Luis Ledesma Jr.

June 2, 1960July 7, 2020
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On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Luis Ledesma, Jr., loving son and brother of three sisters, passed away in Houston, Texas at the age of 60 from COVID-19.

Luis, Jr., was born on June 2, 1960 in Brownsville, TX to Luis Ledesma Gatica and Isabel Mata Arroyo. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Commerce from the University of Houston-Downtown in 1990. He worked for Woodforest National Bank where he enjoyed helping the community.

For over 18 years, Luis Jr., served as a volunteer basketball coach for various local community parks and church organizations and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus chapter at Christ the King Catholic Church located near Downtown Houston. He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He was well respected for his coaching and various local community basketball teams and championships. He also loved to dance to various musical styles such as Tejano, Country, Cumbia, and Freestyle music.

Luis Jr., was preceded in death by his father, Luis Sr., and his mother, Isabel. He is survived by his three sisters, Isabel, Adriana, and Lourdes and several cousins living in Texas - Houston, Dallas, and Brownsville, and in Mexico - Tampico, Matamoros, San Luis Potosi, and Mexico City.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 1:00pm at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo on 2516 Navigation, Houston, TX, 77003 with livestream services. Expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

A funeral service will be held at a future date (To Be Announced) at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, located at Forest Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum, 8601 Almeda Genoa Rd., Houston, TX 77075. Should friends and family desire, flowers may be sent at that time.


  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, August 20, 2020


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Martin Herrera

September 8, 2020

Well I just found out about my friend Luis and it really saddens me to find out he is gone. He was one of those friends that you may not see or speak to for years, but when we did, it was like we never skipped a beat. As mentioned in another tribute, he had the most infectious smile anyone could ask for. We grew up together going to St. Stephen's church and later hung around together at the Disco's where he was a great dancer. Luis always had a professional persona in public. In the 80's I remember him wearing a tie and white shirt in the evening at Studewood supermarket and when I ask him why, he said he had just got a promotion, how cool was that!
Brother Luis,
You're are a great man and may you rest in peace and may God some day allow you to intercede in your loved ones' life on earth when they need you.

Jennifer Teasdale

August 4, 2020

Luis, I still can't believe you are gone. You were more than a friend, you were family. Thank you for all the times you made me laugh. Thank you for being there when both my grandmothers passed away. Thank you for sharing your love of basketball. Thank you for the gift of your laugh - something about it, always made me smile. You will be missed dearly. Rest easy my friend.

Dianne Teasdale

August 3, 2020

Luis was a wonderful caring friend. Lourdes, Isabel and Nana , You are Family. Luis was with Jennifer and I when Gert (Glenn’s Mom) passed away while on Hospice. He was also a pallbearer for my Mom. We shared many good times with Luis as well. You loved Wimberley and jumped at the chance to Join us at our place . I would also send you pictures of the deer and Blanco river. You had a picture of the river as background on your phone. We also enjoyed some good times in our pool. When we went places you would stay Behind with me since I move slow. You always said No Problem, I was used to helping with Mom. You also were the last person I danced with as I can’t dance. You took Jen and I to Drinks Houston. I was dancing in my chair. You said Come on sweetie , I’ll dance with you, That was an honor as you were a great Dancer. You always opened doors for the ladies. That is very rare these days. Thanks for all the good memories. You will be Missed My Friend. You have a special place in Teasdale’s Hearts. You are with the Angels now. Rest In Peace Dear Friend
Dianne Teasdale


Paul Villagomez

July 29, 2020

My dear friend, I can’t believe you are gone. Sorry I didn’t say goodbye. I’ll miss you greatly. Rest In Peace Brother.

Richard Torres

July 27, 2020

Luis was a great guy. He taught me about the importance of having a positive attitude, hard work and honesty. We worked together in banking as well as with the Convention Bureau. He never changed in all that time.

Bless you Luis and thank you, familia, for sharing your wonderful brother with us, I am sorry for your loss. He will be missed.


Rosemary Bermudez

July 26, 2020

My DEAR and AMAZING FRIEND you touched so my lives and mine was one of them. You are so deeply going to be missed! My BEST and ONLY dancing partner ever. You are dancing the streets of GOLD in Heaven! RIP Luis.💔😢🙏

Carolyn McRae

July 26, 2020

Luis was an amazing person with that radiance smile and
positive attitude. We attended HTI
years ago and I will always remember your kindness and keeping me posted on the 10th reunion. You will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure of your company.

Maria Gloria Alejos

July 26, 2020

Luis, dear friend from high school, I will always be thankful to you, for bringing Edward and I together. May you rest in peace my friend.

Jacob Olmos

July 26, 2020

We knew this man as Coach Luis. As youngsters he sponsored and coached our team so that we could play in rec leagues and tournaments. He was generous and kind in every aspect. He was patient and never once lost his temper and got malicious with his players even if it were warranted. He was always proud to run into one of us players out in public or at the bank. I'd just like to thank you for all the memories Coach. Below is a link of a video of coach in action. Whether out of town or here locally we had spent many games just like this one together. Rest easy Coach.

Laura Baker

July 25, 2020

I worked with Luis at GHCVB in 80s and i will always remember him with an attentive smile and always anxious to help where he could. Those were fun days promoting Houston and he was a bright light to our day there always.


Memorial Service Program page 1
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Luis' Memorial Service Program Page 2
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Luis' Memorial Service Program Insert
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Luis in between his 2 younger sisters - Adriana in the red cap and Lourdes in the white (a family favorite)


Most of the Ledesma family sitting at this reception table- we're missing Isabel (the eldest). My Dad standing next to Mom, Luis, Adriana, and Lourdes


Siblings Collage - Isabel, Luis, Adriana and Lourdes (the favorite sister)


Luis in full dress gear with his Knights of Columbus brothers representing Christ the King Catholic Church


One of many weekend road trips with his friends during Fiesta time in San Antonio, Texas


Luis with his good friend Alma dancing the night away...He always enjoyed dancing!

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