Micki Raelyn Manzo, 51, joined Mom and Dad in heaven May 15, 2017. A Graveside Service will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Midway Cemetery, under the direction of North’s Funeral Home, 242 Orange Street.
Micki was loved by so many for her sincere heart and love for laughter. Over the years Micki worked for several different companies. She started working in high school with her friends at Chuck-E-Cheese where she basically got paid to cut-up and play with friends. In the late 80’s and early 90’s Micki ran an at home daycare. She loved all of the children she watched and was so proud to see them grow into amazing men and women. Some of her other employers throughout the years include K-mart, Teleperformance USA, Sam’s club, both Wal-Marts and lastly Flying J. At each of these places she collected friendships that she truly cherished. Most of her coworker/friends would definitely agree she continued to get paid to cut-up and play with her friends.
Micki had an interest in so many things. First and foremost were her fur babies. Her dogs and cats were her pride and joy. She would show them off like children. They were always at the forefront of her mind. She loved other things like Nascar. So much so that if she had to work and miss a race she would record it and watch it later. It wouldn’t even bother her to know the winner before she watched. She was so excited to watch Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. turn left for hours.
Other interests where wrestling, Garfield comics, Looney Toons and Robert Kincaid paintings. She loved some of these thing so much she would even name her pet after them. Her sweet cats Taz and Garfield; And that funny basset hound Gordon just to name a few.
Every one of her nieces and nephews loved to go to the movies with Micki. Going to the movies was a very big part of her life. She would load up all the kids and head to the drive-in. She made sure to catch every Paul Walker movie she could find. Her love of cars and Paul Walker made Fast and Furious her favorite movie series for sure. She saw every Twilight movie in the theatre at the opening mid-night showing. Go Team Jacob! She has a huge movie collections for those nights she wanted to just stay in with some popcorn.
Micki was proceeded in death by her mother Brenda G. Reinert, her father Herman E. Reinert, One brother James D. “Danny” Reinert, one brother-in-law, Paul Bishop.
Micki is survived by four sisters, Diane Fears and husband Richard of Eula, TX. Cherry Bishop of Humble, TX. Carolyn Hundley of Austin TX. Becky Turner and husband Daniel of Abilene TX. Two brothers, Herman Eugene “Gene” Reinert, David Reinert and wife Brandi, both of Abilene TX. Dozens of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends she loved like family.
Micki will be dearly missed by so many.
Online condolences may be made at www.northsfuneralhome.com