SOUTH FULTON, Tenn. — Theresa Simon Haddad, 74, went to be with our Lord on September 8, 2013, after a hard-fought battle with ALS.
Born in Hadchit, Lebanon, May 12, 1939, she immigrated to St. Louis, Mo., in 1947. She graduated from and taught 4th grade at St. Frances De Sales Catholic School in St. Louis, Mo., before marrying Jack Haddad in 1965 and settling in South Fulton, Tenn.
Her life revolved around her husband, three girls, 13 grandchildren, to whom she was affectionately known as “Sitti”, and service to others.
She retired from South Fulton Elementary School, where she worked as a dedicated teacher and educational assistant and touched the lives of numerous children, especially those with special needs. She was active in the Tri County Homemakers Club and in her church, where she served in leadership capacities in all areas including CCD, RCIA, Bible study, Eucharistic ministry, and visiting the homebound and nursing home and hospital parishioners. She was a source of spiritual inspiration to so many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Loretta (Husnie) Simon; and five siblings.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jack; daughters Lori (Mike) Meredith of Paducah, Ky., Christy (Craig) Atwill of Union City, Tenn., and Jackie (Carlos) Parr of Milan, Tenn.; her brother, George (Marilue) Simon of St. Louis, Mo.; and brother-in-law, Sammy (Dorothy) Haddad of South Fulton, Tenn.; grandchildren Michael, Josh, Luke, Emily and Jaclyn Meredith of Paducah, Ky., Matthew, Austin, Clare Atwill of Union City, Tenn., Jack, Sam, Kate, Ben, and Jane Parr of Milan, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2013, at the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Fulton, Ky., with burial to follow in the Greenlea Cemetery. Father Richard Meredith, Father Joosa Marydasan and Father John Meredith will officiate.
Visitation will be at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel from 12 noon Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, until 8 p.m. A rosary service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: St. Edwards Catholic Church, 504 Eddings St., Fulton, KY 42041 or St. Mary School System, Attn: SMSS Memorials, 1243 Elmdale Road, Paducah, KY 42003.