Javier Perez

  • "You're on my brain as of lately. I miss you so much baby..."
    - Mama
  • "I miss you so much baby boy. My heart is aching and I wish..."
    - Mama
  • "Javi: I only saw you once when you were in Ohio with your..."
    - Mary Ann Ramey
  • "We miss you so much! We love you baby boy!"
    - Daddy, Mama, & Marcel Perez
  • "We love you baby boy!"
    - Daddy, Mama, & Marcel Perez

Javier Humberto Perez was born April 16, 1999, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. On May 19, 2011, Javito was killed in a fire at his home in Wasilla, where he resided primarily with his biological mom and half-sister.

Javito spent most of his life in Wasilla, where he attended elementary school and had just started middle school. He also lived in Fairbanks and Anchorage along with his father, stepmother and little brother; there he spent holidays, summer vacations and weekends.

Javito loved to play with video games and Legos and build forts, most of which he did with his little brother, Marcel. He loved to learn different languages and try different foods. Some of the family's greatest memories of Javito are of joking around and laughing together.

Javito is survived by his father, Javier; stepmother, Roxcellielaine; and little brother, Marcel of Anchorage; Grandmother Bertha Gomez; Aunt Coty and Uncle Luis; cousins, Junior and Danny; Aunt Susy and Uncle Chris; cousin, Adrian; Aunt Carmen and Uncle Manuel; cousins, Meme, Ivonne, Vanessa and Immanuel; Aunt Yoly and cousin, Luis; the Sanchez family of Texas; the Staege family and grandparents, Roland and Beth of Fairbanks; Aunt Stephanie and Uncle Henry; cousins, Bre and Kiki of Eagle River; Aunt Jackie and Uncle Mike of Glennallen; Aunt Jamie and Uncle Rennan; cousins, Ziah, Ria and Rionna; Uncle Roxwell and Aunt Maria; cousin, Baby Maxine; Aunt Grace and Uncle Kevin; cousins, Evin and Jermaiah; Uncle Mike and Aunt Vivian; cousins, Melvin, Gian and Marco; Aunt Kristine and Uncle Fermin; cousins, Alexis and Malakai; Uncle Roderick and Aunt Karleen; cousins, Kaliza and Roderick Jr. of Anchorage; Lola Faye and Aunts Jia and Jana of the Philippines; and the Dentons and a large extended family throughout Mexico and Texas.

Preceding him in death were his Grandpa Fermin, Uncle Chon, Uncle Israel, Great-uncle Lupe and Great-great-grandmother Lourdes.

Family and friends have been spending time remembering Javito by telling stories, looking at photos and videos, and visiting memorable locations.

Javier, Roxcellielaine and Marcel would like to thank the Carrillo family, the Staege family, the Thomas family, the Bosques family, the Wilson family, the Ambrus family, the Parker family, the Dotson family, APD, APD's Sgt. Daily, Ms. Hurell, Willow Crest Elementary, Department of Corrections, Sgt. Colang, ACOA, ACC and FCC, for all of their time and ongoing support during this difficult time.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Holy Family Cathedral, 800 W. Fifth Ave.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from June 5 to June 9, 2011