Condolences

Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Cecil Dorsey.

Cecil was born on October 14, 1936, the third of six children, to Charlie and Rhea Dorsey in Hearne, Texas. He graduated high school in 1955. After attending TCU for one year, he joined the Navy where he was an electronic spy on submarine duty. Four years later he came home and resumed his education at Lamar University, graduating in 1964 with a degree in Political Science. He then went on to receive his Master’s Degree from the University of Houston.

In 1967 Cecil went to work for the Manned Spacecraft Center, later to be renamed the Johnson Space Center, as the Admin Officer of Mission Operations and then later moved to Property Management in the Logistics Division of Center Operations. It was there that he met Linda Shinault and they were married in 1969; they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 14, 2019.

Cecil is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Rhea Dorsey; brothers, Leon and Kenneth; and sisters, Evelyn and Judy. He is survived by his wife, Linda; three sons, Chris, Mark and Ryan; and six grandchildren: Gabriel, Hannah, Abby, Madeline, Noah and Annie; and his sister, Nita Soileau.

Visitation was held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at South Park Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 followed by interment at South Park Cemetery.

Cecil dedicated many years of service to San Jacinto College. He served full-time from 2002 until he retired in 2014, both as a Professor of Government and as Department Chair of Social Sciences. He was currently a part-time Professor of Government at South Campus.


Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Lorenzo Najera. Lorenzo was born on October 29, 1973 and passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the age of 45.

Visitation will be held at Blackwell & Vazquez Funeral Home on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 3 to 8 p.m., with a service at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, there will be visitation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Interment will follow immediately after at San Jacinto Memorial Park.

Lorenzo was an Audio Visual Analyst II in the IT department. Lorenzo has been with San Jacinto College since February 2010.

Please keep Lorenzo’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.