Joel Lekites Obituary, Death – Joel Raymond Lekites, age 41, of Saint Paul, Texas, passed away suddenly on January 13, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. Joel Raymond Lekites was a resident of Saint Paul. Joel Paul Lekites is the oldest child of Joseph Paul Lekites and Donna Jean (Morton) Lekites. He was born on September 25, 1981 in Melrose, Massachusetts. Joel had a compassionate heart and was a loyal husband and father. He was also a devoted son and grandchild, a caring and kind brother, a best friend, and a cousin and uncle who were much adored. He took great pleasure in being of service to others, in giving from the depths of his heart, and in serving as a guide to those whom he knew and loved. In everything he did, he demonstrated dedication and a genuine commitment to performing at an excellent level.
In the Christian Hill neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts, where he was raised, he spent his early childhood years surrounded by a close-knit family and group of friends. As Joel Lekitis was growing up, his family moved several times, first to Yorba Linda, California, then to Westfield, New Jersey, then to Missouri City, Texas, and finally to Edmond, Oklahoma. In each of these places, Joel made many friends who remain in his life to this day. He received a diploma with honors from the Art Institute of Houston, where he studied Architectural Drafting as his area of concentration. This is a talent that he has developed and excelled at throughout his extended career, most recently while working at AIS Designs Company in their Dallas office.
The work of Joel can be seen all throughout the United States, including in cities such as Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts; Piedmont and Norman, Oklahoma; Houston, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Bristol, Rhode Island. In 2009, Joel was in Oklahoma when he met the love of his life, Jessica “Jessie” Cameron (Dowd) Lekites. They got married in May 2011 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, which is also in Oklahoma. As two people who shared a passion for seeing the world, Joel and Jessie spent many hours plotting out their next trip together.
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