Norma Alicia Perez, 58, the fun-loving matriarch who protected her house with fierce love, was called by our Lord Jesus Christ into eternal life on Monday, April 6, 2020. She was born, lived, and passed in Laredo, Texas. It was here that she met her equally playful husband, Tony, and together they began a life rooted in laughter and true partnership.
She deeply loved all her survivors and wished God’s blessings upon them every day: husband, Antonio “Tony” Perez Jr.; children, Jacquelyn “Jackie” (Matthew Solosabal) Perez, Jessica (Roel Luna) Perez, Antonio “Tony” Perez III, David Paul Perez; sisters, Sandra (Velma) Sanchez, Cynthia Romo Hernandez; sister-in-law, Delia Lozano; father, Ramon R. Romo.
6 grandchildren presented a second lifetime for our mother, who showered those kids with too much sugar, thoughtfully crafted holiday baskets and gifts, trips to the movies, rides in the van she bought just for them, and basically anything else their parents said no to. Melo, Petey, Alyssa, Zoe, Sabie, and Leah, you were so blessed to have her.
She is joining her mother, Alicia E. Romo, and grandmother, Angelica G. Montemayor, in the presence of the one Heavenly Father; to whom she devoted everything. Her days, like her mother and grandmother before her, were filled with beautiful prayers of love for her family and everyone in her life.
For 20 years, Norma worked as a Systems Analyst for Mercy Hospital. On those extra long days, Tony and her kids would park outside the building to look up at her 6th floor work window to get a glance or maybe a wave from mom. There she built many lifetime friendships often reminisced on. She later worked as a Systems Analyst for United ISD; spending 16 years with an organization that showed compassion during her illness. She was particularly fond of JJ Nunez, whom her family will always love for his continuous friendship.
One of the highlights of our home was the lighthearted rivalry of having both Nixon and Martin alums as parents. The pictures of Noma in her Golden Spurs uniform are breathtaking. She shared stories of travel and friendship from that time in history. Forever Green and Gold!
The family would like to share words that cannot be adequately expressed to Dr. Arturo Garza-Gongora. Sir, thank you for taking care of our mother, who for 30 years trusted completely and considered you a friend. Thank you for moving mountains to get our mother home to us for her final days. We spent them holding, kissing, and loving her as prescribed.
Please visit https://sites.google.com/view/normaperezdigitalguestbook/home to sign our family guest book. Visitation will be open to friends on Wednesday, April 8th from 3-6:30 p.m. at her home church, Lighthouse Assembly of God at 8731 Belize Blvd. In accordance with city ordinance, only 10 people will be admitted in the building at a time. Please feel free to wait in your vehicle for a turn. Burial services will be held Thursday, April 9th at the City Cemetery and is open to immediate family only. Pallbearers are Antonio Perez III, Romel Salinas III, Peter Mosqueda III, Matthew Solosabal, Roel Luna, and Velma Sanchez.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you hold your own family close. It is too often the case that the illusion of time betrays your heart.