MOORESVILLE Adam Christopher Perez, born April 15, 1991, at Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey, took his final journey to meet our Lord and maker Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. He is the son of Dr. Jose Eduardo Perez and Anna Maria Patetta of Mooresville. He was preceded in death by his "Nonno" and "Nonna" Euplio Patetta and Concetta Russo. We know that he is being taken well care of by his grandparents. He is survived by three brothers, Jose Paolo Perez of Tampa, Fla., Marc James Perez and wife, Elisa Decker along with his nieces, Frankie and Vali of Manaswakin, N.J.; Carl Alexander Perez of Mooresville. He is also survived by his grandparents, Eduardo Jose Perez and Susel Perez; Aunt Digna Cedeno, Pablo Cedeno and cousins, Eric, Paul, Michael and Edward; Aunt Zuzel Martin and cousins, Zuzelin and Nanette; Uncle Eduardo Perez and Amaryllis Perez; cousins, Edward and Daniel; Uncle John and Gail Patteta; cousins, Michael and Matthew; Aunt Michellina Patetta; cousins, Krystina and Sophia. Adam grew up in Tampa, Fla., as his family moved there when Adam was 3 months old. He was a graduate of Tampa Catholic High School. Although Adam played organized sports throughout his life, his passion was knowledge. He attended several universities including Ole Miss, University of Pittsburgh, UNC Charlotte and Johns Hopkins, but he found his home at Appalachian State University where he graduated. His last position was in internet sales. He was handsome, brilliant, funny, helpful and caring of all those around him. He was a great son, brother, grandson and friend. Adam you will always be in our hearts. Till we meet again, peace to you and to all, may God bless you. Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, (today, Jan. 26), from 5 to 8 p.m., at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Therese Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Iredell Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Attn: Karen Hussey, Director of Development Funds for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 550 Broadway, Suite 914, Baltimore, MD 21205; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Perez family. Condolences may be sent to www.cavin-cook.com.

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