Jerry Lee Maxwell

Jerry Lee Maxwell

Jerry Lee Maxwell, 74, U.S. Navy Veteran, of Brownsville, TX, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, TX.

Jerry was born in San Patricio County, Sinton, TX on October 23, 1948 to Elizabeth Frances Kasper and William John Maxwell, who preceded him death.  He is also preceded in death by his brother, Johnnie Calvin Maxwell (Phyllis).

He is survived by his loving devoted wife, Laura Ayala Maxwell; three children, John Henry Maxwell, Christopher Lee Maxwell, and Justin Wayne Maxwell; his brother, Billy (Sandra) J. Maxwell; brother-in-law and siter-in-law, Carlos and Gloria Ayala; four grandchildren, Michael, Isabel, Noah and Gavin Maxwell; nieces and nephews, including, Cesar Ayala, David Ayala, Marcus Ayala, Jayson Maxwell, and Brandy Bancroft.

Jerry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Jerry served Our Country proudly from 1968 to 1972. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Class A Radioman (USS Leahy DLG-16), earning a National Defense Service Medal among other recognitions. Jerry was an electrician at heart, he enjoyed being the manager at Imperial Electric Motor Service for 37 years.

His favorite past times included fishing, hunting working on vehicles and motors, watching Nascar & football, helping other, but above all spending time with family and friends.

Visitation with family will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023 at Saint Mary’s Mother of the Church Catholic Church, located at 1914 Barnard Rd, Brownsville, TX 78520. Inurnment of ashes and Military Honors (VFW Post #2035) will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens at approximately 11:30 a.m.  Funeral escorts are being provided by Cameron County Constables Pct 2. Abelardo Gomez Jr.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas, (956) 350-8485.

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Mr. Maxwell, please visit or call (956) 455-3718.


  • Marcus Posted February 10, 2023 4:12 pm

    Love you Jerry.. Thanks for all the fishing trips and hangouts at your home watching whatever sports were on at the time. Always appreciated your color commentary on the events we enjoyed as a family.. Also, thanks for sharing stories from your time in the Navy and all the bits of wisdom you handed out as we all got older. When you find all the good fishing spots up there, save a spot for us on your boat… and save some fish to catch for the rest of us while you’re at it. Put in a good word for us with the big guy upstairs,. Already miss you, love you forever uncle

  • David & Pat Guajardo Posted February 12, 2023 10:29 pm

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. May the Lord give you strength during this most difficult time.
    Jerry was such a sweet person.
    David & Pat Guajardo

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