The heartbreaking testimonies of the relatives of the victims of the shooting that took place in El Paso, Texas on August 3 continue to come to light.
Antonio Basco, a man whose wife died in the massacre, is inviting the public to his funeral services because he has no more family in the area, a funeral home said Tuesday.
Margie reckard, 63, with whom he was married for 22 years, lost his life in the mass shooting at the Walmart store. A massacre that aimed to attack Mexican immigrants.
"Mr. Antonio Basco was married for 22 years to his wife Margie Reckard, he had no other family. He welcomes anyone to attend his wife's funeral services," Perches Funeral Home in El Paso wrote Tuesday in a post. from Facebook that was shared almost 10,000 times through Wednesday morning. "We are going to show him and his wife some love from El Paso," the funeral home said in its post.
"I mean you didn't even have to be there to talk to her. You could see how she was, how she acted, how she presented herself. She was an amazing woman," Basco told local station KFOX14 about his wife, describing her as 'an angel'"
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Basco and Reckard did not have many close relatives in the area. Reckar had a son with his previous marriage, Harry Dean Reckard, whose father passed away in 1995. It was then that his mother found a partner in Basco.
Harry Dean Reckard and other family members plan to travel to El Paso for his mother's funeral this week.
Margie Reckard's funeral will take place from 5 to 9 pm, at Perches Funeral Home Northeast at 4946 Hondo Pass in El Paso. There will be a prayer service at 7 pm
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