Phoebe Delenela Villanueva

Phoebe Delenela Villanueva

Suffolk, VA
08.12.1919 - 10.27.2017

Phoebe Delenela Villanueva of Suffolk passed into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, October 27, 2017, at age 98. She was born on August 12, 1919 in Paombong, Bulacan, Philippines, the daughter of Abdon Delenela and Toribia Diestro.

               She had only one son, Lt. Commander Ireneo Villanueva, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Ret) of Virginia Beach, four living daughters, Fely Zarate, Elenita Eustaquio both of whom live in the Philippines, and Violeta Bramlett and Helen Jamias of Suffolk, and two deceased daughters, Esther Garcia and Carmelita Gelilio. She was blessed with 7 children, 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She had 6 siblings: Elizabeth Legaspi of Florida, Rebecca Torres and Consuelo Rasjid both living in the Philippines, and three deceased siblings, Priscilla Comilang, Rodolfo Delenela, and Abraham Delenela.

               Phoebe loved Jesus with all her heart and could be heard singing to Him throughout the days. She was small of physical stature but strong in the Spirit, a continuous testimony to those around her. She survived the Japanese occupation in the Philippines during World War II as well as serious physical challenges during most of her life, including being a cancer survivor, and more recently Dementia/AD.

               She was a sweet, loving, caring, nurturing Mother, a woman of quiet strength and truly a warrior for the Lord. She was love to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her beloved family and friends.

               A graveside service will be held Friday November 3, 2017 10 AM at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens 4569 Shoulders Hill Rd Suffolk, VA. A visitation will be held Thursday November 2, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM at Baker Foster Funeral Home 5685 Lee Farm Lane Suffolk, VA. The Family is being assisted by Baker-Foster Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at


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Baker-Foster Funeral Home
5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
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meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
4569 Shoulder Hill Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States


I'm so sorry for your loss, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to your family ,losing a love one in death is the hardest thing we will ever have to endure; but the God of comfort will give your family the strength to endure the pain and the sorrow John 5:28;29 JW.ORG may your family have peace at this time

Tonya King

Our thoughts, prayers and love goes out to all my Villanueva cousins. May God comfort and strengthen you all during this very sad time. We may not be there in person but we are there grieving with you in spirit. We love you all. HUGS.

Ruby Rada

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