OBITUARY

Teresa Janette Gorczyca

September 18, 1994September 26, 2021

Teresa Janette Gorczyca was born in Sasebo-Shi, Nagasaki-Ken, Japan on September 18, 1994 to MM1 Gregory Gorczyca and Flora Gorczyca.

She attended elementary schools: Jack N. Darby Elementary School in Sasebo, Japan and Ikego Elementary in Ikego, Japan, Chets Creek Elementary School in Jacksonville, FL; middle schools: Mayport Middle and Kernan Middle; high schools: Sandalwood High School and Atlantic Coast High School where she was part of the first graduating class.

She was baptized at the Catholic Church in Sasebo, Japan. She was a member of the Holy Family by the Sea Catholic Church at Mayport Naval Base, FL, where she received her first communion and confirmation sacraments.

She had a passion for animals, art, music, and caring for people – especially those she loved. She worked at various businesses throughout Jacksonville, FL where she made many lifelong friends.

She is survived by her parents Gregory and Flora Gorczyca; siblings: sister Kimberly Hickey and husband Jacob, bothers Albert Gorczyca and Reggie Gorczyca, sister Luisa Gorczyca and boyfriend Matthew Sayles; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

“We don’t take anything from this life but our free spirit and memories. With that being said, do something for someone once in a while, whether it’s giving them a compliment or making them smile. Even if it’s unappreciated it’ll make its mark. One good act of kindness sparks another.” – Teresa Gorczyca

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hardage-giddensbeacheschapel.com for the Gorczyca family.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME In Jacksonville Beach FL.

Services

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Reception

    Friday, October 8, 2021

Memories

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Virginia West

October 8, 2021

Dear Teresa,
You are gone much too soon from your loved ones and a life of promise. We will remember your beauty and gentle soul. While your loss is so painful to all of us right now, we know you are at peace and that your spirit will walk beside all who cared for you.
Love,
Aunt Virginia and Uncle Mark

Bill and Roxanne Gorczyca

October 6, 2021

We are shocked and saddened to have our brother and family go through this loss. All glory goes to God; May God ease the burden and provide comfort and rest to all.

Brian Karolewicz

October 5, 2021

I am truly devastated at the loss of my great friend Teresa was the most positive , beautiful, and caring person I've ever known.She was also the most loyal and dedicated friend I've ever had the only friend I've had that would just come by if I had absolutely nothing to offer but conversation and my company we would have nights that we did art projects together gorgeous fault around and enjoyed life me and heard walked in walked by a very horrible car accident on Beach boulevard 2 months ago and she grabbed my arm and squeezed it really hard and said oh my God Brian we don't know how grateful we are to be alive everyday you never know when your life can just be taken from you and I can't think of that moment without crying uncontrollably.She always spoke of us just being better, I will miss picking on her for saying "low key" to much lol. But no one will ever be able to make me feel like she did,I loved her, and I will not stop searching for answers until someone gets what they deserve for hurting my girl. I urge everyone that hung out with her to come forward I've already contacted police and gave them a couple people's names we got to keep looking for answers. I love you T R.I.P. if the family needs anything from me call me at 904 405 7394 or email me at karolewiczbrian22@gmail.com

Crystal Hawkins

October 5, 2021

I am so so sorry for the family and friends loss of Teresa. I didn’t know her but this breaks my heart. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone sending lots and lots of prayers and comfort to you all.REST IN PARADISE PRECIOUS ANGEL ♥️🕊👼🏼🕊♥️

Stella Beard

October 5, 2021

RIP, Teresa (my middle name). As a mother and a neighbor my thoughts and prayers goes out to the family.
God needed another angel. 😂🌹❤️ 😇

Khema Chau

October 4, 2021

Teresa,
Oh my. We spoke not too long ago trying to arrange plans that never happened and I very much so wish we got to hang out. You were my best friend in middle school! We ate lunch together every single day, our stupid little finger ppl that we used to make skate and fall off roller coasters. Who else would understand that besides you? And every day in Mr Grogan’s computer class. We shared so many memories even beyond middle school! We’ve always kept in touch in highschool and beyond. I’ll never forget the talks we had about life and what we went through. God, I miss you so much girl. I am still in shock. You are such a bright light to anyone who has met you! It’s unfortunate that the good ones go first. But I’ll always keep you close to my heart. Thank you so much for the memories, you’ve always kept it real and we only had good times together. Rest easy baby girl. Watch over your family.

Hailey Klockman

October 4, 2021

It’s a been a few years given the break in people we met through. But no matter what, every time I was in your presence you were so sweet, loving and caring. There was a few times that I was in a bad situation needing a friend or just guidance and you were always a open ear, down to supply the support and wanted to keep the positive vibes no matter what was going on. So many times you were the light in the room. Absolutely full of laughter and fun! You, Teresa deserved the world! You will be missed greatly and the world will not be the same without you! Sending so many prayers to your family. I pray god puts his arms around your family in this time to provide strength and the answers they deserve!

Janet Kozlowski

October 4, 2021

I first met Teresa when Flora and Greg came to stay with me when the kids were small. She was a beautiful little girl. Rambuntious and sweet. I wouldnt meet Teresa until she was a young teenager at Grampa Gorczyca's funeral when Greg brought the whole family up to Upstate NY. What impressed me was how responsible she was in entertaining her younger siblings Reggie and Louisa so Mom and Dad could visit with family. Again I felt she was such a beautiful girl. Teresa we will miss you and I am sorry to miss your growing up. Love,Aunt Janet

leann brackins

October 4, 2021

My son, Travis Church, loved Teresa with all his heart. I loved her,too. She enjoyed cooking dinner for herself and "T". She was a good cook, and pretty proud of her dinners. One of my favorite memories of Teresa is cooking and Travis waiting for dinner. They were so cute together. Teresa and Travis adored Isabella, Travis's niece. They had so much fun with her, laughing, being silly. Teresa was a sweet, beautiful young lady with the most gorgeous smile. I pray their two souls are at rest with the peace from our Lord Christ Jesus. Teresa was a part of my family, and I will remember her, and her beautiful smile fondly.

Jason & DanaLea (Gorczyca) Woehl

October 4, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that time will ease your pain and that memories fill your heart. You have our deepest condolences.

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