Master Edvin “Reese” Velasquez, 14-month-old son of Amanda & Eddie Velasquez, was received into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, March 10, 2019. A service to celebrate Reese’s life will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, March 15, 2019 at Lee Park Church, 2491 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, NC by Pastor Miguel Santos and Pastor John Helms with burial to follow in the Benton Family Cemetery, 5913 Lander Benton Road, Monroe, NC. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Lee Park Church.
Master Velasquez entered this world on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 1:45 PM immediately bringing joy and laughter to his family. Born to Edvin Randolfo and Amanda Susanne Waller Velasquez, Reese was a true ray of sunshine, portraying God’s love to all. Although his earthly life only spanned fourteen months and fifteen days, “Reese Cup” touched numerous lives. He will lovingly be remembered as the “Baby of South Pointe Christian School”. His infectious smile and wave were his trademark to everyone he came in contact with.
Reese enjoyed being outdoors and loved all animals. He also loved story time as his dad would dramatically read "In the Park-Vamos Al Parque." He would often sing and dance to another favorite book, "The Christmas Songs That Play”. Reese's favorite colors were gray and Carolina blue. His favorite toy was his Ford pick-up truck. He loved meal time and his favorite foods were scrambled eggs and vegetable soup.
Reese, along with his family, are members of Iglesia Camino, the church where he was dedicated to the Lord, and also enjoyed attending Peachland Baptist Church.
Reese was welcomed into heaven and reunited with his maternal great grandparents, Arnold Reese Comer, and Van H. and Virginia Waller.
Survivors include his parents, Amanda & Eddie Velasquez of the home; big sister, Yara Velasquez, and soon to be arriving sister, Eva Susanne Velasquez; maternal grandparents, John & Susan Waller of Polkton, NC; maternal great grandmother, Charity Comer of Robbins, NC; paternal grandfather, Marcos Velasquez of Boston, MA; uncles, Jason (Allyson) Waller of Greensboro, NC, Carlos Velasquez of Guatemala, and Dan & Olga Meachum of Rock Hill, SC; aunt, Delmy (Andres) Garcia of Monroe, NC; adopted grandparents, David & Tanya Meachum of Peachland, NC; also numerous cousins, great aunts, great uncles, and a host of friends that loved him dearly.
Those wishing to make memorial donations in memory of Reese, the family suggests that memorials be made to South Pointe Christian School, P.O. Box 188, Pageland, SC, 29728 or to Iglesia Camino, 1801 Walkup Avenue, Monroe, NC 28112
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Velasquez family.