Followed by the entombment in Graceland East Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Our precious mother, wife, and grandmother, Reyna Manteghi, passed away on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021. Born in Mexico, she was the eldest daughter of ten children to the late Juan and Tomasita Balderrama.
In addition to her husband, George, of 52 years, she is survived by her children, Reyna Thompson and husband, Ron, George Manteghi and wife, Tara, and Maryam Duffey and husband, Tom; five grandchildren, Anna Thompson, Julia Thompson, Bella Manteghi, Alex Manteghi, and Juliana Duffey; one step-grandchild, Andrew Brown, and one step-great-grandchild, Kanzlee Brown; four surviving brothers, Petro, Raul, Abel, and Juanito Balderrama; and one surviving sister, Rocio Balderrama. Reyna was also blessed to be loved by The Garcia Family, Daniel, Julieta, Maria, Pina, and Carlos. They opened their hearts to Reyna and provided unconditional love which sustained her throughout her life.
Reyna was the quintessential mother who devoted her life to her family. Family, faith, and friends were her passion and humility and grace exemplified how she lived her life. Everyone that knew Reyna also knew that her three children and five grandchildren were her greatest blessings. She was the family’s matriarch who taught the important values of integrity, character, and generosity.
Reyna was the gold standard, a real-life example of the word “devotion.” She was a woman of substance, someone who lived a full life with integrity and virtue. All who knew her would remember her for being a warm and loving person who had a love for life and lived it with strength and kindness.
She is now freed from this life and is present in God’s eternal kingdom, reunited with her loved ones, for God has now said to her “Well done good and faithful servant” and claimed her in His eternal love. She is an angel now which is no surprise to all who were blessed to cross her path.
There will be a Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11th at Prince of Peace Catholic Church followed by entombment in the Graceland East Memorial Park Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Go Fund Me account established for Jacqui O’Neal who is battling Stage 4 Leiomyosarcoma at https://gofund.me/8694e529.