Albert Jesse Vera

21 janvier 194230 avril 2013

Albert Jesse Vera 71, born on January 21, 1942, moved to heaven on April 30, 2013. Albert attended Jefferson Davis High School from 1956-1959, received a B.S. in Political Science fron Sam Houston State University and a M.S. in Secondary School Administration from Old Dominion University. He taught at Jefferson Davis High school from 1963-1964 and 1968-2003, also at Jesse H. Jones High School fron 2003-2004 when he retired. He joined the United States Naval Reserve in 1962 and proudly served in active duty of the United States Navy from 1964-1968 he finally retired in 1992 as Commander. Mr. Vera attained many accomplishments and recognitions during his 42 years as an educator and service in the community; just to name a few; Delegate- 1984, 1988 and 1992 Republican National Convention, Unsuccesful Candidate-U.S. House of Representatives, 1978, Republican Precinct Judge, Precinct 2, Harris County, Texas 1980-1992, Charter Member-Campaign for a Color Blind America 1994, Graduated-Harris County Sheriffs Academy, October 1972, Arbitrator-Better Business Bureau, President-Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Texas 1987-1988. He is preceded in death by his parents; Moses and Juanita Vera, and brother, Robert. He leaves behind to mourn for him his wife of 45 years Susan Vera, sisters; Gloria Vera, Sylvia Mastin & husband Roy, brother, Gilbert George Vera, brother-in-law Paul R. Myers & wife Sandra, nieces and nephews; Elizabeth Clawson & husband Casey, Mario Vera & wife Michaela, Raquel Bautista & husband Dino, Emily Myers Cantrell & husband Will, Gabriel Mastin, and great niece Isabel Clawson. Family will receive friends at Funeraria del Angel Funeral Home on Monday, May 6, 2013 refreshments will be served in hospitality room from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at St. Peters Lutheran Church, 1501 Houston Avenue at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church.


  • Visitation

    lundi, 6 mai , 2013

  • Funeral Service

    mardi, 7 mai , 2013


Albert Jesse Vera


Tracy Flint

23 mai , 2013

Mr. Vera was a very special teacher and he made economics a fun class. Thank you for making class fun and interesting. RIP

Evangelist Tracy Flint c/o 84

21 mai , 2013

You ignited in me a love of learning, thank you. I will see you in Heaven

15 mai , 2013

It is going to take some time for me to realize that I can't talk to you anymore. You were a great mentor and friend who I will always remember. God Bless you and you family.

Your Friend Always, Michelle Alonzo, class of 92'

Jim Spencer

13 mai , 2013

Al, I only knew you for a brief time of some years, and though we met only briefly from time to time, you always carried yourself with such dignity and caring for your students and fellow man. This is one fellow Christian that will miss your presence and your influence. Your family I know already misses you, but I hope are comforted by the sweet spirit that was you.God Speed my brother, I know that you are residing now in a much better place, but the influence you left behind will be felt for some time to come.

11 mai , 2013

Thank you for being such a great teacher and a kind and good hearted person. I will always remember that awesome Mustang sitting on the school parking lot wishing we could test drive.:)Rest in Peace Mr. Vera you will truly missed. Class of 91

Edward Blum

9 mai , 2013

Al will always be remembered by many Texans as the brave man who was the lead plaintiff in Bush v. Vera, a Supreme Court case that sought to end racial gerrymandering. Al won this lawsuit and the counrty is better for it.

Mary Ann Rojas Buentello

9 mai , 2013

I will always be grateful to Mr. Vera for being such a great teacher, mentor and friend. He always had such an encouraging outlook on life and was so good at listening and giving advice. He will be missed. To his family I send my heartfelt condolences and pray that God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

Ramon Hernandez

8 mai , 2013

It was my distinct honor to have known & worked with Al Vera on numerous occassions regarding issues that were dear to both of us. Al Vera demonstrated integrity & a commitment to our younger generation that will go unrivaled. The community now has to say goodbye to a true hero as he continues his journey. God Bless You Al Vera.

Diane Odom

8 mai , 2013

I will never forget my dear cousin who always came to visit my mom. He could always make her laugh even when she was very sick. He was an awesome cousin and we will miss him dearly. I know that he was there in heaven to welcome my mom home and I am so blessed for that.

Paul Schooley

7 mai , 2013

May God bless you and your family. You will be greatly missed at the ballpark.