Jesus A. Ramirez, 65, died Friday, May 23, 2008.

He was born on Oct. 15, 1942, in Driscoll to Crispin and Cecilia Arroyos Ramirez. He was a licensed Baptist minister and insurance agent. He enjoyed fishing, camping and taking his kids to the beach.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Francisco and Belen Arroyos; one brother, Crispin Ramirez Jr.; one sister, Olga Lopez; and one daughter, Sonia Ramirez.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Isabel Ramirez; his children, Veronica (Anthony Armstrong) Ramirez of Houston, Eva Elisa (Daniel Reyes) Torres of Houston, Jesus (Anita) Ramirez Jr. of Richmond, and Maria de Jesus (Edwin) Lopez of Houston; his sisters, Cecilia (Jesus) Villanueva of Bishop, Consuelo (Francisco) Colunga of Kingsville, and Frances (Ramon) Garcia of Driscoll; his brothers, Jose A. (Maria) Ramirez of Driscoll, Felix A. (Janie) Ramirez of Corpus Christi, Lorenzo A. (Stella) Ramirez of Bay City, and Andres A. (Alethea) Ramirez of Ft. Worth; six grandchildren, Oscar Antonio Arauz Jr., Alondra Adriana Lopez, Jasmine Isabel Reyes, Jacori D. Armstrong, Valerie Rodriguez and Brianna Rodriguez and the entire Perez family; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A prayer service was held on Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment followed in De La Luz Cemetery in Driscoll.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.