James Lee Hessman

James Lee Hessman, 67yrs, passed away on Thursday, February 17th 2022 in Kemah, Texas. He was born on March 16th 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Marjorie McCleary and Frank Hessman. James Lee Hessman is preceded in death by his mother, father, and eldest brother Frank Herald Hessman, his wife and mother of his children, Janis Lynn Hessman, and daughter Jennifer Lee Hessman. James Lee Hessman is survived by: wife, Kay Mallet Hessman; daughter, Jacqueline Hessman; sons, Jeremy Brandyn Hessman and James William Hessman, sisters, Sandra McBee and Dorothy Gray; brothers, Jack Hessman, Peter Hessman, Thomas Hessman, and Christopher Hessman; grandson, Logan Henry Hessman; and numerous family members and friends.

When his nation called, he answered by joining the Army. He earned a Bachelors Degree from Corpus Christi University/ Texas A&M. James Lee Hessman worked as a sales representive/food distributor for McCormick Spices and Kehe Foods. James Lee Hessman had a passion for helping others, serving the church as a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, member of Legion of Mary, and singing in St. Clare’s Choir. He loved to fish, travel, cook/bake, sing and dance, appreciated fine dining, spending time with the church, his grandson Logan, and family and friends.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil and Rosary at 7:00 pm Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598. The Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:30 am at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 3131 El Dorado Blvd., Houston, TX 77059. On Friday, February 25, 2022, a funeral procession will depart Crowder Funeral Home, Webster, TX at 8:30 am for Graveside Services with Full Military Honors at 9:30 am at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in James Lee Hessman’s memory may do so to American Legion Post 290 or to St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 3131 El Dorado Blvd., Houston, TX 77059


  1. So sorry for the loss of a good man. Prayers for his wife and family.

    Jan Duck
  2. Kay, there are no words that I nor anyone else can say to ease the hurt in your heart. He loved you beyond anything or anyone and you made his last years in this planet complete. He left you with wonderful memories and a closeness only the two of you could share. I will continue to pray for your heart to heal. In Jim’s words, “you’re still here” but you two will meet again. I love you . Sissy

    Trish Landry
  3. You’ll be sorely missed my friend. By many people.

    John Stange
  4. Jim was a very special person. So glad that he spent some time with us in Crowley. May Jim rest in peace,

    Fr. Bob Sieg ofm
  5. I am so sorry he’s gone. I will remember the fun on the Mardi Gras float when we dressed like Pirates. We know that he’s in a better place. May sweet memories and his love be with you❤️🙏

    Shirley Thomas
  6. I miss you more than words can say Dad. I will take care of Logan, your sweet grandson. You were there for me so many times. We were there for eachother. We will forever be connected, and I will see you again some day. Watch as I make you even more proud. I loved you every day and I will love you always. I will always be your Baby Girl.

    Jacqueline Hessman
  7. James (Jim) was a great neighbor; and always there to help out; when we needed him to. We just learned of his passing; and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to Jim’s daughter; and all his family.
    He was a kind; and generous neighbor.
    Jim loved GOD!!
    The world had lost a GODLY Man.
    RIP Jim.
    Terry & Sylvia

    Sylvia Black
  8. Jim, what can I say? He is a truely great man who took me under his wing in 2001 and never let go. He’s been a friend. a supporter, a family member ever since. It’s hard to write the words to express what he and his family mean to me, but I look forward to seeing him again in the next phase of my life. Love to the family!

    Julian Sundby

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