December 28, 1945 – January 1, 2020

Rebecca Ann (Riley) Velekei, born December 28, 1945, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in Texarkana TX. She was 74 years old.

Rebecca is preceded in death by parents Henry Cornelious and Vertie Lee (Stamps) Riley; and sister Delois Sirmans and husband Buddy.

She is survived by her husband Joseph William Velekei of Atlanta TX; daughters: Henri Jo Temple and husband Cliff of Whitesboro TX; LeAnne Neff and husband Wes of Texarkana TX; and Toni Brown and husband Chip of Wake Village TX; brother Robert Riley and wife Bobbi of Longview TX; grandchildren: Aly Lozada and husband Victor, Conner Temple and wife Katie ,Tyler Pines, Treavor Velekei and wife Stephanie, Madison Beane, Josey and Evan Brown; and four great grandchildren: Tripp Lozada, Hannah Lozada, Kayleigh Faith Velekei and Joseph Todd Velekei; as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Rebecca volunteered at Christus St. Michael’s Health System in Atlanta TX up until she was not able to do so. She was a member of Laws Chapel Methodist Church, where she helped with the Angels, Sr Angels and backpack drives. She was also an active member of the Queen City Alumni Association.

Rebecca worked as a school teacher for over 40 years, 30 of which were for the Queen City ISD where she was GT coordinator for a lot of those years.

After retirement, Rebecca continued to work at the school as a substitute teacher because she truly loved to teach. Member of TRTA.

While her kids were in school she was active in the QC Band Boosters and one of the founding members of the QC FFA Booster Club. She also worked with the Elijah House in Queen City TX.

Rebecca was a devoted wife for 46 years, mother, nana, great nana, sister, aunt and friend. She loved her family and friends and was dedicated to taking care of her family, teaching children and serving the Lord.

Memorial services will be held at Laws Chapel Methodist Church on Sunday Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the QC Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Rebecca Ann (Riley) Velekei is being cremated under the direction of Queen City Funeral Home in Queen City, Texas.

All digital condolences can be placed at www.QueenCityFuneralHome.com.

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