December 30, 1981 - March 15, 2019
Jesse Lee Atkins, of Dallas, TX, was born December 30, 1981 in Memphis, TN. Jesse went to be with God on March 15, 2019.
Jesse was a big guy with a big heart. As a self-taught fitness guru, he loved being in the gym working out and sharing his knowledge of fitness with others. He was smart, kind and funny and had boyish charm and wonderful smile.
Jesse loved cooking and making up his own recipes as he went along. He enjoyed the outdoors, biking, being in the country and Dallas Cowboys football! Jesse also loved to help people. Many of his friends have shared stories about how he was there for them and helped in times of need.
Jesse loved his family very much. His presence, smile, humor, and his great big hugs are missed immensely every day! He is loved so very much.
Jesse is survived by his Mother, Angela Bastari; Grandparents, Martha and Robert Anglin and Julie and George Bastari; Scott Bass, who stepped into the role of Jesse’s father when Jesse was very young; his sister, Fallon Tuttle, (Jordan); nieces Olivia and Ava; and former stepdad, Chuck Fuson.
His Aunts, Deborah Bastari and Leigh Ann Bastari; Uncles, Chris Bastari, (Shannon), Joshua Bastari, Daniel Bastari, Greg Bass, Cliff Fuson; Great Aunts: Myrtis Wadsworth (Henry), Elnora Stewart, Dianne Bethards, (Len) and multiple cousins.
Cremation and a private service was held following his passing.
Beyond the edge of time and space, In my mind’s eye I see a place
Where love and joy and perfect peace, Make all pain and sorrows cease;
There is no hate to poison there, No doubts or feeling of despair
No part of human pride and greed, No wars to maim, no wounds to bleed;
All fear and dread are cast aside, And every need is satisfied,
I walk no more in earthly night, For God is my eternal light.