Jesse James Emmons

January 2, 1962November 30, 2017

Jesse James Emmons was born in Honolulu Hawaii on January 2, 1962 to James “Butch” Emmons and Marie Sililo Momosea Emmons. Jesse passed away at his home in Kaufman, Texas on November 30, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents Butch and Marie and his other mother who help raise him, Lavon Riveira. He is also preceded in death by his brother David Emmons. Left with cherished memories are his wife Melody Emmons; his daughter Taylor Ruggeri & husband T.J.; daughter Courtney Simpson; son Bryan Simpson; son Blayze Simpson; Sister Cathy Eckert & Larry Joe Cox; sister Rachael Gonzalez & husband Freddie; brother Jimboe Emmons & wife Lisa; his other father who help raise him Laau S. Momosea and numerous other family loved ones and beloved friends. Jesse was a proud and faithful employee of TXU for over 30 years. Jesse grew up in Seagoville Texas. He played football while attending Seagoville High School. He loved sports and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Ranger. He also enjoyed going hunting for deer and dove. Jesse loved the ocean and watching the sunset. He was truly passionate about his native land of Hawaii and would return as often as possible. Jesse was love by all and will be greatly missed. Please leave condolences for the family at



  • Visitation

    Friday, December 8, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Manuel Flores

January 17, 2018

I'm sad. I just found out about Jesse's passing. Jesse, and I were good friends since the DP&L days we went deep sea fishing and enjoyed the beach together for many years. Jesse was a great guy and I will miss him... My condolences to the family. Rest in peace my friend.

Nita Renteria

December 30, 2017

Earths lost is for sure heavens gain. So sorry about Jessie passing. What a great example of a very kind and loving soul. May you Rest In Peace my dear friend. Until we meet again.

Yngrid Hernández Rodas

December 24, 2017

An exceptional man, a great teacher who taught me lots of things throughout the years at TXU.

Your Guatemalan friends will surely miss you. You were and always will be our Teddy Bear.

God blessed me with the chance of saying what I never imagined it was going to be a last Hello and I'm very thankful for that.

Thank you for your smile, kindness and friendship.

Rest in peace and enjoy this new journey, the beginning of real life, the journey that takes us back home to our Holly Father's arms.

My deepest condolences to the Emmons Family may our Lord comfort your souls and ease the pain in your hearts.

Jesse will always have a special place in my heart and will always keep the good memories of times shared.

Honored of the chance that I was given to meet Mr Jesse

Elaine Hennig

December 8, 2017

Taylor I'm not sure if you remember me but your mom and I rode together to work several years ago and I would see you on occasion.When I learned that your dad had passed away I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss

Hope you find peace and comfort in knowing that another angel has received their wings

Donnie and Barbara Gothard

December 7, 2017

My dear sweet Jesse. You had a heart of gold. Just a big ole teddy bear. I felt so loved when you put your arms around me and hugged me so tight. I will miss that. Fly high with the Angels. Love you, Aunt Barbara and Uncle Donnie.

December 7, 2017

"Rest in Peace my Friend" and may God Bless Your Family
Darrell Ryan (Waco Tx)

John Bragg

December 7, 2017

A great childhood friend you will be missed always prayers sent to all the Emmons family from the Bragg family.

Carl Young

December 7, 2017

It was a pleasure and blessing to get to know Jesse. As so many have testified he was a kind and gentle person and he was strong emotionally and spiritually. We saw how he battled through and never complained and was never discouraged. Truly a great example. Rest In Peace my brother. You will be missed but your spirit lives in the many lives that you touched. My prayers and condolences go out to the family.

December 6, 2017

" To a beautiful person" Jesse you will be missed dearly. God bless you and your family!!! Till we meet again!!

Mary L. Escobar-Nino (Houston,Tx)

Richard Aguirre

December 6, 2017

I worked with Jesse for a long time. He seemed at peace while he was sick and was always a pleasure to talk to. I miss you my brother, may you rest in peace. My heartfelt prayers and condolences are with his family during this difficult time.


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