Rebecca Ann (Riley) VelekeiDecember 28, 1945 ~ January 1, 2020 (age 74)
Rebecca Ann (Riley) Velekei, born 28 December 1945, passed from this life
on Wednesday, 1 January 2020, in Texarkana TX. She was 74 years old.
Rebecca is preceded in death by parents Henry Cornelious and Vertie Lee (Stamps)
Riley; and sister Delois Sirmans and husband Buddy. She is survived by her husband
Joseph William Velekei of Atlanta TX; daughters Henri Jo Temple and husband Cliff of
Whitesboro TX; LeAnne Neff and husband Wes of Texarkana TX; and Toni Brown and
husband Chip of Wake Village TX; brother Robert Riley and wife Bobbi of Longview
TX; grandchildren Aly Lozada and husband Victor, Conner Temple and wife Katie, Tyler
Pines, Treavor Velekei and wife Stephanie, Madison Beane, Josey, and Evan Brown; and
four great-grandchildren, Tripp Lozada, Hannah Lozada, Kayleigh Faith Velekei and
Joseph Todd Velekei, as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Rebecca volunteered at Christus St. Michael’s Health System in Atlanta TX up until she
was not able to do so. She was a member of Laws Chapel Methodist Church, where she
helped with the Angels, Sr Angels and backpack drives. She was also an active member
of the Queen City Alumni Association. Rebecca worked as a school teacher for over 40
years, 30 of which were for the Queen City ISD where she was GT coordinator for a lot
of those years. After retirement, Rebecca continued to work at the school as a substitute
teacher because she truly loved to teach. Member of TRTA. While her kids were in
school she was active in the QC Band Boosters and one of the founding members of the
QC FFA Booster Club. She also worked with the Elijah House in Queen City TX.
Rebecca was a devoted wife for 46 years, mother, nana, great nana, sister, aunt, and
friend. She loved her family and friends and was dedicated to taking care of her family,
teaching children and serving the Lord.
Memorial services will be held at Laws Chapel Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 12th
at 2:00. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the QC Alumni Association
Scholarship Fund, Attn: Jackie Yates, 500 PR 332 Atlanta TX 75551.
Rebecca Ann (Riley) Velekei is being cremated under the direction of Queen
City Funeral Home in Queen City, Texas.
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