OBITUARY

Eloisa Torres Reyes

April 23, 1928February 6, 2021
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Eloisa Torres Reyes, 92, of Dallas, Texas passed away on February 6, 2021. She was born April 23, 1928 in Itasca, Texas and is preceded in death by her sister, Petra Torres; daughter, Amparo Reyes, parents, Robert Cadena Torres and Encarnacion Rocha Torres Gonzales; sister, Ydalia T. Pulaski; step-father, Jose D. Gonzales; former husband, Raymond Torres Reyes; and cousin, Herlinda R. Medellin, who was more a sister.

She is survived by her son, John Raymond & Kathy Reyes; daughters, Mary & Agapito Mendoza, Grace & Paul Burbulys, Veronica & John Denning, Phyllis & Chris Shelton. Eloisa is also survived by her brother, Robert Torres & Anastacia Dilisio; sisters, Delfina and Roy Cantu, and Amelia T. Wright. She leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers: Julian Reyes, Richard K. Rocha, Dr. John-David R. Rocha, Fred M. Leal, Jr., Ryan C. Shelton, Joseph J.L. Rocha, Dr. Raymond A. Leal, 1st Lt Jaymason T. Shelton. Honorary Pallbearers: Agapito Mendoza, Jr., Aaron Mendoza, Chandler R. Shelton, Brian A. Hines, and Daniel L. Burbulys.

Eloisa grew up on a cotton farm in Hill County, Texas before her family moved to Dallas. She attended Cumberland Hill School, married Raymond T. Reyes and lived in Dallas’ Little Mexico neighborhood prior to moving to Pleasant Grove to raise their family. As a young family, she would take her children to watch their father play in the Mexican Baseball League at Reverchon Park.

Always wanting to be on the go, at times Eloisa traveled alone across the country to visit with her children and brother usually for weeks or months at a time. She found happiness when crocheting caps and blankets for her family especially for her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She could play for hours trying her luck at the penny slots. She loved playing bingo, dancing to her favorite Spanish songs, watching her brother Robert play in his band, and keeping up with her Cowboys, Mavericks, and Rangers. Eloisa leaves behind her love for these and so much more in her family.

She was our loving and caring angel who shared a deep faith and a firm belief in the power of prayer with her family and others. As a devout Catholic, Eloisa was a member of St. Philip Apostle Catholic Church and since 1959 a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Madonna #1817. She lived for nearly 20 years with her daughter Grace. The family shares our heart-felt appreciation for everything Grace has done to ensure Eloisa lived a long and happy life always surrounded by her loving family.

A visitation for Eloisa will be held Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Calvary Hill Funeral Home Chapel, with a rosary at 7:00 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, March 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Cathedral Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Ave, Dallas, Texas 75201. A committal service will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, Texas 75220.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To share fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Reyes family, and for service updates please visit www.calvaryhilldallas.com

In accordance with local, state, and federal government, including CDC directives, we ask everyone attending funeral services to wear a mask and practice social distancing. There will be limited seating for services. For everyone’s safety please honor the family from a distance. We kindly thank you in advance.

Services

1 March

Mass of Christian Burial

2:00 pm

Cathedral Guadalupe

2215 Ross Ave
Dallas, Texas 75201

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 28, 2021

  • Rosary

    Sunday, February 28, 2021

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I will always remember her being feisty, quick witted and yet in the same token always having a smile.

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