Celebrating the life of

Marika Carellas

Passed away on May 22, 2020

Marika Carellas

Marika Carellas passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Abercorn Rehabilitation Center after several illnesses.
She was born in Kalamata, Greece, where her father was a physician.   Marika studied nursing and English in Greece. She came to Savannah with her husband and has lived here since 1957.  Marika was a lifelong member of St Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Savannah, where she was a member of the St Paul's Philoptochos Society (a women's philanthropic organization) and taught Greek school.  Marika was an excellent seamstress and worked at St Joseph's Hospital and Fine's department store during her life. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister, and aunt and will be greatly missed.  Marika was truly one of a kind with a heart of gold, never holding her tongue and always telling the truth.  

She is predeceased by her husband John Carellas of Savannah.  She is survived by her daughter and only child Helen Carellas of Savannah; her twin sister Anna Minion Bizimi of Kalamata, Greece; her nieces Dana Carellas Sheehan (Todd) of Savannah and Marina Juli of Kalamata Greece; and by two nephews Christopher Scalisi and Theodore Carellas, both of Savannah. 

 Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 26th at 5:00 pm with the Trisagion to follow at 6:00 pm at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The funeral will be held at St Paul's Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday 27th at 1:00 pm with the interment to follow.
Seating will be limited for the funeral due to social distancing. Please contact the Church office at (912) 236-8256 or if you plan to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson St., Savannah, GA 31401. 

May her memory be eternal!



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Dear Helen, We have a ton of memories between us over the years. I will miss your Mama. I use to love talking to her and listening to her fabulous Greek accent which I adored. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May Her Memory Be Eternal! Love,

- Tia Halatas, Savannah, Ga

Dear Helen and Family So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time and may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. With Love Chris and James

- Maria Miller , Savannah, Ga

Memory Eternal! Continued prayers for you Helen!

- Nikki Palamiotis, Woodstock, GA, United States (1)

My heart and thoughts are with you. I am here for you.

- Georgia P. Miller, Richmond Hill, GA

Dear Helen, I wouldn’t know where to begin with all the wonderful memories I have of your Mama. I will never forget how gracious she always was every time I came over, even as a child, she would always offer me a Greek cookie or something to eat. I echo what Tia said about her beautiful Greek accent. She was always friendly, upbeat, and a beautiful woman. I will miss her so much. I’m continuing to pray for you. Love, Dorothy

- Dorothy Brown, Rincon, GA

Helen, I just learned that your beautiful, sweet Mom passed away last month. I am getting to "that age" where I check the Savannah obituaries every few weeks and was sad to see that Thea Marika passed away. She had such a caring, kind spirit and I feel blessed to have known her. She is in a much better place now, but I know you miss her very, very much! As a friend of mine put it, she's gone from "living for Jesus to living with Jesus" and that is what we all aspire to do. I just wanted to say hello and pass along my deepest sympathy for your loss. Sending hugs and blessings, Connie

- Connie Carellas Lane, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel