Albert Velasquez

Albert (Al) Guerra Velasquez, 72 of Reno, Nevada met our Lord on October 27,2021. Albert passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was preceded into our Lords arms by his parents, Felipe & Alicia, brothers Armando and Willie.

Albert was born September 25,1949 in Premont Texas.

Survivors include his loving wife, Tina. His wonderful children; Jonathan & his wife Jessica, Lana and her husband Daniel, Kristen, Dani, Daryl and his wife Trista, Allicia & her husband Jared and Aaron. Four brothers; Johnny, Jimmy & his wife KayKay, Phil, Alice & her husband Hector,  Fred & his wife Melody. Albert was blessed with 18 grandkids and numerous nieces and nephews.

Albert was raised in the South Texas area.  Where his family settled in Wheeler Texas.  As a young boy Albert was raised with music in his life.  His brothers, Johnny, Armando, Phil, Jimmy and himself became known as the legendary “The Motifs” Albert and Phil continued to play here in the Nevada area. Playing at all the top show lounges in Vegas, Tahoe and Reno.  “The Motifs”, brought music, joy, love and a sense of family to all who had the pleasure of listening to their music. You could feel their love from the stage.

Alberts love for his family was unconditional and unwavering! He was so proud of his family, and they will always be in his heart and in his soul just as he will always be in ours.  He couldn’t be prouder of them.  They all have his big heart and beautiful smile.

Albert always put God first.  He always reminded us that whatever happens is meant to be because only God knows our path. Everything that we accomplish is because of God. That God never leaves us, we leave him.  So be right with God first and the rest will follow.

As this amazing, loving man would say at the end of each performance, “God Bless and Be Kind”

Services will be open to the public. Eulogy will be given by his son Pastor Jonathon Velasquez.  During the service it will be a closed Mic.  After the service refreshments will be available and at this time a Mic will be available for anyone that would like to share their memories or to say a special prayer.


November 16,2021 at 11am

Horizon Christian Church – 1995 E. Prater Way, Sparks NV


Private, during this time the family would like to spend these moments together with just the family.

Our Mother of Sorrow Cemetery – 2700 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV @ 3pm

Flower Arrangements Through

1001 Pyramid Way Ste 100, Sparks NV 89431 , 775-358-8500

5 Comments. Leave new

  • Al was an amazing man. To him there was no such thing as a stranger. Once you met him he was your friend for life. I will never forget the birthday parties and dinners we had with friends and family. His love for music overflowed into the audience. When the Motif’s played, no matter how your day was going thier music uplifted you and for a few short hours all was good with the world. I loved him as a brother and miss him dearly. See you in heaven Al. I will not say R.I.P., you’re Al, you have heaven dancing and singing. Best saying for you is Have Fun in Heaven. I know you are.

  • Armando Velasquez
    November 11, 2021 9:56 pm

    Rest In Peace Tío. Say hello to mi papa Armando up there. Vaya con Díos Tío.

  • Gary Raffanelli
    November 12, 2021 10:45 pm

    RIP Al, my friend. I’m glad we had a chance to talk for 20 or 30 minutes a few weeks ago. You will always remain my friend. I’m in Vegas until the 15th. I will try to make it home before your service. If not, it’s your turn to keep me in your prayers in heaven! Drum on sir!!

  • Thank you for your kindness Al. It was always pleasure working opposite you. I will never forget you walking by and waving at us as we performed at the Atlantis. You were always smiling and laughing. You are missed! Rest in Peace and we’ll see you again on the Big Stage.

  • Barbara J Butler
    February 1, 2022 3:16 am

    Phil and Family, We are so sorry to learn of Al’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you continue this earthly journey without him. Yes, he always had that big smile and your music on stage was always enjoyed. Barbara and Gerald (Jerry).


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