Jesse DeLeon was born in Lubbock, TX on April 9, 1956 to Dionicio and Julia DeLeon. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the age of 64 years. He was a man of great faith in God, that gave him much strength in his last days. Jesse is now with his Heavenly Father, where he has been restored and pain free. He is now beginning his eternal life with our Almighty Father God. Jesse was a mechanic for Farmer’s COOP Inc. for 20 years, then went to work beside his brother Joe at his transmission shop, Deltran. He enjoyed his time at the shop and always made sure to take food for all the employees. He always thought of others before himself. Jesse was a jokester. He was shy until he was broken in and always cracking a joke. He had a nickname for all his grandchildren, Chepa, Flaquito, Chente, Aranian, Waylyn, R.P., Rudy Tootie, Govini, Al Capone, L.Y. and Kraymer. He had a love for music, and Richie Valens was one of his favorites. He enjoyed playing his guitar and accordion. His most favorite hobbies were fishing and being outdoors enjoying the sun, and most of all having a garden and growing his jalapenos, tomatoes and herbs. He loved seafood and especially enjoyed his “sietemares” soup. Jesse enjoyed cooking spicy delicious food. He will be truly missed by his three daughters. The times they just hung out with their dad and sat around hearing his stories and jokes or him singing and playing his guitar. There’s a saying “A daughter’s first love is her father”. For these three it is true, Jesse was the apple of their eyes and were always ready to protect and care for him up until his last days. Jesse was preceded in death by his father, Dionicio DeLeon and a brother, Senovio DeLeon. He leaves behind his mother, Julia DeLeon; His daughters mother, Gloria Martinez; children, Anna Marie Mendez (Isaac), Leandra Ann DeLeon (Sergio) and Jessica Angel DeLeon (Chris); grandchildren, Cassandra, J.P., Rudy, Justin, Vincent, Jaylyn, Ariana, Giovanni, Henry and Genavive; great grandchildren, Levi, Jaida and Karmyne, step-grandchildren; Lynda, Amarya, Re’lynn and Chris; brothers, Joe (Millie), George (Susan) and Cruz; six sisters, Mary, Francis, Janie (Hector), Rachel, Josie (George) and Lupe (Manuel); and by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Guajardo Funeral Chapels on Tuesday, June 9 from 12-9pm, and again on Wednesday, June 10 from 9am-5:30pm. The Holy Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 6-8pm. Those attending the Rosary will be required to wear a mask in the church, and they will not be provided for you. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 11 at 2:00 at the Dream Center.
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