El Pasoans Invited To Attend Antonio Basco’s Memorial Service
Perches Funeral Home releases Antonio Basco's memorial service details, inviting the El Paso community to attend.
My heart breaks for Antonio Basco, who lost his wife during the horrific Walmart shooting on August 3, 2019.
The El Paso community grieved alongside the victims' families as funerals were held across the city and Ciudad Juárez. Having no family, Basco turned to his community for solace, inviting El Pasoans to help him lay his wife of 22-years, Margie Rekcard, to rest. In a moment of solidarity over, 3,000 people came out to support and paid their respects, while hundreds more attended her funeral the following day.
Now, Perches Funeral Home is asking the community to once again show support for Antonio Basco and his wife during a planned memorial and funeral service at the end of the month.
Anyone who would like to attend can visit La Paz Faith Perches Funeral Home on Friday, August 27, where visitation and services will follow with a funeral procession to Restlawn Cemetary off Dyer. To send flowers and for more information, click HERE.
Antonio Basco Visitation and Funeral Services:
- La Paz Faith Perches Funeral Home - 1201 N. Piedras St. El Paso TX 79930
- Friday - August 27, 2021
- Visitation: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Service begins at 1 p.m.
- Graveside: 3 p.m. at Restlawn Cemetery located at 8700 Dyer St. El Paso, TX 79904
The Morning of August 3, 2019:
On August 3, 2019, around 10:30 a.m., a lone gunman from Allen, TX, armed with an AK-47, entered Walmart near the Cielo Vista area in East El Paso and opened fire, killing 23 people injuring dozens more. The shooter was arrested without incident on-site and charged with capital murder.
The FBI considers the Walmart shooting as an act of domestic terrorism and hate crime and has officially become one of the nation’s deadliest attacks and shootings on Latinos in modern American history.