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Jason Edward Justice, Jr.

Memorial for Jason Edward Justice, Jr.

Born in Galveston, Texas on Mar. 20, 1955
Departed on Sep. 22, 2010 and resided in Pflugerville, TX.
Visitation: Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010
09:00 am - 7:00 pm
Service: Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2010
11:00 am
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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A Time To Be Born
On a beautiful day, March 20, 1955, in Galveston, Texas, God's gift to Jason E. and Johnnie Merion Carter Justice came forth in the form of a handsome baby boy. They named their first born son, Jason E. Justice, Jr.

A Time To Plant
Jason was nurtured in a close loving home with his parents as well as his Uncle Bob and Aunt Marguerite Carter. He was inspired to study hard and prepare himself for college. He atttended La Marque Independent School District where he became a powerful mighty Cougar. He was well rounded excelling in the classroom as well as in Football and Track. He was a proud graduate of La Marque High School Class of 1973. Jason's strong sports ability enabled him to receive a full college scholarship. he graduated in 1977 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

He parlayed this degree into a career of state service as Chief of Staff for both State Senator Royce West and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson when she served in the Texas Senate. In addition, his more than three decades of state service included working for Ann Richards when she was the Texas Comptroller and with the Texas Employment Commission. By all reports, Jason was blessed with a bounty of leadership skills. He enthusiastically embraced the fight for social justice for all Americans. He was a great grassroots coordinator in the Texas Democratic Party and worked with various Austin based and statewide political organizations including the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats where he served as President from 1993-1997, Black Austin Democrats, Texas State Employee Union, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Coalition of Black Trade Union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee Union, AFL-CIO and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People where he was a life member. His integrity and excellent service earned him various awards of honor. He was the CEO/owner of JSJ Consultants. Jason supported and ecnouraged his wife to expand her company, DeGrate business Solutions, to a top notch multi-state IT Project Manager Consultant Firm with contracts.

Being lead by the Spirit of God, Jason united with the Mount Zion Baptist Church under the leacership of Dr. G. V. Clark. His ministry through service included the Brotherhood and Male Chorus. He attended regularly with his wife and his health began to fail.

A Time To Love
It was a warm sunny Sunday morning in July, Jason went home to La Marque to visit his family and while attending church, he laid eyes on a beautiful woman, Janis, and she would become the love of his life. On August 30, they shared their first date and that night the North Star illuminated the entire sky, and they knew that night that God had brought them together. Jason then made "their song" - A Star Stood Still by Mahalia Jackson. The two where united as one in Christ on January 23, 1999.

A time To Reap
Jason's life displayed that of a loving, dedicated and steadfast husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He was always available to offer words of encouragement and support. He loved his family, his church and community with devotion and tenacity. He was a mentor for our youth. He was always concerned with his fellowman and their plight in life.

A Time To Die
Don't grieve for me for now I am free. On Wednesday, September 23, 2010, he heard the voice of Jesus saying "come unto me and rest, your earthly journey is complete." He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Joseph Justice, Sr., special uncle Charlie Bob Carter, aunts Gloria Carter, Helen Justice and Luna Bradley, and other loved ones.

A Time To Weep
Loving memories will forever be etched in the hearts of his beloved family: his devoted and loving wife that cared for him, Janis DeGrate Justice; his children, Jason E. Justice, III, Christopher M. (Mohanned) Justice, Derek D. Smith, and Barbie Smith; granddaughter Acacia Justice; his sister Jacqueline M. Justice; his brother, Kenneth (Priscilla) Justice; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ora DeGrate; uncles and aunts, Milton Carter, Sr., Rev. Lawrence (Geraldine) Carter, Sr., Marquerite Carter and Doris Justice (Louis) Morgan; two great aunts Naomi Robey and Ortah Thomas; sisters and brothers-in-law who provided loving care, N. C. DeGrate, Sr. (Dorothy), Barbara (Robert) Ransome, Jessie (Emmitt) Wilborn, Wayne (Diane) DeGrate, William (Sharon) DeGrate, Loretta (Ronald) Bible, Floretta Jones, Vallerie Vaughn, Lisa (Jesse) Thomas, Carol (Jackie Ray) Keggins, Johnny DeGrate, Patricia (Travis) Daniels; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates, friends and colleagues. Additionally, children whom God allowed he and Janis to share as their, Ashia Arline, Yanson Arline, Meeyah Arline, Ada Himes, Kelsey Himes, Olivia Himes, Alisha Garcia, Christopher DeGrate, Miki Daniels, Tamisha Thompson, DeAndre Mack, Daryane Yarbrough and Derius Yarbrough.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jason's name to Regions Bank, account #0122757511

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