San Antonio, TX – San Antonio, Texas, is saddened by the passing of Raynell Myree Wynn, a beloved figure and United Way Ambassador for HEB, who passed away on Thursday, November 30th, 2023, following a courageous battle with cancer. Raynell, aged 59, leaves behind a legacy of dedication and service.
Born on February 9, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas, Raynell was a graduate of Winston Churchill High School and earned a BBA in Marketing from Texas State University in 1986. Her 38-year tenure at HEB Grocery Company was marked by notable achievements, especially as a pioneering Unit Director, contributing significantly to the company’s advancements in women’s leadership.
Raynell’s impact extended beyond her role as a Unit Director. She actively participated in the World’s Greatest Operator’s committee, served as the United Way Ambassador for HEB, and held esteemed positions such as Regional Merchant for the San Antonio Region. Her dedication and leadership were honored when she was inducted into the HEB Hall of Fame, a testament to her outstanding contributions.
Her colleagues remember Raynell with admiration, acknowledging her enduring impact on everyone she worked with. Outside her professional life, Raynell found immense joy in her family, including her children Brittany and Jacob, her beloved dog Lambeau, close friends, HEB partners, and loyal customers.
Alexa Obledo posted on Facebook,
“Losing someone who has been such a significant part of my growth not only career wise, but life wise as well, has not been an easy reality for me to grasp. Raynell has watched me grow up since I was 16 years old all the way up to the woman I’ve become today.“I’ve worked with her for 10 years and I can wholeheartedly say I would not be where I am today without her. Her impact on not only my life but on everyone else she has come in contact with, is one that you really only hear about in movies.“Thank you Raynell for everything you’ve done for me and for being such a significant role model for me. You are the true testament of tenacity and “no excuses”.Rest in Peace Raynell Wynn “
Raynell’s vibrant spirit shone through her diverse interests, including her love for the Green Bay Packers, trips with her children, NASCAR races, Aerosmith concerts, fast cars, pool days, and adventures in Las Vegas. Her infectious smile and warm demeanor lit up every room, leaving a lasting impression on all who crossed her path.
Survived by her children, grandchildren, brother, ex-husband, extended family, and numerous loved ones, Raynell is mourned by a community that cherished her presence deeply.
A memorial service to honor Raynell Wynn will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 10:00 am at Concordia Lutheran Church, located at 16801 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78258.