Jamie Marie Surls
  • 39 years old
  • Date of birth: May 12, 1977
  • Place of birth:
    Okeechobee, Florida, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 31, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jamie Marie Surls, 39, born on May 12, 1977 and passed away on August 31, 2016. We will love and remember her forever.

Jamie Marie Pietrzak, 39

Port St. Lucie – Jamie Marie (Surls) Pietrzak died August 31, 2016. She was born May 12, 1977 in Okeechobee to Chester Alan Surls and Teresa Susan Murdach. A resident of Okeechobee until she graduated from Okeechobee High School in 1995, Jamie was a resident of Port St. Lucie. She enjoyed spending time with her family, the beach, fashion, and design.

Jamie is survived by her daughter, Hunter Lynne Pietrzak of Port St. Lucie; mother, Teresa Almond; father, Chester Surls ( wife Joy); brother, Cory Surls all of Okeechobee; sisters, Cherie Morgan ( husband Scott) of Jonesboro, Louisiana and Rene Almond of Okeechobee; grandmother, Ann Surls of Okeechobee; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kelly Callicoat on 2nd June 2017

""The Peace of Wild Things"

When despair grows in me
and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
(Wendell Barry)

Jamie, you are missed by so many and so dearly loved,
but we know you are free now, so go and rest in the grace of the world
and the peace of wild things.  Until we see you again."

This tribute was added by Kelly Callicoat on 12th May 2017

"So go and run free
So go and run free with the angels
Dance around the golden clouds
For the lord has chosen you to be with him
And we should feel nothing but proud
Although he has taken you from us
And our pain a lifetime will last
Your memory will never escape us
But make us glad for the time we did have
Your face will always be hidden
Deep inside our hearts
Each precious moment you gave us
Shall never, ever depart
So go and run free with the angels
As they sing so tenderly
And please be sure to tell them
To take good care of you for me

Happy Birthday Jamie,"

This tribute was added by Kelly Callicoat on 3rd April 2017

"Until We Meet Again
by Unknown
Each morning when we awake
we know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.

Our hearts still ache with sadness
and many tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.

Our thoughts are always with you,
your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.

There will always be a heartache,
and often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.

If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.

We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

Our family chain is broken now,
And nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again. 

We miss you dearly JMS"

This tribute was added by Kelly Callicoat on 2nd March 2017

"There’s little joy in life for me,
And little terror in the grave;
I’ve lived the parting hour to see
Of one I would have died to save.

Calmly to watch the failing breath,
Wishing each sigh might be the last;
Longing to see the shade of death
O’er those belovèd features cast.

The cloud, the stillness that must part
The darling of my life from me;
And then to thank God from my heart,
To thank Him well and fervently;

Although I knew that we had lost
The hope and glory of our life;
And now, benighted, tempest-tossed,
Must bear alone the weary strife."
        -  -  -{Charlotte Bronte}
Jamie, it's been just over six months now
we never realized how we would all miss
you until you left."

This tribute was added by Cherie Surls-Morgan on 25th February 2017

"It seems unreal, almost 6 months without you. There is not a day that goes by that I dont miss you. There is a void that will never be filled. If I had known the last time I saw you I would have stayed longer. I just want one more day. I miss you Sissy Orange"

This tribute was added by F. Bennett Callicoat on 24th February 2017

"Babe, I think about you all the time. Miss your pretty smiling face and your encouragement. The world is a worse place for your absence.

Praying for you."

This tribute was added by Terriea Pethybridge on 6th January 2017

"Still can't wrap my ahead around it that your gone... it's just not fair. The most awesome person I ever knew... I miss you so unbelievably much.
Every day it hurts that your gone. Everyday!"

This tribute was added by Teresa Almond on 1st January 2017

"It's been four months since you left us here. Hunter reminded yesterday we had lunch togeather. Time is but a number of measurment, there is no way to measure the change in ones life after loss such as you leaving. Nothing is ever the same. We had lunch talking and remembering you. Today is the start of a new year. I will see Hunter again and hope to have family and friends to join to begin the year with love. We are eating where you and Hunter liked to go, so you will be with us too in spirit. Miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Kelly Callicoat on 27th December 2016

"Christmas seemed a little dimmer, just a little less festive knowing that you weren't there to celebrate it with your mom, your dad, your sisters, your brother,  and especially your daughter Hunter.   But I took comfort thinking of you in Heaven smiling down on your family, knowing you are doing your best to watch over them from on high and still smiling."

This tribute was added by Teresa Almond on 30th November 2016

"Thanksgiving will never be the same.  Our last one was the best you went to sleep in my bed for hours. Hunter , Rene and I had fun playing games and eating. When you got up you were so happy and stayed to visit longer. Then you wanted to do Black Friday at Walmart and came back over for that. We had a great time. I think of you and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Cherie Surls-Morgan on 15th October 2016

"I am forever grateful to God for giving me the time with you he did. For me it was not enough but I know you are still with me even though I cannot see you. There is a huge whole in my heart that will never heal. I love you sissy orange.  Rest in peace my baby sister, your struggles on earth are over."

This tribute was added by Kelly Callicoat on 14th October 2016

"I find myself going to this site to look at pictures of my niece Jamie almost every other day and listening to the music or watching the videos, and while I know she is in a better place and no longer suffering, I miss her more every day and wish I could speak with her at least once more.   Love you Jamie - although your passing has left a hole in so many hearts, I take some some comfort in knowing you are looking down on us and always smiling."

This tribute was added by Teresa Almond on 1st October 2016

"It's been one month since your service and I miss you so much. I think of you and your smile, and cherish all our time we had togeather."

This tribute was added by Teresa Almond on 8th September 2016

"I was given a baby turtle today and when Shelby helped me set up the tank Rene was looking at the turtle and I remembered how you had pet turtles when you were little. You would take them out and play with and I would tease you about not using them as a toy car. You loved all animals, and insects. Always tender hearted."

This tribute was added by Teresa Almond on 8th September 2016

"Thinking of your smile always makes me happy. I know you are at peace and all you wanted to finish you accomplished. My brothers said Cherie has my fire, you have my heart and Rene has my looks. Now i feel a void. I know you were ready. It's just not seeing you or hearing you that I'll miss. I love you always"

This tribute was added by Kelly Callicoat on 6th September 2016

"For my beautiful niece Jamie.  Such a sweet, sweet person taken away from us much too soon.  Our hearts are heavy but they are eternally buoyed by thoughts of your amazing smile and our precious memories of you."

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Cherie Surls-Morgan
Kelly Callicoat
Teresa Almond
Rene Almond


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