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Renita Nero Collo Reyes

November 11, 1956 ~ November 4, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Renita Nero Collo Reyes Obituary

Renita Nero Collo Reyes, 66, was born on November 11, 1956, in Pascagoula, MS.  She was called to be with her Lord on November 4, 2023, in Marrero, LA, where she was a longtime resident.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Betty Marie Burroughs Hilliard and Manual Nero, her beautiful daughter, Tonya Denise King, and her nephew, Nicholas Nero.  She is survived by her husband Carlos Reyes, three sons, Raymond Douglas King, Jr., Emanuel Van Tran and Matthew Van Tran (Savannah Stein), and her grandson, the joy of her life, Matthew Van Tran, Jr.  She is also survived by sisters Betty Sue Malley, Diane Northrop (Dan), Sarah Elizabeth (Liz) Hill, brother Renfred Donnell (Don) Nero, and step-father Joseph Lee Hilliard.

Renita was devastated after the death of her beloved 17 year old daughter, but was so grateful God had blessed her with two more children a few years later.  She was also thankful for her oldest son, whom she relied on increasingly as her health declined. But it was her Faith in God and prayer that helped her through her most difficult times.

She had a wonderful sense of humor, always smiling and laughing, but she was also fearless and very resourceful.  She started her own transportation service carrying crew from international ships that docked in the Port of New Orleans to and from town and became conversant in many different languages, including Greek, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and others.

She loved traveling internationally and visited several countries, including Germany and Greece, where she lived for two years.  She treasured her time in Greece and especially loved swimming in the ocean. She enjoyed international food and learned to cook many of the dishes at home. 

She was devoted to her family and although she lived away, she often met with them at various restaurants somewhere in-between to visit and share a meal. She was a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints and never missed watching a game.

Renita will be deeply missed by her loving family, including a host of nieces and nephews, and many special friends.

Visitation will be Monday, November 13, 2023, 12:00-1:00pm at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.  Funeral Service to follow at 1:00pm in the funeral home chapel.  

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November 13, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home Pascagoula
4811 Telephone Rd
Pascagoula, MS 39567

Funeral Service
November 13, 2023

1:00 PM
O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home Pascagoula
4811 Telephone Rd
Pascagoula, MS 39567


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