Wilfredo Velez Obituary, Death – On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at five o’clock in the afternoon, a memorial ceremony honoring the life of Wilfredo Velez, who passed away at the age of 51, will be place at the Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. The ceremony will be presided over by Pastors Brian Wieneke and Manuel Alvarez. The role of translator will go to Mac Williams. Donations in memory of the deceased can be sent to Open Hearts and Helping Hands at 612-A Lafayette Avenue, Camden, South Carolina 29020 in place of flowers.
Wilfredo “Wil” Velez was born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, to parents who were originally from Puerto Rico. Wilfredo spent his childhood in Puerto Rico, where he also completed his education to the completion of his high school career in the year 1990. After completing his high school education, he joined the United States Army and went on to have a career there that lasted for 28 years. He was responsible for operating heavy equipment, handling petroleum products, working as an administrative clerk, coordinating a response program for sexual harassment and assault, and supervising senior human resources employees.
Between the end of 2006 and the beginning of 2008, he served in Iraq. After he retired in 2018, he enrolled at Central Carolina Community College to pursue a degree in human services. In addition to that, he earned a qualification in gerontology. Wilfredo was employed as a Victim’s/family advocate at the Family Resource Center in Camden, South Carolina, as well as a Community Health Worker at Access Kershaw, which is located in Lugoff, South Carolina. Wilfredo was a successful businessman and philanthropist who took great pleasure in giving back to the communities in which he lived.
Additionally, he was interested in his local church, where he served as treasurer for many years. In addition to that, he served as President of the local branch of the Christian Motorcyclist Association in Elgin, South Carolina. He has six children with his wife, Maria Lopez-Velez, who he reared together after they got married. They made their home in Cassatt, South Carolina, where they were actively involved in the local community and cherished quality spent with their seven grandkids.
Wilfredo Velez is survived by his wife, Maria, as well as their children Jose Vasquez of Cassatt, Wilfredo Velez of Cassatt, Brian Velez (Alissa) of Springfield, MA, Frank William Velez (Destany) of Hartsville, Luis Vasquez of Cassatt, Steven Feliciano of Baltimore, MD, and Paula Michelle Velez of Cassatt; grandchildren Ryleigh Velez, Brian Vel