Jesse gained his wings August 29, 2022 at age 69.
Beloved husband of Janet for 30 years. Loving father of Benigno Neil (fiancé Kelli), Angela Arleen, Jesse Jr (Gabrielle), Jackie (Vicente Lozano Jr.) and the late Matthew (Kelly Maier) Wojtowicz. Proud grandpa of Katie, Edith, Ramona, Jesse III, Mina, John, Frankie and Mason.
Survived by his loving siblings Oscar (the late Eva) Cervera, Rosalba (the late Heriberto) Cervera Martinez, Edmundo (Olivia) Cervera, Juanita C. Cervera, Elba (Tino) C. Guerrero, Jose (Sylvia) Cervera, Blanca (the late Robert) C. Heredia, Ana (Manuel) C. Cortinas and Rosario (Joseph) C. Stasulli. Will be dearly missed by his four-legged friends Waylan and Lilliana.
Further survived by his mother-in-law Adeline Kozieja, sister-in-law Nancy (Gary) Schmidt, brother-in-Law David (Sue) Kozieja, his aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Preceded in death by his parents Benigno Cervera Sr and Manuela (nee: Mendoza) Cervera. Also preceded by brothers Ernesto (Tina), Carlos (the late Elena), Rodolfo (the late Raquel), Benigno Jr, Ricardo, Hector, Robert, his sister Amparo (Balta) Cervera Barajas and sister-in-law Sandy (Thomas) Kleban.
Jesse was proud to be raised in Crystal City, TX; a pride he carried throughout his life. He and Janet were blessed with many happy years of marriage and a wonderful family. Spending time with them and those he loved was his favorite way to pass time. He was a devoted employee as a truck driver, earning many awards and accolades over the years for safety and seniority. He worked at Sysco for 32 years and then at Averitt for another nine before entering retirement. Jesse enjoyed fishing, gardening, and watching boxing and a variety of other sports. He also took pride in his 2001 Chevy SS10 pickup truck “Black Beauty.” His family on earth will miss him dearly, while his family in Heaven rejoices their reunion.
Visitation to take place Thursday, September 1st, 2022 from 5-7pm at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME (9200 S 27th St, Oak Creek) with a service to begin at 7pm. Private cremation to follow so he can rest with his parents in Crystal City, TX.