Mission - Leonel Jesus Reyna, 87, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at his home in Mission surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Friday May 27, 1932 in Mission, the son of Jose Reyna and Maria Garcia. Leonel lived in Mission all his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He had worked as a bus driver for Mission ISD and loved his special needs children. He loved animals and enjoyed feeding the birds, cats and dogs. Leonel loved his grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and loved by many.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Jose Reyna and Maria Garcia; brother: Domingo Ramirez and sister: Teodora Salinas.
He is survived by his wife: Ernestina G. Reyna; his three children: Alma Rodriguez, Leonel J. Reyna, Jr. and Thelma (Daniel) Gamboa; sister: Maria Flores; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, September 2, 2019, at Rivera Funeral Home of Mission with the recital of the Holy Rosary at 7:00. Funeral Mass will be held celebrated at 8:30 am on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Interment with full military honors will follow at 10:00 am at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home, LLC of Mission.