- Damaris Morales, Mother
- Erwin Albert Monroy-Jamieson, Spouse
- Gabriella Elizabeth Monroy, Daughter
- Isabella Gensis Monroy, Daughter
- Rebecca Morales, Sister
- Sarah Morales, Sister
- Stephanie Morales, Sister
- Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
Rachel Lee Morales-Jamieson
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August 28, 2018
Today I find it so hard to believe that you are not here on earth today to wish you a Happy Birthday 🎂. But my heart ❤️ tells me that you are celebrating every day in heaven.
Lamentations 3:31-33 “For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.”
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Here I present the last birthday picture year 2017. Missing you and every childhood memory together .
Your sister Becky
August 27, 2018
Mi querida Raquel ...
Tanto que decir, le doy gracias a Dios por haberme dado la oportunidad de conocerte. Guardo muy hermosos recuerdos de ti en Italia, especialmente en la iglesia y con nuestras hijas Bella y Leena. Gracias por tus palabras de ánimo y de bendición, gracias por tus abrazos, gracias por las risas . Mujer de fe y fiel.al Señor siempre , es algo que siempre admiré de ti , tu FE, tu fortaleza, tu amor por el Señor. Te amo mucho y algún día nos volveremos a ver ❤️❤️
August 25, 2018
Dear Sweet Rachel,
You faced your battle with such grace and dignity that gave me courage to face my own challenges with a renewed strength. I'm glad to have been able to get to know you. I have prayed for you and your family.
I'm deeply saddened that I will not be able to visit and share with you the things we have learned in our lives. I know I will see you again one day. For now, I try every day to come close to being as beautiful of a person as you.
I pray for your daughters and your family too be blessed with your courage. May they feel loved and blessed every day!
Your sister in Christ,
August 20, 2018
Raquel fue una mujer inolvidable. Raquel era hermosa y elegante y al mismo tiempo mantenia una aura sutil. Yo fui captivado por la hermosura de Rachel cuando la vi por primera vez y me enamore cuando la conoci y pasamos tiempo juntos. Fuimos una pareja joven y nos mantenimos casados por casi 24 anos.
Rachel y yo tuvimos momentos gloriosos pero tambien tuvimos malos momentos y aveces fracasabamos en nuestro matrimonio. La Gracia de Dios nos mantenio juntos hasta el fin de su vida natural.
Yo tengo muchos superlativos para describir a Rachel pero el major detalle que ella gustaria oir es que de todas sus logras ella era mas orgullosa de ser considerada una mujer inteligente, capaz, y virtuosa como describe Proverbios 31. Siempre sere agradecido de su amor y apoyo a su familia.
La Gloria de Dios se manifestaba en su comportamiento dulce porque ella tenia un temperamento que Dios moldeaba diariamente.
Raquel enfrento su enfermedad con valentia y se mantuvo firme en su fe en Dios. Nuestra fe es que ella esta en un lugar mejor sin dolor.
Raquel se aguanto de las promesas de nuestro senor como las palabras de este el versiculo biblico abajo que ella tenia en el screen-saver (pantalla) de su telefono.
Isaiah 66:9 (NCV)
Su esposo, Erwin
August 20, 2018
My dear Rachel,
Rachel was an amazing woman. She was beautiful and elegant yet possessed a subtle understated aura. I was smitten with Rachel when I first saw her. I quickly fell in love with her after meeting her and spending time together. We were a young couple and were married for nearly 24 years.
Rachel and I had great times and like most marriages also experienced low moments where we struggled. God’s grace allowed us to remain together until the end of her natural life.
I have many superlatives to profess the type of woman Rachel was, but my biggest compliment is that I can attest Rachel was most proud to be considered an intelligent, capable and virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31. I will always be grateful for her unyielding love and support for her family.
God’s glory was manifested in Rachel’s sweet demeanor since she had a temperament that God molded daily.
Rachel faced her illness with courage and remained steadfast in her faith to the end. Our faith is that she is in a better place without pain.
The following verse below was on Rachel’s phone screen saver and I am sure it served as hope and beacon of strength.
I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born says the lord.
Isaiah 66-9 (NCV)
Her husband, Erwin
July 23, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel only a few months ago, but it seemed like we knew each other for years. When we met, I had recently returned from New York where my mother had become very ill, and went on to be with the Lord. I was truly devastated and was struggling with moving forward and coping with my pain.
Although I was hurting, I still had a heart to serve others. Through the church that we mutually attended in Oviedo, FL, I was informed by one of our church leaders (also a dear friend and wonderful lady), Anita Wheeler, that someone from our church family needed a ride to an appointment.
Rachel and I clicked immediately. We had so much in common, and felt right at home with each other. We both had that New York Latina thing going. We loved talking about our military experiences, fashion, family and God. We prayed together, and for each other. I always found it amazing that Rachel would reach out to me on days that she didn't have an appointment, just to see how I was doing. She knew I was having a hard time with losing my mom, and she was concerned and so supportive of me, someone who she just met. With everything that she was going through, she made sure to let me know she was praying for me! God showed me something through Rachel, and I am truly in awe of her.
I wrote this poem for her:
Friend of mine for a short time,
so special to me, you were one of a kind.
God had a reason
He brought us together for a season,
because He knew what we both needed.
It seemed like I was helping you, but you really helped me;
that's the way the Lord intended it to be.
You're someone who I'll never forget,
and you'll always have my respect.
Such a FIGHTER!!
So proud, brave, and strong
and praising Jesus all along.
I'm so blessed that you considered me your friend,
and I was with you till the end.
Friend of mine, friendship Divine
so special to me, you were one of a kind.
July 21, 2018
My lovely niece. It’s not one day that goes by that I don’t think about you. I feel like you still with us. I was about to text you like we always did, and just realized that you are gone to a better place. Your memories will always be with me. I remember you and Gaby staying with us for months when Erwin went to Iraq .
You was always so thoughtful. I remember I spent a weekend with you in Virginia and you had everything planned when I arrived. We went to a spa, lunch cruise and we saw the movie Bridesmaids We had so much fun. We did the electric slide at the lunch cruise and Rachel was hysterically laughing about me. I was all over the place 🙈. I can go on and on. I miss you dearly ❤️
July 21, 2018
Rachel is one of the most beautiful, graceful and thoughtful souls I’ve ever known. She always left you feeling at peace and loved. I am so sorry to the beautiful Jamieson and Morales, for your profound loss. Sending all of my love. Susanna
July 20, 2018
Para todos ustedes que quedaron en Pena, yo y mi familia les acompaňamos
en los sentimientos. Espero que la difunta descanse en eterna paz y que
todos aquellos que quedaron en duelo
puedan vivir con el bello recuerdo de como era ella cuando estava en vida.
Pastora Dania & Eduardo Reyes
July 20, 2018
It was our honor to know Sister Rachel. We got the blessing of praying and singing together to our awesome God, even in the mist of her situation. She was a great example of human being and Christian, a strong woman of faith and courage. Choosing to smile and always knowing where she was standing, trusting and leaning on, and that was, Jesus Christ. She conquer her fight, winning Eternal Life.
See you on heaven Sister Rachel,
With love Pastors Eduardo and Dania Reyes
July 19, 2018
God blessed my life with Rachel last year. Her strength and faith was inspiring. Rachel was always more concerned for others than for herself, a true servants heart. Her beauty and love for God and her family was more than even she could express at times. She just wanted everyone to know how much she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus and how much she loved her family. She was an amazing daughter, sister, wife and mother. I am so thankful for the example she was to all of us. Rachel we love and miss you more than words can say.
July 19, 2018
My Dearest Cousin Rae,
I missed you so much before you were even gone, hoping to have another chance to just hangout with you again.
Remember when I would stay at your house and we would play music in your room and dance on the dresser, or the time we cut school and was in the middle of the train, you went into the conductor's room and tried rapping on the loud speaker telling people the next stop. Hilarious! You were always the brave and the bold. Your dad and mom wanted me to go to Puerto Rico with you all, but since I didn't speak Spanish, I would have been a fish out of water. I regret not taking that leap and going with you guys. I would have probably learned Spanish and had so many memories with you and your sisters. I am deeply broken that I don't even have a picture of us together, but I have some letters. The most important thing is that I know you are smiling and happier than you have ever been with our Father in Heaven. Until we meet again.
Love you always,
Ruthie Mae Morales
July 19, 2018
Chapter 2: CONTINUATION
Second memory: When you read my diary when I was about 8-years-old and tried to explain the bird and the bees (btw, you made it way worse to comprehend). Or when I randomly walked in to your room while you were flat ironing your hair, but not the conventional way. You were crouched down on the floor, your dark brown hair on an ironing board as I witnessed you passed the iron on it back and forth. You even asked me not to tell anyone since it was ‘embarrassing’ (I guess this is before flat irons were invented). My favorite childhood memory is when you over poured syrup on my pancakes and told me, “don’t tell mommy.” You made me feel like it was such a treat and a sacred secrete just between the two of us. By the way, I kept that promise unless mom is reading this now.
I can go on and on with all the fond memories we had together, but it hurts since our memory lane was cut short. All I will remember is that you were not only my eldest sister, but you made me feel so protected. I pray that I develop even a quarter of your strength. You were a true role model-the bravest and the fiercest of us all. You were battling the "Big C" and you did it with such grace, never doubting that God will heal you. You did not let the "odds" lead your thoughts, but instead were led by your faith. Your faith was contagious, strong and uplifting. You remained selfless and even continued to encourage me to seek God and his presence (and for that I will forever be grateful). We no longer have to worry that you are in pain. My dear sister, although it hurts that you are gone from this temporary world, I know you are now healed and living in your real home. We will never forget you and you will forever be in our hearts. Your legacy will carry on through your children and I will always be there for them (like you were for me).
Love you to the moon and back,
Your sister, Sarah Lee (P.S. I will miss watching those late night movies with you)
July 19, 2018
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain." Revelation 21:4
To My Beautiful Sister,
I already miss you and all the great memories we shared over the years. The earliest memory I have of you probably was when I was about five-years-old. You wore contacts at the time and every morning I would see you dip your finger into a tube and pull out this plastic object. My younger self believed it was magic and I so eagerly wanted to perform that magic act myself. But, every time I tried I failed miserably. Until one day, I went into the plastic tube and before me appeared the plastic object. I excitedly ran to you in excitement and said “Look, I did it.” You were also excited but only because shortly after that I dropped your contacts on the floor (which were never found). I learned one thing about you at an early age, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR STUFF (lol).
TO BE CONTINUED in Chapter 2 From Sara Lee……. (I know you liked to read so I’d figure I make this shared memory a chapter in a book)
Angel (Tiki) Rivera
July 18, 2018
Where do I start? You were always the cousin I looked up to growing up. You were kind, serious (yet VERY funny with your reactions to the crazy things I would say or do), loving, considerate, God fearing, faithful to the Lord, and thoughtful. I always respected you because you always kept it real. I’m glad to say that all we had were good memories.
One memory, that we often spoke about, was how you made me fat that one summer (3rd grade) feeding me hotdogs and taking me to the movies. You always laughed at that and I did too because it’s absolutely ridiculous - still haven’t lost the weight lol. It was always funny how I would always bring it up and you’d give me the infamous “eye roll,” then you’d smile that warm smile that you had.
Another memory, which speaks about your thoughtfulness was how you would ALWAYS send me something for my birthday as a kid. You always remembered my birthday and it meant the world to me.
Although it hurts not to have you here, I am sure that you are in heaven smiling down on me (still laughing at my craziness). Forgetting you is not possible because you are totally memorable.
A final memory that I have of you saying is, “I want to be a living testimony for everyone.” Rachel, as I told you when you told me that, you ARE a living testimony. Through all of this you maintained faith, poise, and trust in the Lord. Many people, including myself, would not have handled the difficult situation you were going through the way that you did. God answered that prayer because family and friends will always remember you as such.
I leave this saying that I know that one day we will be reunited. I’m so grateful that the Lord put in my heart to spend the time that we were able to spend and to actually talk a lot. I shared things with you and you did also. I love you and may your life always keep on shining bright in our hearts!
In love, peace, and the Figueroa way,
July 18, 2018
Rachel was an outstanding example of strength and faith. She was a many great things but to me she was a cousin/sister and friend. We grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. together. We spent many weekends and holidays together. I looked up to her growing up. My heart is so heavy and broken right now. The only thing that consoles me is the fact you are no longer suffering. In the last 4 and a half years you have reminded me of why I always looked up to you. You were stronger than I will ever be. Until we meet again. I love you and miss you. Your cousin/brother Rocky
July 18, 2018
My dearest cousin Racheal : I know you are in a better place and although I wish you can be with us today, I know it was in gods plan for you to join him. Your faith was incredible and you inspired so many people. I love you and your family dearly!
One memory that id always bring up and youd laugh and deny was one time I was about 10 years old and you brought me into a place I shouldn’t have been ! Everyone close knows about the story and I’m sure they’ll remember and laugh as you did when I would recite the story every time I’d see you.
We had a heart to heart about life and following your dreams the last time I visited you while walking over to the Starbucks on August 12th 2017 . You gave me the push I needed and I wish I had the chance to let you know how grateful I am for that chat.
You admired me with your faith, love for god and the strength you had. From this moment on you’re in the best place possible- the kingdom of god , free of pain and in pure majesty .
“I can only imagine when that day comes
When I find myself standing in the Son
I can only imagine when all I would do is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for You, Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine”
Abel Figueroa Jr.
July 17, 2018
My dear Cousin,
Gone too soon and in the Lord's hands now, may you rest peacefully under God's love and care. Though we saw each other on occasion over the years we always spoke and felt like family and I recall every invitation you extended to me to visit your family overseas. We pray for strength for those you leave behind and I look forward to when we shall meet again in the Lord's kingdom.
With dearest sympathies, your cousin
Abel Figueroa Jr. & Family.
David & Anita Figueroa
July 16, 2018
Our Beautiful cousin Rachel ,
You were so welcoming , loving and accepting of my family and I.
I still see your beautiful bright smile-- when we first met each other. You were so eager to tell me all about my dad and all the memories you shared with him . Anita and I loved every single minuet of that day with you. We both admire your strength and strong-willed . May god keep you forever in his glory.... You will forever be loved&missed.
with love from David, Anita & The Figueroa Family, we LOVE YOU RACHEL... <3 <3
July 16, 2018
My Beautiful Sister in-law ,
The lord has decided to add a wonderful, spritually dedicated woman, loving mother and caring wife to his heavenly kingdom. Rachel your faith and strenght has been an example to all of us. Your faithful legacy will live on in all of our hearts. I was truly blessed and honored to have met you. May Erwin, Gaby and Bella be at peace with the knowledge of your everlasting holy embrace of our heavenly father.
you will be missed ! Your lovely borher -Inlaw Jorge
July 16, 2018
To my loving daughter who is resting in peace,
Rachel, I Love you and miss you so much! You have left a huge emptyness that will never be replace. But I know there is No more pain or sorrow. Oh mighty god was calling your name. I am heartbroken but I know you are in a better place. My dear , Until we meet again !
You was an inspiration to your sisters and most important your mom ! You were a strong women , Wife, mother and daughter. Although you were in pain / agony you were very understanding to others . You were loved by many. Your main concern was your husband and children . You wont have to worry about your family . I promise we will always maintain a beautiful relationship .
You will be missed but never forgotten, may you rest in peace forever.
your lovely mother (Mami )
July 15, 2018
My Dearest sister,
You were a strong willed Wife, Mother, Daughter and sister Whom never lost Faith, hope and Love.
You are an inspiration to my life! Your memories and advice will forever stick with me. You fought a rough / tough battle to the very end but the lord was calling. You are at peace and in a better place now!
You will forever be in my heart! Your loving Sister Becky
July 14, 2018
Rachel was so dear to me. She was my first niece. Her faith in God was so strong. Never lost her faith while battling cancer for 4 1/2 years I will always treasure her and admire her. Strong woman who loved her daughters, husband and God. She was a really a trooper. Very sophisticated , intelligent and compassion. She will greatly be missed. Always in my heart. Love you forever ❤️ Titi Lydia