Yvonne Wilson

Yvonne Wilson, surrounded by her loved ones, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at the age of 79.

A native of Puerto Rico, Yvonne married her husband Denver Wilson in 1962. They settled in Newport News, Virginia in 1979, where they raised their children Eric and Penney and continued to reside after their retirement.

She worked at the Newport News Shipbuilding as a Secretary for Reactor Services E82 for over 25 years. Yvonne was very dedicated to her family, always giving support, encouragement, and guidance. She was always happy to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of her beloved friends and family.  She will be dearly missed.

Yvonne was predeceased by her parents, Ernesto and Rosalina Bretana, and her husband, Denver O. Wilson.

She is survived by her children: Eric J. Wilson (Angela), and Penney R. Patterson (Larry Layman); four grandchildren: Kristen Torres (Daniel), Michael Wilson (Heather), Lauren Layman, and Erika Wilson; three great-grandchildren: Olivia Torres, Nolan Wilson, and Landon Wilson; her brother, Ernesto Bretana (Coantha); her sister, Judith Williamson (Gregory); and many extended family members who reside both in the United States and Puerto Rico.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, May 8, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

1 Comment

  1. Rafael A. Bretaña

    The Bretaña Family in Puerto Rico wishes to express our deepest sympathy to all our extended family in Virginia.
    My God give you the comfort and peace you seek.
    Yvonne’s soul now rests in peace with The Lord. We thank God for her presence in our lives.

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