Obituary: Lola Lee Perez, Age 2
A funeral service for Lola Perez will be held Sept. 29. A fundraiser for her medical expenses will be held Oct. 13 at Peggy O'Neill's restaurant in Palm Harbor.
Lola Lee Perez, age 2, passed away Sept. 11. She was diagnosed with Alpers Syndrome in March after suffering a seizure. Alpers Syndrome is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system with no cure.
"She was a beautiful and loving little girl and will be deeply missed. Lola is survived by her parents, Valorie and Benny Perez Jr. and her adoring big brother, Benny. We love you our little angel," her family wrote in her obituary on Curlew Hills Memory Gardens' website.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Community United Methodist Church in Oldsmar, which is located at 207 E. Buckingham Ave.
Joanne Leman is a longtime friend of the family who is helping to organize a fundraiser to help pay for Lola's medical bills.
"The family is doing as well as can be expected," she said.
Lola's relatives are longtime members of the Palm Harbor community. Her grandparents, John and Danita Beck, who own Beck Graphics in Clearwater, live in Palm Harbor. Her uncle, Don Hurt, is the owner of "Your Claim to Frame" in downtown Palm Harbor.
Peggy O'Neill's restaurant will be hosting the fundraiser. The "For the Love of Lola Lee" benefit will be held from 3-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The restaurant will donate all money received to help pay medical bills.
"It's going to be a very family-oriented event," said Leman.
The benefit will include entertainment from the following performers-
- Cory McHugh
- Between Bluffs
- The Love Tribe
- Shoeless Soul
- Robert & Mary Southerland
- Noah Broe
- The Groove Co.
Other activities include-
- Dunk tank
- Face painting
- 50/50 tickets
- Lucky number balloon sale
- Silent auction
- Palm Harbor Fire Rescue appearance
You are welcome to bring lawn chairs, but coolers are not allowed.
Peggy O'Neill's is located at 1026 Florida Ave. (727) 787-7734
Donations can also be sent to:
- Ted Freidinger, CPA, 1114 Florida Ave. Suite B, Palm Harbor, FL 34683. Make checks payable to Lola Perez