OBITUARY

Teresa J. Mervenne

June 15, 1965April 5, 2021
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On April 5, 2021, Teresa Jean Mervenne ran into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Victory is hers as she dances with her Father God in fields of grace. She was preceded in death by her parents Barb and Don Raaymakers, and Paul Patin; and fathers-in-law Fredrick Ressell and David Mervenne Sr. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, David Mervenne; siblings Sherry (Tom) Plaggemars, Mark (Donna) Raaymakers, Bob (Jamie) Raaymakers, Mike Raaymakers, Paula Pierce, and Don (Conny) Raaymakers; mother-in-law, Sandra Mervenne (Ressell); honorary parents Nick and Florence Tartaglione; sister-in-law, Dawn (Dave) Murphy; brother-in-law, Mike (Char) Mervenne; and cherished nieces and nephews.

Teresa spent many years as a nanny where she loved and cared for so many children. She then pursued a career as a dental assistant. She loved to fellowship and serve at Resurrection Life Church in so many ways including ushering, food pantry, deacon, welcome center, Christmas program decorations, and so much more. Teresa loved Jesus and expressed it daily to anyone and everyone with her "God-shined" personality and smile.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Cook Funeral Home (West building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, Michigan. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 at Resurrection Life Church (doors E and H), 5100 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. prior to service. The service will be livestreamed: https://youtu.be/gbiLWwrMfA8

The family wants to thank her special friend and nurse, Lori Hinken from Lemmen-Holten, for all of her loving care, as well as the Faith Hospice team. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Teresa, contributions may be made to Lavender Life Co. (https://lavender-life.com/pages/in-loving-memory-of-teresa-mervenne). The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Cynthia Harter

April 11, 2021

Teresa will always be remembered for her larger-than-life personality and the love she showered on our family.

You will be greatly missed and remembered fondly.

Love,
Cynthia, Chet & Peyton

Jana Tartaglione-Brain

April 9, 2021

I'll forever be grateful for the love and care Teresa showered over my parents. Her sweet, kind, and gentle nature always brought many smiles and much happiness to their lives. She will forever be their angel.

Victoria Lancaster

April 9, 2021

I have memories of Teresa as a young girl when she would look after me and my cousins, Nick and Joey. I am a writer so the best analogy for me to make is that if life were a novel Teresa's personality jumped off the page, her smile etched into my memory from when I was a little girl. The way she radiated joy was so visceral it made it larger than life yet attainable- to be grateful for each day and happy. I admire her closeness also to my grandparents, of whom I know she was a fourth daughter.
-Victoria Lancaster

Tia Lancaster

April 9, 2021

Dearest Dave-
Deepest sympathies from the Lancaster family. If we are lucky enough in this life we run across those particular individuals that enter a room and it's immediately filled with love. Teresa was one of those people - her spirituality was palpable, her smiles were eternal, and her eyes sparkled with joy! Anyone touched by her knows that the material world will be lacking without her presence, but the heavenly world is rejoicing! Teresa set the example for all of us -- Love and God Bless, Tia, Colin, and the girls

Beverly Rinzema

April 9, 2021

You are so precious to me Teresa! You are a light in shining armor. You wore the full armor of Christ that is described in Ephesians 6 from head to toe every day and night as you and Dave spoke life to every cell in your body. You are a witness and an encouragement to everyone around you. Our times together as couples is a highlight in our lives. You are the very best friend I am privileged to address you as to me in my own life. You are missed here on earth! The memories we share will always be with me. Thank You for your JOY and ENTHUSIASM in every part of life. Because you are in the arms of Jesus walking and dancing in Victory with Your Heavenly Father God in fields of grace, I can also rejoice even though I have tears of love for you. I love your smile and laughter and all the wonderful life experiences we share. Ken and I promise to be there for Dave, your awesome husband and dearest of friend. Bev Rinzema

Robin Kobel

April 8, 2021

Dave,

Our thoughts and prayers at the loss of Teresa. May the memories you made together fill your heart in the future.

Shelly & Bob Squires
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Mark and Jeanne Nummerdor

April 7, 2021

Dave,
We are so deeply saddened to hear about Teresa. She was always such a kind and joyful person and a true light for the Lord! We were so glad that you both came to visit us in Jacksonville a few years ago. She will be greatly missed, but we know she is now in heaven and the loving arms of Jesus. May God give you comfort in the days ahead. We send you and all her family our love and deepest sympathy.

Matt and Becky Nummerdor

April 7, 2021

Dave, our hearts break for you, and we pray you feel comfort in knowing that heaven has gained an angel. You and Teresa were both so full of joy and life, and we'll always remember being able to get together in Arizona while you were here on vacation. She will be greatly missed!

Chantelle Kieft

April 7, 2021

She was the happiest most cheerful Lord following person I ever knew! I am blessed to have her come into my life by working with Dave at Family Fare. She touched my life in so many ways, I will surely miss her.

Karen Lewis

April 7, 2021

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