Arthur Joseph Cortez Jr.

Arthur Joseph Cortez Jr., 63, a native of Morgan City, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Clinton Cortez and his wife Paola of Sarasota, Fla.; a granddaughter, Chloe’ Cortez of Morgan City; a brother, Terry Cortez and his wife Linda of Morgan City; a sister, Lynn Cortez Uhl and her husband Bill of Pensacola, Fla.; and a very special person in his life, Betty Giroir. Also surviving are nephews, Damian Cortez of Kennebunk, Maine, Hans Cortez of Bidderford, Maine, Shane Uhl of Mobile, Ala., and Craig Nicholson-Uhl of New Orleans; three great-nephews, Dominik Cortez, Shane Uhl III and Lucas Nicholson-Uhl; and one great-niece, Lauren Uhl.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Joseph Cortez Sr. and Lena Duval Cortez.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Twin City Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 9 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, with Father Danny Poche officiating.

We want to thank Betty for loving and taking such good care of him over the past eight years. Also, all of the family and friends that helped get him to and from his treatments: Danny Peterson, Perry Ourso, Kathy Primeaux, Woody Carlin, and Debbie Romero. Also, thanks to Mickey Comeaux for always being the true definition of a friend.

The family would like to extend a very special thank-you to the doctors and nurses at Teche Regional Medical Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered, ‘Come to me.’ With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, and though we love you dearly, we couldn’t make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, a precious soul at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.”

We love you, Art.

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