Ferdinand Noel Reyes, 46, died of natural causes on Oct. 24 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Reyes, born May 30, 1962, was a native of the Philipines. He had lived in the Dallas area for 13 years. He worked as a makeup artist.
He is survived by his partner, Gabriel Soto of Dallas; his mother, Cicilia Suarez of Manila, Philipines; his father, Rudy Reyes of Orlando; his sisters, Lia V. Reyes of Los Angeles, Vanessa Fields of Malibu, and C.G. of Los Angeles; and his brothers, Rudolph Reyes of Indianapolis and Ronie Reyes of Atlanta.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Oishii Restaurant, 2525 Wycliff Ave. in Dallas.
Greg Stotts, 49, of Dallas died Oct. 22.
Stotts was an active member of the LGBT community. He volunteered for numerous causes, including the Nelson-Tebedo Clinic and the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS. He will be remembered for being a friend one could count on for a wonderful smile, an honest opinion, a shoulder to lean on and for being at Buli drinking his almond-joy latte and smoking his cigarettes.
He is survived by his parents, children, family, many friends and his co-workers.
Kenneth Carroll "Lambchop" Lamb, 51, died Sunday, Oct. 26 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas of multiple physical problems.
Born Oct. 14, 1957, Lamb owned his own business in the field of computer programming and hardware development. He was a former member of The Firedancers.
Lamb is survived by his partner, Bill Vaught; his mother, Creola Hudson; his stepmother, Barbara Lamb; his sister, Roslyn Huffman; his brother, Bill Lamb, and many close friends. He will be missed by everyone, but especially by his cats, Duncan McLeod, Katherine Janeway, Stanley Crighton, Seven O’Nine and Lwaxina Troi.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. in the McIver Chapel at Wilshire Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Abrams Street and Mockingbird Lane.
A second memorial will be held at a later date at his favorite club, The Hidden Door.
Sonjia Meyers, 37, died of heart failure at her Dallas home on Oct. 26.
She had lived in the Dallas area for 15 years, and was well known for her impersonations of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Donna Summers and Tina Turner. She was an outstanding dancer and singer, and also an involved community activist who worked with people with HIV/AIDS and other terminal illnesses. She was the current Miss World AIDS Day, Miss Yellow Rose 2007 and a former Miss D Classic. She was also involved as an arch-duchess in the United Court of the Lone Star Empire.
Meyers always fought for equal rights and fair treatment for everyone.
Her friends thought of her as their guardian angel, and an inspiration who will live forever in their hearts.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 31, 2008.