January 2, 1951 - April 8, 2020
The Lord fulfilled His promise to His faithful servant Patricia Ann (Evans) Villanueva-Dimond and placed her hand into His on April 8, 2020. Patti battled for 69 years on this earth and has finally found rest with our Lord. The Lord blessed Mildred Carter and James Evans with their daughter on January 2, 1951. Her brothers William and Robert Tomlinson were there to do their duties as big brothers; to taunt and protect her. Her sister Sherry was there to teach her the ropes and knew she could always count on Patti to fight her battles, rather she wanted her to or not. Patti met Luiz Villanueva at 15 and fell in love. Together they would start their family. Their first child was Cindy Jo; this was Patti’s “Sugar.” Next came Paula, this was Patti’s “Precious.” There was just a special bond between these two. The Lord finally blessed Patti and Luiz with their son, Jose. This was Patti’s “Bubba” and her “Joe Joe.” This was her baby boy and always will be. Patti and Luiz had a special bond even after their divorce. She would take him to his doctor appointments and brought Luiz into her home and cared for him in his final days. After a few years of being on her own, God brought her Dennis Edney in her life to be her husband and Noah Edney to be her step son. Dennis was the love of her life and they had a love that stayed even after their divorce. Because of Luiz and Patti’s love their family grew and were blessed with grandchildren; Heather Gingrich, Justin Turner, Tristin Turner (Ronnie Trevino), Rachel Turner, Logan (David) Wood, Stephen (Nicole) Turner, Trevor Villanueva, Alex Robinson, Joey Robinson, Julia Taszreak, Isaac Taszreak, Thomas Robinson, Jayden Kikendall, and Milo Villanueva. Patti shined as a grandma and her reward was to earn the title of great-grandma to Levi Rivera, Laci Rivera, Lakin Messer, Anthony Houck-Villanueva, Talylah Johnson, Azariah Stec, Camden Juarez, Maison Fuller, Myles Turner and Xavier Turner. These babies brought new life into Patti and her love poured onto her grandchildren. Patti spent her years growing up in Charlotte and Vermontville where she talked to everyone she met. Patti was feisty and would stand up for herself, so much so that some of the kids she grew up with would walk an extra block to get away from Patti. There wasn’t a fight she was afraid to face be it a man, woman or illness. When Cindy Jo was younger Patti would take her and her friends “cruising” in Charlotte. This was Patti’s opportunity to meet the young people and witness to them about our Lord. Many people have been led to the Lord through Patti and for each and every one, there is a jewel in her crown. She had a special relationship with each of children’s circle of friends. Patti went to Maple Valley Senior High and later in life proudly earned her diploma through the Charlotte Adult Education Program in 1989. For a short time she worked at the Eaton Care Medical Facility taking care of patients. She also worked at the Country Cooking Restaurant, The Gavel and Eaton Place as a waitress. For a short time she worked at Health Care Central, but her favorite job was at the Windmill Truck Stop where she was a cashier and could sell ice to an Eskimo. Patti had been ill since the day she was born. She endured over 140 surgeries and procedures throughout her life. Her faith was a testimony for those that came into her life. Patti suffered daily from pain but kept going because of her faith, her fighting spirit and her unconditional love for her family. Patti’s body carried many scars from these surgeries but today the promises of Philippians 3:21 and 1 Corinthians 15: 42-44 have been fulfilled. She was always helping others whether it be a shoulder to cry on, wisdom from her words, sharing her faith in the Lord, or showing her love by cooking a meal. You could count on her for a laugh and always left her feeling special because of her heart of gold. She could always count on her “forever friend” Rindy Cross and dear friend Debbie Baker. Karen Imes was always by her side throughout the years. She always had her hair brush in her hand and would spend hours brushing her hair. She will be sorely missed by so many family and friends. She loved us all and carried that love with her. Today she is reunited with her mama, daddy, her brothers, her loves Luiz and Dennis and she is carrying her great grandbaby Azariah in her arms as they all walk together in the glory of our Lord. “Love you, God Bless you, Sweet dreams.” Patricia is survived by her two daughters, Cindy Jo Villanueva, Paula Villanueva; sister, Sherry (Mike) Sparks; son, Jose Villanueva; five granddaughters, Heather Gingrich, Tristin Turner, Rachel Turner, Logan (David) (Turner) Wood, Julia Taszreak; nine grandsons, Justin Turner, Stephen (Nicole) Turner, Trevor Villanueva, Alex Robinson, Joey Robinson, Isaac Taszreak, Thomas Robinsoon, Jayden Kikendall, Milo Villanueva; six great-grandsons, Levi Rivera, Anthony Houck-Villanueva, Masion Fuller, Myles Turner, Camden Juarez, Xavier Turner; three great-granddaughters, Laci Rivera, Lakin Messer, Talylah Johnson; Step Son, Noah Edney; Three Special friends, Karen Imes, Debbie Baker, Vicki Hill; Forever-Friend, Rindy Cross; . She was preceded in death by mother, Mildred Evans, father, James Evans, great-grandson, Azariah Stec, Ex Husband, Luiz Villanueva, Ex Husband, Dennis Edney, brother, William Tomlinson, brother, Robert Tomlinson, brother, Robert Tomlinson, brother, William Tomlinson. Due to current quarantine and sheltering guidelines, funeral services are limited to immediate family on Thursday, April 16 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. Webcasting of the service will take place so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Patti’s Tribute, and then click on Photos & Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Just prior to the beginning of the service, a link will appear on this page to watch the webcast. Please support the family by leaving your condolences and memories of Patti on her Tribute Page found at www.PrayFuneral.com. Private visitation and graveside services will be held, due to current limitations on public gatherings. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
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