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.
  • 39 years old
  • Born on May 12, 1977 in Okeechobee, Florida, United States.
  • Passed away on August 31, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States.

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.

Posted by Teresa Almond on 12th May 2018
Today is your birthday. But everyday I think about you. I wish I had your voice on my phone messages, I wish we had taken more pictures, I wish had found a way to help you get healthy, I am never going to be the same person after your passing. But I know you’re in heaven and hopefully I’ll be there too when my time is finished.
Posted by Kelly Callicoat on 29th March 2018
Jamie, your birthday is a little more than a month away but it seems like it was only yesterday that I can recall you and your sister Cherie, as little girls playing in the yard or with the cats at grandma's house in Tulsa. #LYMY - Uncle Kelly's your March poem ............. Memories of You by Unknown I remember everything about you, your voice, your smile, your touch, the way you walked, the way you talked, the way you looked at me, meant so much. I remember all the words you said to me, some funny, some kind, some wise, all of the things you did for me, I see now with different eyes. I remember every moment we shared, seems like only yesterday, or maybe it was eons ago, It's really hard to say. You are gone from me now, but one thing they can't take away, your memory resides inside my heart, and lights up my darkest days.
Posted by Kelly Callicoat on 27th February 2018
Jamie, you are forever missed and loved, but you are surely in heaven smiling down as you look upon your daughter, mom, dad, brother and sisters. Here is your February poem (one of my favorites) #MYLY ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost
Posted by Kelly Callicoat on 24th January 2018
Jamie, proud ...that's what you would be (and I'm sure you are) of your daughter Hunter. Proud of your sisters, Cherie and Rene, your brother Cory, and of your nieces and nephews. We all Miss You and Love You (#MYLY) - here is your January poem, Uncle Kelly By Herself and Her Friends ----------------------------------------------- If I should go before the rest of you Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone, Nor when I'm gone speak in a Sunday voice But be the usual selves that I have known. Weep if you must, Parting is hell, But Life goes on, So sing as well. Joyce Grenfell
Posted by Kelly Callicoat on 26th December 2017
Merry Christmas Jamie. I know you are watching and happy with the success of your daughter and nieces and nephew. #M.Y.L.Y. (miss you, love you). ~ Uncle Kelly. Here is your December poem, this one borrowed from John McCullagh: Christmas Past There is a spot atop a hill beneath an old shade tree. It is the place my parents rest and thus is dear to me. It is a pleasant spot they chose, now blanketed in snow. I place my wreath and give a thought to a Christmas long ago. That Christmas Eve my father brought a tree that filled the room. My brother worked to fix the lights. The girls sang Christmas tunes. Atop the tree an ornament A star that shone like gold. Reminder of the miracle of Christmas long ago. The house is gone and they have gone Their youngest has grown old. Still I recall my sisters voices and that star that shone like gold.
Posted by Kelly Callicoat on 22nd November 2017
Jamie, Well it's almost Thanksgiving(my favorite holiday) but it seems to somehow have lost some of the appeal it once held for me. (It's still my favorite holiday, but the more family and loved ones that have passed it now leaves me feeling more melancholy with each year. Love & Miss you. Here is your November poem.... (I think the author is Nekia Thompson). This one "speaks to me", I hope you enjoy it too. =========================== When Tomorrow Starts Without Me When tomorrow starts without me, I will not be here to see, That the sun will rise and find your eyes; filled with tears for me, But please know you're always in my heart, and I will forever love you, And know, each time you think of me, I will be missing you too. When tomorrow starts without me, I need you to understand, That an angel came, he called my name and took me by the hand. He told me it was time to go up to heaven far above, And that I have to leave behind all those I dearly love. When tomorrow starts without me, I know that you will cry, For all my life I’d always thought that I would never die. I had so much life ahead of me; I had so much to do, It seems almost impossible that I was leaving you. When tomorrow starts without me, I think of the good days, and the bad, I thought of all our fights, next to all the fun we had. If I could have stayed, just for a little while, I would say I'd always be here, and then I'd make you smile. When tomorrow starts without me, I'll realise that this could never be, As all that would be left of me, is frozen in memories. Then I thought of all the beautiful things that I would miss tomorrow, I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow. When tomorrow starts without me I will walk through heaven’s gate, I will feel at home even without my soul mate. I know this is what I wanted, deep down within my bones, And God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne. When tomorrow starts without me I see everything He promised me, “Today your life on earth is past, and now you can be free.” “I promise no tomorrow as today will always last, And since it's all the same you will not be longing for the past.” So when tomorrow starts without me don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me I’m right here in your heart.
Posted by Kelly Callicoat on 14th October 2017
{Jamie, here is your poem for October} A LIMB HAS FALLEN A limb has fallen from the family tree, I keep hearing a voice that says "Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song, the good life lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you, Keep smiling surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest, Remembering all, now I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don't just stare at the wall. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin, Until the day comes we're together again." -Author unknown I think of you every day now, every time I think about your mom, or your sisters, or your beautiful daughter Hunter (you would be so proud of the young woman she is becoming). Miss you much - Uncle Kelly.
Posted by Cherie Surls-Morgan on 4th September 2017
I am sending a dove to heaven with a parcel on its wings. Be careful when you open it, it's full of beautiful things. Inside are a million kisses, wrapped up in a million hugs. To say how much I miss you, and to send you all my love. I hold you close within my heart and there you will remain. To walk with me throughout my life, until we meet again. Author Unknown To My Sissy Orange, If I could just have one more day with you. I miss you terribly. There is a void in me that will never be filled. I hope you know how much I love you
Posted by Teresa Almond on 27th August 2017
It's been one year ago today since we spent the day together. I regret leaving you and going home. I miss you so much and wish I had more time with you. I know you are at peace and feel your spirit around me at times. I know one day God willing I'll be with you again .
Posted by Kelly Callicoat on 15th August 2017
Jamie, my thoughts return to you more now than ever. Miss you more everyday. "If I should die and leave you here a while, be not like others sore undone, who keep long vigil by the silent dust. For my sake turn again to life and smile, nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine. Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine and I perchance may therein comfort you." - - Mary Lee Hall
Posted by Kelly Callicoat on 7th July 2017
Jamie, it is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since you left. Your family and friends all miss you so incredibly much. Here is your poem for July. Miss you/Love you. (Uncle Kelly) When I come to the end of my journey And I travel my last weary mile Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned And remember only the smile Forget unkind words I have spoken Remember some good I have done Forget that I ever had heartache And remember I've had loads of fun Forget that I've stumbled and blundered And sometimes fell by the way Remember I have fought some hard battles And won, ere the close of the day Then forget to grieve for my going I would not have you sad for a day But in summer just gather some flowers And remember the place where I lay And come in the shade of evening When the sun paints the sky in the west Stand for a few moments beside me And remember only my best
Posted 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.
Posted 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,
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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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