OBITUARY

Jacent Otto Cordova

May 15, 1982April 22, 2021
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Jacent Otto Cordova entered into the Kingdom of Heaven with his family at his side on April 22, 2021 at the young age of 38 in Abilene Texas at the local hospital as a result of COVID-19.

Visitation will be at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 US Hwy 277 South, Abilene Texas 79606 on Monday, May 3, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm followed by a graveside service to be held at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 7457 W Lake Rd, Abilene TX 79601

Jacent was born on May 15, 1982 in Michigan City, Indiana to Otto A. and Loretta J (Williams) Cordova.

He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Kristi Kent on July 5, 2002 in Abilene, TX. He and Kristi had four children, Madyson, Jacent Jr., Aleina and William residing at home, all surviving.

Being raised in Abilene from the age of 2, he graduated from Abilene High School in 2000. He enlisted in the US ARMY, 2001 beginning his military career, with assignment to Fort Hood TX with Bravo Company 2/7 CAV, 1st Cavalry Division, Infantry. During this time, he was deployed to fight for Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2004-2005. He re-enlisted and graduated from Helicopter Maintenance School in Virginia, 2006 and was then assigned to Fort Campbell, KY with the 2/17 CAV, 101st Airborne as a OH-58D (Kiowa Helicopter) mechanic. He resided in Bumpus Mills, TN at that time. Again, he was deployed to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, 2008-2009. Upon separation from the Army, he returned to Abilene where he went to work in 2011 with the Technology Dept at AISD, until August of 2020, at which time he left and joined the team at Control Technologies (Con-Tech) where he was employed at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank & Shirley Williams of Michigan City, IN-Bumpus Mills, TN. His paternal grandparents, Rafael & Inocenta Cordova of Guatemala. Mother-in-law Patti Williams of Clyde. Aunts Donna Williams, Uvaldina and Selma Cordova and cousin, Frank E Williams.

He is survived by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Adrienne (Cordova) & Anthony Elliott, nephew and nieces JaiMalee Cordova, Jaiden and KaiLeigh Elliott of Abilene; Sister, Macaela Cordova, of Abilene. Also sister, Sheny (Ricardo) Rodriguez, niece Izzy and nephew Ricky of CT, nieces and nephew Destiny, Heather, Becca, Shannon and Ashton. Father-in-law, Joe Williams of Clyde. He is also survived by his Aunts, Tia Colleen (Chuck) Hopper of IN, Evelia (Lionel) Barrios of AZ and Elida and husband of Puebla Mexico and his Uncles, Tio Wilfido (Zuly) Cordova of Abilene, Hilde (Flor) & Bona (Mabel) Cordova of Guatemala, and Waldemar Cordova of NJ and Melvin Williams of IN. Great-Uncle, Lloyd Murphy of TN, as well as numerous cousins and friends all around the US and Guatemala.

His love and commitment to his family was steadfast and unwavering. He was a proud American Soldier that loved his country standing for and flying his American Flag. He was a faithful Christian, attending and serving as a van driver and security for his church family at North Side Baptist. He had a love of cars especially his Mustang and Ford 4x4 Pick-up, Chickens and auctions. He liked being off the beaten path, driving through the back woods and out of way places with a great sense of direction just like his Grandma, he never got lost. He was our family go-to computer technician, fixing what we broke, always shaking his head at our inability to understand anything more than the basic computer skills. He was always willing to lend that helping hand to anyone in need. His co-workers were family and lifelong friends everywhere he worked. His smile, laugh and kindness will always be missed and remembered. No one will ever be able to fill his shoes. He was very much LOVED and TREASURED, and his passing has left many broken hearts that will never mend. FOREVER & ALWAYS……

Pallbearers will be Anthony and Jaiden Elliott, Johnny Ballard, Patrick Shupe, Alejandro Quiñonez, and Francisco Valerio Esparza.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Anthony Elliott, Pallbearer
  • Jaiden Elliott, Pallbearer
  • Patrick Shupe, Pallbearer
  • Johnny Ballard, Pallbearer
  • Alejandro Quin Onez, Pallbearer
  • Francisco Valerio Esparza, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Memories

Jacent Otto Cordova

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Mom Cordova

May 4, 2021

My Son, when you came into my life, you made my dream of being a mommy come true. You were everything a first time mother could have ever wished for. You were such a good baby, always happy and you brought me so much joy with every new discovery you made. As you grew, you were so easy to please, never asking for more than I could give you. You never gave me grief or worry, staying away from all the evil temptations that surrounded you in this world.
You were that light in my life that made it worth living! I couldn't have asked for a more loving and wonderful son. You were always a strong and caring young man, always helping anyone in need. You held me up and picked me up so many times and for that I will be eternally grateful. Any time you had to leave me, you returned home, until now! I can't even begin to imagine how I will be able to go on without you. My heart is broken 💔 I know you earned your place in heaven and you are there rejoicing with your Father and our loved ones that were there to greet you and that brings me some comfort. I will carry you in my heart forever, missing you until we are together again! Thankful for the love and happiness you brought to me. Thank you for blessing me with your four beautiful children. I will do my best helping to take care of them, with your guidance from above. YOU were and always will be my baby boy. Son, you were my HERO. Love for eternity, Mom 💙

Melissa Deel Burger

May 3, 2021

It all started as best friends dating best friends then mudding and army but my favorite memories are having the whole Cordova family together it was always fun,food,and friends. Mudding and machetes always was fun for getting Jacent’s truck stuck and Loretta having to come rescue us lol. God those were the days. Jacent was very and is very much loved by lots. Miss you friends I’ll love you always

Sylvia Calderon

May 2, 2021

My most sincere Condolences on the loss of your dear Jacent. It seems like only yesterday, he was just a little boy visiting Mom up at work. Loretta, my heart is with you if you need anything.

Angie Reyes

May 1, 2021

I've known him since young boy always was a funny young man otto and Loretta did an awesome job raising him

Adrienne Elliott

May 1, 2021

My big brother, I'll never understand. But I'll never doubt you were the strongest, most generous and helpful man I've known. I was and still am so proud of you. I'll miss calling you to come eat before heading home for your "real" dinner. I'll have to figure out how to do all the heavy lifting with Anthony now and try and keep him out of trouble(I'm sure I'm not as much fun to him as you were). I'm glad we were able to go out on the trails a couple moths ago, but don't worry, I'm about to fix that bad boy up and get kristi into driving your truck for ya. Love you brother! God couldn't have picked a better brother for us!

Tamara Raughton

April 27, 2021

Worked with him at AISD, he would always fix my IT problems with a smile. Prayers to your family

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