(ROANOKE) The funeral for Maria Belen Velazquez, 80, of Roanoke will be Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Bro. Scott Whaley officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Velazquez passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

A Dolores Nazas Durango native, Mrs. Velazquez was born March 14, 1940, the daughter of Refujio Reyes and Ausencia Marroquin. She was a member of the Catholic faith, attended Faith Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Survivors include seven children, Ignacio Velazquez, Belem Pinedo (Juan), Jose Velazquez (Theresa), Jose Luis, Ricardo Velazquez (Lilia), Leandro Velazquez and Lourdes ZaVala (Oscar); 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Velazquez was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Leandro Velazquez Alvarado.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Velazquez's grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Faith Baptist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.