Paul Lewis Reyes

Feb 17,1963---Jun 15,2020

Paul Lewis Reyes departed this earth on Monday, June 15, 2020, at age 57, taking a piece of our sunshine and our hearts with him.  Paul was born on February 17, 1963, in Veguita, New Mexico, to Celia and Avelino Reyes.  He was raised in a family of twelve, with nine siblings.  He went on to have a growing family of his own, with four children and six grandchildren.


Paul’s light was captivating.  His charisma and charm led him to be loved by many.  His magnetic smile will be forever etched into our minds.  His intriguing stories will remain close to our hearts.  His love and brightness will live on.


Paul is survived and will be missed by his children, Jenessa Nicole Garay (Matthew Garay), Christopher Michael Reyes (Janneth Gutierrez), Shannon Marie Reyes and Nikolas Alexander Reyes;  his grandchildren, Fabian Antonio Serna, Anias Isaiah Trillo, Aaliyah Marie Reyes, Thane Matthew Garay, Arya Ray Garay and Lila Marie Reyes;  his siblings, Gloria Birner, Cheryl Salazar, Veronica Brinkerhoff (Phil Brinkerhoff) and Andy Reyes.  He is also survived and loved by many family members including aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins.


Paul is preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Lynn Reyes, brothers Lloyd, Steve, Larry and Eddie Reyes.


A memorial service will be held to celebrate Paul’s life and honor his memory on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.  Face masks and social distancing practices are required.  Rosary and funeral services will follow on Thursday, June 25, 2020, beginning at 10:00 am in Las Nutrias, New Mexico, at San Isidro Catholic Church.



Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd

(505) 764-9663


LORRAINE J CRUZ Jun 25 ,2020

friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Words can’t describe how sorry my family is at this loss, the Cruz and Blea family. You’re in all our prayers. We were stunned by this news of the Reyes brothers gone home. I know words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling, but we want you to know how much we all care. Our hearts are breaking for all the family. We’re praying for you and hoping you’ll find some comfort. As everyone shed tears for your loss, we were honored to remember all the Reyes family as one of the best families we ever met back at the Cox Estate Apartments in the late 70’s. We have fond memories of the family prior to them moving to the San Jose neighborhood. Paul, Larry, little Eddie, Veronica, Cheryl and even Lynn. We all had a story to tell of our friendships. God Bless the family remember “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”. Psalms 34:18