Jovita Adap Legaspi Kurek

Jovita Adap Legaspi Kurek, 68, of Pearland, TX passed away on April 06, 2023 in Webster, TX.  Jovita was born on June 28, 1954 to Teodoro and Eugenia Legaspi, in Olongapo, Philippines. She has lived in Pearland for over 20 years and of the Catholic Faith.

Mrs. Kurek is preceded in death by her parents Teodoro and Eugenia; her two sons Jimmy and June; sister Emma and brother Florentino.
Jovita is survived by her husband of 27 years John Henry Kurek, Jr.; daughter Virginia Ruth Lozada; sons Johnny Legaspi, Teodoro Eugene Coleman and his wife Lauren, and Glenn Anthony Coleman; 4 sisters, 4 brothers and many nephews and nieces in Leyte, Philippines; 6 grandchildren Keanau June Legaspi, Walker Evans Legaspi, Ayana Ruth Lozada, Jazlyn Lorena Lozada, James Tyus Coleman, and Taylor Eugene Coleman.

Jovita was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Jovita possessed a heart of gold. She was very loving and giving. Coming to the states from the Philippines in the early 80’s, she became very creative and independent. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Jovita. Spending time with her family and grandkids was one of her favorites.  She enjoyed fishing. Trips to her property with her husband and to her home back in the Philippines. She created crafts for holidays, home decor and apparel. Played bingo and games with friends. Gardening. Jovita also enjoyed cooking feeding her family and friends, especially around the holidays.  Jovita had an uncanny ability to find happiness in her daily activities. She was free spirited, supportive, caring and her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met.

There will be a visitation on Wednesday April 12, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 E. Broadway St. Pearland, TX 77581.  Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday April13, 2023 at Crowder Funeral Home, with a private family burial to follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.  Pallbearers serving will be Johnny Legaspi, Teodoro Coleman, Derrick Stinson, Glenn Anthony Coleman Jr., Keanau June Legaspi and Glenn Anthony Coleman Sr..

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  1. To my dearest Auntie Jovita,

    No more pain tita, you will now in god’s hand.
    We know how much you love and care our family most especially my father Noel Legaspi (Your brother). Please help him to accept everything cause he loves you so much.

    Our memories will always remain on our heart 💔 We loveyou tita Jovita.

    Ti’ll we meet again soon.

    Christian Legaspi
    (Son of Noel Legaspi)

    Sending our condolences to the rest of the family in texas.
    From 🇵🇭 Philippines *

  2. I am lost in words; I knew her as Jovi-met her through my mother Angelina,she called me the Friday before she passed we had a great conversation, she stated to me once she gets the feeling better we will all (local Filipino friends) get together and have our normal gathering, share each other’s Filipino dishes and play our Filipino card game and play bingo.Mrs.Jovi was very kind,caring, sharing and very friendly. I will miss her calls and texts when weekend approaches and that laugh of hers was so contiguous.Now I will always remember her because she recently hemmed all my new scrub pants due to the fact I wear them daily. This is still hard to believe that you are gone!!! We will miss you Mrs.Jovi!!!

    *tears coming down while I write this!!

    Sending our condolences to the family during this challenging time!!

    Lolita "Lolet" Woodard
  3. To my lovely grandma,

    I love you so much lola. Though this time is hard, I’m still remaining strong for you. I can’t wait to cross paths with you again someday & see you to brighten my face. You were a very strong, creative, open minded woman. I know you were in pain & i’m happy that you aren’t anymore. May you rest peacefully & you’ll always be in my heart forever. Though you’re gone physically, your spirit is still wandering the earth. I will always cherish our moments that we had together & keep these silly pictures you hated i took of you lol. Miss you so much lola & I love you.

    Love from,
    Ayana Lozada

  4. My deepest condolences on the loss of a mother and your wife Mrs Jovita Adap Legaspi Kurek. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to the entire family during this unhappy season. We will remember Jovita as a kind, happy, and loving person and will remember all the joyful times she came over to our house and played cards with all her girlfriends who will truly miss her.

    With heartfelt condolences to the entire Legaspi Kurek Family,

    David, Lolita, and Jalen Woodard

    David Woodard
  5. Our deepest condolences to you and your family..

    John ,Shirley, & Carly Presti

  6. To: Tita Vita Thank you for everything and I’m sorry if we didn’t talk when you were here in the Philippines. We know that the people we love are now with you. I hope you guide the people you love that you left behind. We love you very much tita. No more pain, Ur memories will always remain on our heart💔 we miss you and we love you Tita Vita

    Noela Legaspi(daugther of Noel Legaspi)
  7. Our sincerest condolences for you at this time. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

    The Hammersley’s

    Stephen Hammersley
  8. Condolences to John, family and friends. Love to you all from Boston, MA

    Brian Dixey
  9. Our sincere Condolences for your loss. May the Peace of the Lord help your family as
    you grieve your loss.

    The Berry Family

    Steve Berry

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