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Funeral Service

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Tuesday June 7th, 2022

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Daniel Benito Velazquez

Daniel Benito Velazquez, 57, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 3, 2022.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Shannon Joseph officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home. 

Daniel was born in the Bronx, NY to Beatriz V. Velazquez and the late Benito Velazquez.  After graduating from Homestead Senior High School in Miami, FL , Daniel joined the Army where he was a combat medic, international interpreter, Green Beret, and Army Ranger.  He served in Panama and Desert Storm and later helped with relief after hurricane Andrew.  After his military service he joined the Miami Dade Sheriff’s Department where he worked until moving to Reidsville in 2008.  After moving he joined the Reidsville Police Department, where he served in many capacities;  he was Corporal SRO, taught the DARE program, worked Patrol, served in the Narcotics Division, was a Range Master  and loved helping with the summer youth program.  He also worked at Rockingham Community College in Security and was an instructor for the BLET program.  Daniel loved his family and friends and always wanted to  help others.  He attended New Life Church of Market Street and was an amazing Husband and Father. 

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Marty Velazquez; sons, Danny and Elisha Velazquez; daughter, Nicole Velazquez Hull and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Isabelle, Ivan and Sabrina Velazquez and Remy Hull.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to help with funeral expenses. 

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He was such a great officer and he will truly be missed rih with the Lord God bless the family such a great guy

Ashley Neal Jul 8 2022 2:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel Velazquez

James and Lora Allen Jun 30 2022 9:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel Velazquez

Billy and Shona Gibson Jun 10 2022 9:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel Velazquez

Donnie E. Echols Jun 8 2022 9:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel Velazquez

Phil and Julie McFall Jun 8 2022 9:18 PM

Daniel was a great man. Met him years ago while taking a class together and you could tell he had the ability to positively influence others and changed a lot of lives. He will truly be missed.

Dustin Wright Jun 8 2022 9:23 AM

Mrs. Marty & The Velazquez Family :
So sorry to hear of the Loss of My Friend Daniel . I want to Personally Thank You & Your Family for allowing Me to have met some Really nice respectable people whom I have for the past few Years when Your Son was at Lawsonville School. I am Grateful . Thank You ALL for everything. Love & Prayers to the Family. Rest Easy My Friend Daniel .

Devette Watlington ( Arthur's Jewelry ) Jun 7 2022 10:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel Velazquez

Anne Kretschmaier Jun 7 2022 6:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel Velazquez

Dale Dixon Jun 7 2022 3:30 PM

Danny got it. He lived life with purpose and walked life as a Christian. His family immediately got involved in the Reidsville community when they moved here. Reidsville has been and continue to be enriched by them.
He was a amazing guy and one that I am glad and honored to have called a friend.
Love you Marty and family.

Nancy Bennett Jun 7 2022 1:01 PM

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