Roberto G. Vela

Funeral Service for Roberto G. Vela, 89, of Richmond will be held Monday May 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church 1510 5th Street in Missouri City, Texas. Burial will be held Tuesday May 21, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at The Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Houston, Texas 77038.

Visitation will be held Sunday May 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Hernandez Funeral Home 800 Fourth Street in Rosenberg. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Vela was born November 19, 1929 in El Calaboz Ranch, Texas and he passed away May 11, 2019 in Rosenberg, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents Martin and Manuela Vela; his wife Angelita Vela; his son Martin Vela; his grandson Robert Anthony Vela; his brother Antonio M. Vela.

He is survived by his loving companion Mary Rodriguez; his children Robert Vela, Jr. and wife Hope, Raymond Vela, William Vela, Norma Hall and husband Elmer, Melinda Vela, Yvette Longoria and husband Joe, Yvonne Garcia and husband Paul, Maggie Ortiz and husband Richard, Stephanie Rodriguez, Dolores Taylor, Elizabeth Rodriguez and husband Raul, Blanche Rodriguez and husband Vincent, Melissa Ayala and husband Edwin; along with 27 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren as well as other loving family members and friends.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home 800 Fourth Street in Rosenberg.

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