Vernie Villegas Briones
July 9, 1966 – February 9, 2023
Vernie Villegas Briones, 56, of Richmond, Virginia passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
She is survived by her loving husband, Teodoro Lavarias Briones; her children, Ayana Isis, and Vincenteo Villegas Briones; her siblings John, Vivian, Joey, Vinas (deceased) Villegas, and Vilma V. Palafox. Vernie will also be missed by her other relatives along with her brothers and sisters in Christ.
She was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, and became a beloved wife, mother, and educator. After being married for seven years, she and her husband immigrated from Quezon City, Philippines.
In Richmond, Vernie was able to make her dream of owning and operating a childcare facility come true. She started Divine Faith Learning Center in 2012 and took care of up to 36 children. Even with severe health problems, she gave the job her all and made a difference in the lives of so many kids and parents alike.
Vernie’s other passion was supporting her family including the extended one she built up at Jesus Reigns International church. She loved our Lord Jesus Christ, so join us in celebrating her homecoming to heaven.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 17 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Park.
May you rest in peace Tita Vernie. You are loved by all of us. ❤️
May the Angels met you at heaven’s gate and take you to paradise.
I knew that you will enjoy where you’re now because no more pain no more nights no more crying there. Just please if you see Renato hug him for me. Don’t worry about your family here they are all going to be fine. I will continually pray for them . You will be greatly missed .