Bonifacia “Bonnie” (Cordova) Reyes

Bonifacia “Bonnie” (Cordova) Reyes, of Mexia, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her home, at age 72.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Iglesia Monte Carmelo in Groesbeck (State Hwy. 14-S). Officiating will be the Reverend Pedro Aguirre, Jr. of Iglesia Monte Carmelo, Rev. Benito Pantoja of Iglesia Gethsemani of Dallas, and Lic. Efrain Espinoza of Iglesia Filadelfia of Ft. Worth. Burial will follow in the Mexia City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mario Turrubiarte, Ralph Turrubiarte, Patrick Dixon, Tim Cordova, Jr., John Liscano, and Marcos Aguirre. Honorary pallbearers will be T. J. Cordova and Gilbert Reyes.
Bonnie was born Dec. 8, 1944 to Timoteo and Bonifacia (Vega) Cordova at Kosse. She grew up in Kosse and attended Kosse schools until they closed, transferring to Thornton, and finishing school in Groesbeck.
Bonnie worked a good many years of her life as a seamstress. She was working in Mexia’s sewing factory (under Louise Willett) when she married.
Bonnie was united in marriage with Gregorio Reyes, Jr. at the Iglesia Monte Carmelo in Groesbeck on Feb. 7, 1970. They made their home in Mexia. Bonnie later worked around ten years at the Mexia State School, until her health began to decline. She was a member of a close-knit family and enjoyed all occasions with the family, and especially loved cooking for her grandchildren, whatever they wanted. As a young person, she had enjoyed playing volleyball; she was a Dallas Cowboys football fan, and especially enjoyed laughing at Crazy Ray when he was a regular at the games on TV. Bonnie liked her pets, which were usually stray animals that became a part of her home.
She was very welcoming to the friends of her children, enjoyed feeding them and having them in her home, and many felt like she was a second mom. She also was eager to babysit for friends and family, never charging anything, and treating the children like her own family. Bonnie loved going to church and being with her church family. She was a member, all her life, along with all of her family, of the Iglesia Monte Carmelo, of the Concilio Latino Americano de Iglesia’s Cristianas and the Confraternidad de Damas.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Timoteo and Bonifacia Cordova; a son, Adrian Reyes; a sister, Martha Cordova; a brother, David Cordova; nephews, Bobby Turrubiarte and Arturo Turrubiarte; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gregorio and Ruperta Reyes, Sr.; sister-in-law, Gonzala Reyes, and brother-in-law, Guadalupe Reyes.
She is survived by her husband, Gregorio Reyes, Jr. of Mexia; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Dacia Reyes of McKinney; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Patrick Dixon of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Reyna Reyes of Waco; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Mandy Reyes of Waco; son and daughter-in-law, Marcus and Heather Reyes of Mexia; thirteen grandchildren: Courtney Reyes, Julia Reyes, Sophia Reyes, Caleb Reyes, Jasmine Dixon, Adrian Dixon, Jordan Reyes, Jacob Reyes, Ethan Reyes, Zoe Reyes, Noah Reyes, Mia, Reyes, and Alea Reyes. She also leaves behind her brothers, Timoteo Cordova, Jr. and Frank Cordova; sisters, Dee Cordova and Paula Cordova of Groesbeck, Lucia Turrubiarte of Lewisville, Noemi Smith of Oxnard, Calif., and Mary Nelson of Tucson, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Gilberto Reyes of Mexia; and many cousins, nieces and nephews, and other extended family.
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