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USEl Paso man invites public to wife's funeral after shooting, says he has no other family

07:05  14 august  2019
07:05  14 august  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Hundreds send flowers, raise over $24K for El Paso shooting victim's funeral Hundreds across the nation offered a massive outpouring of support for an El Paso man who, having no family to join him, invited the public to attend the funeral of his wife, a victim of this month's mass shooting. © Facebook Hundreds send flowers, raise over $24K for El Paso shooting victim's funeral Antonio Basco's invitation to attend services for his wife of 22 years, Margie Reckard, quickly went viral earlier this week, prompting people across the country to take action.

EL PASO — The Rev. Fabian Marquez had not slept much. Whenever he closed his eyes, his mind filled with the faces he saw draining of hope as they learned their relatives had been killed. His week had been a string of vigils, rosaries, memorial services and funeral planning sessions.

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An El Paso, Texas, man whose wife was killed in last week's mass shooting in the city has invited the public to her funeral, explaining that the two have no family to join them.

El Paso man invites public to wife's funeral after shooting, says he has no other family© Getty Images El Paso man invites public to wife's funeral after shooting, says he has no other family

In a Facebook post, Perches Funeral Home wrote that Antonio Basco was hoping as many people would attend the funeral as possible, noting the couple had no living family members.

"Mr. Antonio Basco was Married for 22yrs to his wife Margie Reckard, He had no other family. He welcomes anyone to attend his Wife's services," the funeral home wrote.

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He knew who he wanted invited to the service,” said Rose. “ He picked out his suit, his shirt. Rose said no one at the funeral home could explain why they were now being told that they would now An employee at the cemetery told Action News that their manager and other employees were so

During the service, Marquez said he and Flores family members had gone to the improvised memorial behind Walmart, where thousands of residents still stop to leave To show El Paso ’ s binational culture, one visitor planted US and Mexican flags sown together. After the service outside the church

The funeral is scheduled for Friday afternoon. Local ABC affiliate KVIA reported that the venue holds about 200 people.

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Basco previously told The Associated Press following the shooting that killed 22 people and injured two dozen others that his wife was the "brains of the family."

"I mean you didn't even have to be there to talk to her. You could just look at how she was, how she acted, how she presented herself. She was an awesome lady," he told the AP.

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