Condolence & Memory Journal

I am praying for you, Asa and Joe. May God give you strength and comfort during this time. Know that I love you and Asa and I'm here. Love always, Your Big Sister

Posted by Florida Harrison - Ypsilanti, MI   December 22, 2017

Rita, I am so very sorry to hear about Velina's passing. I have many great memories of Velina. We did have some fun. Your family has my deepest condolences. Judy Girardin

Posted by Judy Girardin - Bay City, MI   December 22, 2017

Growing up - I always looked forward to seeing my Aunt Velina. She was always the most hip and coolest of my many aunts and uncles.

I will remember her humor, her loving embraces, her giving nature, and the times she manned the grill for our family get-togethers. I recall working on the line with her one day for a field trip. I learned that day just how hard my Aunt worked to take care of Sarah and Joe.

I know the last few years have been hard, but I've chosen to think and keep those memories of the fun-loving and caring Aunt, Sister, Mother, and Daughter. I pray that she finds peace, love, and mercy as she continues on her journey.

My wife, Sara, and I have made an in-memorium donation to the BGC of Bay County on behalf of our family.

Posted by David Trollman - Novi, MI - Family   December 21, 2017


One of my best memories is when Aunt Velina took us to a Pistons game. During the "Bad Boys" era. She took all seven of her nephews and nieces it was awesome! Pistons beat the Celtics that night, it was awesome! I ate so many nachos I got sick at home, it was awesome!
Aunt Velina was a hardworking and gracious person. My deepest condolences to Sarah, Joe, Asa, and Kanika.
Love Brian

Posted by Brian Trollman - Clarkston, MI - Family   December 21, 2017

I went to high school with Velina. She was funny, kind and a wonderful person. I know you will miss her - sorry for your loss.

Posted by Barb Rost    December 20, 2017

Joe, we are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a dear woman. We are praying for you and your family at this very difficult time. Sincerely, David White and mom, Kerry Watson

Posted by David White - Bay City, MI   December 19, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Nancy Ciesla - Bay City, MI   December 19, 2017

Sarah, Asa, & Joseph, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother & grandmother. Praying for you!

Posted by Hershel & Sandra Stepp - Paragould, AR   December 18, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Velina Gomez,on her passing, from Frances and Alex Oviedo.

Posted by Frances Oviedo - Saginaw, MI   December 18, 2017

Condolences to the family of Velina Gomez on her passing from the Oviedo family.

Posted by Alex Oviedo - Saginaw, MI   December 18, 2017