Winchell Reginald Campbell Jr.
February 28, 1979 – May 15, 2020
Winchell Reginald Campbell Jr aka “Reggie” was born on February 28, 1979 to Mr. Winchell Reginald Campbell and Mrs. Deborah Kaye Winston. He is survived by his wife Zenaida Campbell and Daughter Zoey Simona Campbell, his parents, two sisters Tia (Steven) Benson and Jasmin Turner, two nephews Steven Benson Jr and Tiandre Benson and grand nephew Khalil Benson, father in law and mother in law Eligio & Hilda Ramirez, brothers in law Eligio (Aracely) Ramirez Jr, Juan (Naomi) Ramirez, nieces/nephews Molly Snowden, Joshua Snowden, Owen Rawls, Emily Rawls and Noah Benjamin Juan Ramirez. His dog Cooper.
He was an avid fitness fanatic, photographer and father extraordinaire. To know Reggie was to love him. He never met anyone he didn’t like. If you didn’t like him for whatever crazy reason some how he would wrangle you in and made you like him without even trying. He was always with his camera on his shoulder or his hand looking for the next best thing to photograph. He didn’t like exercising he LOVED it, he would talk so passionately about fitness that he would get you to change some of your eating habits or even get you to do some exercising.
His greatest accomplishment was being a father. Reggie loved Zoey so much that he made sure to document her life through his eyes so that when one day he was no longer here she could look back and know that he was there every step of her life. He cared for her during her first year of her life while Z went back to work, he taught her to love books because he would read to her before bedtime. She loves to “eat healthy” because that’s what her daddy likes. He will miss many milestones in her life and knew that for as hard as he fought to beat cancer it might one day beat him first.
Reggie took the bull by the horns and made sure to be at every event she was a part of and made sure that she had great Christmas’, Birthdays and other holidays he missed. He would Facetime her during those big events while he was away for chemo treatments or hospital stays and made sure to put on a smile and a brave face no matter how he felt inside. He got to take her to her first day of school, got to see her lose her two teeth and hear her talk of who she was going to marry next. She got all of his energy, imagination, intelligence and kind heart.
The love of his life Zenaida, or Z as he called her. He met her of course at the gym. The love they had for each other was endless and unfortunately short lived. She stayed by his side for the last six months and never left his side. She fought to stay with him at MD Anderson because she couldn’t fathom the idea of something happening to him and not having someone to be by his side. He fought long and hard for 3 years and he did it all for the two loves of his life. She will miss him dearly as he was her everything and took great care of him since day one. Why day one, just ask her some day of why he fainted at their wedding?
He was one in a million. He picked on his momma and his sisters incessantly. He made the best drinks even though he really didn’t drink alcohol. He always ordered a cup of coffee and a glass of water even if it was 105 degrees outside. He never took life too seriously and maybe that’s what made him so special he didn’t sweat the small stuff. Take a lesson from his book of life and never forget him. Remember all your encounters with him so that one day when Zoey grows up you can tell her what a wonderful man he was. You will be missed Bruh!!
Viewing for Reggie will be at Funeraria Del Angel Roy Akers, 515 North Main Ave, San Antonio, TX on Saturday May 16, 2020 from 4pm to 9pm. Due to the current quarantine restrictions only 20 people will be allowed to enter the building at any given time. Since Reggie was known by so many we would like to ask that you respect the time restrictions for visitation to 20-30 minutes. This will allow sufficient time for everyone to give their condolences to the family. You may wait in your cars and someone will notify you when you may go in next. No food will be allowed at the funeral home and everyone must wear a mask. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation to assist Zenaida and Zoey with the costs of the funeral services. You may do so by Zelle using Zenaida’s phone number 832-425-7344.
Celebration mass will be held Sunday May 17, 2020. Viewing will be at the funeral home from 8:30am to 11:30am and then a procession will follow to the church. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 202 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio, Texas 78205. The church has asked that every family may sit together but you must still follow the 6 foot social distance in every direction from other families, no exceptions. Face masks must also be worn at the church
Zenaida would like to thank all of the hundreds of people that donated food, money, baby sitting services and most of all a shoulder to lean on. There are no words to express the enormous gratitude that she feels for being surrounded by so many that lifted them when they were down. Reggie is no longer suffering and will be looking down on them and this brings her some comfort.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Winchell Reginald Campbell Jr.
May 17, 2020
Reggie and I met working together at Gringos and became fast lifelong friends. He had that glossy bald head so I dubbed him "Milkdud" and it stuck! Once he began playing around with photography I saw a talent in him I truly believed in and convinced him to shoot my wedding, the first one of so many to come! Whatever your beliefs, Reggie IS / was a beautiful soul. Full of love and laughter at every turn. I've loved watching his love story with his wife and family because they were his equals. The love and life he deserved. I'm finding it hard to accept that the world has lost him so soon, but the message and love he shared with every life he touched here is everlasting. Although, I'm crying now, "Milkdud" wouldn't want that of any of us. Thank you Lord for giving us all such a prescious gift in Reggie. May we take comfort in knowing he is at peace and hurting no more.
May 16, 2020
Our hearts are broken, and will forever long to see Sonny‘s infectious smile again. I feel proud and honored to have had him in our lives. What a very special gift has been delivered in heaven. May God’s grace, His peace and extraordinary comfort be with you all in this challenging time.
Love Auntie Toni Rowe