Rena Paris-Bendaw
Strong-Thorne Mortuary (Daniels Family Funeral Services)
1100 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
Rena Mae Paris-Bendaw

Rena Paris-Bendaw, 74 a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, a proud member of Grant Chapel AME Church and Past Grand Matron, Prince Hall Grand Chapter, OES NM, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Rena is the daughter of Arthur Mac Paris Sr. and Mary Dinah Washington, both who have preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Johnson, Jackie Woodward; her brother, Robert C. Paris. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Harold H. Bendaw; son, William C. Bendaw and daughter, Traci Scales (Ray) of Duncanville, Texas; sisters, Tommie Marie Clayton of Albuquerque and Billie Jo Henry of Dallas, Texas; brother, Arthur Paris Jr. of Desoto, Texas; granddaughter, Natasha Marley (Ryan); and great great-grandsons, Aiden Marley and Lincoln James Marley, Mansfield, TX. Rena was blessed to have a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends, friends we considered family as well!!

The wake will be held Thursday July 29th 2021 at 6:00pm at Strong Thorne Mortuary in Albuquerque, 1100 Coal Ave, SE. Funeral services will be held Friday July 30th, at 11:00am at Grant Chapel AME Church, 7920 Claremont NE. Internment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens,

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Published by Albuquerque Journal from Jul. 25 to Jul. 28, 2021.
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Strong Thorne Chapel
1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque
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Grant Chapel AME Church
7920 Claremont Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM
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Strong-Thorne Mortuary (Daniels Family Funeral Services)
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I am so sorry to hear about Rena Bendaw's death. The Lord used this special lady to come into my path while I myself had lost my husband, a heartbroken, single parent at the time. She was the one that gave me my test to get into the telephone Company. I loved working with her. I often thought what ever happened to her when I retired from the Telephone Company. Rena was an angel with a big heart of gold. I loved Rena. May she RIP in the loving arms of Jesus. I will miss her, until we meet again.
Dolores Maes
August 7, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joyce Majors & Roberta Majors
July 30, 2021
Kyle Fiore
July 28, 2021
My condolences to Renas Family.....I worked with Rena when Lumen was Mountain Bell...She was the best! We laughed alot and went to a lot of lunches in my car....She was a sweet lady and a wonderful sorry tp hear of her passing....May she Rest in Peace...
Mary F. Flores
July 27, 2021
Our prayers are with all of your Familia. Our very special Friend and Sister is now in the presence of God our Father surrounded by all of her beloved angels. Harol Tracy William and familia you will always be in our prayers and your Mama will always be in our hearts a very very special beautiful woman who will never be forgotten. We love you all snd Rena we shall see you soon!!! Vaya con Dios Hermana!!!
Emiliano Jr. Celia Herrera family
July 24, 2021
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