Brookside Funeral Home & Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX


Jesse Medina, Estefani Arrambide, Dafne Grace Medina

Estefani Arrambide was born on July 2nd, 1982 to parents Eva and Esteban Arrambide. Jesse Medina was born on April 21st, 1983 to parents Jesus and Socorro Medina. On top of being a loving mother and wife, Estefani was a caring daughter and protective older sister. As a child Estefani knew how to have fun without toys, always inventing fun games. She was known for her exceptional style. She was the perfect sister and daughter to go on a shopping trip. She had a special bond with her father, who she could talk for hours while walking at Memorial Park. One of her best traits was her generosity and forgiving nature. If she ever knew you needed something and she had it, she would immediately insist you have it. Whenever there were disagreements, she was always the first one to say sorry and didn’t want to stay angry because she understood the importance of keeping peace because family is forever. Growing up Jesse was adventurous and family oriented. From riding a motorcycle with his father, to riding 3 wheelers with his cousins, or jet skies with his siblings, he always combined the two. As a loving, caring father and husband, Jesse always made sure his little girl was having fun. Jesse was a caring, honest, and noble man who lived by his heart and his mind. He took care of those around him, especially his little brother and sister. He was always fair in judgment and in life and always wanted to protect and ensure the happiness of others. His adventurous but clumsy nature caused him to stumble across the girl he would keep in his life forever. Jesse and Estefani met when Jesse accidentally spilled a drink on Estefani’s favorite shirt. He promised to buy her another shirt if she gave him her number, Estefani laughed and said, “Is this your way of picking up girls?” He laughed and said they could meet up at the mall on an agreed date. She laughed it off and agreed to have a drink with him. This was the start of their journey together. They experienced so much, but by far the most beautiful gift they ever received was Dafne Grace Medina. She was born on January 21st, 2014. Dafne instantly brought so much joy and happiness to this family who absolutely adored her. Dafne loved going to the zoo and they took her every chance they got. They always made sure their little girl had a smile on her face. The family would frequently go on trips to Lake Charles and they enjoyed taking Dafne to the pool because she loved to play in the water. By far the most memorable trip they had was the trip to The Hollywood Casino, where Stefani and Jesse professed their love for each other on June 4th, 2016. On August 30th, 2019, the sun set for this beautiful family but their new journey has just begun.


  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Rosary Service Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Prayer Service Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Committal Service & Burial Saturday, September 7, 2019


Jesse Medina, Estefani Arrambide, Dafne Grace Medina

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Dawn Branham

September 7, 2019

stefani was a really good person. She loved her baby girl with all her heart. Every breath she took spoke about her love for her daughter Dafne. I learned so much from stef she tuaght me to be a better person and to have patience. We worked together as a team at Clinique. I will miss her every day. RIP Stef and Dafne

Myrene Dickinson

September 7, 2019

Estefani, words cannot express the sadness in my heart when I found out that you no longer were with us. I will always remember you as a loving wife, an excellent mom, and a caring sister and daughter, always wanting to go the extra mile for your family. Dafne, I will miss you and your bubbly personality, God has a place up in heaven just perfect for you and your mom. Jesse, I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know you much, but will remember Dafne in your arms.

Sean Karpowich

September 7, 2019

I can’t believe I won’t hear your voice. You have made me laugh countless times and the smiles I’ve had just hanging out with you are second to none. You will be missed more than you can imagine. Hold that family close in heaven and I will pray for peace for your family on earth. One day we will all meet again and rejoice in the reunion. You will be in my heart and memory forever. I miss you now and always.
Sean Puffy

Karina Zavala

September 7, 2019

My condolences to all..May they all Rest In Peace. My heart is with you stef and your babygirl. You were such a sweet and loving, caring , private person. You had the most funny laugh. I remember at our get togethers we would ask you something and you would giggle. I will always remember you that way.
We will miss you amiga...

V. L. Alexander

September 6, 2019

The Alexander family extends our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Arrambide and Medina family, may God give you comfort and peace. Dafne was a Pre-k student last year and a Kinder student this year whom I had great pleasure in assisting with her education. I pray God's love for her. May she fly on the wings of angels to be in heaven with God. I will always remember and miss her. . .

Jen Henderson

September 6, 2019


You were such a kind soul. Always helpful and caring for those around you. You were a dedicated mother first and foremost and loved your daughter fiercely. You will be forever thought of and forever loved.


Rest In Peace beautiful girl. Take your mommas hand and walk her through the field of flowers in Heaven. You made wonderful memories here on Earth and now you get to make a lifetime of them with your mommy in Heaven. You will be remembered everyday and everyone will think of that sweet smile of yours.

Lior L

September 6, 2019

Stefani was a beautiful inspiring woman to work with. I had the honor to know you even if it was for a short period of time.
May god protect you and your beautiful baby Dafne.
You'll be missed ❤

The Lesher's

September 6, 2019

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord .“ They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

Cathy Gauthier

September 6, 2019

To the family of Estefani Arrambide,

Stephanie's forever family at Victoria's Secret (Willow Brook Mall) was sadden to hear of this tragedy. The one thing that we new for sure is that she was a loving mother, wife and a very hard worker. She had such a presence with customers that they would ask for her by name. Stephanie was very quiet and reserved but when you talked to her you'd feel her caring kind spirit. Our prayers will continue to be with you all as you prepare for this Home Going. #RESTINPEACE Jesse Medina, Estefani Arrambide, Dafne Grace Medina

Yael Lara

September 6, 2019

There’s no words to say how much sorry I am for the loss of my family members. I had the honor to take the pictures of their wedding day... May God keep your hearts and souls together!