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  • melissa.trevizo 9:40 am on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Anita Dewease on the recent passing of her father-in-law, Jerrold Dewease.

    Jerrold Goffron Dewease, age 80, of Houston Texas, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Born on Dec. 23, 1938, Jerrold was the first-born son to Elmer and Vera Dewease in Noxapater, Mississippi.

    Jerrold graduated valedictorian from Christian Brothers College in Memphis, Tennessee, with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He began his career at Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, and was then promoted to superintendent of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, Alabama. A brilliant nuclear engineer, Jerrold moved his family to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to manage all 3 nuclear power plants for the Tennessee Valley Authority. In the early 1980s Jerrold transferred to Houston to oversee the construction of the South Texas Project Nuclear Plant for Houston Lighting and Power. He ended his outstanding career at Entergy in Jackson, Mississippi, as the vice president of the nuclear division. Jerrold and his wife Jessie moved back to the Clear Lake area to retire close to their children and grandchildren.

    Above all, Jerrold will be remembered as a kind, giving gentleman who truly loved the Lord and his family, always putting family before self. A faithful believer and the family spiritual leader, Jerrold always gave a heartwarming speech and prayer at every family gathering. Jerrold boldly shared his faith, love and gratitude for the Lord with his words, his character and his walk with Jesus Christ. He gave back to his church and community serving as a long-time member of First Baptist Church Pasadena and Rotary of Space Center.

    Jerrold is preceded in death by his loving parents. He leaves behind the love of his life, wife of 61 years, Jessie Mae; sister, Etora Dewease; and brother, Steve Dewease. He is also survived by his children, Jerry Dewease and wife Anita, Jeff Dewease and wife Cindy, Jason Dewease, and Jessica Tuttoilmondo, husband Mark. He was Pawpaw to grandchildren Andrew, Matthew, Brandon, Makayla, Sterling and Mark Jr.

    Jerrold will be laid to rest in Louisville, Mississippi at Liberty Baptist Church where he attended church as a child, came to accept the Lord as his Savior and was baptized. There will be no local service. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jerrold Dewease’s name to the American Cancer Society.

    Anita is the Comptroller for the college.

  • melissa.trevizo 1:46 pm on September 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of William D. Cleveland, who passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the age of 70.

    William was born on June 23, 1949. He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He taught Career Technology at Pasadena High School for 40 years, and was currently a part-time instructor at San Jacinto College. William was a member of the Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge 321, and a former Baytown volunteer fireman and EMS member. He received Firefighter of the Year twice. He also enjoyed robotics, being a Ham radio operator, reading Robert Heinlein novels, spending time with his grandchildren, and Star Trek. William was also a volunteer Ham radio operator at events, such as the Chevron Houston Marathon and Baytown Gator Ride.

    William is survived by his wife of 26 years, Diana Florrow Cleveland; daughters, Jackie Valencia and husband Joe, and Jordan Jamilosa and husband Nestor Martinez, Sr.; grandchildren, Melanie Valencia, Makayla Martinez, and Nestor Martinez Jr.; and numerous other relatives and friends.

    William was a part-time instructor of Electrical Technology at North Campus.

    Please click here for the complete obituary.

    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Kathy Sanchez, who passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the age of 53. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on November 17, 1965 to Carolyn and Charles Sartor. She married Genesis Sanchez on September 26th, 1984. They made their home in La Porte, Texas.

    Kathy received her master’s degree from Ashford University in Early Childhood Development. She devoted her whole career to educating children and was a professor at San Jacinto College for future educators. During her time as an early childhood educator and director, she served many different positions and was among one of the most accredited directors in the area. One of Kathy’s most recent accomplishments was earning a national accreditation at San Jacinto College’s Lab School for early childhood development.

    Kathy is survived by her husband of 35 years, Genesis Sanchez; daughter CieCie Sanchez and Joel Torres, and their children, Ava and Mateo Sanchez-Torres of La Porte; daughter and son-in-law Chelsea and Andrew DeWalle of League City; daughter and son-in-law Ahamaree and Randy Hagan, and their child, Jackson; brother and sister-in-law Mark and Lisa Sartor of Deer Park; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Carolyn Sartor; brother Mike Sartor; and sister, Cheryl Sartor.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can made in Kathy’s honor to CASA of Galveston County or La Porte Animal Shelter.

    Click here to view the obituary.

    Kathy was the director of the Children’s Center at Central Campus.


    Our deepest sympathies go to Inez Sims on the recent passing of her husband, LaMerril Sims.

    LaMerril Sims was born January 11, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas to proud parents, Hermon and Geraldine Lusk Sims. LaMerril accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Dennis C. Jones. His life journey ended on September 22, 2019, in the comfort of his home where he was surrounded by his loved ones.

    LaMerril leaves behind to cherish his loving memory a loving wife, Inez Matthew-Sims; daughter, Kelli Sims; son, Cory Sims, Sr.; grandson, Cory Sims, Jr.; brother, Marlon Shawn; sisters, Linda Dotson, LaTonia Brady, and Constance Withers; along with many other close relatives and friends.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Viewing will be held at 10:00 am, with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am. Both services will be held at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will take place at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery

    The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Society in honor of LaMerril.

    Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church
    8775 Flagship St.
    Houston, Texas 77029

    Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    2426 Cullen Blvd.
    Pearland, TX 77581

    Click here to view the obituary.

     Inez is a Testing Specialist at North Campus.

  • andrea.vasquez 12:14 pm on September 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Robert Williams on the recent passing of his mother, Elaine.

    Iris Elaine Dowd Williams was born in Madera, CA, on December 31, 1940, to Arthur and Zella Mae Dowd.  She passed into Heaven on September 5, 2018, at the age of 77.

    She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Billy Lynn Williams; sister, Edith Fisher; parents, and granddaughter, Sarah Elise Williams.

    She is survived by five children; Billy Lynn Williams II and wife Mary; Lisa Gayle Barnes and husband Joe; Robert Loren Williams and wife Bobbie; James Lee Williams and wife Donna; Patrick ”Mickey” Lawrence Williams and wife Maria; 17 grandchildren, a great grandson and other numerous family members and friends.

    Visitation is being held today, September 11, 2018, from 5 – 8 p.m. at Carnes Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Carnes Funeral Home, followed by interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.

    Carnes Funeral Home
    3100 Gulf Freeway
    Texas City, TX 77591

    Forest Park – East Cemetery
    21620 Gulf Freeway
    Webster, TX  77598

    Please click here for the complete obituary. Robert Williams is a Carpenter  for Facilities Services.


  • andrea.vasquez 1:54 pm on September 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Nicholas Malavis on the recent passing of his mother, Jennie.

    Jennie Malavis was born on February 15, 1920 in Muskogee, OK.  On Saturday, September 1, 2018, she passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. She was 98 years of age.

    Jennie was an accomplished pianist;  she taught piano lessons and played the organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Holdenville, OK.  After hearing her play, the dean of music at Oklahoma City University awarded her a piano scholarship, where she was named “Nicest Girl” in the university yearbook, along with many other honors.  Her freshman year she performed with the Kansas City Conservatory of Music Orchestra – one of her defining moments.  She will be remembered for her compassion, positive attitude, devotion to God and family, passion for life and her love and support of animals.  She upheld and exuded the highest moral character and ethical conduct. She saw the good in everyone and she inspired and appreciated everyone she knew. Her bright smile and twinkling eyes abided in a humble and unassuming countenance – she had a presence without saying a word.

    Jennie was predeceased by her husband, George Malavis, her parents, Ellie and George Fotenopulos, and her brother, Frank Fotenopulos. She is survived by her son, Nicholas George Malavis, of Houston, TX, her daughter, Ellie Joyce Malavis (fiancé, Randol Rodgers), Houston; her beloved sister, Lillie Drossos of Dallas, TX; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many other friends and family.

    Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons.

    The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, September 10, 2018, at St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

    Geo. H. Lewis & Sons
    1010 Bering Drive
    Houston, TX  77057

    St. Basil the Great Green Orthodox Church
    1100 Eldridge Parkway
    Houston, TX  77077

    Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
    12800 Westheimer Rd
    Houston, TX 77077

    In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Jennie Malavis’ name may be directed to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, TX, 77006.

    Nick Malavis is a professor of history at South Campus.


  • andrea.vasquez 4:01 pm on July 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Dr. Timothy Elliott, who passed away on June 10, 2018.

    Dr. Elliott was born on May 21, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to Harry & Ruby Elliott; he passed away at the age of 72.  He graduated from Wayne State University with his undergraduate and master’s degree in music. Later in life he returned to school and received his doctorate in education at the University of Houston.

    Dr. Elliott served in many roles at the College, most recently as the Dean of the Evening Division at Central campus from 2007 until 2011.  He retired after 17 years with San Jacinto College.

    Dr. Elliott is survived by his mother, Ruby Elliott of Buffalo, New York; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Natalie Elliott of Friendswood, Texas; son Peter Elliott of Friendswood, Texas; and five grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his Father, Harry Elliott and sister, Elizabeth Elliott.

    A Celebration of Life is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Forest Park East Funeral Home in Webster, Texas.

    Forest Park East Funeral Home
    21620 Gulf Freeway
    Webster, Texas 77598

  • amanda.fenwick 3:34 pm on July 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences to Popular Embroidery Owner Victor Villarreal 

    Popular Embroidery owner Victor Villareal’s wife, Amy, passed away last week. We send our condolences to Victor and his family. Popular Embroidery is one of the College’s vendors for promotional items. Amy Villarreal was the Popular Embroidery representative for the South Campus.


    Services for Amy Villarreal will be held as follows:

    Wed. July 11, 2018

    Viewing:  11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Rosary: 7 p.m.

    Del Angel Funeral Home

    901 Main St.

    Pasadena, Tx 77506


    Thurs. July 12, 2018

    Service: 10 a.m.

    Del Angel Funeral Home

    Procession following to GrandView Cemetery on Spencer Hwy.


    In  keeping with Amy’s strong desire to give to her community and family, her husband Victor Villarreal, is asking that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to a memorial fund. Proceeds from this fund will be donated by Victor to the Lupus Foundation and to their granddaughter’s MS fund. A link to the Go Fund Me page can be found online at: https://www.gofundme.com/amy-villarreal-memorial

  • andrea.vasquez 9:57 am on July 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Gary Smith.  Gary was born on December 24, 1950, and passed away on June 25, 2018.

    A memorial service will be held at a later time in July.

    Gary was an Electrical Journeyman at South Campus;  he had been with the College since October 2009.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:22 am on June 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Thaddeus King, who passed away on June 4, 2018.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home.  A viewing is scheduled before the funeral from 9 – 11 a.m.

    Walker Funeral Home
    734 FM 1942 Rd
    Crosby, Texas 77532

    Thaddeus was a Groundskeeper in the Maintenance Department;  he would have celebrated his 10-year anniversary on June 16, 2018.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:22 am on June 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Crystal Tewes on the passing of her father, Norris Steven Benoit.

    Norris was born on October 13, 1948 in Welsh, LA. He passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.  He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, and then worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years.  Norris loved his country, his city, his family and his friends.  He had a heart of gold;  he was loved and will be missed dearly.

    Norris is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Molly Huesers Benoit; daughters, Cindy Benoit Jones and husband Joel and Crystal Benoit Tewes and husband Eric; grandchildren, Keaton Jones, Tucker Jones and Evie Sue Tewes; and several siblings.

    The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  A graveside service will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Houston V.A. Cemetery.

    Click here to view the complete obituary.

    Crystal Tewes is a Professor of Education at the South Campus.

  • wpadmin 3:58 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Angelia Woodfolk-Sprowl on the passing of her father, Elmer “Woody” Woodfolk.

    Elmer died peacefully on May 3, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the age of 84.

    Elmer is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maureen, his children: Rodney, Tyrone, Angelia and his siblings: Rose K. Jones, Joseph and John Woodfolk.

    He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Sr. and Theresa, three sisters, two brothers and his son Alfred.

    A funeral is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., May 12, 2018 at Forest Park East Funeral Home, with a reception to follow. Reverend Dr. Shirley Souder – Sr. Pastor of Ebenezer UMC Methodist Church will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Elmer’s life. Flowers may be sent to Forest Park East Funeral Home.

    Click here for the full obituary.

    Forest Park East Funeral Home

    21620 Gulf Freeway

    Webster, TX  77598

    Angelia Woodfolk-Sprowl is a Psychology Professor at South campus.

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