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James William Lewis

September 26, 1996 — January 25, 2022

Marfa, Texas

James William “Cordell” Lewis, 25, of Marfa went home to be with the Lord and passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022 at Alpine Memorial Funeral Home “Memorial Chapel” from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Praying of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m. in Alpine, Texas.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas at 10:00 a.m. with Father Victorino Loresca with internment to follow at Merced Cemetery in Marfa, Texas.

Cordell was born on September 26, 1996, in Alpine, Texas to April Ann Ybarra and James Lewis.  He was a graduate from Marfa High School.  He was attending
Sul Ross State University looking forward to graduating.  He was studying for gaming and designing.  He liked a game character named “Kirby” and a song that he liked listening to a lot is “What I’ve Done” by Linkin Park.

He was a member of the Methodist Church. He had a great future ahead of him, full of hopes and dreams.  He loved being around friends and family.

He will be greatly missed but will remain forever in our hearts.  He was also a donor, honoring his generous wish, the gift of life continues as donation of organs and tissue will touch the lives of many people.  He will forever be a HERO.

He is survived by his mother April Ann Ybarra of Alpine; father James Lewis of Marfa; grandmother Shelley Lewis of Marfa; aunt Lesley Lewis of Marfa.  He has numerous aunts and uncles.  He has five sisters, Veronica Rodriguez and Connie Ybarra, both of Alpine; Natalie Lewis, Haylie Lewis, and Madilyn Lewis all of Marfa.  He is survived by his two brothers, Christopher Holguin, Jr. of Carlsbad, New Mexico and Adrian Ybarra of Midland; cousins Michaela Serrano (fiancé Eduardo Amaro), McKenna Granado, and Gabe Amaro all of Fort Stockton; John Serrano, Bentley Serrano, Brandon Maldonado, all of Marfa and other numerous cousins; and great-grandmother Irene Madrid Campos of Marfa.

Cordell is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Benjamin Madrid Campos, Sr., and Ron Lewis, Veronica Campos (aunt), and his grandmother Consuelo Campos.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Holguin, Jr., Adrian Ybarra, John Serrano, Brandon Maldonado, Eduardo Amaro and Ben Campos, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Lewis, Eddy Martinez, Tony Campos and Javi Cordero.

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Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Praying of the Most Holy Rosary

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

406 S 6th St, Alpine, TX 79830

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

211 W San Antonio St, Marfa, TX 79843

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