Aida L. Reyes
July 24, 1932 – July 7, 2018
Mrs. Aida Luz Reyes entered into eternal rest on July 7, 2018. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at 1pm at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Rd. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2:30pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2607 Lumpkin Rd, with Rev. Mark Van Alstine officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Reyes married the love of her life, Jose V. “Benny” Reyes on April 30, 1949. They were married for 26 years, and she remained loyal to his memory throughout the remainder of her life. Together they had 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a devoted military wife. Her life was not always easy, but she was always willing to make sacrifices for her family. She was also known for having an iron strong will. She held on strongly to her convictions and lived life on her terms. Along with the memories she carried for her husband, nothing brought her more joy than her family. She was an amazing cook, and will always be remembered for the way she could bring her family together around a meal.
Mrs. Reyes is survived by her children, Ben Reyes and wife Beth of Austin, TX; Sam Reyes and wife Lynn of Harlem, GA; Frank Reyes and wife Susan of Lexington SC; Ebel Reyes and wife Pam of Atlanta, GA; and Grace Lynch and husband Randy of Charlotte, NC. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and her granddaughter Carmen Reyes.
- Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
- Funeral Services Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Aida L. Reyes
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July 10, 2018
I’m happy and grateful that my aunt was my aunt. We talked a lot on the phone. These conversations were soothing to the soul. I consider myself fortunate to have had her in my life.
July 10, 2018
Aida was like a mother to me and my son's. We lived across from her first home. She always cooked and sent food over. When she was bored she would call me to come visit her. My son would help cut her grass. She didn't like bothering anyone for favors. This lady is a godsend to anyone that met her. We ended up loosing our house, and depression kicked in, which we lost contact. Here I lay in bed and decided to do a Google search on her to make contact, and run into this. My heart is so crushed. My family came to visit me one time from NY, and Mrs. Reyes met my mom, and became so close to my mom during her stay. She even invited them to her house while I was at work. Such a beautiful soul. To her son's and daughter. I am so so sorry for your loss. I love your mom so much. May she R.I.P.
July 9, 2018
I only met Mrs. Reyes once and it was recently. It was love at 1st sight and I'm thankful for that short impactful visit. She touched me deeply and my life will be different because of her.