Corpus Christi - Jesse James Hernandez, 46 (AKA Deacon Blues, Fat Boy, Peach and those that go way back called him Chuy), gained his wings on September 29, 2021. His life adventure began on May 27, 1975 along with his twin brother Julian in Corpus Christi, Texas. Jesse attended West Oso ISD and graduated from the School Of Hard Knocks. After the birth of Jesse's beautiful daughter, Danielle, in 1992, he began his construction career with his father, Julian Hernandez, Jr and his step father Albert Halfman working throughout most of Texas. In the late 90's Jesse moved to Austin and discovered a passion for building custom homes. He became well known for his high quality, innovative designs and superior craftsmanship in that field. Jesse expanded his business to several cities including Pflugerville, Round Rock and Buda among other surrounding areas. After several years Jesse moved back to his old Molina neighborhood in Corpus Christi where he continued his expertise in construction, helping many people turn their dream into reality.
Jesse also went back to his first love from Junior High her name- Music! His cousins, Richard Mendez help cultivate Jesse's talent and desire to play music. Throughout the years they shared many stages together starting with their families Christmas parties. Jesse was well known in Corpus Christi music circles for "HOLDING DOWN THE BASS LINE". You would find him blessing people with his music, dance moves and infectious smile at local coffee shops, restaurants, bars and wherever people gathered to listen and enjoy music.
Jesse truly had no enemies and was known to give all he had to make sure someone didn't go without. Many admire a person that is known for giving their shirt off their back, but if Jesse accepted you into his inner circle he would give you a Kidney, Lung, or a couple of liters of Blood anything to make sure you wouldn't have to do without. There was nothing he wouldn't do for you. He cared deeply for the less fortunate, at risk people and just people in general. Alex Mendez remembers he and Jess stopped by a store to grab a couple of cold ones. As they walked out of the store he was met by a guy on a bicycle who asked, "do you have anything to spare?" Jesse gave him money and said, "Grab yourself a couple of beers and stay out of trouble" the guy smiled like he had won the lottery. He truly related to all people because he had been through a lot, he believed everyone was capable of change; all it took was something small, whether through a person, sign or an action from another. Jesse saw no socioeconomic status in people. To him, every person deserved dignity, respect and compassion. Jesse was always ready to pass out smiles, hugs, a word of confidence, praise and even his OPINION (to those deserving of it) when needed. He was an extraordinary man that will be deeply missed.
Jesse is preceded in death by his parents Dominga S. Campos and Julian Hernandez, Jr.
Jesse is survived by his daughter, Danielle V. (Jeremy) Ortiz, his sisters Lillian Moreno, Emilia (DiDi) Campos, San Juanita (Janie) Trevino, twin brother Julian Jacob (Amanda) Hernandez, his longtime girlfriend Rosy Martinez and numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.
Special family members: Ashley Ortega, Dylan Garza, Pat Medina, Alfonso & Mary Flores, Richard & Valinda Mendez, O.T.B. Band
All services will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021; A Memorial Services/Celebration of Jesse's Life will be held @ Guardian Funeral Home - 5922 Crosstown Access Rd. (S.H.286) Corpus Christi, TX 78417 Visitation: 10:00 A.M. Rosary: 11:00 A.M. Interment: Rose Hill Memorial Park. 2731 Comanche St. Corpus Christi TX 78408. @ 1:00 P.M
"It's always hard losing a family member but losing your Best friend from DAY ONE is the worst!!" (Twin Brother)
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