Sharlene Velez



Yvonne Sharlene Velez, 56 of Fredericksburg passed through the pearly gates on July 31, 2017 surrounded by family. She fought a hard battle with breast cancer.

Survivors include her husband, Hector Velez; her children, Brandon Velez (Corinne), Brittany Velez (Corey Burrows); one grandchild Chloe; parents Charlie and Marie Mitchell; two sisters Peggy Heflin and Cindy McGann (John); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sharlene enjoyed life to the fullest. She always brightened up a room with her presence. She loved being a nurse at Rappahannock Foot and Ankle Specialists (RFAS) and deeply cared for her patients. Prior to working at RFAS she was a certified mastectomy fitter in the surrounding Fredericksburg area. This was her true passion. Her dedication to the women affected by breast cancer was proven with annual fund drives which she organized and 100% of all donations went to breast cancer programs in the local Fredericksburg area.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation, Breast Cancer Fund in memory of Y. Sharlene Velez. Please contact Tracy of MWH at (540) 741-1512 for details.

The family will have a celebration of life to honor Sharlene at a later date.