Elizabeth Ceresini was born on Dec. 10, 1948. She was the second child born to Charley and Ida Mae Isom. Elizabeth was known to her family and friends as “Wheeza”, a nickname given to her by her niece, Carly Smith when she could not pronounce “Liz”.
She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and a sister Teresa. She is survived by eight brothers, two sisters, three children, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.
She passed away Saturday night as the sun went down in a beautiful sunset, as God called her home.
Her parents taught her hard work and a discipline. To many of her siblings she was more like a second mom than a sister. She graduated Valedictorian from Blanket High School. After graduating from Tarleton State College with a teaching degree, she moved near San Antonio and began her teaching career. She was married to Robert Ceresini and upon the birth of her first child, Michael, she quit teaching and began her second career as a mother. Heather Joy and John Paul came along to round out the family and she spent the next 15 years raising and teaching her children to be good kids and to think for themselves, not to be followers. After John was old enough to go to school, she went back to her career as a teacher in Cleburne, Texas, where she loved and taught every kid she met until her retirement at the end of last school year. Its hard to tell a person’s life story in a few paragraphs, but important to try. Wheeza was an angel on earth. She never put herself before anyone or anything. If she had $20 in her pocket, she was just keeping it to share with the first person she met who needed it. Wheeza was a woman of great faith. In 1995 she had a serious car accident, with her car being struck and overturned in a ditch. When asked about it, she said that she turned loose of the wheel and heard God say his angels would set her down in the ditch safely. Well believe her or not, we pulled a dozen eggs from the back seat of her car and not one was broken. She was a friend to all she knew. She was a hard worker. She was a teacher and a giver, and was the last to give up. She taught me that peroxide and a butterfly band-aid could patch up just about any wound. I could write enough about her to fill this entire paper, and have probably come close, and if I did she would probably think it was funny. She taught us not to see the cup half empty or half full, just to be grateful it had something in it, and enjoy whatever it was. Don’t be sad that she is gone, be happy that she was just here. We lost an angel on earth, but just think about how good the ones will be she gets to teach in Heaven now. Wheeza you were our sunshine, we will always love you.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday Sept. 2, 2010, at the Early Church of Christ, with Willie Isom officiating. Interment will follow in the Eureka Cemetery in Brown County. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the Blaylock Funeral Home.
The family requests in lieu of flowers to please send bright and colorful balloons. Arrangements under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.