December 2, 2020
Sylvia Imelda Villarreal, 69, passed away on December 2, 2020 in McAllen. Sylvia was born in McAllen to the late Jose (Chito) and Eulalia (Lala) Fuentes. She graduated from McAllen High School in 1969. She married Jaime Villarreal in 1974 and they moved to Dallas to start their life together. Sylvia was a homemaker while she raised their daughter, Cassandra, but as their daughter grew older, Sylvia decided to start her career in retail. She began working at Dillard’s Department Store in Dallas, Texas. In 1999, Sylvia and Jaime decided to move back to McAllen to be closer to family. Sylvia transferred to the Dillard’s store in McAllen where she worked until her passing. Sylvia made many friends during her almost 36 years with Dillard’s. Sylvia was an active member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church where she and Jaime were happy to participate in the Adoration Chapel each week. She was a member of the A.C.T.S. community at OLS. Sylvia loved to cook and was always happy to teach her grandchildren, nieces and nephews her favorite recipes. Sylvia was always the life of the party making everyone laugh at her silly jokes. Sylvia’s smile and her loving way will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish Sylvia’s memory are her husband of 46 years, Jaime Villarreal, their daughter, Cassandra Lea Villarreal (Jorge Espinoza), her grandchildren, Sebastian Reyes and Kennedy Reyes, her sisters, Norma (Juan) Gonzalez and Thelma Gallegos, her brother, Jose Fuentes, III and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral Services are entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be a private family burial service. Pallbearers will be her grandson, Sebastian and her nephews, Gene Mikulik, Trey Mikulik, Blake Hensler, Daniel Gallegos, Jr. and Christopher Gallegos. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Sylvia’s name to Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic at 101 West Expressway 83, McAllen, Texas 78503 or by calling Victoria Guerra at 956-661-9840.
Sylvia Imelda Villarreal, 69, passed away on December 2, 2020 in McAllen. Sylvia was born in McAllen to the late Jose (Chito) and Eulalia (Lala) Fuentes. She graduated from McAllen High School in 1969. She married Jaime Villarreal in 1974... View Obituary & Service Information
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