By The Blaze. Thousands showed up for the funeral of an El Paso mass attack victim whose husband had said that the public was invited since he had no other family.
63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed in the horrific attack by a man expressing hatred for Mexican immigrants in a manifesto. . .
On Tuesday, the funeral home attending to Reckard’s burial ledt a message from Basco on their Facebook page.
“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 post read. . .
On Friday, thousands showed up to pay their respects to Reckard and show their compassion for Basco.
Thousands of El Pasoans are saying goodbye to Margie Reckard, victims of the #ElPasoShooting and consoling her husband
They had no family in El Paso so he invited the public.
The line to enter stretches for nearly half a mile.
— Julio-Cesar Chavez (@JulioCesrChavez) August 17, 2019
(Read more from “Thousands Show up for Funeral of El Paso Mass Murder Victim After Husband Says He Has No Family to Attend” HERE)
Husband Remembers Wife of 22 Years After She Died in Walmart Shooting
By K Fox 14. . .Basco and Reckard were together for 22 years. Her husband said he misses her more than ever and said she’ll always be his angel.
“When I met her she was an angel and she still is,” said Basco. “I was supposed to be the strong onebut I found out I’m the weak one, and she’s going to be missed a lot.”
Basco said Reckard’s kindness and selflessness was incomparable.
“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 said. “You see Margie, more or less was the brains of the family.”
Basco describes their life together like one straight out of a fairy tale. (Read more from “Husband Remembers Wife of 22 Years After She Died in Walmart Shooting” HERE)