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Celebrating the life of
Jimmy Valenzuela Velez
January 31, 1944 - December 16, 2023
Jimmy Valenzuela Velez, 79, died peacefully in his home on Saturday, December 16, 2023.
Jimmy was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on January 31, 1944, to Teofilo and Luz Maria (Velez) Valenzuela; he was one of many siblings. After Jimmy graduated high school, he joined the United States Army. Serving through multiple wars and conflicts, Jimmy was a proud Master Sergeant when he retired after 36 years.
On January 9, 1981, Jimmy married Guiselle Venegas in Lawton, Oklahoma, and they raised four children together. He loved to dance to salsa and country music. After his retirement, he could be found tinkering in his garage and was always on the move. Jimmy was happiest when he was listening to music and eating delicious Puerto Rican food.
Jimmy was preceded in death by both his parents, several of his siblings, and his daughter Linda Valenzuela. He is survived by his wife; his sons Jimmy Valenzuela, Jr., and Bernard Valenzuela; his daughter Helen Valenzuela (Cami Hall); as well as his grandchildren Miles Valenzuela, Deano L (Ash), Cason Valenzuela, and Thalia Valenzuela; as well as several members of his extended family.
In lieu of flowers, Jimmy's family recommends that you donate to a veteran's organization in Jimmy's memory.
Love ❤️ yaw
- Tammy Tarver , Shreveport , Louisiana
My deepest condolences to Mrs. V and family From your neighbor God makes no mistakes
- Diane Douse, Savannah, GA
Rest in peace. Love you uncle jimmy!
- Annette Bryant and girls, Doyline , La
- Humberto Valenzuela , Ponce, PR
I’m thinking of you dear brother and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my condolences. I will keep you all in my prayers. I cherish our memories together and all the times you came to visit me and my family in New Jersey. I sit here thinking of all our childhood memories and all the good times we shared. We will always miss you and think of you. Thank you to my sister in law ,Guiselle for taking such good care of my brother.
- Adannette Valenzuela, Sicklerville , New Jersey
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Services Will Be Private