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Zarcardi Rainer Cortez

November 19, 1966 — January 7, 2024

 Alpha 11/19/1966 - Omega 01/07/2024 
In the scared embrace of Houston Texas, a soul Zarcardi Rainer Cortez, affectionately known as Cardi, humbly embraced his final journey on January 7, 2024, at the age of 57 years due to health complications in his home. He was born on November 19,1966, in Houston,Texas. 
In the halls of knowledge. Cardi spirt soared while finding solace within the nurturing walls of Southland Elementary and Cullen Middle School for his primary education and to the corridors of Jack Yates High School. Cardi's heart was enriched with wisdom and love for what his educational experiences have taught him. 
With profound gratitude, Cardi dedicated several years of his life working as a Maintenance Technician until he became disabled. Although he did not have any military associations, Cardi's commitment to his career was unwavering.
Although Cardi did not march upon the fields of war, his soul resonated with deep reverence to those who served. He so enjoyed reveling in seeing his nephew, brother and others serve in the arm forces. 
Cardi's soul had a passion for attending and watching sporting events, particularly football and basketball. He found joy and excitement in cheering for his favorite teams. Particularly the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys. Cardi had a sense of humor that was echoed throughout the room when he cheered. Cardi had a way of making jokes that were laugh out loud funny. Cardi was very close to his deceased brothers, Rinaldo and Zocco Aka "Jock" Cortez. They spent many hours socializing together and building an unbreakable bond. 
Although Cardi, had many health challenges from a young child, it never prevented him from living his life unapologetically. His family and others enjoyed his humorous way of dancing and colorful personality that would fill any room with laughter and excitement.
Cardi took a special interest in caring for animals and dabbling in the culinary arts of cooking. These interests brought him much comfort and inspiration. 
In the realm of faith and devotion, Cardi's journey led him through to Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, where, under the guidance of Pastor Bennett Cortez, he was baptized as a young child. There he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his salvation. The sacred hymns and worship prayers within those walls left a lasting impression on the rest of his life. 
Cardi proceeded In death by his parents:  Jasper and Patsy Hill-Cortez. Brothers: Zocco K. Cortez Aka "Jock" and Rinaldo D. Cortez. 
Cardi has left to morn from his final
journey, his immediate family. 
They read as follows: Sisters: Latasha Cortez-Little and Michelle Cortez. 1 brother, Jasper Cortez, and a sister in law Pamela Cortez. 
Cardi also left a host of nieces and nephews, who loved and adored him dearly. They read as follows: 
Johnathan Borders, Sasha Little, Fernando Little, Brandon Jones, Malika Little, Joshua Jones, Isaiah Little, Mya Little, Ryan Cortez,  Robin Cortez, Lynne' Cortez and a host of cousins and friends. 
In memory of Cardi, contributions can be made towards his final expenses. If you would like to donate, please consider using the following methods: 
Cash App - $Itsaboutthemoney or Zelle - 346 3068428.
Integrity Funeral Care, located in Houston, Texas, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.
We extend our deepest condolences to Cardi's family and friends during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
Special acknowledgment and gratitude of thanks to Joshua Jones, Michelle Cortez, Latasha Cortez. All who participated in Cardi's final journey of rest.
The Cortez family would like to also express gratitude and appreciation to everyone who took part out of their busy day to provide your support, prayers, flowers, cards, text messages, emails and phone calls.  The Cortez family THANKS YOU ALL! 


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