Angelita “Jela” Reyes (78) of Abilene died Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Visitation will be 4:00 till 6:00 PM, Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 15, 2016 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel and presided by Pastor Leighton Lockett. Interment services will follow at Elliot-Hamil Garden of Memories.
She was born August 2, 1938 in Pawnee, TX to Charles and Felipa Ramirez. In 1959 Angelita met Jose Reyes Sr., the love of her life and they married on May 2, 1960 and started a family. Angelita loved sports, supported her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their events. She was a devoted Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fan. You best not disturb her during a Cowboy or Ranger game unless you were there to watch the game with them.
Angelita is survived by her husband Jose; daughter, Carol and her husband Mike Zullo; son, Jose Jr. and his wife Deanna Reyes; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and one great-grand-daughter due in October; siblings, Antonia R. Cisneros, Reyes Alaniz, Ramona Garza, Lionor and her husband Jerry Davila, and Ernestina and her husband Jerry Rupp; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mrs. Reyes was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Felipa Ramirez; and her brother, Carol Ramirez Jr.
Pallbearers for the service will be her grandsons, John Michael Jaramillo, Marcus Rey Jaramillo, Michael Patrick Zullo; nephews Andres Gamon, Rey Villanueva, Efren Villanueva, Octaviano Villanueva, and Antonio Villanueva.
Honorary Pallbearers for the service will be her nephews Ben Molina, Andres Garcia, and OJ Garcia.
We will love and always miss you tia... you will always have a special place in our hearts I know that you have been called home but we all know it was too soon love you all
Anjelica VASQUEZHouston, TX
Reyes family, Sorry for the loss of your loved one. We will continue to pray for all of you. Tia in our hearts was kind and humble and that we will miss dearly. There is so much that she left behind that we will always cherish. Her legacy will live on through each one of you. We will not have her presence but we will have her through Carol, Joe, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Tia build a family with graceful values. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Love Tani and Diana!
Diana & Tani VillanuevaFort Worth, TX
We love you Tia, I know that you are gracing the heavens with your beautiful smile as we speak. Our love to the family.
Rachel & John SmithBaytown, TX
Going to miss you tia Jela Reyes love you but you well not be forgotten
Bill & Rosie WestPawnee, TX
So sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to call and let me know. We will have you and your family in our thoughts and most importantly our prayers.
Lane Celanderodessa, TX
MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO CAROL, JOSE , JOSE SR AND FAMILY, I'M SO GLAD I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF KNOWING SUCH A WONDERFUL LADY, I GOT TO WORK WITH HER AND SHE WAS THE BEST BOSS IVE EVER HAD. MAY THE ANGELS RECIEVE YOU INTO GODS PARADISE, HEAVEN HAS CERTAINLY GAINED AN ANGEL.
SandraSan Antonio, TX
Joe,Carol and Joe Jr,
I am so very very sorry to hear about your mom, I just found out, I had no ideal, what a great wonderful loving lady she was, sending all the family my condolences and prayers, have comfort knowing she is up in the gardens of heaven. Love to all the family,
Cathie Moreno Lanham95709
Cathie Moreno LanhamAbilene, TX