In Loving

Maria Teresa Pereira

April 1, 1949 – May 25, 2021

Pereira, Maria Teresa, 72, of Burke VA, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Powhatan, VA, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her husband and children were by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents Guillermo and Nery Alcazar; and brothers Jorge Alcazar and Jaime Alcazar; and sister Carmen Alcazar. Teresa is survived by her husband Rolando Pereira, her sons Eduardo Guillermo Pereira, Rolando Pablo Pereira and Rod Alcazar and her daughter-in-law, Lisa Alcazar; grandchildren, Julian Alcazar and Abigail Alcazar; brothers Gaston Alcazar and Raul Alcazar, and many nieces and nephews and numerous other family members and friends.

Teresa was born in La Paz, Bolivia on April 1, 1949. She graduated from Universidad Mayor de San Andres in La Paz with a degree in Economics. After working for the Bolivian government for many years, she migrated with her immediate family to Alexandria, Virginia and later relocated to Burke, VA where she lived for nearly 30 years. Teresa was an active member of her community and church and touched many lives. Teresa was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was a true animal lover. Most importantly, she loved God with all her heart.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5th at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 12807 Valleywood Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192, where a funeral mass will be held. A reception at the church hall will follow.  Those wishing to view the funeral via Livestream should contact the family directly for access to the link.

The family asks that friends make donations to support The American Cancer Society, in lieu of sending flowers.