OBITUARY

Jess Rodney Lindsey

April 17, 1940February 11, 2021
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Lieutenant Colonel Jess Rodney Lindsey, 80; born April 17, 1940 in Locust Bayou, AR, passed away peacefully in his Houston, TX home February 11, 2021. He celebrated a 27 year career in the Army. He is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Mary Catherine and is survived by his 5 children; Dorinna Thom, Lance Lindsey, Tisha Lindsey, Lacy Zapata, Lonnie Lindsey, and 7 grandchildren. He was a devout Christian and loved sharing stories and teaching from the bible. He also had a passion for rock 'n roll music and loved playing music at parties. He was a handy man and always had several projects he was working on. Service will be at Forest Park Westheimer on Friday March 5 from 2p-4p. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestparkwestheimer.com for the Lindsey family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 5, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, March 5, 2021

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Mary Keys

March 4, 2021

Jess will truly be missed. He was one of our Sunday school teacher whom I truly enjoyed his life experiences. May he rest in peace. Sincere prayers and condolences to his beautiful family. 🙏 🙏

Lisa Sparks

March 4, 2021

Jess Lindsey was a wonderful part of my life.

We first became friends when I was chair of the Facilities Committee at College Park Baptist Church, of which Jess was a basically a life member. He was energetic, creative, and always willing to do what needed be done, whether it was fixing a toilet in the men's room on the courtyard or installing new exterior lights.

After my husband died in 2014, Jess fixed so many things for me at my house and my beach house that he once signed his Christmas card as "your handyman." Every time I asked him what I could do for him in return, all he would ever say was, "be my friend," to which I responded I would continue doing so!

There wasn't anything Jess couldn't do in the way of fixing things: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, snaking out drains . . . While up in my attic during our recent cold snap, I thought of the time Jess was up there with me, chasing down a water leak. My attic is not an easy place in which to maneuver, but he never complained, just jubilant when we found the problem.

More than the handyman, Jess was a great friend. He was always cheerful, ready for a hug (Covid or not!). He had a hard time admitting any health concerns (but did finally agree to quit climbing his trees to trim them, after his last fall out of one). In the last few months, he was obviously slowing down a little. I introduced him to my fiance about six weeks ago, telling him that Barry would take over fixing things at my house. Jess was delighted to hear about our engagement, especially that the wedding date we picked is his birthday.

Jess, you didn't make it to our wedding or your next birthday, but I'm quite sure you are celebrating being with our Lord and Savior instead! We miss you and look forward to seeing you again!

Thankfully,
Lisa Nixon Sparks

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