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Apex Funeral Home

550 W Williams St, Apex, NC

OBITUARY

Elaine Abousalh

November 3, 1970November 27, 2019
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Elaine Silveira Ferreira Abousalh, 49 of Cary, passed away at her home on November 27, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Elaine was born on November 3, 1970 to her parents, Jandir Ferreira and Sonia Maria Silveira in Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil. She had degrees in Portuguese Language and Literatures and Linguistics from universities in Brazil and North Carolina.

Elaine had a successful career as a technical writer in the technology field displaying a wonderful knack for solving problems. She lived her life through simple pleasures such as being around her family and friends, dancing, singing and spending time with her nephew Lucas. Elaine was smart, kind and compassionate.

She will be lovingly remembered and survived by her husband, Nascif Abousalh Neto; her sister, Aline Senra; her brother-in-law, Rodrigo Senra; and her nephew and godson Lucas Senra.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Apex Funeral Home where the family will receive friends and guests with light refreshments. A funeral mass will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Duke Cancer Institute (http://dukecancerinstitute.org/give).

Condolences can be shared at apexfuneral.net (https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/apex-nc/elaine-abousalh-8943157) ====

Elaine Silveira Ferreira Abousalh, 49 anos, moradora de Cary, faleceu em sua casa em 27 de novembro de 2019 nos braços de sua família.

Elaine nasceu em 3 de novembro de 1970 de seus pais Jandir Ferreira e Sonia Maria Silveira em Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil. Foi formada em Letras e Literatura Portuguesa e em Linguística em universidades do Brasil e da Carolina do Norte.

Elaine teve uma carreira de sucesso como redatora técnica na setor de tecnologia, mostrando um grande talento para resolver problemas. Ela viveu sua vida através de prazeres simples e gostava de dançar, cantar, estar com sua família e amigos, e brincar com seu sobrinho Lucas. Elaine era inteligente, gentil e carinhosa.

Ela será amorosamente lembrada e sobreviverá através seu marido, Nascif Abousalh Neto; sua irmã, Aline Senra; o cunhado, Rodrigo Senra; e seu sobrinho e afilhado Lucas Senra.

O funeral será realizado no domingo, 1 de dezembro de 2019, na Apex Funeral Home, onde a família receberá amigos e convidados com aperitivos. Uma missa de sétimo dia será realizada nos próximos dias.

Em lugar de flores, por favor considere uma doação para o Duke Cancer Institute (http://dukecancerinstitute.org/give). Pêsames podem ser compartilhados no site apexfuneral.net (https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/apex-nc/elaine-abousalh-8943157)

Services

  • Reception Sunday, December 1, 2019

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Silvana Teixeira

December 4, 2019

Elaine, um exemplo, na minha adolescência, de ternura, inteligência e firmeza. Descansa nos braços do nosso Pai minha amiga. Oro para que Deus dê o conforto e a força necessária para aqueles que ficaram suportarem a sua partida.

Kevin Blake

December 3, 2019

I am very sad to learn of Elaine's passing. I had the great benefit of working with Elaine early in my tech writing career. She was a logical and patient perfectionist who was always eager to talk shop and fully discuss a grammatical conundrum. I came away from each conversation a smarter person and an incrementally better tech writer. She helped create a culture of sharing and caring, open information, and constructive feedback. I've tried to emulate these character traits in the work I've done since. Thank you, Elaine.

Flávio Oliveira

December 3, 2019

Nascif e Aline, que nossas preces cheguem até vocês para levar um pouco de conforto nesse momento difícil!

Um abraço bem apertado! Fiquem com Deus!

Flávio, Adrian,a Alice e Fernando!

Ann-Marie Grissino

December 2, 2019

To Elaine's family,
Elaine attended the Duke Technical Communications Certificate Program, where I was an instructor and first met her and was so impressed by her. She later joined the company NetApp, as a technical editor and writer and where I still work.

She was so very intelligent, had such great ideas and suggestions, was so kind and listened to your every word. She offered me a helping heart when I was going through cancer treatments at Duke Cancer Center. I wish I had known about her service on Dec 1. I would have attended.

Please know that there are many work colleagues who are just now learning of this sad news.

I wish your family peace and the healing of time. I will remember her wide, beautiful smile forever.

Ann-Marie Grissino

Laura Marsh

December 2, 2019

I worked with Elaine for three years. There was never a time, no matter how busy she was with her own assignments, that she wouldn't stop to help me. Elaine was patient, kind, funny, smart, and compassionate. She was a true light in the world.

Jim Metcalf

December 2, 2019

Nascif, I cannot believe this awful news. I know you and your family's hearts are torn apart with grief over Elaine's passing....at way too young of an age. The early death of someone you love is the cruelest pain that there is. My heart and soul pray that God gives you strength during this horrible time.

Della Chambless

December 1, 2019

Elaine, how I'll miss you, one of my oldest dearest friends, so smart and so sweet. I feel so fortunate that we had the chance to pick up our friendship where we left it in the years I was away. While we shared a love of language and never tired of talking linguistics, there was really never a paucity of topics to cover with her. Elaine was indeed an incredible conversation partner....so capable of deep listening and not afraid to share her reflections on any and every aspect of life and the world. We had some very special times with Elaine and Nascif over the years. In particular, I will treasure the memories of our monthly dinners. You two were and are two of the most special people I've known in life. Thank you for all you've given.

Nelson Senra

December 1, 2019

I will remember Elaine as a kind and smiling person all the time I met her. Certainly, God will receive Elaine and she will be a shining star.

Magali Senra

December 1, 2019

Elaine, a sweet, polite and at the same time a strong girl who proved to be a fighter. I have always admired her intelligence and kindness. Elaine, God welcomed you. Rest in peace. Our thoughts will always be with you.

Isabel Leite

December 1, 2019

Querida Elaine, escrevo em nossa língua mãe, a qual você tanto admirava e que sempre usávamos em nossa comunicação, ao longo de nossa infância e adolescência. Hoje, cultuo a saudade, a mesma que se exacerbava quando casualmente nos víamos em nossa cidade, Juiz de Fora, ao longo desses últimos anos. Saudade agora, ainda maior, daqueles dias, daquelas histórias da adolescência, de sua inteligência impar, seu humor ácido, seu sorriso. Fica aqui meu adeus, mas na minha memória, você permanece. Fica aqui minha palavra de consolo para sua família e a certeza que cumpriram plenamente seu papel. Fica a certeza de que agora você descansa e ajuda a cuidar deles. Fica a certeza de que Deus estará ao lado deles dando o necessário conforto... acho bonito esse texto e deixo para os que aqui ficam, dentre os quais me incluo, para amenizar essa saudade, essa partida e reforçar em nossos corações a certeza de que Deus a todos acolhe:
"Imagine que você está à beira-mar e vê um navio partindo. Você fica olhando, enquanto ele vai se afastando, cada vez mais longe, até que finalmente aparece apenas um ponto no horizonte. Lá o mar e o céu se encontram. E você diz: “Pronto, ele se foi. "Foi aonde? Foi a um lugar que a sua visão não alcança, só isso. Ele continua tão grande, tão bonito e tão imponente como era quando estava perto de você. A dimensão diminuída está em você, não nele. E naquele momento em que você está dizendo: "Ele se foi”, há outros olhos vendo-o aproximar-se e outras vozes exclamando com alegria: “Ele está chegando”.

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