Obituary Della Mae Villone Seven Lakes

Della Mae Villone, 89, of Seven Lakes, NC, arrived safely home with Jesus on Friday, May 7th, 2021, after a courageous battle with covid related pneumonia.

Della was born to Nathaniel James and Era Butler of Kansas, Alabama, on January 1, 1932. She graduated from Carbon Hill High School in 1950 and moved to New Jersey where she worked as a telephone operator before marrying late husband Michael V. Villone with whom she raised a family. Della went on to become active in her community, served as Borough Clerk and Program Director for Volunteers of America.

She was an avid artist and seamstress who remained grounded in an unwavering faith that carried her through many of life’s trials and tribulations.

Della was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her surviving husband Ralph Fazzari; children, Cheryl Villone, Michael Villone and wife Angela, Mark Villone and Nancy Johann, and Sharon Riccione; grandchildren, Kassandra Villone, Janelle Foster, Billie Rae Wright, James Villone, Samantha Riccione and Nicholas Riccione; great-granddaughter, Makynli Paz; sister, Mary Alice Crenshaw.

A private memorial will be held for family members in celebration of her life. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Della’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. 

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.

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