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Teresa Margarita Cascante, born Margarita Teresa Barrantes Chavarria, passed away on March 4, 2018 at the age of 89. Her great love in life was Jesus Christ and she spent her life sharing his gospel with everyone and in everything she did (OR 'IN HIS SERVICE').

Teresa was born on June 20, 1928 in San Jose, Costa Rica. She met Hector Benjamin Cascante in 1949 and they were married in San Jose on June 30, 1950. Along with daughter Margarita, they immigrated to the United States and became proud citizens. Teresa worked as a seamstress and at the Steinway Factory, where she made piano parts, until she graduated seminary school in 1975. After that, she spent her life in service to God as a home missionary, concentrating her efforts in nursing homes and hospital facilities. She also made various trips to the Dominican Republic as a missionary.

Teresa was preceded in death by her husband Hector and son, Hector Benjamin Jr. and is survived by daughter Margarita Brendlinger of Anchorage, Alaska ;grandchildren Merari Hollingsworth, Ruth Elena Griffin of Raleigh, North Carolina, Rebeca Nieto of San Antonio, Texas , David Velazquez of Columbia, New Jersey, and Marc Brendlinger of Anchorage, Alaska, as well as fourteen great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 9 at 2 PM, at Tabernacle Baptist Church in King George, Virginia.