Obituary of Glenda May Villarreal
Age 58, of Flint, died Sunday, December 5, 2021, at home with her family by her side. A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris. Pastor Brian Southerland to officiate. Glenda’s family will be present to receive friends from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, and again on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Glenda’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.
Glenda was born in Flint on October 3, 1963, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. and Carolyn Ann (Smith) Hart. Glenda met the love of her life, Ernesto Villarreal while visiting her sister who was his neighbor. The two dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on February 9, 1985, at her parents’ home. The love she and Ernesto had for each other was magical through thick and thin. They always stuck by each other. Glenda was the kindest woman you would ever meet. She never had an unkind word to say to anyone. Glenda loved spending time at Soaring Eagle Casino and playing scratch-off tickets. She was an amazing cook and once she was taught how to make authentic Spanish foods, she never stopped. She loved Christmas, Easter, and making candy bags. She liked to splurge on goodies, gum, chocolate, and Reece’s peanut butter cups, saying it was for the grandkids, but they knew otherwise. She loved going on car rides for hours on ends looking at the fall colors. Glenda loved her family and was always asking when her grandkids were coming over. She had a dedication to her children and unconditional love. She would call her children at all hours of the night just to ask how they were and see what they were doing and ask for them to bring the grandkids over. She loved to be close to her family. Glenda didn't like to be alone. She liked letting the granddaughters dress her up with makeup and nails and do her hair. She was very easy-going and laid back and allowed them to do anything they wanted. She will be greatly missed.
Glenda is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Ernesto Villarreal; children: Antonio Villarreal (Brandi Howard), Tino and wife, Sarah Villarreal, Andrew Villarreal; grandchildren: Jordin, Savana, Deegan, TJ, Sierah, Mario "Peanut", Zander, Chace, Evalynn, Kole, Jax, EJ; siblings: Cheryl Crang, Brenda and husband, Lloyd Taylor; Terry and wife, Kim Hart, Diane and husband, Robert Lambert, Cindy Hart, Theresa Hart; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Kenneth Ray Hart, and her sister, Karen Ojala.