THERESA ROSE GENOVESE MENDEZ-BARBOZA, age 60, of Elora, Tenn. departed this life on Friday, December 21, 2012 suddenly at her residence.

She was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Frank and Vonnie Genovese.

She was a Christian.  Mrs. Mendez-Barboza had been disabled for several years.  Her hobbies included arts and crafts, tending to her house plants and was in the process of starting a business making clothes for pets.  She was a loving and caring person to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jewell Ann Stider.

She is survived by her husband, Juan Mendez-Barboza, daughter, Kristie (Joe) Covington of Estill Springs, Tenn., son, Eric Woodiwiss of Madison, Ala. mother, Vonnie (Howard) Shafer of Inverness Fla., grandchildren; Issac and Mateo Aguayo, brothers; Joe Genovese of Minnesota, Ted Genovese of Indiana and John Shafer of Tampa, Fla.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Grant Funeral Services in  charge of arrangements.