Jesus "Chuey" Sanchez, Jr

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Visitation
Roller-Owens Funeral Home
5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd
North Little Rock, AR  72116
Thursday, February 15, 2024
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Roller-Owens Funeral Home
5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd
North Little Rock, AR  72116
Friday, February 16, 2024
9:30 a.m.


Graveside Service
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
1501 W. Maryland Avenue
North Little Rock, AR  72120
Friday, February 16, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Cemetery
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
1501 Maryland Avenue
North Little Rock, AR  72120
I served in the Air Force.

Jesus "Chuey" Sanchez, JrI am a Veteran.

of Sherwood, AR

October 31, 1954 - February 11, 2024

Jesus Sanchez Jr. (69), of Sherwood, AR passed away peacefully in the early morning of February 11, 2024 after an aggressive battle with CNS B Cell Lymphoma. On his last days, Chuey was surrounded by his wife of 36 years and daughter, along with two very best friends.

Jesus, fondly known as Chuey was born to Jesus and Josefina Sanchez on October 31, 1954 in Del Rio, Texas. Chuey was from Brackettville, Texas where he grew up and was loved so dearly by his community. Chuey was best known for his musical talent being in various bands since the young age of 12 years old.

Chuey was also an Air Force veteran that led him to his career of being a national representative of the 9th district for the American Federation of Government Employees for 20 plus years.

Chuey is survived by his beloved wife, Elva of 36 years; daughter, Jessica (Garrett) and granddaughter, Eliana ''Ellie'' Pender. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Pearce of Baltimore and Juanita Soto of San Antonio.

Chuey was predeceased by his parents, Jesus and Josefina.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 5-7 PM at Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 9:30 AM at Roller-Owens Funeral home with a burial to follow at 11:00 AM at Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.

''Someone told me long ago there's a calm before the storm-I know it's been comin' for some time when it's over, so they say it'll rain on a sunny day-I know'' -Have You Ever Seen the Rain? Creedance Clearwater

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27 Condolence(s)
DAVID RIVAS
del rio, TX
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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Chacha and Jessica, I can't even begin.....I am so,so sorry. Shocked. When I was in despair, it was Chuy who kept calling me and wouldn't let me fall any further. He revived me and my music. Put me back where I belong. I will be forever grateful that, when God told him to come rescue me,he put on his famous smile and said "Vamonos [sic] there's work to be done" We are blessed to have had him cross our paths. Vaya con Dios,mi hermanito.

Lisa D
Covina, CA
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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Chuey was such a wonderful uncle!
He will be soooo very missed.
His smile and love for music will continue to make me and so many people smile until we meet again.
Love and prayers to ChaCha and Jessica

Alfredo Hernandez
San Angelo, TX
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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Chuy was my classmate in Brackettville, Texas.

He was very talented. Very artistic person. Very popular and all around good guy.

May he play a big part where he is now.

RIP my friend.

Richard Manson
Bangkok, Thailand,
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Saturday, February 17, 2024

I knew Chuey through music and I had a great time performing with him. A beautiful heart full of love. Just being around Chuey was always fun. Peace and comfort to your family.

Diana Snedegar
Leavenworth, KS
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Friday, February 16, 2024

I send your family much love and strength. I worked many AFGE years with Chuey. We had many fun times. He will be missed. So sorry to hear the news. Much love.

Tony Samaniego
Brackettville, TX
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Friday, February 16, 2024

My deepest condolences to family and friends. Well known here in brackett. Always with a huge smile and full of life. RIP Chuy.

Tanya Morgan
Muskogee, OK
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Friday, February 16, 2024

I will forever be blessed for knowing Chuey! We share many laughs throughout our years with AFGE! I’m honored that he shared his knowledge and wisdom with me as a Union leader.
Rest in power, Chuey. We will take it from here. ??

Reginaldo (Regi) Gonzalez
Houston, TX
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Friday, February 16, 2024

I met Chuey in the 60’s. We played together with the band Villa. We kept in touch throughout the years. Had planned to get together soon. I regret not having had the chance to see him again. I will miss him very much. Goodbye to my dear friend????

Regi y Margie Gonzalez

Odilia Arredondo
San Marcos,, TX
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Friday, February 16, 2024

My condolences to all his family. He was very loved by Quack (claudio) my husband and I. He played baseball when he was young in Brackett. May he rest in peace and play and sing with the angels.

Belnda Spears
HARTSHORNE, OK
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Friday, February 16, 2024

A man that lit the room with his smile and laughter. I met him 20 years ago as he represented the union (AFGE). He often professed his love for his wife and daughter. This world is a sadder place without him but his memory will live on. May God wrap his arms around his family and give them peace in this time of sorrow.

Eugene & Gladys Martin
Tulsa, OK
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Friday, February 16, 2024

So sorry to hear about your loss. We worked with Jesus for many years at AFGE.

Angie and Mike Fernandez
Del Rio, TX
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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Our most sincere condolences to the Sanchez family, especially his lovely wife Chacha and daughter Jessica. Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. ????

Paula Seago
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, February 15, 2024

So sorry to hear about Chuey. He’s in the most beautiful place now. Rest In Peace my friend.

Wonderful man and musician. Honor to have played music with you.

Celeste A Shatzer
Sherwood, AR
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Thursday, February 15, 2024

You will be missed. Miss hearing you be so energetic and singing at Casa Mexicana. Always, so friendly going out into the audience to visit with everyone there. God has a new one to sing His glory!

Lucy Munoz
Granbury, TX
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Thursday, February 15, 2024

I’m deeply sorry for your loss Tia Chacha and Jessica. May God bless you with peace, healing, and strength. Sending you hugs and love. ??????

Cathy Faz-Ramirez & Family
Del Rio, TX
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Thursday, February 15, 2024

My deepest condolences to ChaCha, Jessica, Baby Ellie and the entire family. Sending huge hugs, praying for peace and comfort to all of you.
Love, Joe & Cathy, Lauren & Eva

Mary Cooper
SAINT LOUIS, MO
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

My deepest condolences to Cha Cha, Jessica! Thank you for sharing him with all of us in AFGE District 9 and beyond. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Rest in Peace Jesus Chuey Sanchez!

Neldia and Dennis Dycus
Cabot, AR
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Heaven gained another good guy and great musician. Chuey will have those Angel's dancing to his music in no time. We will miss you now but we are certain to meet you again. You are loved.

Joe Marchese
N Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Chuey was an inspiration and a dear friend. Some very fun times were shared when I was asked to sit in with him. God bless the family and all his friends. Gonna miss ya, Senor.

Patricia Miller
Searcy, AR
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

My condolences go out to Chuey's family. Heaven has received another member for the heavenly bands.

Dee Gardner and Rob Lundberg
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Chuey It was a great pleasure to know you and to hear your wonderful music. I will never forget sitting in with the band It was such a wonderful time !!!!!!!!!!! Times I will never forget. Rest in peace my friend.

Tons Billings
Sherwood, AR
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Chuey Sanchez for me it was a great honor to have known you and experience your great musical Talent it was always a pleasure to see it and hear you sing it was a lot of fun for me every Saturday night you were a wonderful person and did a lot of good deeds and made a lot of people happy may you rest in peace in the glory of the Lord till we meet again

Leticia Soto
Universal city, TX
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

My condolences to Aunt Cha Cha and Jessica. Uncle Chuey was a great and loyal family man. Loved by many and so very talented. May you rest in peace.

Love,
Letty

Sandie Pearce
Lutherville, MD
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

You will be so missed. I will cherish all of the wonderful memories. Love to the family and everyone's lives you have touched.

Mary & Tom Pearce
Bel Air, MD
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Chuey, you will surely be missed, you will be in our hearts forever. Mary & Tom

Michelle, Lou & Leo Smith
Baltimore, MD
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Rest peacefully in the light my dear Uncle Chuey. His light will continue to shine.

URBANO BALDERAS
Del Rio, TX
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Monday, February 12, 2024

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE COMPADRE CHUEY YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED..URBANO AND MARISELA BALDERAS AND YOUR NEPHEWS JOHN DAVID, JOHN PAUL AND NIECE GABBY