Patsy Villastrigo Lansing Forever in our hearts. Born April 1st, 1957, went to be with the Lord on April 5th, 2013. She passed peacefully after a courageous and victorious battle with cancer. She was born in El Campo, TX. She graduated from Eastern High School in 1976. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Betty Gonzales; and grandson, Dominc Jesus Villastrigo; two brothers, Nieves and Robert Gonzales; brother-in-law, Rudy Cepeda, and nephew, Michael Gonzales. She was the beloved wife of Juan Pablo Villastrigo, Sr., and the loving mother to: sons, Juan Pablo (Julie) Villastrigo, Jr., Marcos Villastrigo, and one lovely daughter, Bianca Villastrigo; step-son, Matt Lucio; two precious granddaughters, Ayanna Villastrigo, and Tristen Lucio. She is also survived by: two sisters, Janie (Jesse) Rodriguez and Cruz Cepeda. Patsy, affectionately known as "MOM," was the matriarch of her family, also leaving behind many nieces and nephews. Patsy will always be remembered for her kind heart and enormous generosity. She was a longtime community activist, volunteering for the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan and Ele's Place. She had a passion for children and youth. She taught RCIA classes and was a Eucharist Minister with Cristo Rey Parish. She was the co-founder of the "Chance 4 Life foundation". She retired after 33 years of employment from Consumers Energy of Lansing, MI, where she received the Community Service Award. Relatives and friends are invited to Patsy's Life Celebration, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., with the Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Cristo Rey Parish, 201 West Miller Rd., Lansing, MI 48911. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Cristo Rey Parish, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House or Ele's Place. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 8, 2013