SusanTheresa left to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 12:25 a.m. from the Portageville Nursing & Rehab Center. Born on January 5, 1940, on the north side of Chicago, to her parents, Samuel V. Spatafora and Beverly Galant Simonetti Uomini, who preceded her in death.
She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior on Thursday, November 19, 1953 at the age of 13 while attending a Youth in Christ meeting after school. All her life she attended Vacation Bible schools and Sunday school. She had a solid background in reading and living of Jesus' words from the Bible.
SusanTheresa graduated from a Christian High School- North Park Academy. She received a BBA from Northwestern University of Chicago. She was married, then divorced, with no children.
SusanTheresa traveled back and forth from Chicago to Portageville for several years, then in May 2009 she made Portageville her home. She attended the First Church of God where she sang in the Choir and was in the Bell Choir. She was extremely pleased that the Lord Father in Heaven led her to Portageville.
SusanTheresa was the President of an Elvis fan club since 2001. She has been visiting Memphis since 1986 for the Elvis Week events, and Elvis' and her January birthdays have always been a family reunion to see people she has met throughout the years from all over the United States and World. She found this to be a great place to witness for the Lord. She knew personally most of Elvis' closest inner circle of friends. But, if you asked her, she would correct you and say there is only one "King"- the Lord Jesus Christ.
SusanTheresa wants a "Going Home Celebration- She was Faithful" at the First Church of God on August 16 at 11:00 a.m. with refreshments afterwards. Please come and celebrate her life.