Aaliyah Giselle Luna-Perez|
Nov. 30, 1997-July 11, 2014
Resident of Watsonville
Aaliyah Luna-Perez passsed away on July 11, 2014 from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident in Moss Landing. She was 16. Aaliyah was born on November 30, 1997 in Santa Cruz, the daughter of Carolina Rocha and Pedro Luna. She grew up in Davenport and attended Pacific Elementary School, Mission Hill Junior High, Pajaro Valley High School and Star Community School.
Aaliyah was a loving daughter, sister, niece and aunt. She loved spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, cruising, listening to music and taking selfies. She was a volunteer at the Davenport Resource Center.
Aaliyah is survived by her mother and stepfather, Carolina and Leo Rocha; her father and stepmother, Pedro and Mari Luna; her sisters, Yazmeen Perez-Luna and Destinee Rocha; her brother, Leo Rocha, Jr.; grandparents, Eduardo and Tereza Perez; god parents, Teresita and Juan Gutierrez; her aunts and uncles, Luli and Javier Vargas, Ed Perez, Paco Luna, Manuel Luna, Carlos Luna, Ofelia Luna and Juanita Luna; grandma, Aurora Luna; her cousins, Desiree and Kristen Vargas and Emeri Perez. She is also survived by numerous other aunts and uncles.
The day we first met I Knew you were trouble.
It was too soon to see that you were mommy's double.
But you played it cool and you kept me around, Patiently waiting to be brought to my stomping ground.
I raised you baby, for fourteen years of your life, You made me your daddy before mommy was my wife.
And like all parents and children we fought, sometimes bad.
Baby, I'm so grateful you never yelled " You're not my dad"
I miss you so much Aaliyah, please God this can't be.
I don't want you to have her, I want her here with me.
In my arms is where she belongs, not in your grace.
Why don't YOU take her memories, I want her here face to face.
Yes I am selfish, you've taken what's mine
Please stop telling me that she's in God's care and she's fine.
He can't protect her let's be sincere.
If that was the case, why is she not here.
I don't want forgiveness I want my baby alive and well,
She's worth all my sins and damnation in hell.
Aaliyah, my love, one of my three baby girls I miss you, I love you
I love you baby I love you so much.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 123 Marine View Ave., Davenport, CA on Friday July 18, 2014 at 11:00 am. A evening vigil and Rosary service will be held at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, Ca. on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the Aaliyah Giselle Fund c/o www.youcaring.com.
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 16, 2014