• Garden of Memories Funeral Home
    Metairie, LA
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Benjamin Alvarado-Cortez Jr. 1970 - 2011
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November 12, 2011
You were a wonderful and loved person in your short life here on earth. I know that if anyone is deserving of a happy afterlife it is you brother. Rest peacefully,and save some room for all of us. We will all be back together sooner or later. Love and Best Wishes, Melissa McGoey Karpelman
February 11, 2011
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May the memories give you comfort and may the love from family and friends ease your pain and help carry you through this difficult time.

With love and sympathy,
Perez, Ramos Families
February 08, 2011
Alex and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Ben. May God bless you and your family at this time, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Sharon L. Bevers
February 07, 2011

Cindy and I are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
February 05, 2011
Dear Ben, I alway enjoyed the countless times I stood next to you and watched a good band. Your love for music, your smile and laughter made those nights even more fun. Your great sense of humor and out look on life rubbed off on those around you. You will be missed by many. Rest in Peace my friend.
February 04, 2011
Ben was an amazing friend to me and probably one of the smartest, most unique guys I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I'm sorry we lost touch with each after I moved from New Orleans ten years ago; but for what it's worth I still constantly tell the stories of great times we had over the years. Goodbye, Ben and thank you for being a part of my life.
February 04, 2011
Margaret and family,
Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Remember that we love and care about you.
Ben and Mary Saucedo
February 04, 2011
To Ben's family,
I've only been working at NSU for a few months, but I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ben. He always had a smile on his face and a cup of coffee in his hand. I'm very sorry for your loss and I send my condolences. He will be missed greatly by the NSU Student Union family.
February 04, 2011
Dear Margaret,Alex, Alex III, Tony, Jennifer and loving nephew and nieces of Ben, we were heart broken to hear the passing of your beloved son, brother and uncle. We immediately started praying for Ben's soul because I remember the priest that came to see Grandpa when he passed, he said that his soul was still lingering and needed our prayers. We will continue to keep Ben in our prayers and also pray that God, through Jesus Christ, with his boundless mercy, will bring all of you comfort as you go through this.

Your Sister, sister-in-law, and aunt, please give all the kids a big kiss from me, I need a picture of Sophia Ann please.

Cecilia A. Martinez
February 04, 2011
Alex, I am so sorry to learn of the death of your son. I pray that God will wrap His arms around you and your family during this most difficult time to give you comfort and peace.
February 04, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
February 04, 2011
Feeling so so terribly sad and empty......I still don't want to believe, wishing it is a horrible dream..... Wishing my Ben back!!!!!! I knew him since I was 15 yrs old and have lots and lots of memories of him.....I considered him and his family as part of my own and always will. I will always remember him, his smile, fun personality... and his wonderful heart ,what a great guy he was.........We will miss him so much and think of him always!!!!!!
Carmen,Marcela & Aleah
February 03, 2011
Ben, you were a big brother to me when I truly needed one; you were a friend when I needed one more; You were a better friend than most in that every memory I have of you is one of you with a grin on your face. That is something I will carry on till I see you on the other side.
February 03, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now we have another special guardian angel to watch over us....We will miss you...Crazy Ben.
February 03, 2011
To Alex and Margaret:
Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time of your loss. May your grief be lessened by your memories of the good times you spent with Benjamin. May his soul rest in peace.
Joe & Deanie Hennessey
February 03, 2011
Alex, Margaret, family and friends of Ben, I pray that God comforts all of you and that His grace and peace will be with you during this time and the days ahead. Ben will always be with you in your hearts and will live on through the memories and special moments that you have all shared. The pictures you have shared with us show the joy that Ben had and the love that he shared with you and others. Thanks for sharing them with us. God bless you and I will keep all of you in my prayers. Sincerely and with my condolences and sympathy, Angie D. Gobert
February 03, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 03, 2011
For my good friend, Ben Cortez. The laughter, joy, and good times we've had throughout the years will live on in my heart for all time. Thank you for being part of my life. I'll love and miss you always.
February 03, 2011
May God keep you and your family during this difficult time. May he grant you peace, comfort, and rejoicing knowing that Benjamin may be absent from the body, but present with the Lord. We are so sorry for your lost. Keeping you and your family in Prayer.
February 03, 2011
"God looked around his garden and found an empty place
He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest
With the help of his angels they flew you to your heavenly place

Gods garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best
He knew you were suffering, he knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never get well on Earth again

He saw the road was getting rough and the hills too hard to climb
He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be Thine"
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you the day God called you home"

R.I.P Ben. It was a pleasure getting to know you. We'll miss you buddy.
February 02, 2011
Dear Ben,
The Soul departed in the Lord does not die, it return to God, who is the Giver of Life. Goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life and you will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
February 02, 2011
What moves through us in silence, a quite sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say Good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautivul to forget. All those humorous moments and laughter that you instilled on every body how can one forget that. . . You are in my prayers and blessed be the day you were born and blessed be the day God called you to his Kingdom.
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