Julius “Julio” Stuart Velez, Obituary


Mr. Julius “Julio” Stuart Velez, age 21, of Chapel Hill, NC, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.

Mr. Julius Aurilius Nathaniel Stuart Velez aka Julio to so many, the firstborn son of Kelly Marie Velez and Adolphus Alonzo Stuart III was born on October 23rd, 2001.

Born in Raleigh County, West Virginia, native to Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC & Beckley and Oak Hill, WV. Julius enjoyed football and track, and attended Woodrow Wilson HS where he did the thing he most loved to do which was track and field. He ran hurdles and sprints. Julius was chosen from a few to represent WV in Australia for track and field where he raced his heart out! 

He had many plans, ideas, and goals. Julius wanted to be a personal trainer he started his page and created his own logo. He was a son, brother, nephew, grandson, great-grandson, and best friend. He would also consider himself a father to his beloved dog S’mores, that was his child. Julius sacrificed and gave so much for his mother and brother. He was an old soul that loved music, a creative, aspiring, motivational most caring, and loving soul on this planet. Julius loved cooking which he learned from his dad & wrote poems, loved cartoons, rock climbed with his buddies, water rafted, and helped complete strangers.

Julius left so unexpectedly his father, mother, and little brother which to whom he was a mentor a teacher and just an all-around awesome older brother, three half-siblings, and his S’mores. Julius left so so many friends and family that he would guide with his wisdom and love. Julius was such a bright light for us all, now he is an infinite and eternal Light to us all. 

Professional services entrusted to Knotts Funeral Home-Chapel Hill, NC

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