Jesse Jacquez Hence, widely known as “Big Jesse” was born March 2, 1984, in Memphis, Tennessee to Sammie Hence Sr. and Virginia Glass, the second of four sons. He graduated from Carver High School in 2002 and met the love of his life with whom he fathered four sons and one daughter.
Big Jesse loved his family and was an O.G. in the streets. He loved to get money and was a serial entrepreneur with his most recent endeavor being a car and tire dealer. He was also a big brother and mentor to many, teaching younger males survival skills and entrepreneurship.
Jesse departed this life on August 18, 2021 in his hometown surrounded by his family. He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, LaQuanta Ellis-Hence, four sons: Carlos Douglas, T’Marion Hence, Cordarious Ellis, Jaishaun Ellis; one daughter: Jaqueria Ellis; parents: Sammie Hence Sr. and Virginia Glass; three brothers: Tomario Hewlett, Sammie Hence Jr. (Laci Smithers), and Courtney Burton (Miyanta Burton); a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Until We Meet Again...
The day you left and gained your wings
My heart just broke in two
I wish you could have stayed with me
But Heaven needed you
You left me with the memories
And I love you dearly still
No matter how much time goes by
You know I always will
You were a very special person
With kindness in your heart
And the love we had together
Grows stronger now we’re apart
I know I cannot bring you back
Although I wish it everyday
But a piece of me went with you
The day you went away
Family is where life begins and love never ends...
If tears could build a stairway
And our memories were a lane,
I would come straight up to heaven,
Just to bring you home again.
No final words were spoken,
We had no time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
Our hearts are still filled with sadness,
Of course, tears still flow
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
You wouldn’t want us to mourn any more
But to remember precious memories we shared,
Life has so many more in store
You shall never be forgotten,
And I pledge to you today,
You hold a special place in my heart,
And that is where you shall stay.
T'Marion, Cordarious, Jaqueria, Carlos, Jaishaun
The family of Big Jesse would like to express our deepest appreciation for everyone’s sympathy as we mourned his loss. The shared memories from all of you along with the many phone calls and texts, flowers, cards, Facebook messages, and words of condolences meant a great deal to all of us. To everyone who reached out to us during our time of mourning, we are grateful for your continued support and love during our time of need. Big Jesse will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Thank you so much to everyone visiting this page. We will miss Big Jesse tremendously and would love to have you share your favorite memories of him here.
I know that Jesse is well loved and respected. He had great character and a big heart.
In loving memory of Jesse,