Remembering Theresa Cerullo Celebration Service

Remembering Theresa Cerullo Celebration Service

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Legacy International Center

875 Hotel Circle S.

San Diego, CA 92108

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Celebrating The Legacy Of Theresa Cerullo

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You are cordially invited to join family and friends as together we celebrate the incredible life and legacy of Theresa Cerullo during this special Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Theresa Cerullo at the Legacy International Center on Friday, August 12th. The schedule is as follows:

Public Viewing 1030AM- Noon

Celebration of Life Service - Noon -130PM (This service will also be streamed live on the Morris Cerullo Facebook and You Tube Pages)

Affectionately known as “Mama” to millions around the world, Theresa Cerullo left earth for heaven on July 30, 2022, to the God she so faithfully served. Theresa is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Vivian LePari, her husband, Morris, who passed away on July 10, 2020, and their son, Mark. She is survived by her children, David Cerullo and Susan Peterson, seven grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Born January 6, 1931, Theresa married her Bible College sweetheart, Morris, on July 28, 1951. With her diligence, prayer, and faithfulness for over seventy years, she was a true ministry partner with her husband, Morris, in training over five million Nationals, bringing a witness to over a billion souls, and sharing faith and hope with tens of millions. Her son, David Cerullo, President of The Inspirational Network, and Morris Cerullo World Evangelism (MCWE), said that her great legacy will continue jointly with that of Dr. Cerullo. National ministers continue to be trained, and souls come to Christ, through the mission of MCWE and the Legacy International Center. Lives are being impacted all over the world. Her daughter, Susan, continues to perpetuate Theresa’s life work as the Sr VP of Event Services.

Theresa’s heart toward people was summed up in her favorite scripture, Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Her loving care led to countless testimonies from those who received her encouragement. She championed orphans, helping establish orphanages in Mexico. She cared for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, sex trafficking, prostitution, and domestic violence, with her acclaimed “Mama Theresa’s Place” where Morris and Theresa sponsored an entire floor of the Los Angeles Dream Center. Those who were discouraged and defeated looked to her with appreciation for her genuine take on life and family. Her message and teaching continue to offer strength and encouragement to many around the world.

Theresa was a woman of prayer, student of the Bible, and generous with her hospitality. As a culinary artist, her recipes play a vital role at Theresa’s Italian Steakhouse in San Diego, California. Her background was Sicilian with her father, Charles, being born in Sicily and marrying Vivian, the American daughter of Sicilian immigrants. Her parents embraced her husband, Morris, as their own son. The young couple rose from a small pastorate to conducting historic, evangelistic crusades that were credited with changing the spiritual atmosphere of entire nations. After the children were grown, she was able to travel with Morris and see the fruit of the ministry to which she contributed so much.

Theresa is survived by her children, David Cerullo and wife, Barbara, Susan Peterson, her grandchildren, Benjamin Cerullo and wife, Jessica, Rebecca Henderson and husband, Chip, Theresa Mellusi and husband, Mike, Joey Cerullo, Michael Cerullo and wife, Lindsey, Marissa Deiboldt and husband, Jay, Roseann Horter and husband, Mike, and her great-grandchildren, Joel, Samuel, Matthew, Mark, Sicily, Gabriel, Victoria, Madden, Josiah, Addiston, Isabella, Charlotte, Daniel, Dylan, Isabella M., and Jonathan. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph LePari, and sisters, Christine Blakely, and Lucille LePari.

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