El Paso shooting victim's funeral moved to larger venue due to overwhelming response to husband's public invite

Credit: Perches Funeral Home
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HOUSTON (KHOU) — Antonio Basco's public invitation to his wife's funeral went viral this week, leading to an outpouring of support from around the world.

Basco is the husband of one of the people killed in the El Paso mass shooting. He opened her funeral to the public because he said they have no other family members.

Basco, who has reportedly been visiting the Walmart shooting site daily, was married to 63-year-old Margie Reckard for 22 years.

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Her funeral is still planned for Friday, although late Wednesday it was announced it would be moved to a larger venue because of the "overwhelming response" from the public.

"El Paso once again does her thing," tweeted U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar.

Perches Funeral Home posted on Facebook the updated details for the service.