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208 N Canton
Mexia, TX 76667
Phone: (254) 562-2887
James Dabney

James Leon "Leon" Dabney

Friday, July 7th, 1961 - Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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James Leon Dabney, 57, of Houston passed away on April 25, 2019 in an automobile accident in Houston. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Corley-Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia. Interment will be at Coolidge Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be Tuesday evening 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Leon was born July 7, 1961 in Hillsboro, Texas to James Eugene and Mamie Ray Lloyd Dabney. He was a journeyman electrician and a member of North Central Baptist Church where he was saved and baptized. He loved fishing, camping, playing guitar and talking politics. He also loved watching wrestling with Daniel and talking on the phone with him for hours!

He was preceded in death by his father, James Eugene Dabney, sister, Vicky Elizabeth Dabney and nephew, Michael Wayne Brooks. Leon is survived by his wife, Denise; stepsons, Daniel Berry and Deric Fletcher both of Houston; mother, Mamie Ray Dabney of Houston; sisters Lisa Isbell and husband, Frankie of Thornton and Rita Helmer and fiancée, Freddy Patino of Houston; nephews, Christopher Helmer of Houston, Brian Helmer of Houston and Aaron Helmer of Cleveland; special lifelong friends, Tim and Felecia Cochran of Plantersville and Tom and Kathy Idrogo of Tomball.

Memories of Leon from his family:
Mom: Leon was a wonderful son and he really looked out for me.

Daniel: He was Mr. Fix It. He could fix anything! He was a great, “Amazing” stepfather and my Sci-Fi buddy.

Rita: My brother selfishly loved and cared for his family and his friends. He will always be deeply loved and greatly missed.

Lisa: Leon was a good electrician. He went out of his way to help people. He was the type of person who could fix anything. I looked forward to going to Houston to see and talk to him. Leon always had a plan to do something around the house and was fixing or working on some project. He was taking care of everyone and keeping things going. Leon was a very special person who did a lot for his family and friends. He was everything to the Family and went above and beyond to keep things going. We will Love him and miss him dearly. Leon was a loving and caring brother. Always watched out for his little sisters even after we grew up and was always there for his sisters whether it was working on cars or needing someone to talk to. Leon was the strength that kept the family going.

Denise: Leon was the best husband in the world and a wonderful father to Daniel and Deric. My Hero, My Superman, My Everything…
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Corley-Porter Funeral Home
    208 N. Canton
    MEXIA, TX 76667
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 2:00pm
    Corley-Porter Funeral Home Chapel
    208 N Canton St.
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  • Interment

    Coolidge Cemetery
    COOLIDGE, TX 76635


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Yvonne Idrogo Coronado / Tom and Kathy Idrogo sent flowers to the family of James Leon "Leon" Dabney.
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Yvonne Coronado

Posted at 10:04pm
When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me

I wish you wouldn’t cry
The Way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We did not get to say

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
Each time that you think of me
I know you will miss me too

When tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand

The angel said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And That I would have to leave behind
All those I Dearly Love

But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
I felt so much at home
When GOD looked down and smiled at me
From his golden throne

He said This Is Eternity
And All I promised you
Today for life on earth is done
But Here it starts a new

I promise no tomorrow
For today will always last
And Since each day’s the exact same way
There is no longing for the past

So When Tomorrow starts without me
Do not think we’re apart
For every time you think of me
Remember I’m right here in your heart

Yvonne Idrogo Coronado / Tom and Kathy Idrogo

Yvonne Coronado

Posted at 09:51pm
Leon will be missed. Great memories from very young until now. Leon left an impression in everyone's heart. Sorry for your loss.

Tom and Kathy Idrogo's 3rd sister Yvonne Idrogo Coronado

Yvonne Idrogo Coronado / Tom and Kathy Idrogo

Posted at 08:39pm
"James Dabney" brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him/her!
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Linda Lueck

Posted at 03:40pm
I have always known that Leon was a special person, a good fixer of things.. When he was little he would take apart every toy he ever got ,to see how it worked and would put them back together. That is talent. He was a kind, gentle and loving soul. He will be missed by all that have had the privilege to have known him. I had the honor of calling him my cousin. My condolences and love to all the family. Love you always Leon. Your Cuz, Linda Allcorn Lueck.


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