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Jennifer LaPorte '97 January 5, 2022 4:02 PM updated: January 10, 2022 8:27 AM

Jennifer Parsons LaPorte
February 23, 1975 - December 27, 2021

Jennifer Parsons LaPorte of Hondo went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at the age of 46.

Born in Hondo, in Feb. 1975, she is the daughter of Clyde and Denise Parsons. In July 1996, she married her soul mate, Robbie LaPorte, and they were blessed with three amazing children who were Jennifer’s pride and joy.

Jennifer was a loving and selfless wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, and friend. She touched many lives as she was always full of joy and had a heart of service while putting others' needs first. Jennifer graduated from Hondo High School in 1993 and received her teaching degree from Texas A&M University in 1996. After teaching First grade for six years, she pursued a Masters Degree in Special Education from Texas A&M Kingsville in 2001. She then worked as an Educational Diagnostician for ten years for Devine ISD. For the last eight years, Jennifer served as the Youth Director for New Fountain United Methodist Church. She loved teaching the youth about Jesus in a fun and memorable way and took the group on several mission trips. Her hobbies included genealogy, photography, reading, anything Christmas and spoiling her dog, Pancho. Most importantly she loved spending time and making memories with her family.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Samuel “Possie” and Ginella Parsons and Oleta and Henry Davis.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Robbie LaPorte '95; daughter, Rachel Aken '21 (Joshua); son, Colby LaPorte '23; and daughter, Avery LaPorte, all of Hondo; sisters, Rhonda Henson '01(Chad) of Fayetteville, AR and Rebecca Shipp '06 (Jordan) of Longview; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 30, 5 to 7 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel in Hondo.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. at New Fountain United Methodist Church, followed by a gathering at the Graff 7A Ranch dance barn. The service will be live-streamed at New Fountain UMC Facebook page (picture of sunset). Private interment will be at New Fountain Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Fountain United Methodist Church Youth Ministry Fund.

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