Lucy L. Villarreal, 93, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 22, 2021, in Laredo, Texas.
Born to Steve and Luz Litman on January 03, 1928, she was the 5th of 11 children. After graduating from Martin High School class of ‘46, she worked as an operator for Southwestern Bell telephone company. She was happily married to Nicandro Villarreal Jr. for 40 years until his passing on November 27, 1988. After raising 7 children, she then returned to work as a secretary for L.I.S.D. at Buenos Aires School for many years, retiring in 1985.
She was a life-long devout Catholic and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church where she also taught catechism with her mother, Luz, as her assistant. She was a proud member of the "Guadalupanas" for many years and also served as a Eucharistic minister for home-bound parishioners.
Beyond being a proud and loving daughter, wife, mother, and Catholic, she extended her love and adoration to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Her quotes, stories, words of wisdom, and unconditional love will be missed but never forgotten by anyone who had the honor to know her.
Mrs. Villarreal is preceded in death by her husband, Nicandro Villarreal Jr.; parents, Steven and Luz Litman; siblings, John (Sara) Litman, Sophie (Felipe) Salazar, Steven Litman, and Gabriel (Mary) Litman; in-laws, Nicandro and Elisa B. Villarreal; siblings-in-law, Armando Villarreal, Adalberto (Antonieta) Villarreal, Alfredo (Elvira) Villarreal, and Elia (Jose) Collazo; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Villarreal.
Left to cherish her memory her children, Nicandro (Sandi) Villarreal III, Carlos X. (Erica) Villarreal, Rogelio F. (Cheryl) Villarreal, Lucinda Patricia (Alfonso) Holguin, Ricardo R. Villarreal, Daniel F. (Elizabeth) Villarreal, and Jose E. (Joanna) Villarreal; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Alice L. (Joaquin+) Romero, George (Theresa) Litman, Pedro “Pete” (Elena+) Litman, Jane (Jesus+) Garcia, and Jesse (Kathy+) Litman; and sisters-in-law, Elisa V. Gutierrez, and Elodia Litman. Mrs. Villarreal is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A rosary will be recited on Friday, February 26, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A formal procession will follow to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where a mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will follow to the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In accordance with the City ordinance, the number of visitors will be limited. Please continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and honor the family from a distance. You may express your condolences to the family on our website at www.hillsidefuneral.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road.