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1934 Therese 2021

Therese Matta

January 12, 1934 — June 12, 2021


Therese was born January 12, 1934 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is preceded by her husband Elias Matta, her son Maroun, and her first daughter Madeleine.

She is survived by:


  • Georges Elias Matta, in Beirut, Lebanon and his family.


  • The family of late Madeleine & Antoine Bou Saada.
  • Fadia & Fred Tannous of Wollongong, Australia and her family.
  • Renee & Ghaleb Elawar in Houston, Texas and her family.
  • Florence & Bert Kuiper of Australia.
  • Maguy Charbel Elkhoury in Houston, Texas and her family.

Also, the family of brothers and sister scattered in Canada, Europe, Australia and UAE; grandsons, granddaughters and great great grandsons and granddaughters.

Therese was a selfless, giving person; a devout Christian and a generous soul; a solid mother; a rock to rely on, she would cross oceans to be by you in times of adversity.

She was loved by all. She had the ability to heal hearts and make you feel you are what matters the most in the world.

Her family was her priority. She oversaw the well-being of all, and no one could refuse her wishes.

She was always positive and had a great sense of humor. Her laugh was contagious; she faced the challenges of life heads-on; she expected you to do the same - to keep your chin up; to keep going to rely on your faith in God.

The rosary was her best companion - she prayed every day for the safety and happiness of her family and for the peace in Lebanon.

Therese leaves a big void and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her in Houston for the last 15 years. Her family and friends across the globe feel blessed to have shared times together with her and created beautiful memories that they will carry with them forever.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

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