Jeremy DeShon Portee, 31, of Lubbock, unexpectedly went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Friday morning, March 10, 2023. Jeremy was born on October 29, 1991, in Lubbock, Texas to Roosevelt Portee and Pamela (Lavalais) Morris.
Jeremy grew up in Lubbock, attending Estacado High School and graduating in 2007. He worked as a prep-cook for Newk’s Eatery in Lubbock for the last year and had previously worked for Sonic. He loved to play football and played in the semi-professional team in Lubbock known as the Aviators from 2008-2010.
He loved to sing and enjoyed music of all genres, loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews, and was an unconditional fun loving guy, with a generous heart. According to his mother, he was a true “mama’s boy” who always checked on her. He was a member of Faith First Baptist Church.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory include his father and step-mother, Roosevelt and Ambrun Portee of Lubbock; his mother and step-father, Pamela and Carlos Morris of Bunkie, Louisiana; three sisters, Jasmine Portee, Kendra Eddington and Brandy Givens, all of Lubbock; five brothers, Eddie Garcia, Erik Garcia, Erin Garcia, Sam Washington and Michael Givens, all of Lubbock; his paternal grandmother, Joann Portee; his maternal grandmother, Bernadine Lavalais; and his God parents, Patrick and Erica Barton, as well as his girlfriend, Shakebra Williams and a special step-mother, Judy Judie. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Portee; two sisters, Eddika Garcia and Sirada Judy; his paternal grandfather, Roosevelt Portee, Sr.; his maternal grandfather, Elster Lavalais, Jr.
Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, March 24, 2023, in the Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, Lubbock, TX. Pastors David and Andrew Portee will be the officiants. Memorial services and cremation arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jeremy's memory to the Mental Health Foundation, 10648 Woodbridge Street, Suite 207, Toluca Lake, California 91602.
Services will be livestreamed and the link to watch the service will be located towards the end of his obituary page and will be active approximately 5 to 10 minutes prior to the service.