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.
I have many memories of her while living in the States when I was a young girl, remember her tender and calm gaze and her contagious smile, her closeness and beautiful relationship with my parents who loved her very much….. but mostly will always remember her with her support through the last and difficult days of my mom Mary before she passed away.
There are no words of consolation for the great loss the family just had, however her belief in God will make her enjoy eternal life next to our Creator.
Teresa my family : Edgar, Lola and I will always rememer you!!
May you rest in peace.
Conocí a Teresa desde nuestra juventud y me gustaría compartir un recuerdo de ella. … En uno de los tantos Carnavales de aquellos años de los 70 , la Tere tomó “prestado” sin avisar que sacaría el auto de su viejo…lo cargamos con un turril de agua para salir a mojar a todo aquel que pasaba. Ya se podrán imaginar la cara de Guillermo “padre” al devolver el vehiculo que se encontraba mojado por dentro y por fuera… pero era aún más anecdótico saber que al próximo año repetiriamos la misma travesura.
Así como este tengo un sin fin de recuerdos con ella …desde solteras hasta casadas con risas,alegrías y alguna que otra tristeza.
Recuerdo nuestra última conversación de este año que añorabas volver a Bolivia, ten presente que tus recuerdos y esencia siempre permanecerán en esta tierra lejana y en mi corazón.
Tu siempre amiga “Lolense”.
I had the pleasure of meeting her once, it was at a Christmas Eve family dinner and I will never forget how she made me feel; warmly welcomed and as though I were her family. She was beautiful, warm and happily celebrating with Rod, Lisa, Julian and Little Abigail. She was proud of her grandchildren and when I had to leave, she asked Oh, must you leave? Please stay” she was a beautiful soul.
No puedo creer que no volveré a verte mi querida primita Teresita, quedó pendiente tu viaje a Bolivia, como siempe estaba contando los días para recibirte, pero el destino cambió nuestros planes rompiendo mi corazón.
Como siempre eras mi confidente, mi amiga. Mi hermana, eras Todo!! Siempe escribiéndonos y llamándonos recordando cuanta risa!! De lo que vivimos y aveces momentos tristes.
Llenabas mi corazón de paz, amor y tranquilidad.
Nunca podré olvidar los mejores momentos que pasamos desde niñas, adolescentes y mayores, recordaré por siempre las mejores anécdotas vividas juntas, Prima tu que estas en el cielo protegerme y cuidame desde la eternidad.
Te llevare por siempe en mi corazón y en el recuerdo, mi yunta querida descansa en Paz! La prima..
Telesa was a powerful woman she touch so many lives with her charm, caring, love and support, she always be remembered.
A special person like her cannot be forgotten , She was indeed one of my best friends, I will miss you T.
Riza and I had the pleasure of meeting Teresa more than a few times over the years we have known Rod and Lisa. Again and again, she showed us nothing but great kindness and warmth. You could talk to her about anything and had great intelligence. We will miss her, but take great comfort knowing Teresa is a better place watching over the family she loved very much.