Laureano Cortes

March 28, 1924April 10, 2019

Laureano Cortes Custodio, 95, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his residence. He was born in the town of Angeles, Utuado, Puerto Rico to Marcelino and Romualda Cortes. He is survived by his wife Thelma Cortes, sons Jorge A. Cortes; Laureano Cortes Jr and Joel; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. His life was further enriched with four additional daughters; Jenny Ureña, Carmen Matos, Thelma Febles and Fabiola Schooley, 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Estrella Cortes and sons Nelson and Emilton Cortes. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. As King Solomon of ancient Judea was inspired to write in the Holy Scriptures; he made himself a “good name”. He was known to many as a father, counselor, confidant and brought joy to all through his laughter and smile. However, he will be mostly remembered as a worshipper of our heavenly father Jehovah. He publicly declared the ‘Good News of the Kingdom’, where Jesus is our reigning king and through this conviction believed he would be resurrected to life in the future, to a restored paradise earth where all of mankind’s sufferings would be resolved. A public talk to encourage all those who mourn and love him will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 8017 Toucan Trail, Spring Hill, FL 34606 on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.


  • Thelma Cortes, Spouse
  • Jorge A. Cortes, Son
  • Laureano Cortes Jr., Son
  • Joel Cortes, Son
  • Nine Grandchildren, Grandchild
  • 13 Great Grandchildren, Great Grandchild
  • Jenny Urena, Daughter
  • Carmen Matos, Daughter
  • Thelma Febles, Daughter
  • Fabiola Schooley, Daughter
  • 16 Grandchildren, Grandchild
  • 23 Great Grandchildren, Great Grandchild
  • Estrella Cortes, Spouse
  • Nelson Cortes, Son
  • Emilton Cortes, Son


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 20, 2019

Laureano Cortes

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Kevin Rivera

April 23, 2019

Siempre estaras en mi corazon y mente y como decias "ohh boy " te quiero mucho Jehova te cuide mucho.. A happy tear has gone down my face for knowing some one such as special as u will always miss u..

Migdalia Negron

April 16, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Cortes family for the passing of a wonderful gentleman Laureano Cortes. Our dear brother Laureano had a warm smile that may you feel welcome and happy when close by his side. His humor was delightful and enjoyable. His laughter was contagious that reach the core of our inner self. His memory full of wisdom and spirituality that brought comfort to many hearts. His character was firm, strong and determine to continue to fight the battle. His love for his children, and his entire family was bigger then his kind heart full of joy and pride. His most important love and admiration was the strong faith he had for his creator Jehovah. His loyalty and focus in Jehovah's promises penetrated the deepest part of his heart knowing that soon in the near future he will be in the new world in paradise with the ones he loved. He will be miss dearly, but never
forgotten 💕

Mirna Quintana

April 16, 2019

Words cannot Explain how many wonderful Qualities Cortes showed many., including myself. A man of Faith , Love and wisdom. Always with kind words and a big smile no matter what trials and tribulations put in front of him. Always giving your hope with words of wisdom that made you smile. Jehovah will remember his wonderful loving spirit and one day he will be back with no more sickness and pain. Cortes you will always have a special place in my heart ❤️. Tqmmmm , I will miss you always. Mirna 😔

Lilliam Ocasio

April 16, 2019

A mi gran hermano Larry Cortés: Gran ser humano y como hijo no tiene comparación. Mis condolencias y mis oraciones. No te puedo acompañar en estos momentos tan difíciles, pero mi corazón está con ustedes. ¡Don Laureano Cortés, padre; descansa en paz. Un abrazo enorme para sus hijos y familiares, te quiero mucho, Larry.
Att. Lilly

Wilfredo Perez Jr

April 14, 2019

My deepest sympathy to my cousins and their family on the passing of Tío Laureano. You are in my thoughts and prayers. In my mom’s last months she regularly called tío on the phone. They were the last of the greatest generation of the Cortes family. He was so beloved by us and we put our trust in the resurrection to come.

Love you Jorge, Larry and Joel!