Visitacion Villanueva

Visitacion Reyes Villanueva

1937 - 2023

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Visitacion “Bessie” Reyes Villanueva was granted her angel wings on February 1st, 2023. Her final days were spent surrounded by family that Bessie had touched in many huge ways throughout her memorable life.

Bessie was born on July 2nd, 1937, at Manila, Philippines. Most of her childhood was spent in Pila, Laguna and spent a lot of time moving as a military dependent. She had a knack of doing anything, from dancing in different school programs to playing the piano.  At a very early age, she was even able to skip a grade due to her exceeding level of knowledge from other students. She graduated from the University of the East, majoring in Business Management. She met her husband, Pete, during her college years and married on May 1st, 1958. She migrated to the United States in 1963.  After 13 years living in San Diego and Hawaii, she returned to the Philippines in 1975 to continue to raise her family. She valued the culture and religious upbringing to be passed down to her children. She enjoyed watching old movies, listening to classical music, playing the piano, praying the rosary, and doing cross stitch. She also liked to watch cable Filipino channels.

In 1993, she returned to the United States in Fort Worth, Texas where she had stayed since caring for her loving spouse, and enjoyed many years being with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded by her parents, Honorio Reyes and Caridad Francisco; spouse, Pedro Sr.; brothers, Andres, Honorio, Jr., Nonito, and Honorio III; brother-in-law, Jovencio; and a son, Anthony. 

She is survived by her daughters, Fatima Jones and husband Ken, Angelita Colston and husband William Jr; sons, Honorio and wife Laarni; Pedro Jr. and wife Joy Christi; and Francis; sisters, Avelina, and Norma; brother, Gaudencio; in-laws, Lualhati, Artemio, Jessie, and Elenita; grandchildren, Ismael, Aaron, Abigail, Adrianna, William III, Kristina, Caprina and husband Johnnie, Naomi, Jordan and wife Bethany; great-grandchildren, Shalea, Caleb, Zipporah, Johnnie Jr., Ethan, Zuri, and Elijah; great-great-grandchild, Monte’; many nephews & nieces; and grand-nephews & grand-nieces; and pet dog, Titan.

A vigil will begin at 5:00 p.m. with eulogies at 5:30 p.m. and a rosary at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, at Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home, 6009 Wedgwood Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76133.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 3312 Dryden Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76109.

Interment: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, Texas 75211.



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home
6009 Wedgwood Dr.
Fort Worth , Texas, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
St Andrews Catholic Church
3312 Dryden Rd
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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