As many of us know, Jamie was a remarkable woman. She was beautiful, outgoing, intelligent, and a great friend. Yes, she could get on our nerves at time (lol), but we knew we had to accept the whole package!

Mercedes was very young when her mother died. I (Felix) would like others to document how Jamie impacted their respective lives with their own stories and pictures, so that Mercedes can see how caring and loving Jamie was. A Yahoo forum for those memories and tributes dedicated to Jamie can be found at jamiememories.

Jamie's fellow West Point alumni have also posted eulogies at the West-Point.org web site.

Jamie's obituary can also be found at our local newspaper's web site.

OBITUARY

Jamie LaVette Elaine McCloud Perez entered into peaceful rest on November 29, 2007 at the age of 44 in San Antonio, TX. Jamie was the wife of Felix Perez, the mother of daughter Mercedes Christine Suki McCloud Perez, the daughter of the late Ellen Christine McCloud and the sister of Barbara Andrews Harvey. Jamie accepted the Lord at an early age, was a member of Allen Capel AME Church in Sanford, FL, was baptized and an active member of Mt. Raymond Full Gospel Baptist Church in Palmetto, FL. Jamie was a 1981 honor graduate of Manatee High School. During her high school years Jamie was an active member of the Southeastern Region of Jack and Jill of America where she served as Regional President, won more than 200 trophies in local, state, and national baton twirling competition and was involved in multiple community service activities. Jamie is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In 1985 Jamie graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. In addition to her several assignments in the U.S. and overseas, Jamie served our country in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After her life as a military officer, Jamie and her husband went into business for themselves. In 2005, Jamie became a stay at home mom for her newborn daughter. Jamie’s passions were racquetball, cross-stitching, genealogy, and her family and friends. Jamie was an active member of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in San Antonio, TX; her pastor is Rev. Otis Mitchell. Jamie leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Felix Perez; daughter, Mercedes Perez; sister, Barbara Harvey; nieces, Natasha Hogan (Jeffery, Chloe‘ Lauren), Meathor Thomas (Michael, Michaela), Nadia Harvey, Melissa Robertson, and Marquita Robertson; Gwendolyn Brown, Allyson Brown, Olivia & Derek Hood, mother and father in law, Mamerto and Suki Perez; sisters in law, Patty Daniel (Rob, Ashley, Denver, Allison, Dominic, Dylan) and Cathy Novosad; (Christopher, Christopher Jr.) and brothers in law Robert Perez (Jacqueline, Sydney, Joseph) and Richard Perez (Tammy, Kelly, Kristin, Angelee). There are a host of other grieving relatives and friends.
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2007. Felix & Mercedes Perez.