Jacent Otto Cordova
Abilene - Jacent Otto Cordova entered into the Kingdom of Heaven with his family at his side on April 22, 2021 at the young age of 38 in Abilene Texas at the local hospital as a result of COVID-19.
Visitation will be at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 US Hwy 277 South, Abilene Texas 79606 on Monday, May 3, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm followed by a Military service to be held at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 7457 W Lake Rd, Abilene TX 79601
Jacent was born on May 15, 1982 in Michigan City, Indiana to Otto A. and Loretta J (Williams) Cordova.
He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Kristi Kent on July 5, 2002 in Abilene, TX. He and Kristi had four children, Madyson, Jacent Jr., Aleina and William residing at home, all surviving.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank & Shirley Williams of Michigan City, IN-Bumpus Mills, TN. His paternal grandparents, Raphael & Inocenta Cordova of Guatemala.
He is survived by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Adrienne (Cordova) & Anthony Elliott, nephew and nieces JaiMalee Cordova, Jaiden and KaiLeigh Elliott of Abilene; Sister, Macaela Cordova, of Abilene. Also sister, Maria (Ricardo) Rodriguez, niece Izzy and nephew Ricky of CT, nieces and nephew Destiny, Heather, Becca, Shannon and Ashton. Father-in-law, Joe Williams of Clyde.
He is also survived by his Aunts, Tia Colleen (Chuck) Hopper of IN, Evelia Barrios of AZ and Elida of Puebla Mexico and his Uncles, Tio Wilfido Cordova of Abilene, Hilde & Bona Cordova of Guatemala, and Waldemar Cordova of NJ and Melvin Williams of IN. Great-Uncle, Lloyd Murphy of TN, as well as numerous cousins and friends all around the US and Guatemala.
His love and commitment to his family was steadfast and unwavering. He was a proud American Soldier of the US ARMY having served in Operations' Iraqi Freedom in and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, that loved his country standing for and flying his American Flag. He was a faithful Christian, attending and serving as a van driver and security for his church family at North Side Baptist. He had a love of cars especially his Mustang and Ford 4x4 Pick-up, chickens and auctions. His smile, laugh and kindness will always be missed and remembered. He was very LOVED & TREASURED, and his passing has left many broken hearts that will never mend. FOREVER & ALWAY AS LONG AS WE'RE LIVING….
Pallbearers will be Anthony and Jaiden Elliott, Johnny Ballard, Patrick Shupe, Alejandro Quiñonez, and Francisco Valerio Esparza.
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Published by Abilene Reporter News from May 1 to May 2, 2021.