Mrs. Theresa Antoinette Beatrice Antonucci Pucciariello, 81, went to be with Jesus on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Community Hospice Facility in Vidalia. She was born in Brooklyn, in Kings County, NY. In 1948 she moved to Farmingdale Long Island, N. Y to her country home with her family. Before her marriage she was an actress in the theater off Broadway. She took singing lessons at the Cambridge School of Singing in New York and sang on the radio station WLIB, in N.Y; sang a solo "I'll Never Walk Alone" with Farmingdale Republic Choir; sang at the Rivera on the Hudson River and sang at the weddings at St. Killian's Catholic Church. She was 1st runner-up in The Miss Farmingdale Pageant contest in Long Island, NY. She was a beautician, seamstress and worked several other jobs before working as a riveter at Liberty Aircraft Defense Plant for 4 and half years. She was married May 26, 1956 at St. Killian's Catholic Church in Farmingdale. She resided in San Antonio, Texas for twenty years with her husband. She has certificates of bible school at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX; St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Kirby, TX; a course with Marilyn Hickey in March 1989; at the Institute of Bible Study with Jerry Farwell in 1990 in Georgia and the Christian Families Fellowship and Baptist Church in Atlanta Georgia in 2004. She was born again on September 10, 1984 at the Copeland Ministries in Savannah, GA. In October 1989 she was baptized in the name of the Holy Spirit at the East Terrell Hills Church of the Nazarene in San Antonio, TX. She got her certificate in discipleship training at Asbury United Methodist Church from October 19, 1992 to August 15, 1993 with the Revered Michael Brown. On November 17, 1984 she was a member of the group Life Springs in New York and climbed Wildcat Mountain in New Jersey and repelled with ropes. After the passing of her husband she moved to Baxley in April of 1990 and lived on Frank Miles Road for nine years. Then from 1997 to 2004 she traveled the United States serving her Lord Jesus and continued to work for the Lord. Upon returning to Baxley to live in February of 2004 she moved to 2320 Hatch Parkway S. Apartment 6, Oak Dale Motel where she resided until October 2007 when she moved to 169 Edgerton Street. She was preceded in death by her husband, SSgt Nicholas Anthony Pucciariello.
Survivors are her son, Joseph Michael Pucciariello of Baxley; four daughters, Josephine Theresa Lightsey of Baxley, Marie Antoinette Wustholz of Newtown, PA, Vivian Catherine Ennis of San Antonia, TX and Liane Hansen of San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren, Jordan, Brittany, Philip, Mindy, Jacob, Kristin, Richard, Daniella and Jennifer; four great grandchildren, Michaell, Vera Mae, Vincent Miles and Kayla Lee; several cousins, Anne and Stephen Keenan and Family of Denville, NJ, Lucia and Nicholas Colosi and Family of Brooklyn, NY and Helen Theresa Ryan of Bokeelia, FL; a God mother, Beatrice Carlino of Palm Desert, California; a sister in Christ, Patricia Lewis and several nieces and nephews and families
Visitation will be held Monday, August 12, 2013 from 6-8pm at the funeral home.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11am at Miles~Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Rick Brown and Pastor Ila Mae McLeighton officiating.
Interment will follow at the Omega Cemetery.
Active and Honorary pallbearers will be family.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at demfuneralhome.com.
Miles-Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.