Willis Veluz-Abraham
  • 42 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 24, 1970
  • Date of passing: Jul 14, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
Though he has left us,his memory will be an inspiration for generations to come. May we all see him again in eternity

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Willis Veluz-Abraham, 42, born on June 24, 1970 and passed away on July 14, 2012.

Willis was a dedicated husband and father, a loyal and loving friend, and a man with a deep faith in God. He inspired us all to become more than, and better than what we were.


Today marks the 45th anniversary of Willis' birth (June 25, 2015). Happy birthday Big Will!!! We are still thinking about you and miss you every day!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kirk Edwards on 14th July 2017

"It is hard to believe that it has been 5-years since Willis left us. Although I am certain he is in the company of saints, his absence is felt in many ways by so many of us here each day. God bless you Brother Will."

This tribute was added by Viena Cuevas on 25th June 2016

"I will always remember your warm smile and contagious laughter. I think of you quite often especially in moments of joy. We were all blessed to have known such a unique and truly wonderful person. You will always be remembered."

This tribute was added by Wendy Sheridan on 14th July 2015

"Still think about you on your birthday when I remember when.  I will never forget such a good friend."

This tribute was added by Kim Veluz on 14th July 2014

"Happy Belated Will ...... I always like to think that you are just a thought away from all of us .... we miss your monster sized hugs ... we luv you."

This tribute was added by Kim Veluz on 24th June 2013

"Happy Birthday Willis! Ryan, Herb, Carlos, and I were just reminiscing about our good times with you.Sadly  Its still hard to accept that your're not here Carlos and I miss you so much. We;love you."

This tribute was added by Bonnie Noyer on 24th June 2013

"Willis, I miss you &  think of you often. You were an inspiration to so many. I hope your family is doing well. I know you are watching over them.
Happy Birthday Willis."

This tribute was added by Lauren Cameron on 24th June 2013

"I am especially thinking of you today on your 43rd birthday.  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I remember sharing many of them with you and everyone at the office.  Oh how you loved each and every birthday cake!   Many things have changed since you left us.  I miss you and hope and pray that your beautiful family is doing well.  Love you, Willis."

This tribute was added by Edward DeGuia on 17th October 2012

"Willis, you will be greatly missed.  It seems like yesterday, when I was there, participating in the Fiesta, the Summer Camps and College-4-Everyone.  Thanks for everything from being a mentor-figure role model, to a friend."

This tribute was added by Sarah Lebedeff on 7th August 2012

"Willis was a coworker and we connected only by phone, being a state apart.  Willis was always a pleasure to work with and his patience and assistance was always so gracious, I felt that he truly cared about his integrity at work and among his peers.  I am honored to have known him if only by telephone.  May his wheels of passion ride on.  My thoughts are with your family. Goodbye Willis."

This tribute was added by Nadia Brozovich on 31st July 2012

"Although we worked for the same company many years ago, I do remember you well. Mostly I remember you for your permanent smile and your upbeat personality. I am thinking of you and your family and I know you will be watching over them forever. R.I.P. Willis."

This tribute was added by Tamiko Katsumoto on 31st July 2012

"Dearest Willis-in your 42 short years, you accomplished more and touched more people than most do in a lifetime. Your generous spirit, neverending sense of humor, intelligence and wit, and profound love of life and your family have set an example for all of us. You will always be my "Wil-Wil" (and I, your "Tom-Tom"). I am brokenhearted beyond words, and love you with all my heart."

This tribute was added by Francoise Schweizer on 30th July 2012

"Willis was a bright light, I will remember his smile.
Rev 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”"

This tribute was added by Lucy Chavez on 27th July 2012

"Willis, you will never be forgotten. You were truly an amazing person and you impacted the lives of those people who knew you more than you will ever know. I will be forever grateful for all that you and Melissa have done for my family. Thank you for inspiring me to give and to love life. OLP will not be the same without you. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Brody on 27th July 2012

"Dearest Willis, I am so sorry to have missed such an amazing tribute to such an amazing person but you were and will always be in my heart. I still can't believe that there will be a world without your kind spirit, crazy sense of humor and generous heart but those will all live on in your beautiful children. You will always be my Willip rolling me home in the Dodge Dart. I love you."

This tribute was added by Eva Saridakis on 27th July 2012

I did not have the pleasure to know you but you worked with the 20th Family that I loved.  As part of that family you will always be remembered as one of them. May you RIP and may your family know how much you were loved by all your fellow workers as they read these wonderful Tributes. God Bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by lisa scissell on 26th July 2012

"What a beautiful memorial to a beautiful and well loved man. RIP Willis"

This tribute was added by Johneric Concordia on 26th July 2012

"The way it hurts is always the same, and I feel terrible for not getting a chance to say good bye. Thank you for being a warm smile and great person to look after us when we were fools. Your name will go up with Arnold, Mang Peping, and the rest of the family at the shop.

Love You."

This tribute was added by Edwin H Bravo on 26th July 2012

"It was an honor to have known you brother...you will be missed in the community..."

This tribute was added by Betsy De Leon on 26th July 2012

"Willis, it was a true pleasure knowing you. As many have stated, your smile was contagious and could fill up an entire room! I always admired how proud you were of your wife and boys. I was honored that you shared the pictures of your newest son and never forgot to ask me of my own family. You will be truly missed. May you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Emmie Hatch-Cofield on 26th July 2012

"Willis, I was blessed to have known you. You were a great person! Your positive attitude and smile were contagious. Your legacy will live on through your beautiful boys and your wife. You left this world way too soon but your spirit will live on in those who had the pleasure of knowing you. My prayers of strength & peace are with your family. God bless and may you rest n peace."

This tribute was added by Michael Jones on 26th July 2012

"My love and prayers are with you. I can still see your smile from down here. Thanks for the HS laughs and good times."

This tribute was added by Bonnie Noyer on 26th July 2012

"Willis, I will always remember your kindness, your contagious smile and the love you had for your family. I am so blessed to have known you. You will truly be missed."

This tribute was added by Carmen Clay on 25th July 2012

"I feel so blessed and honored to have known and worked with someone like you.I will always remember your "smile" and enthusiasm."

This tribute was added by Linda Chow on 25th July 2012

"Your love for life was contagious. Your smile and laughter made rough times easier to bare. Your presence will greatly be missed. Those lucky enough to have known you have surely been blessed. Thank you for leaving your footprint on my life. Truly, our fallen angel."

This tribute was added by Kimberly Charter on 25th July 2012

"As co-Pastor of MchurchLA that meets and partners with Dearborn Elementary... we want to extend our deepest sympathy at this time.  We were informed of what a wonderful parent and partner he was.  We pray for the school family always and will continue to lift up the family at this time and extend our hearts to help in any way we can.  Bless you all during this time and always"

This tribute was added by Erin Roberts on 25th July 2012

"Willis, we miss you. I loved being on a team together, laughing in stand up meetings and you were so smart, I learned a lot from you. I will never forget how awesome your dance off with another manager was - thats when I really got to see what a fun personality you had and that is how I will remember you. You were always smiling and happy and you leave a void that can never be filled. RIP."

This tribute was added by LaTanya McNeil-Jones on 24th July 2012

"Willis was truly an amazing man. I have had the pleasure of knowing him since Camp Ravencliff. I have so many special memories of him. I am so greatful to have been given the opportunity to know such a wonderful person. He was the type of person that when you said his name among people who knew him, they would smile. I will miss you Willis......"

This tribute was added by Marilu Gonzalez on 24th July 2012

"You will be missed by us dearly..we will never forget your kind ways and your love for family. Thankfully for me my daughter shares your birthday.You once said only awesome people were born on 6/24, and you were absolutely right!! You are truly one of a kind! You were a blessing to those who knew you.Your passion for life will live on in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Shannon Wallace on 24th July 2012

"I've had the pleasure of working with you at two companies, 21st and now Farmers. I just saw you a few weeks back in passing at work and I'm still in shock with the news of your passing. Such a wonderful person, always smiling and so friendly. You will be truly missed."

This tribute was added by Lauri La Pointe on 24th July 2012

"Thank you Willis for the positive and loving way you always treated everyone. Your confidence, intelligence, humor, silliness, and inclusiveness was so appreciated. And thanks for all the rides home in the Dart. You are so missed. Love, Lauri"

This tribute was added by Dana Edwards on 24th July 2012

"Willis, you filled this world with love and laughter.  Your smile was contagious in person and when we spoke on the phone.  You will be forever missed by all.  God bless..."

This tribute was added by Trina Terry on 24th July 2012

"Willis, your smile and your jest for life was contagious.  Whenever I talked to you, life seemed bright.  Thank you for being you and I will truly miss you, my dear friend!"

This tribute was added by Tracy Arrowsmith on 24th July 2012

"Willis, I will always remember your presence. Your smile was intoxicating. I especially admire the way you gave all of yourself to your relationships, no matter how small. I am a better person for knowing you. I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Tamara Dillon on 24th July 2012

"Willis, I am so glad we had those fun car pool times out to Orange County. Your such a gentleman, you would never let us girls drive. You even went to places I would eat, since you always said I had a "limited palate". I will remember forever even those casual encounters where you encouraged me with your positive spirit and infectious smile. I thank God for the time he allowed us to spend with you"

This tribute was added by Kevin Presser on 24th July 2012

"When I first met him as a co-worker I was instantly inspired by his genuine sincerity and joy of life itself!! Later it turned out he became my boss and I had the greatest pleasure of having his charisma around me daily, which gave me great inspiration and sometimes extra appetite!He never forgot to say Hi and Bye every day regardless, and now we must say bye, but not forever!"

This tribute was added by Cindy Wright on 24th July 2012

"Willis, I will always remember your wonderful smile.  Your thoughtfulness and kindness and how much you loved your family.  You were truly one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew you."

This tribute was added by Lauren Cameron on 23rd July 2012

"Willis, you were my work brother and dear friend.  We shared many laughs and snacks together over the years.  I will miss your beautiful smile and energy.  It has been my pleasure to have known such a great man, father, husband and friend.  I will miss you.  My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time of sadness.  R.I.P."

This tribute was added by Twyla Powell-Walker on 23rd July 2012

"Willis you will be forever missed. Your kindred spirit shed light upon me. During my time working with you it was truly a pleasure. Most fondest memories is how much you love to eat. We always think of you when we sneak out the office for sweet treats and we will bring you something back to keep you quiet! May God bless your family and bring them comfort in this time of need."

This tribute was added by Jan M on 23rd July 2012

"Willis, in all the years we worked for the same company, I met you only a few times and had a rare phone call or two.  That being said, your passion for life was quite clear and you left a lasting impression.  I read the other comments here and they are a testament to the legacy you leave behind.  You will be missed.   Rest in peace.  My sincerest condolences to your family and friends."

This tribute was added by Robin Cirar on 23rd July 2012

"You had such an incredible positive energy that was contagious. You always had a smile on your face and joy in your heart. We shared many, many laughs over the years. I always admired your devotion to your family and faith. You will be a guardian angel to your wife and beautiful boys. May you rest in peace, my dear friend. We miss you."

This tribute was added by Christina Clarke on 23rd July 2012

"My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow.  There is a longing for one more word...one more day.  Your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.  Snack man We will always love you."

This tribute was added by Jacob George on 23rd July 2012

"You made this earth a better place for all of us who shared moments with you.  Your love for your children and wife ... your willingness to help ... your energy and drive... Willis I keep your smile with me as a cheerful reminder of what the world can be."

This tribute was added by Andrea Kincaid on 23rd July 2012

"Willis, you were such a beautiful person. I'm so blessed that I was able to know you. You were always smiling and happy and treated everyone like they were family. You were truly an ANGEL here on earth and God decided that it was time to take His angel back to Heaven to be with Him. I am comforted in knowing that you are in a FAR better place now and I know you are smiling down on us all."

This tribute was added by Mary Akhparian on 23rd July 2012

"CAP president. Your smiles, your laughs, your jokes will forever be missed. Willis you were there for me through everything and I will never forget that! You were an amazing person, more then just a coworker but a great friend! You really will be missed. RIP Willis."

This tribute was added by Clarice Fang Liao on 23rd July 2012

"Willis, I will always remember your ever-present smile and your cheerfulness. You always sparked up our ISA reunions at Carol's place in Ojai. My deepest sympathies go to Melissa and everyone who knew you."

This tribute was added by Steve Bentz on 23rd July 2012

"Willis, your enthusiasm for life and family was inspiring.  You will always be remembered and missed by all who had the opportunity to meet you.  It was a pleasure to work with you and to know you."

This tribute was added by Wendy Sheridan on 21st July 2012

"To my dear friend, we knew each other for a very long time. You were always thinking of others and bringing gifts of humor and food. I remember how much you loved those pizza cookery rolls. Your laughter was priceless. Your contribution to our lives will continue."

This tribute was added by judy gibson on 21st July 2012

"you were the spark that lit the office, you will always be the snackman. You gave so much and asked for so little in return. I will always love you."

This tribute was added by Pam Magee-Rubio on 21st July 2012

"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. Willis, you will live eternally in the lives you touched during your short time here with us. Your physical presence will be greatly missed, but memories of your kindness and ever-present smile will remain with us forever."

This tribute was added by Sharon Widup on 21st July 2012

"Willis, the office will never be the same without you.  I will miss your smile, your love of life and our conversations.  Thank you for always being there!  Know that I am so grateful to have known you and that you will truly be missed."

This tribute was added by Pat Hardeman on 21st July 2012

"I did not know you personally, however I was with you close co-workers and was able to see and hear what a loving friend and family man you were. You will be sorely missed by all you have touched."

This tribute was added by Gail Garrett on 20th July 2012

"Willis you were one of the nicest men I knew. Whenever I saw you, I had an instant smile on my face. I will always remember you and the kind words you said to me. God now has an awesome angel by his side! You will be missed......"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Runyan on 20th July 2012

"Willis, the world was a better place with you in it.  You were a good person and you will be missed."

This tribute was added by Sheba George on 20th July 2012

"Your love for life and the joy you felt was something you freely shared with all of us through your ever present smile, contagious laughter and a helping heart. Thank you Willis for setting the standard so high. You will be dearly missed."

This tribute was added by Kirk Edwards on 19th July 2012

"How does a simple tribute capture forty years of shared joy, fellowship, and love? Willis was one of God's finest gifts to all who knew him."

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