Community says goodbye to homeless advocate Jeremy Reynalds | KOB 4

Community says goodbye to homeless advocate Jeremy Reynalds

Erica Zucco
July 17, 2018 09:00 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - For more than 30 years, Jeremy Reynalds devoted his life to helping New Mexico’s homeless men, women, and children. Tuesday, those who were touched by his work said goodbye during a memorial service.


Many people know Reynalds for starting and running the Joy Junction homeless shelter in Albuquerque. Tuesday, the family members that knew him in ways beyond those walls spoke at a memorial service and said even when he wasn’t at the shelter, his days were devoted to it.

Following eulogies by Reynalds’ wife, son, and friend, Calvary Albuquerque’s Pastor Skip Heitzig spoke about Reynalds’ faith.

“The man who cared so much about the homeless is now finally at home,” Pastor Heitzig said.

Reynalds’ wife said the homeless people he served also became his family- and his legacy will live on even after he’s gone.

“Let's continue to end homelessness one life at a time... and end hunger, one meal at a time,”  said Elma Reynalds who will now take the reins at Joy Junction.

Reynalds immigrated to New Mexico from England in 1978, starting Joy Junction for families in 1986. He earned a Masters degree, married and had five kids and six grandkids.


Erica Zucco

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