Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens

1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL


Ronny Jo Villarreal

July 3, 1976March 19, 2011

On the afternoon of March 19, 2011, with family holding both hands, Ronny Jo Villarreal peacefully joined God's legion of angels. Born July 3, 1976, in Sinton, TX, Ronny grew up in Odem, TX, graduating from Odem High School in June of 1994. Following study at the University of Texas San Antonio, she graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Texas El Paso in 2001. She was part of both UTSA and UTEP's cheerleading squads, earning the honor of Captain during her Senior year at UTEP. Following graduation, Ronny succeeded in the corporate world, working for JP Morgan Chase in New York, NY and San Antonio, TX; Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) in Boston, MA; Staples, Inc. Headquarters in Framingham, MA; and finally Citizens Property Insurance Corporation in Jacksonville, FL. Ronny, an amazing photographer, earned her Professional Photographer's Certificate from the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University in December 2007.

First diagnosed with breast cancer in April, 2004 and again in December, 2007, Ronny was amazingly strong, fought harder than could ever be imagined, and earned each moment of happiness in her life. She was an unbelievable inspiration to all those who knew her and will never be forgotten.

Ronny is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo C. Villarreal of Odem, TX; her sister Molly Ortiz; brothers Israel, Eric, Robert, Daniel, Joe, Juan, Jorge, Willie, Ricky, Eric, and Henry; Uncles Ronny, Juan Jose, and Abraham; Aunts Elva, Lisa; Brother-in-law Jesse Ortiz; nephews Joshua, Justin, Lorenzo; nieces Marissa and Cecilia; Loving husband Andrew Hunt and daughter Madaleine. In heaven, she will join her Grandfathers Abraham and Catarino; grandmothers Magdalena and Cristela, and Uncles Joe & Sonny.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Jacksonville, FL. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made in her name to Stand Up 2 Cancer (www.standup2cancer.com). Arrangements are under the direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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Robert Villarreal

October 24, 2011

To my loving and warm hearted sister my family and i will greatly,miss you and will always be,in our hearts,god bless to you, Andy and Maddy.

Rhonda Moncibais

May 12, 2011

I am humbled because you touched my life. Thank you.


Marci Perez-Cortez

May 4, 2011

Cousin I know we were little when we knew each ohter, nut i never stop thinking about all my daddy's family. I wish i knew that you were sick or even had stayed in touch. You will always be in my prayers and your family. I love you Ronny Jo!! You will be remembered!!

Veronica Perez

April 5, 2011

the day has finally come...who would have thought you'd be the one...we now know you've reached a better place...in this case no worries what so ever & no kind of pain...you left us all here with sorrow...that day will come when we'll be the one's to follow..its never been so hard to say GOOD BYE...we thought you could make it threw whatever...we never knew it would be 4ever...we never knew it could hurt like this...if only we could have 1 wish...later on in life we will all meet in heaven...to be together once again...just know you will never be forgotten...you always have & you always will be in our hearts...you will be missed very much we all love you...now its the final GOOD BYE for the last time.......... i never met you couz and i wish i had, now your in heaven with everyone else love you lots

Bill & Ellen Bergmann

March 27, 2011

We had the honor and privilege of teaching Ronny Jo. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to her family and friends. We pray that peace and hope comfort the many lives she touched.

Carlos "Charlie" Martinez

March 25, 2011

Ronny, although I cheered a few yrs before you at UTEP, I do remember watching you along the sidelines after I left the team. You continued to make each event enjoyable to watch. From one Utep Cheer Family member to another, You will be missed, may you rest in peace, and may God Bless your Family!

Bianca Arellano-Marquez

March 25, 2011

Ronny, i'm so privledged to have been graced by your kindness, smile, and humor. Thank you for all the great memories on and off the sideline. Go Miners! Rest in peace, my friend. Love you!

Brenda Orticke

March 23, 2011

I met Ronny near the end of her journey, but she was such a force of nature. I am fortunate to have known such a strong, brave woman. God bless Andy and Maddy and the rest of her family.

Robin, Chelsea, & Tim

March 23, 2011

Andy, Wishing you comfort today and in the days to follow. Ronny was brave and inspirational as she fought her cancer. She truly is resting in peace now Andrew, and have no doubt she rose in glory.

Diane Vigneron

March 23, 2011

My thoughts & prayers are with you, Maddie & all of your family.
God Bless.