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Paulita de los Reyes Puzon

January 21, 1938 - November 20, 2022

Paulita de los Reyes Puzon, 84, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 20, 2022. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gil C. Puzon. Born on January 21, 1938, in Manila, Philippines. She was one of six children.

She is survived by her daughters, Grace Puzon, Gilda Cadieux (Eddie), Glennis Escobar (Gary), and Gladys Andrews (Dean); sons, Gerry Puzon (Michelle) and Ramon Puzon (Sue); siblings, Ramon de los Reyes and Pamela Ymbang; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She graduated high school from Maryknoll College and graduated Banking and Finance from Lyceum College in the Philippines. Paulita immigrated to America in 1968 with her husband and four daughters. She lived in Ohio and Florida before settling in Lynchburg, VA in 1975 and worked in accounting at Simplimatic Engineering Company until retirement.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. She was an avid cook and entertainer, around the world cruiser, Hallmark channel and mahjong enthusiast. She also enjoyed gift giving, shopping, desserts, and chocolate. Above all, she was devoted to her husband, family, friends, and faith.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, VA. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. with a memorial service at 12 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 Roundelay Rd, Lynchburg, VA. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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To the Puzon Family, I know this message is extremely late, but I just saw the passing of your mother and I would like to extend my deep condolences for your loss with your matriarch. I did not know your mother, however, I worked with your father for several years at store #1835 on Wards Rd. I relocated to Florida in 2015, however, the many conversations that I had with your father remained firmly with me even to this day when I speak to my students (I am a teacher) about the essence of love and patriotism that your father expressed to me in several conversations we had to pass the time when we worked alongside one another on the cash register. He is literally the only man who I have ever worked with in any profession that I have never seen mad, never complained, nor did I ever hear him speak negatively about anyone...which is such a valuable and rare jewel to have in God's humanity. Although I cannot remember the specifics of every conversation, I can remember that he spoke quite fondly of your mother and I aspired to have the kind of marriage that he seemed to delight with so much joy. I just wanted to let you know that when I talk to my students, your dad is mentioned about the process of citizenship (he mentioned it took him I think 19 or 24 years...too long) however, when he became a citizen he said that was an important moment in his life. Always singing, always a smile, always a genuine greeting with a soft voice that I can hear him still saying "Mr. are you today!" He touched the heart of the Christian spirit and his generosity was rewarded with many crowns in heaven. Blessings to your family, Mel Whitlock

Posted by Melvin Whitlock on February 10, 2023

My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the whole family. Ate, will be missed by all those, whose lives she has touched by her loving, caring and generous ways. May the angels embrace her and Kuya in eternal peace and joy!

Posted by Merle Sarmiento on November 30, 2022

Gilda, Ed and family, we are saddened by the loss of your mother. May God's loving care enfold all of you and bring you peace and comfort. May you have loving and happy memories of Paulita Puzon to share. Sending love and prayers. Judy and Tommy.

Posted by Judy & Tommy Adkins on November 25, 2022

Ninang /Nanay Paulette One of the most giving and charitable person I ever knew. She also called it like she saw it. Honesty to a fault. I always enjoyed my visits with her. I’ll miss her immensely!

Posted by Cheryle Greene on November 24, 2022

So sorry to hear of auntie Paulette’s passing. She was a wonderful person to be around. She treated me like a daughter and always made my day brighter. We will miss her greatly

Posted by Len on November 24, 2022

I am so sorry to read about Paulita's passing. I always enjoyed running into her at Sam's. Such a loving smile and hugs!! She will be missed!!

Posted by Beth Wilson on November 23, 2022

We know Auntie Paulet as a cheerful person who always greeted us warmly when we saw her. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family at this difficult time. May Auntie Paulet rest in peace.

Posted by Rodney Deguzman on November 23, 2022

Auntie Paulet was my extended family for over 26 years, she was one of my comfort person to talk to when I first came from the Philippines. Auntie Paulet was fun, generous, and a loving person. We will miss her and I’ll always remember her comfort wisdom. Auntie Paulet, We love you, ❤️❤️❤️

Posted by Anabelle Goff on November 23, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about Paulita's dead. I worked with Paulita at Simplimatic Engineering some years back. Paulita was a wonderful person to know and work with. My sincerest condolences to the family

Posted by Cornell Mason on November 23, 2022

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