Jesse Hernandez

June 17, 1955January 30, 2021
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Jesse Hernandez, age 65, of Terrell, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Jesse was born June 17, 1955 in Dallas, Texas, preceded in death by his parents Joe and Isabell Hernandez.

Jesse Hernandez was an avid golfer, who loved life, loved people, loved his children, grandchildren & great granddaughter. He cherished his wife Jeanette, who he always referred to as the “Love of his life”. Jesse was in the cable business for many years and acquired so many friends. He had recently retired, had a long “To do” list and was looking forward to being a full time Gampi. Top of his “to do” list was to enjoy life, eat good food and grow old with Jeanette.

Those left with cherished memories are his wife Jeanette; 5 children: Jeremy, Jesse Jr. and wife Ronda, Jared and wife Kate, Jacob and wife Nicole, Brandi and husband Oscar Soto; 6 grandchildren: Jordan, Gabriela, Madilyn, Theodore, Lilliana and Oscar Jr.; one great grandchild Xetlali; seven siblings: Johnny and wife Lupe, Danny and wife Gloria, Richard and wife Shane, Mary Salazer, Julie Gonzales, Lucy Anderson and Irene Sanders along with a host of other family and friends who will miss him dearly.

A visitation for Jesse will be held Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home. A funeral service will occur Friday, February 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM with burial at Oakland Memorial Cemetery immediately following the service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hernandez family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 5, 2021

  • Oakland Memorial Cemetery

    Friday, February 5, 2021


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Juan Zapata

June 14, 2021

Jesse I was sitting here in my office, all alone, and remembering all your funny jokes and comments but most of all your generosity and always positive comments! I could always count on you to come by and just say hello and make me laugh! I will always remember you in that way and I am sorry we did not get to spend anytime on the golf course after your retirement. I was really looking forward to those lessons! You will be greatly missed and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

“The Lord Bless you and keep you always. May the Lord make his face shine onto you and be gracious to you and may the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace”

Juan Z
Your old Jefe!

Michael Koch

March 9, 2021

Kind, caring, giving, laughing, loving, joking, eating, casinoing, driving, traveling, working, golfing, spending, grilling, shopping, detailing,......
Brother-in-law you had an “ing” thing always! We will be MISSING you! 😔

Connie Koch

March 4, 2021

My dear compadre, Mike and I Miss you so much. We still cannot believe you are gone. We were so looking forward to your retirement. You certainly earned it! We are missing you so much! We will miss you at Christmas and going to the casino . I pray you are resting in peace. We will miss your smile, your generosity and who you were as a great human being! Love and miss you compadre!😢

Maureo Fernandez y Mora

March 1, 2021

Uncle Jesse didn’t always say much, but when he did you knew you were gonna laugh. As a kid, lots of the adults used to say “don’t listen Uncle Jesse” (we listened anyway) because Uncle Jesse wasn’t afraid to tell a joke about anybody. Jesse was good at seeing everyone as just people. That was one of my favorite things about him. If you were family, you were loved. And Jesse had a big family and a whole lot of love to give. He was a good man who loved and supported many, and I know our family is better for having him in it. I bet heaven has a beautiful golf course and a comfortable napping couch just for him- and he deserves it!

Andy Reese

March 1, 2021

After reading all of the wonderful comments about Jessie, there is really nothing I can add! He had a wicked sense of humor and I considered him to be a good friend for the past thirty plus years. He will sincerely be missed!

Tomas Fernandez

February 28, 2021

A few years ago, Jesse gifted me with a rather grotesque state of some creature playing the guitar. He said, "This reminds me of you." That was Jesse's way of saying that he really appreciated my talent on playing the guitar. He was a man who could and would show his appreciation for people and things he cared for. I really don't remember hearing much in the way of negative from Jesse's mouth. He was always kind , supportive, and encouraging to those close to him. I could see that with his immediate and extended family. Once, when I was visiting his family in Texas, he took me to a music store. I saw a twelve string guitar that I really liked, but believed I could not afford. He, "Buy it or you will regret it." I bought it and have never regretted it. Thank you Jesse! We spent brief, but good times together. I will play you some good songs from down here RIP.

Alejandro Fernández y Mora

February 28, 2021

Uncle Jesse Bear was one of a kind. If I had to describe him in a few words I would say he was a chill, funny, and a loving man. He always seemed so patient and calm whenever I saw him. He had his own brand of "Jesseisms" (some of which are best said only by him). You could often find him on a couch during family get togethers and if you asked him if he was napping he would respond "just playing dead". He liked teasing others and himself and he liked it when others teased him. He had one of the best senses of humor. I only ever saw him show love to all his family. I think one of my favorite things about him was how much he enjoyed playing and joking with the kids in the family. I like to think that was because they brought out his own inner child a bit. Uncle Jesse Bear, you were one of a kind and I hope you know how much you were loved and that we will all miss you dearly.

Victoria Mora

February 28, 2021

I remember the first day I met Jesse. Jeanette took me to the golf course and pointed him out. I laughed, saying he looked like an easter egg in a basket--such colorful clothing! When Jeanette told him what I'd said, he just laughed. That was Jesse: full of style, full of good humor. Our children called him "Uncle Jesse Bear", after a children's book titled "Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?" But they weren't just impressed with his style; they loved his irreverent humor too. Every time we saw Jesse, they would say "We love Uncle Jesse, but we never repeat what he says." But there's a lot we hope our children will repeat that they learned from Jesse: his curiosity about people and places; his love of art and music; his joy at introducing others to the people and places he loved; his generosity. I remember on one visit to Texas, he took my husband, Tomas, to his favorite music store and talked Tomas into buying a guitar Tomas clearly wanted but was hesitant to buy because of price. Jesse focused on how well Tomas played and convinced him to get it. We remember Jesse every time Tomas plays that 12 string. It breaks our hearts to see Jeanette without Jesse. Whether he was "playing dead" or teasing her in a charged moment, he could make her smile. He was a wonderful father and grandfather to behold: easy going, filled with pride (every time we saw him, he shared a lot of pictures), and willing to help in times of joy and times of trouble. We wish Jesse had had more time in retirement, and mostly we wish Jeanette and his whole family had more time to spend with him. But a life isn't measured by time so much as by legacy. Jesse's legacy is in the smiles and laughter of everyone who remembers him. I hope this brings comfort to Jeanette, his children and grandchildren, his family, and his many, many friends.

Darrin Wallace

February 18, 2021

“The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive” – Albert Einstein.
Jesse was an exceptional man and colleague, he was always willing to help others in any way possible and never asked for anything in return, unless it involved his computer or smart phone, he could never quite figure those two out, from trying to save a picture of Jeanette riding the mower and making it his background picture or trying to save all of the pictures of his grandbabies to a separate folder so he wouldn’t lose them, or when writing emails he would always ask me to proof read and add some “fancy words” to make it sound better. Jesse was a very hard working and dependable man, He always had a funny nickname for everyone, and always making jokes to keep everyone laughing. He was so proud to talk about his kids and especially his grandbabies, his desk walls were full of pictures of all of them and couldn’t wait to retire so he could spend more time with them as well as friends. Lilli and Bubba immediately put him back to work as their new bus driver, taking them to school and back home. In his career he worked with passion, integrity and energy, our sorrow is lessened only slightly with the comforting thought that we had the privilege to know and work with him. Jesse was also known as “the legend” he knew literally everyone, if you needed help with anything he knew a guy or gal and would pull out his phone, make a quick phone call and the problem was solved even it if wasn’t work related. We will miss his sayings “there is no budget for a stomach” “money in the bank” “I’m the legend” “I’m an athlete” just to name a few. Our lives will be empty in the areas that he had brightened for us.

Lilli Soto

February 11, 2021

My Gampi was many things to me and to everyone else. To me, he was my best friend, partner in crime, Grandfather. I would go to him for everything and I would go everywhere with him. I used to tell him by the time I was 20 he was going to be tired of me. We always had the best time. He would tell me I wish you were 4 again, Bc I couldn’t argue with him. Back then he was a legend. The way he was, ther is no one like him in this world. My Gampi was one of a kind. I will miss him, all the water fights in the yard, all the jokes, all the smack we used to say to each other. I will even miss when he used to mess with my feet, so I would turn around and hold his hand while we were watching TV. January 30 is the day I lost a part of me, but I know he is in a better place and watching over us and he better be watching me on Thursday when I’m playing my game and making points so he can’t talk smack about me not being able to anymore ....I love my Gampi and I will make him proud so he can brag to GOD about how wonderful his Grandaughter is. I love you forever Gampi.