Monte Rhea Exposito

Monte Rhea Exposito
Monte Rhea Exposito

Monte Rhea Exposito, 79, of Amarillo, TX started her party with Jesus in Heaven on November 15th, 2020.

Private family services will be held.

Monte graced the world with her presence on July 4th, 1941. She was the first born to James Alfred and Rhealene Virginia Exposito.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her youngest son, Michael Don McBride.

Monte was part of a cosmetology legacy in Amarillo, doing hair for many years. She raised three beautiful children and a grandchild who she loved dearly. She was the matriarch of her family, leaving behind shoes that will never be filled.

In her spare time, she loved expressing herself through art, golfing, fishing, reading and just having a good time. She was the life of the party wherever she went, whether she was playing softball in Africa, bowling a perfect game or playing bingo. People were drawn to her charismatic spirit, evident by her many friends and loved ones.

She loved the Lord and all of her family fiercely.

She is survived by her brother Freddie D and wife, Priscilla Exposito, sister Vickie Childers, brother Jimmy and wife, Jan Exposito, all of Amarillo; one son, Fred and wife, Tonya McBride of Jacksonville, FL, one daughter, Tyra McBride of Pampa, TX; 7 grandchildren and their significant others, Jarrod and Merydith McBride, Whitney and Justin Myers, Maddie McBride and Brett Welsh, Macy McBride and Pat Stone, Lindsay and Craig Kirchhoff, Abby McBride, Kacy and Randy Vera; 16 great-grandchildren, Gracen, Presley, Austin, Petyon, Kyndal, Hayden, Adley, Kendall, Brayden, Allyson, Rheagan, Emily, Aubreigh, Leighton, Kaden and Daisy; 1 great-great-grandchild, Addison Rhea; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donating to your favorite charity.

17 Replies to “Monte Rhea Exposito”

  1. So sorry to hear about my cousin Monte. Such great memories when my family visited Amarillo when I was a child and a few times later in life. May she rest in peace

  2. Vickie, so sad to hear about Monte! I went to school with her and remember how much she loved life. Love and prayers for all

  3. Vickie – I am so very sorry about your loss for you and all of your family. I wish I had been able to really know your sister…..days from Virginia are too long ago and our paths just never crossed again. Her picture def reminds me of your Mom. I know she will be missed by all. May you each find peace and comfort in all your sweet memories. Celia (Gamblin) Fancher

  4. I am so very sorry for your loss. Monte was such a special lady. She will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know her. Prayers for the family for our Lord to wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this time and the days ahead.

  5. Monte was an amazing person and instructor. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss and the void they will feel with her passing.

  6. My heart is saddened by this news because I know the strong bond of love in the Exposito family. My deepest sympathies for all of you…

    Kathy Hackler Jones

  7. Vickie, Dan & I are so very sorry for your loss. I as you knew lost my sister in June. I definitely feel your pain.
    Monte was very special to me & all of us that new her. I admired her so much. She will be greatly missed & her memory will always be close to my heart.

  8. Love you Aunt Monte and will miss you fiercely as you were one of my best friends that I could go to anytime for advice. Love you.

  9. Such a beautiful lady.Meeting her was a great joy.Her Sharron Cox,Virginia Reese and me,Linda Hile.I hope her and Sharron meet up in the heavenly sky. Those 2 were a pair to be around. Then my sister, Virginia met her thru Shannon. Then i had the blessing of meeting her and having the time of our life.She left a beautiful blessing on everyone she met and could make you, smile and love life.We will miss her dearly until we meet again,Monte,you and Sharron hold.the.gate open.We love you so much.
    Virginia and Linda.

  10. Love and miss you Aunt Monte. You were one of my best friends and supporters no matter the occasion. See you on the other side and Godspeed.❤️

  11. Loved being around Ms. Monte when she would come to Arkansas. to visit. We talked about how good our grandchildren were, esp. sports, and softball. I know she will be missed by all of you. Praying God wraps his arms of love and compassion around each of you.

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