Texas shooting

Antonio Basco cries beside a cross at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. 

(Meredith) - A man who lost his wife in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, is inviting the public to her funeral because he has no other family.

Margie Reckard, 63, was among 22 people killed in the Aug. 3 attack at a Walmart store. 

Her husband of 22 years, Antonio Basco, is inviting everyone to celebrate her life this Friday at Perches Funeral Home. 

"Let's show him & his wife some El Paso love," the funeral home wrote on Facebook

In an interview with KFOX-TV, Basco said his wife was an "angel" and their life together was like a fairy tale. He said her kindness and selflessness were incomparable.

"I mean you didn't even have to be there to talk to her. You could just look at how she was, how she acted, how she presented herself. She was an awesome lady," Basco said. 

“I was supposed to be the strong one, but I found out I'm the weak one, and she's going to be missed a lot," he told the station.

Reckard's service will be held at the funeral home’s Northeast location, 4946 Hondo Pass, from 5 to 9 p.m. The venue holds about 200 people, KVIA reported

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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