Cristan, Reyes C.

September 20, 1947 - March 29, 2016

Reyes Cristan was a loving and protective husband, father, and grandfather. He retired from the maintenance department with the Little Elm School District. He liked to take long walks, coaching soccer, and enjoyed telling his grandchildren stories.

He is survived by his wife, Florinda Cristan of Little Elm, sons, Reyes Cristan Jr. and family of Frisco, Danny Cristan and family of Little Elm, Johnny Flores and family of Little Elm, and Joe Robert Flores of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As well as his daughters, Virginia Simmons and family of Little Elm, Trinidad Salazar and family of Denton.

He is also survived by his 4 sisters, Antonia Villarreal of Celina, Cornelia Quintanilla of Kingsville, Estefena Breeland and Rosa Cox of Orange Grove.

Reyes had 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren as well as several nephews and nieces who loved and cared for him.

A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M., on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at ARIA Memorial Chapel in Dallas, and a funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 1, 2016 also at the ARIA Memorial Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

9 replies on “Cristan, Reyes C.”

Michael Gonzales & Christie Reyes says:

We are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Paul & rosa goode says:

Please accept our condolences, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for family.

Angelica Cristan says:

Reyes I love you. We will miss you dearly. Please rest in peace and know that everything is going to be alright.
Reyes was a very quiet man but when he had enough you knew it. You did not want to go in the room when he called you. Me and Virginia were always ready to put the cup to the wall to listen in.

Leslie Woolsey says:

I am so sorry for your loss. Although we didn’t work together at the same building. I have fond memories of Rey and Flo. Prayers for the family.

Emily Conner says:

I woke up this morning thinking man I can’t believe my grandfather is gone. It really does hurt to know I won’t be able to see him again…I remember talking to my uncle ray and I told him one day that I thought my grandfather didn’t love me…(I was just in one of those moods) and he pretty much told me that “how in the world could you think that….do you not remember when he would take you fishing and when you would get stuck in the mud he rescued you lol…but more importantly when you was so sick and in the hospital he never left your side”…and thinking real hard I do remember being so young and being comforted by the fact that my grandfather was there rocking me to sleep and he didn’t leave my side ever! Then my uncle continued with “grandpa was dissapointed with some of the decisions you made but he doesn’t hate u he wanted better for you”…now that’s what you call a father…there’s really no need to put grand in front of there other then to describe the type of father he was…I’m gonna miss you grandpa and all the stories you would tell me. I love you may you rest in peace and continue to look down upon us telling those angels some stories.

Carol Reilly says:

Prayers for the family. Worked with Reye for many years. Cared for all, family, friends, students and anyone who needed a helping hand. Reye will be missed by many.

Boyce and Sue Jackson says:

We are very sad to hear of Reyes passing, but know he is in a much better place,,,Boyce worked with Reyes many years at LEISD, and I also think of myself as having worked with him (different dept.), we all were together at school for many years…had alot of good times…..we also were neighbors for years, living side by side…so enjoyed all the kids and later grand-kids…yes we remember u, Choco-milk Destiny….but just remember family, he is healed , no more suffering, forever and ever….we are on OK. now, miss u all, love u all….stay strong in the Lord, and together as a family…he loved u all soo much…

Boyce and Sue Jackson says:

Boyce and I are so sadden by hearing of Reyes passing….we remember him well…Boyce worked with him for many years at LEISD….I also worked for LEISD, but in different dept., but saw Reyes around alot….always so friendly, helpful person…we also were neighbors for many, till we retired and moved OK….Reyes and Flo were always good friends ands all u kids and then grandkids…can remember him baby sitting youngest great-kids…pulling him in little red wagon, up and down side walk…swinging him….you are were soo loved by him…hold on to all those wonderful memories….we love u all.

Beulah Alaffia Hepzibah says:

Buenos Tardes, Como Estas? Mellamo Beulah (La La) Alaffia Hepzibah. Senora Trinidad es mi Amiga” I really love and support this woman of God. Senor Reyes is resting with Jesus. He did what he was supposed to do. Now it’s our turn to make a decision. Jesus said, behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone let me in, I will come and sup with him; Choose ye this day whom ye will serve. Jesus is on his way back to take up his church from out of the fealth, and evil of this world. We are without excuse on judgement day” Time is shorter than we think. Apostle Paul says, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus. I hope to see you all up there. Make God, and your Papa Reyes proud. Ask Jesus the real Christ into your heart today, Adios’Amen

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