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Celebrating the life of

Theresa Marie Black

Passed away on October 09, 2023

Theresa Marie Black

Theresa Marie Puder Black, 63, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 9th 2023, in her home while being surrounded by her loving family. 

Theresa was born in Savannah, GA and was one of five children to Joseph and Julia Puder. She attended St. James Catholic School and graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in 1978. Theresa enjoyed a dedicated 30+ year career as a paralegal for various attorneys in the Savannah community. 

Theresa married her soulmate, Ricky Black, in April of 1982 and the two of them welcomed their only child, Amanda, into the world in February 1991. Theresa’s greatest joy in life was being a devoted mother to Amanda and she took great pride in becoming a mother-in-law to Amanda’s husband, Devin Ishak. Theresa was eagerly anticipating the birth of her first grandchild in December of 2023. 

In addition to her daughter, Theresa leaves behind her sister, Julie Puder Harmon of Midway; brother, Bill Puder of Bloomingdale; and several loving nieces and nephews, and other extended family. Theresa was widely loved across the Savannah community and cherished her relationships with friends and neighbors. 

A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish on Thursday October 12th, 2023 followed by a Mass at 11:00. Graveside burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery where Theresa will be put to rest with her late husband, Ricky Black. 



Amanda, Prayers for you. Your momma was such a lovely lady, and may you find comfort in all the beautiful memories you made with her. Thinking of you.

- Mary Gene Sikes, Savannah , GA

Amanda,There are no words that I can say to comfort you through this very sad time. Please know that my heart is breaking for you and your family.

- pace creech, Savannah, GA

Amanda So very sorry for the loss of your mama. She loved you so much and was so very proud of your accomplishments. She will be smiling down on you from heaven an watching over you. Many prayers and blessings to you in this time of sorrow. JackieHarvey

- Jackie Harvey, Savannah , Georgia

We are so sorry for your families loss of Theresa. I know you were close and will miss her greatly. You are in our thoughts Love Y’all, Mike Johnson

- Mike Johnson, Savannah, GA

Amanda, I am so very sorry. You have been on my mind since I heard about your mom. I know she was your rock and this must be such a difficult time. I am praying for healing for you and your family.

- Jennifer Povanda, Jacksonville, FL

i just want to express to whomever is grieving the loss of sweet TC that this world has really lost a caring, loving person. She loved my husband, “Nicky” and I have sweet memories of her and Ricky. We will celebrate together once again in Heaven with our family and the Lord Jesus!

- Camille Anderson, Richmond Hill, GA

Amanda, Devin and Family, we are so heartbroken about the loss of Theresa! She was such an amazing neighbor and friend and we feel so fortunate that we got to live next door to her for almost 10 years. Woodpecker Road just won’t be the same without her. She was such a kind, caring and giving soul. Always looking out for us and our kids! We are sending our deepest condolences to you all.

- Kaitlin, Patrick, Declan & Hayden Hughes, Savannah, GA

Amanda and family , I'm so sorry to hear about Theresa. We worked together at Chapter 13. She was so proud of you Amanda. She told me how much she loved your husband. It breaks my heart to know she didn't get to know her grandchild. She was so excited. But we know Ricky met get with open arms.

- Peggy Chance, Savannah, Ga

Amanda we are so sorry for your loss. I was honored to meet you and your mother at Mary Kate and our Son Brads wedding. The loss of a mother is beyond words but just know thru Christ you will see her again and she lives in that soon to be little babies heart forever. Luv Ricky and Pam Johnson

- Pam and Ricky Johnson , Savannah, Georgia

Amanda, We are truly so sorry for the sudden loss of your beautiful mother. It was an absolutely pleasure spending the time we did with her. She was a very special woman, who loved you beyond words could say. Witnessing your beautiful mother/daughter relationship with her will always hold such a special place in my heart. Sending all of our love, support, and prayers. We are here for you. Love, Samira, Bobby, and Sienna

- Valdez Family , Jacksonville , FL

Amanda, The entire Chapter 13 family grieves with you for the loss of your mom. I worked with your mom before you were born, and she always thought of you as her greatest blessing. This world is but a shadow of what is to come, and I know she will be cheering you on come December. Be grateful for the good memories, they are what sustains us when the going gets rough. Theresa made a huge difference in a lot of people's lives. I am glad to have known her.

- Rafe Semmes, Savannah/Midway, GA

May God Comfort your family, and may you Rest In Peace.

- Linda Lair Futrell , Savannah , Georgia

I enjoyed working with Theresa back in the day. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

- Kellie Wiggins , Savannah , Georgia

Amanda, I truly have no words. I just saw Theresa a few weeks ago, and of course she had to update me on your growing family. Having the privilege to know Theresa and Ricky was a blessing in itself. You were certainly the light of both of their lives. May Theresa’s memory live on through you, just as you have carried Ricky with you for so many years. May perpetual light sine upon her, May she rest in peace.

- Leanne Sells, Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences. I’ll treasure every memory that I shared with momma T, she was so special to me. We shared a bond that could never be forgotten. I love you all and am praying for the family.

- Kryssy, Jacksonville , Florida

My deepest condolences. I’ll treasure every memory that I shared with momma T, she was so special to me. We shared a bond that could never be forgotten. I love you all and am praying for the family.

- Kryssy, Jacksonville , Florida

My thoughts and prayers for the family. Sending my love to Amanda Julie Bill and Tina. May God walk with you and guide you through this difficult time. All my love Joanne

- Joanne Lair, Savannah, Georgia

We are sending our deepest Condolences and prayers of Comfort during this difficult time...Rest in peace Theresa...

- Steve & Suzie Scherz, Midway, Ga

A candle has been lit!

- June Maddox, Tybee Island, Ga

Dearest Amanda, We’re so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was the sweetest. Always looking out for her Amanda. “Always have boiled peanuts!!” May God grant her peace!! The McCuen’s

- The McCuen Family, Savannah, GA

Dear Devin & Amanda, May your Dear Mother Rest in Peace. You did not lose her, you know exactly where she is, resting now in the loving arms of Jesus. It is not good-bye but intil you meet again. Peace and love be with you at this most difficult time. xo Love, Pam & Mick xo

- Pam & Mick Flannery, Melbourne, Florida

May the Puder family find peace within their friends and family. Theresa was always such a kind and gentile soul.

- Cindy (Peters) Work, Wilmington , NC

Amanda, Julie & Bill, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom and sister. She was a very special friend to my mom and to me. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. Asking God to give y’all comfort, strength and peace in the difficult days ahead. With deepest sympathy. RIP TC

- Lynn Wells Troughton, Savannah, GA

Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. We worked together at Chapter 13 many years ago. Our friendship was special even more because when you were born on February 19, my son was born on February 19 the following year. Know that God will wipe away all of your tears. Hold the memories dear in your heart.

- Olympia W. Hamilton, Savannah, Georgia

Amanda there are no words adequate to heal the broken heart you have right now. I know that you are hurting. Know that we are praying for you and your sweet family. Rest in His peace.

- Mary Lynn Zittrouer , Guyton , Geirgia

Amanda we have you in our prayers. So sorry for your loss of your beautiful mom. She was an amazing person. Please remember no one can take your memories away....Alicia, Victoria and Kassie Harvey

- Alicia Harvey, Savannah, Ga

Amanda , our hearts are broken too. We are so sorry to hear of TC’s sudden passing. She was always so proud of you. Our thoughts and prayers are Lifted for you , your husband and your beautiful baby girl. Love , Sarah and Tim Fogarty

- FOGARTY , Savannah, Ga

Amanda, I’m truly heartbroken with this news. Your mother was a special lady and I have great memories of her at your wedding. I know she was so proud of you and Devin and the future you both have together. Please know you have support from my family as we’re thinking and praying for you.

- Alex Marbury, Nashville , TN

I am so sorry for loss of Teresa. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers. Charlotte Allard Fordham

- Charlotte Allard Fordham , Savannah , GA

Amanda, we are so deeply sorry to hear about your sweet mom’s passing. We both absolutely loved her. She always had something kind as well as funny to share, she always thought to ask about our daughter, and she LOVED to tell us about you and what was going on in your life! You were the light of her life, and I believe her light will live on in you. I pray that your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. She will be truly missed. ❤️

- Kelly and Robbie Shea, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

Julie , Bill and family, We are so shocked and saddened, found out next day after funeral. Me & Eddie thinking of all of you. Sending love and prayers.

- Julie & Eddie Paige, Savannah, GA

Amanda, it is so hard to think of the right thing to say at a time like this. Your mom & I worked together at chapter 13 & became friends. I am so sorry to hear of her death. She was a good person & friend. I hope your pain will ease soon. Try to remember the good times. God bless you & your family.

- Theresa Devoe, Savannah , Georgia

Amanda: My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Theresa was a wonderful person and a very hard, dedicated worker. She always made me smile with her truthful and candid comments. She will be missed. Prayers and blessings to you.

- gale barrow, SAVANNAH, GA

Amanda your Mom tried to help my Mother with her legal stuff. God bless her for listening and helping a true “challenge”.My Mom would sing her praises!

- Kelley Sharpe Durden, Savannah, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel