A funeral mass for Jesus Mendez, age 70 of Mount Vernon, was conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Mr. Mendez was born Nov. 20, 1940 in San Felipe Guanajuato, Mexico to Miguel Mendez and Herminia Gonzales. He married Angela Gonzales in February 1960 in San Felipe. He was a construction worker and liked music, and playing the violin in a band. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He died Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Tyler. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Perdo Mendez and a sister, Juana Hernandez.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Mendez of Mount Vernon; 10 children, Miguel Mendez, Roberto Mendez, Primitivo Mendez, Irene Mendez, Juan Mendez, Reyes Mendez, Maria Gloria Mendez, Jesus Mendez, Hector Mendez, and Elio Mendez; 29 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and nine brothers and sisters, Gabriela Solano, Guadalupe Negrete, Francisca Rodriguez, Carmela Varcenas, Ascension Rangel, Estela Gomez, Natividad Gomez, Raul Mendez, and Felipe Mendez, all of San Felipe Guanajuato, Mexico.