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Staff Sergeant Jeremie Shane Border Obituary


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“God Bless Our Hero's. Rest in peace Jeremie. No w you can do what you love about life in heaven. May God be with your family and friends. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Miss.Raines

“My deepest condolences to his family and service friends. Rest In Peace. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Mary - Fort Worth, TX

“GOD BLESS OUR HEROS ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: W.R. Skipworth - Mesquite, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He is a brave young man and we are honor is ultimate service to our country. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Coker - Mesquite, TX - friend

“My Prayers go out to the family of this very brave man. Thank You for keeping our country safe. May GOD BLESS you and your family. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Debra - Garland, TX

“We are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Marvin & Vicki Watts - Seagoville, TX

“Mary & DeLaynie: It is so hard to come up with the words you really want to say at a time like this so I would just love to share a fond memory of...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Mare Tate - Mesquite, TX

“Mary and Delaynie our hearts are heavy with sadness and sorrow for the lose of Jeremie. Jeremie is an American hero for his dedication and...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: David & Pam Flowers - Mesquite, TX

“I can not imagine how hard this is for your family. I will always keep you in my prayers and and if you ever need anything please let me know. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Carri Cotten - Mesquite, TX

“So sorry to here about Jeremie he was such a sweet boy and to read all the wonderful things about him I know he was a wonderful man. Prayers for you...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Tami Taylor - Lake Jackson, TX

“Mary & Family, I was so sorry to hear about Jeremie, it's a great loss. He always struck me as a very upstanding young man. I know he will be missed...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Kate Morris - Rockwall, TX

“I am honored that Jeremie was willing to defend my freedom. My heart aches for the sacrifice that he payed wanting people in a faraway land to know...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Randy Lawson - Mesquite, TX

“I went to college with Jeremie and he was an incredibly upstanding young man. He will be deeply missed. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Crisstie - Mesquite, TX - Friend

“God bless our HEROS! ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Kent Martin - Cameron, TX

“God bless our HEROS! ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Kent Martin - Cameron, TX

“Praying for your family. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie White - Mesquite, TX

“Mary, our heart truly hurts for you. So sorry for your loss. It is evident from his 'works' that Jeremie was s dynamic force filled with the zest for...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Oscar & Bobbye Oswalt - Mesquite

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. As a Gold Star Mother of a Fallen Hero (SFC Raymond Munden-02/16/09) I know this is one of the hardest things...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Billie Clark - Mesquite, TX

“What an amazing hero. Thank for fighting for our freedom. We will continue to pray and be there for the family, friends and loved ones. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Rickey & Lynn Skinner - Heath, TX

“We are so sorry! If you need anything just let us know. You and your family are in our prayers! ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Robert and Kim Daniel - Mesquite, TX


BORDER, STAFF SERGEANT JEREMIE SHANE born in Farmington, New Mexico on March 3, 1984. His mother moved him to Texas as soon as she could. In high school, Jeremie was a member of the Mesquite High School football team, the Skeeters. He proudly played a part in the 2001 perfect season. With his family's support, Jeremie became an Eagle Scout and graduated from high school in 2002. Upon graduation, Jeremie attended college at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas earning his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Communications in 2006. He enlisted in the Army on June 8, 2006 as an infantryman and completed basic training and advanced individual training. Jeremie then completed the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was assigned to 1-17th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. In 2008, upon completion of the Special Forces (SF) Assessment and Selection Course, Jeremie was selected to become a SF weapons sergeant. As part of his training he learned the Indonesian language at the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. He was originally assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Okinawa, Japan in 2009 but requested a transfer to Alpha Company to allow him to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. Some of Jeremie's awards include Special Forces Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Posthumously, he was awarded Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Preceded in death by biological father, Lance A. Border; paternal grandfather, Rex Border; grandfather, Robert Tarpley; grandmother, Marion Taylor. Jeremie is survived by mother, Mary Border; dad, Robert Harris; sister, DeLaynie Peek and husband Jason; sister, Ashley Harris; sister, Amanda Pereira and husband Berto; sister, Katie Border; brother, Jeff Border; paternal grandmother, Mary Lou England; step-grandmother, Gloria Tarpley; godsons, Robbie and Kayden Pereira; aunt, Judie Goodwin and husband Mike; uncle, John Tarpley and wife Kathy; uncle, Wayne Tarpley; cousins, Bryan Goodwin and wife Sandy, Jeff Tarpley and wife Stephanie, Angie Stewart and husband Brent, Sherry Tarpley; and a host of family and friends, too many to mention.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm, Sunday, September 9th at Restland Memorial Chapel. Services will be held at 10:00am, Monday, September 10th at Family Cathedral of Praise in Mesquite.