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Went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at age 82. Born August 27, 1931 to Eluterio and Apolonia Velasquez in San Juan, Texas. Celia was a faithful member of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Parish in Lansing for over 30 years where she also a member of the Guadalupe Circle and Sacred Heart Circle. She was also a member of the Cristo Rey Seniors Program for many years. Celia loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her sons, Felipe and Erasmo Rodriguez; 3 brothers, 1 sister and her parents.
Surviving are her daughters, Diana (Mike) Nave, Josefina Cagle, Maria Rabi, Linda Salas, Lora (Michael) Bradley; sons, Robert (Michelle) Rodriguez, Joe Rodriguez, David Rodriguez; 20 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Parish with Fr. John Fain as Celebrant. Family will receive friends at Skinner Funeral Home, Lansing Chapel on Friday from 5-8 p.m. with the rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. For online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com
Skinner Funeral Homes
101 W. Jolly Road Lansing, MI 48910
Published in Lansing State Journal on May 22, 2014