Hamlin-Charissa Villanueva, 52, passed away February 19, 2019, in Hamlin. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery, directed by Addams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home.
Born October 12, 1966, in Hamlin, Charissa was the daughter of Larry Gene George and Patsy (Sauls) Ladesma. She graduated from Hamlin High School in 1985. Charissa married the love of her life, Billy John Villanueva on December 30, 1993, in Hamlin. She worked at the Hamlin Memorial Hospital as an office manager.
Charissa is preceded in death by her father (Larry Gene George); grandparents (Bill and Recie Sauls); father-in-law Jessie Villanueva), mother-in-law (Audelia Villanueva), grandmother, Jewel Hicks.
Survivors include her loving husband, Billy Villanueva; four sons, JD Harris (Kristi), Josh Villanueva (Leticia), Jared Villanueva (Brittanie), and Jacob Villanueva (Julie); her mother, Patsy Ledesma; one brother, Lance George (Megan); ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Planning and organizing our 30 year reunion together brought back so many fun memories. It was so fun reconnecting and sharing stories from kindergarten all the way up thru the halls of HHS. These past few years have been a gift. I'm gratful to have had you in my life. - even if you do like Taylor Swift! :) Love you bunches and will miss you sweet friend.
Sheila LincolnArlington, TX
My condolences for the family. Will be in my prayers.
Nora silvasQuanhso sorry, TX
It was nice knowing her she was a beautiful lady inside and out.Had lots of fun at the Roscoe football games. You will be missed.
Rosa CrucesRoscoe, TX
I feel truly blessed to have been able to call Charrisa my friend. She was an instant friend! Her hugs and quick wit will always be a favorite memory. She always took time to listen and offer support. Charrisa is a one in a million. My continued prayers are with the family.
Tonia CookAbilene, TX
God bless the family, an Angel has earned her wings.
Bronda ChaseSan Antonio, TX
I'm so thankful I had time with Charissa again in 2015 at our high school reunion. She was so sweet and we laughed and enjoyed great memories of growing up together. I'm so sorry for what you are having to walk through Patsy, Billy, her children and grandchildren. I know it must be so difficult. She has left you a beautiful legacy of her kindness and love. I will be praying for God to give all of you His comfort and peace.
Celia Cowan FulmerAustin, TX
She was one of the sweetest people that I’ve ever had the privilege to know. She will be missed and heaven gained a beautiful angel. Love ya girl..
Jim MinterArtesia, NM
Patsy and Jessie sorry for loss of your loved one
Sharon BockmonHamlin, TX
Words cannot describe how much my heart breaks for her loved ones. May God bless and comfort each and every one of you. At work, Charissa was a warming ray of sunshine. She always had hugs, smiles and kind words to give away and I will forever remember and appreciate her for that. I thank God for allowing me to cross paths with her. Great is her reward. ❤
My thoughts and prayers are with you all, never forgotten but always remembered for her kind, caring and loving soul.. always A beautiful smile she will be missed greatly..
Joanna GarnerHamlin, TX
Blessed to have Charissa as a friend. Will always remember her beautiful smile, warm and caring spirit, love for family and friends. Praying for all her dear, loved ones.
Monique Guerra Elias-ParhamAbilene, TX
My sincerest sympathy and condolences to the entire Villanueva family during this time of loss.
Jonathan PollardSweetwater, TX
Sending condolences and prayers for her family and friends.
Kerri KouryDallas, TX
my condolences and prayers for the family during this difficult time.
monica solissweetwater, TX
Patsy I pray for you to heal and be strong through this! I love you so much you always have my back it was a pleasure to share a mother figure with charrisa she never hesitated to share you and your words of wisdom! She was a strong and loving woman , she was taught by the best! We often talked about how patient she was as she went through raising four wonderful young men! She will be missed and I am so sorry for the families loss ! You rest now Cha Cha you have fought the fight!
Barbee BrownleeRanger, TX
My prayers go out for the Villanueva family. May God continue to strengthen you.
Terry SloanMidland, TX
So sorry for your loss! Going to miss her smile. Prayers for you all.
Lavine Coleman JimersonTucson, AZ
We are so sorry for you loss. Our prayers are with your families.
Joe and Sarah StewartOzona, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends for comfort and peace that is needed at this time. She was a lovely young lady inside and out and always had that beautiful smile no matter where she was.
Quita ChamberlainRichardson, TX
Prayers for family. .
Maggie RiberaHamlin, TX