Carlos "Charles" Manuel Estevez
October 23, 1934 – October 29, 2019
Carlos “Charles” Manuel Estevez passed away peacefully on October 29, 2019, at the age of 85 with his daughters at his side. A resident of Metairie, LA for the past 40 years, he was born in Pedro Betancourt, Matanzas, Cuba. He graduated from De La Salle School in Havana, Cuba and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Havana. He emigrated from Cuba in 1962 in search of religious and political freedom. He made Morgan City, LA his new home before moving to New Orleans in 1969. He was a Certified Life Underwriter with Sun Life of Canada Insurance Company and later owned a general insurance agency. Unwilling to fully retire, he worked as a deputy clerk at the First Parish Court in Jefferson Parish until 2018. He was active in his church and many social and civic organizations throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominos, watching baseball, sharing the fruit from his mini citrus orchard and cooking for family and friends. He will be remembered for his humor, storytelling and kindness towards others. Preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Eulalia “Beba” Estevez. Survived by daughters, Lourdes Estevez Martinez (Placido “PJ”) and Maria D. Estevez and grandchildren Sofia, Ryan and Cristina Martinez; brother of Antinea Estevez Quintana of St. Petersburg, FL and Pedro Estevez (Isabel) of Gretna, LA. and brother-in-law of Nidia B. Rodriguez. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Carlos will be sadly missed by “los jugadores de domino” that were a source of comfort until the end. The Estevez family is grateful for the kindness provided by the many caregivers in his life. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Noon on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at St. Ann Church and National Shrine, located at 3601 Transcontinental Dr. Metairie, LA. Visitation will be from 10 am until Noon. Private interment will take place at a later date. His cousin, the Most Reverend Bishop Felipe Estevez of St. Augustine, Florida will officiate. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Carlos’ memory to the St. Ann Parish, St. Anthony Ministry Thanksgiving Food Drive. The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.
- Memorial Gathering Saturday, November 9, 2019
- Memorial Mass Saturday, November 9, 2019
Carlos "Charles" Manuel Estevez
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November 8, 2019
Carlos was a good friend of mine and I will always remember and cherish the times we spent together. I met him back in the mid-1980s when he was the force behind a Latin American Chamber and then Latin World Association, which were his dreams. I will miss his tenacity and charisma but, most of all, will miss his love for life and family which he always shared. Good bye, my dear Carlos. You lived a good and fruitful life and you will not be forgotten. It was an honor having known you, and I grieve your passing. Roberto.
Edward & Betty Murray
November 6, 2019
Been knowing Carlos for many years and he will be greatly missed. Our prayers for his family for their loss.