cindy) Vela. She is also survived by 35 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren, her beloved sister Eloisa Cruz, and numerous other relatives.
The family would like to give their most utmost sincere gratitude to all of Lupita’s caregivers and Altus Hospice for the care given during her time of need.
As per family request, we ask everyone attending funeral services to wear a mask.