Anita Byington

Age 45, of Grand Ledge, devoted wife, mother, sister and daughter, passed away on January 17, 2011, as a result of a vehicle accident.  She was born January 7, 1966, in Lansing, Michigan, to Amalia and Jose Villarreal.

Anita was employed at Gadaleto Ramsby and Associates as a Marketing Coordinator.  She loved sports, music and entertaining with friends and family, but attending gymnastic meets and watching daughter Alexis compete was her proudest and greatest love.

Anita was survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Randy, daughter Alexis, parents Amalia and Jose, brothers Jose (Josephina) Villarreal, Erasmo (Linda) Villarreal, Roberto (Juanita) Villarreal, Esteban (Renee) Villarreal, sisters Consuelo (Ciro) Muniz, Maria Rosa Villarreal, Diana Herrera (the late Jose), Dora (Daniel) Johnson, Amalia Villarreal, Margarita (Patrick) Wilson, Linda Murley and numerous extended family members and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 201 West Miller, Lansing, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the church.  Family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Alexis Byington College Fund to be set up through Lake Trust Credit Union. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Nancy Moody
January 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Randy and Alexis:

We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife/mother. We are sending love and prayers your way. May God hold you close and fill your hearts with peace and comfort, giving you strength to manage the difficult days ahead. Please know that you are loved!

Nancy, Nolan & Maureen Moody

Margy and Rick Dayton
January 18, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Randy and Alexis,
Our hearts go out to you. This is such a tremendous loss and we can only imagine the hurt you are feeling. Anita was such a genuinely good person. Never a bad word about anyone and always supportive, no matter what the situation. Hold tight to the memories and to each other.
You are in our prayers,
Margy and Rick Dayton

Mike Ramsby
January 19, 2011 at 8:49 am

Each employee at GRA was shaken by the news. She was an intergral part of our work family. If I could have 40 Anita’s at GRA, I know I would not have to interview any of them. She was the perfect employee. So many agents are sharing stories of the wonderful interactions they had with her. She was always suprising me with things she would do that were never asked.

Simply a beautiful person.

Anita made me create a little mantra “Life has no timetable. Take today and do the most.”

Vanessa & Amber Wobma
January 19, 2011 at 10:13 am

Randy and Alexis,

We are so very sorry for the loss of Anita, a beautiful person inside and out! God needed an angel that day and he found his angel in Anita. We can only imagine how hard this must be for both of you – stay strong and cherish the memories always! Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With much love,
Vanessa and Amber Wobma

Dan and Lori ,Matt,and Ben Emard
January 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Randy and Alexis ,were sorry for your loss.Your in our thoughts and prayers.Anita was a great person and will be missed by many people.

Rolando Ramos y Familia
January 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Words can not express the sadness of such a Beautiful woman and cousin. Our prayers and sympathy are with You at this sadden time, may God give you peace and comfort as we move ahead, but Anita. lives as we love and remember her. To the Rest of all my cousins,Tio and Tia,,,,,,,estoy con ustedes en dolor y tristesa,,,,,,,,and to the End she gave even more !!!!!!!!! She GAVE Life,and Hope to others who believed there was no hope. Well Done Prima.

God Bless You . Love, Rolando, Ashley, Aaron ,, Tio Luis Y Tia Olga.

Ronald Graham
January 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness to know of such a person to be taken away from us at such a young age. She did so much and to hope that her legacy will carry on in the hearts and minds of all those she touched never ending.

With Deepest Sympathy,

All of us at Valley United Insurance Agency

Tony Costello
January 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I wanted to pass on my condolences from our entire family. Anita was always there supporting Bobby and Mario when we played sports together as kids. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her. Our prayers are with your family.

Denis & Betsy Zietlow
January 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Our deepest sympathies to Alexis, Maggie & Pat, and the entire family. We never met Anita, but our son played hockey with the Wilson boys and Maggie spoke often of her sister and family and was very proud of her and her niece. Her loss is tragic and will be felt by so many people. We knew of Alexis through our sitter’s daughter, Maci and know that she has a good support system to lean on through this difficult time. God be with you.

Shelli Villarreal Pfeifer
January 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Steve, Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May god give you peace and comfort to help you and your family through this.


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