The world mourns the loss of Theresa Mendelson, a cherished daughter, sister, wife, mother, and esteemed real estate agent. On Sunday, September 17, 2023, at the age of 61, Theresa passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Her husband shared the heartbreaking news in a heartfelt post, describing her as the most amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, leaving an indelible void in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Theresa Mendelson’s journey through life was marked by dedication and achievement. She began her educational path in 1976 at St. Christopher School and continued to excel at Riverdale High School. In 1982, she proudly graduated from Jefferson Vocational Technical College, a testament to her commitment to education and self-improvement.
Theresa’s professional journey was equally impressive, spanning a remarkable 17 years in the field of real estate. Her career culminated at Watermark Realty, where her warmth, professionalism, and unwavering ethical standards set her apart. Beyond her exceptional qualities, Theresa Mendelson was recognized as a visionary and innovator in her field.
Throughout her career, she embraced cutting-edge technology and innovative strategies, aimed at enhancing the real estate experience for her valued clients. Her forward-thinking approach ensured that her clients always had access to the latest tools and resources, giving them a significant competitive advantage in the dynamic real estate market.
Theresa is survived by her devoted husband of 40 years, David Warren Mendelson; her loving sons, Brian David Mendelson (Ashley) and Adam Christopher Mendelson (Diana); and her cherished grandchildren, Addison Mendelson and Alexander Mendelson. She is also survived by her four siblings: Anthony LaRosa III (Becky), Frank LaRosa, Christopher LaRosa, and Philip LaRosa (Nina). Her memory lives on through her mother-in-law, Lydia Mendelson; brothers-in-law, Howard Mendelson, Jr., (Cindy) and James Mendelson (Glennie); and sisters-in-law, Mary Johnson and Lisa Vicknair (Charles). Numerous nieces and nephews also carry her memory close to their hearts.
David Mendelson, teesa’s husband shared his love and sorrow on the death of his wife. He stated that:
Sunday, September 17, 2023, our beloved Teesa, Theresa LaRosa Mendelson, left us to be with the Lord. She was the most amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, and she will be truly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. We are completely heartbroken, but we know she’s in a better place now and no longer suffering.On and off for the past 6 years, she had been battling breast cancer. She kept that information close, as she never wanted to burden anyone with her suffering. She fought this battle as hard as she could and spent her last few days in our home, surrounded by family and friends, and passed peacefully with her loved ones by her side. We’re thankful that she is no longer suffering, but we are going to miss her so so much. We know you will forever be watching over us, Teesa. I love you my baby.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church, 309 Manson Ave. Metairie, LA 70001, on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am, followed by a Mass officiated by Fr. Raymond Igbogidi at 12:30 pm. Flowers or memorial contributions are equally welcome in Theresa’s name, and donations can be made to CASA New Orleans at www.casaneworleans.org. Theresa Mendelson’s legacy of warmth, innovation, and unwavering love will forever be cherished by those whose lives she touched.