OBITUARY

Jesse Lee Cortez

October 2, 1965May 11, 2019
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Jesse Lee Cortez, of Rowlett, Texas, passed away on May 11, 2019. He was 53. Jesse was born on October 2, 1965 in Houston, Texas to Jesus and Guadalupe Cortez. He will always be remembered as a loving and jovial husband, father, grandfather, friend, and colleague.

Jesse is survived by his wife of 27 years, Linda; daughters, Angeleque Linville (Hunter) and Lea Robertson (Dylan); sons, Brandon and Tyler Cortez; brothers, Mike Rodriguez, Jr. (Amelia), Genaro Rodriguez, and Richard Cortez; sister, Geneva Villasana (Ralph); and grandchildren, Aiden, Ryder, and Autumn Robertson and Hadley and Callie Linville. He is preceded in death by his father, Jesus Cortez; mother, Guadalupe Reyna Cortez; brothers, Guadalupe and Richard Rodriguez; and sisters, Diane Garcia and Theresa Rodriguez.

Jesse proudly worked for American Airlines for 35 years. He loved cooking, fishing, softball, golf, bowling, acting, movies and making people laugh. He was a loyal friend to many and a pure joy to be around.

A visitation will be held at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home on May 16, 2019 from 1-3:30pm, with the funeral service following at 4pm in the Mausoleum.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Paul Odell

May 16, 2019

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Jesse leaves a memory no one can steal. Worked together in cargo for years. My condolences to the family.

Greg Cosey

May 16, 2019

God bless your soul. I will miss your kindness and gentle spirit. Peace and blessings to the Cortez family...

SALLY PHILLIPS

May 16, 2019

Linda and family,
Words cannot convey the terrible loss we all feel. Please know we share in your sadness and continue to pray for your comfort.
We cannot Thank you enough nor express with words how grateful we truly are; the kindness, love and happiness you gave Jesse at home, spilled over into each of us at work. He was always eager to help and thru pictures and stories let us know just how precious, loved and significant family was to him.

Bill Greene

May 16, 2019

Jesse was kind hearted and frequently shared with me the love he had for his family and the deep bond he had with his children. He is a good man and we will all miss him in Cargo. Rest in peace my friend.

TRENT HAWKINS

May 15, 2019

WORDS ALONE ARE NOT ENOUGH TO EXPRESS HOW I FEEL . JESSE LIVED LIFE TO ENJOY LIFE . WE ARE REALLY GOING TO MISS YOU. LESSON FOR US NOT TO STRESS OVER SMALL STUFF. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS.............HAWKINS FAMILY

Brad Driggars

May 15, 2019

Jesse was a good man and all of cargo will miss him. We love you brother. Rest in peace.

With our deepest sympathies,

Brad Driggars and Family

Syed Qadri

May 14, 2019

I worked with him briefly in Cargo, he left very good impression on my heart, very nice and humble personality. I'll miss him. Everyone has to meet the God (the creator of heaven and earth). Always have a good character and be humble, eat well and be healthy.

Linda McAlister

May 14, 2019

Jesse always had a smile and his heart was bigger than his presence. His priority in life was his family. He loved them and was so proud of them. I had the pleasure of working with Jesse as his talent agent. Everyone loved having Jesse on their projects! He was always a bright light, positive, and professional. His kindness and generosity was given to everyone and everything that crossed his path. You left a great legacy, Jesse. You left our world a better place. We love you!

Debbie Covey

May 14, 2019

😊 I’ve known Jessee along time, we all have at American. I worked with him in cargo. Jessee Was always one of my favorite people. He made me laugh and we had a trust to be able to talk to each other, I will miss Jessee a lot. He loved his family very much. He was so proud of his Children and his grandkids lit up his world ❤️❤️❤️. And he truly loved you Linda 🥰. I’m sorry for your loss. Jessee will be missed.

Juan Espino

May 14, 2019

Jesse,
Thank you for your humbleness and friendship as my crew chief.
Sending all our love,
Juan & Dr. Elvia Espino
American Airlines Cargo

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