January

Bascom , Jane A.

Mrs. Jane A. Bascom passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the age of 86. She is the mother of Lieutenant Christopher C. Bascom, assigned to the Recruiting Division.

No Funeral Services are planned at this time.

Bollier, Nancy

Mrs. Nancy Bollier passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the age of 80. She is the wife of Retired Sergeant Wilber W. Bollier who retired on April 1, 1999.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Lieutenant Carroll, Jessie L. (RETIRED)

Retired Lieutenant Jessie L. Carroll passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Terri Carroll. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 13, 1972, Academy Class #57. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Southeast Division, Southwest Division, Jail Division, Northwest Division, Robbery Division, and Auto Theft/Auto Dealers Division. Lieutenant Carroll retired on February 2, 2002.

A Memorial Service was held at Redeemer Church on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

Estes, David L. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer David L. Estes passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sammy Belle Estes. He was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He started his law enforcement career with the City of Houston Park Police Department on August 15, 1977. On September 1, 1985, the Park Police Department merged with the Houston Police Department. Throughout his career at the Houston Police Department, Police Officer Estes was assigned to the Special Operations Division, until his retirement on October 6, 2000.

A visitation was held at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

A Graveside Service was held at Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery on Thursday, January 4, 2024.

Fortune, Mary Taylor

Mrs. Mary Taylor Fortune passed away on Friday, December 15, 2023. She is the mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Shah S. Walsh, assigned to the Airport IAH Division.

A visitation was held before the Funeral Service at Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, December 30, 2023.  Burial followed at Paradise North Cemetery.

Lieutenant Gordon, Keith E. (RETIRED)

Retired Lieutenant Keith E. Gordon passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lynn Ellen Gordon. Lieutenant Gordon joined the Houston Police Department on October 5, 1964, Academy Class #31. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Jail Division, Juvenile Division, Property Division, Northeast Division and the North Division until his retirement on February 2, 2002.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Huntsberry, Joseph D., Jr. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Joseph D. Huntsberry Jr. passed away on Friday, December 15, 2023, at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Frances Chan. He is also the father of Police Officer Joseph D. Huntsberry III, assigned to the Northwest Division. Officer Huntsberry joined the Houston Police Department on May 29, 1984, Academy Class #121. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Southeast Division and the Special Operations Division until his retirement on December 11, 2010.

A memorial service was held at The Center for Glenwood with complimentary valet required, on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Interment followed at Glenwood Cemetery.

Lenton, Tommie Jean

Mrs. Tommie Jean Lenton passed away on Monday, December 11, 2023, at the age of 82. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Carla E. Johnson, who retired on January 14, 2015; mother-in-law of Retired Senior Police Officer Gregory W. Johnson, who retired on December 26, 2020; grandmother of Sergeant Everette J. Gary II, assigned to the Central Division and of Police Officer Britton A. Larkin, assigned to the Northeast Division; and grandmother-in-law of Sergeant Elizabeth J. Gary, assigned to the North Division.

A viewing was held before the Funeral Service at Fontaine First Baptist Church on Saturday, December 23, 2023.  Burial followed at Paradise North Cemetery.

Manuel, Bonnie “Jeanie” Roberson

Mrs. Bonnie “Jeanie” Roberson Manuel passed away on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the age of 86. She is the grandmother of Senior Police Officer Veronica E. Hodge, assigned to the Southeast Division.

A visitation was held before the Funeral Service at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home – Giddings, on Saturday, January 6, 2024.  Burial followed at Sandy Grove Cemetery.

Martinez, Juanita Cerda

Mrs. Juanita Cerda Martinez passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the age of 92. She is the grandmother of Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Flores, assigned to the Field Operations Command.

A visitation was held at Compean Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 and a rosary was recited.

Funeral services were held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Thursday, December 21, 2023.  Interment followed at Houston National Cemetery.

McCracken, Eugenia “Jeanie” F.

Retired Senior Office Assistant Eugenia “Jeanie” F. McCracken passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at the age of 68. She is survived by her husband, Mr. John M. McCracken. She is preceded in death by her mother, retired Clerical Sectional Supervisor Dorris F. Anderson, uncle, retired Sergeant Charles P. Anderson and cousin, retired Lieutenant Roger L. Anderson. She is survived by her uncles, retired Police Officer George H. Anderson and retired Sergeant Arthur L. Anderson. Mrs. McCracken joined the Houston Police Department on December 8, 1975. During her career with the department, she was assigned to the Community Services Division, Narcotics Division, Crime Analysis Division, Technical Services Command Administration, East Patrol Command, Office of Budget and Finance, Emergency Communications and the Central Division until her retirement on November 1, 2003.

A graveside service was held at Lanes Chapel Cemetery on Saturday, December 23, 2023.

Ngo, Joseph Dung K. Ngo

Mr. Joseph Dung K. Ngo passed away Saturday, December 30, 2023 at the age of 88. He is the father of Lieutenant Viet K. Ngo, assigned to Airport Division – Hobby.

A visitation was held at Winford Funerals Southwest on Friday, January 12, 2024.

A Flag Ceremony was held before the funeral service at Winford Funerals Southwest on Saturday, January 13, 2024. Funeral services were held at Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church.

Rodriguez, Beatriz A.

Mrs. Beatriz A. Rodriguez passed away on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the age of 79. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Ismael A. Rodriguez, assigned to the Air Support Division.

A visitation was held at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home on Thursday, December 14, 2023 with a rosary recited.

Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, December 15, 2023. Interment followed at Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery.

Stairhime, Emily S.

Retired Executive Office Assistant Emily S. Stairhime passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the age of 90. She is the mother of Retired Deputy Administrator   W. L. Stairhime who retired on March 23, 2007. She is also the mother-in-law of Retired Sergeant Patrick W. McGill who passed away on March 16, 2007. Mrs. Stairhime joined the Houston Police Department on September 30, 1954. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Chief of Police, Criminal Investigations, and Tactical Support Command Divisions until her retirement on February 14, 1992.

A Visitation was held before the Funeral Service at Magnolia Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.  Burial followed at Magnolia Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Taylor, Helen A.

Mrs. Helen A. Taylor passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023, at the age of 88. She is the mother of Retired Police Officer Merle T. Taylor, who retired on August 24, 1995.

A visitation was held before the Funeral Service at South Belt Church on Friday, January 12, 2024.  Burial followed at Forest Park East Cemetery.

Taylor, Jesse D.

Mr. Jesse D. Taylor passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the age of 88. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Dutchin C. Taylor, assigned to the Central Division.

A visitation was held before the funeral service at Central Bible Church, 2005 Longfellow Road on Saturday, December 23, 2023.  Interment followed at New Delisle Cemetery.

Titus, Ernestine H.

Mrs. Ernestine H. Titus passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at the age of 71. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Daniel M. Titus, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division.

A visitation was held at Fairview Funeral Home on Thursday, December 21, 2023.

Funeral services were held at Central Christian Church on Friday, December 22, 2023.  Interment followed at Ames Cemetery.

Wheat, Annie Lee

Mrs. Annie Lee Wheat passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023, at the age of 99. She is the grandmother of Human Resources Specialist Nacole Bradford assigned to the Employee Services Division.

A Funeral Service was held at South Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Thursday, January 4, 2024. Burial followed at Houston National Cemetery.

White, Harold L., Sr.

Mr. Harold L. White, Sr. passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the age of 76. He is the husband of Retired Sergeant Kathryn Y. Ledet, who retired on December 3, 2016; and uncle of Police Officer Lester J. Bush, assigned to the Tactical Operations Division.

A visitation was held before the Funeral Service at Brookside Funeral Home on Friday, January 5, 2023. Burial followed at Peaceful Rest Cemetery.

Vaeza, Stephen B. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Stephen B. Vaeza passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at the age of 78. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 6, 1969, Academy Class #42. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Jail, Narcotics, and North Divisions. Police Officer Vaeza retired on January 31, 1990.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Verot, Corbin Alexander

Corbin Alexander Verot passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at the age of 3. He is preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Retired Police Officer Rene “Pete” Verot, Jr., who passed away on February 15, 2008. Corbin is also the grandson of Senior Police Officer Rene Verot, III, assigned to the Property Division; and great-nephew of Retired Senior Police Officer Leon T. Verot, who retired on January 24, 2009.

A visitation was held before the Funeral Service at Rios Funeral Directors – New Caney, on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.  Burial followed at Oaks Shades Cemetery.