Emily Al-Nawar Issa

emily issa

June 3, 2021

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Emily Al-Nawar Issa, born in Lebanon, resident of Colorado, went home to be with the Lord on June 3, 2021. Preceded by her parents, Elias and Gisele El-Nawar. Survived by her husband Bassam, son Elias (Andrea), son John, daughter Julnar, and granddaughter Veronica Issa, and sisters Joyce Abdelsater and Gina Kassab. Emily was dedicated to education as a student of history, school administrator, and schoolteacher. She put all her love and energy into raising her children and was a loving wife. A small service for close family & friends will be held in remembrance of Emily at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church of Pueblo on Tuesday, June 8.
Interment at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado. Online condolences,  www.montgomerysteward.com


Viewing: June 7, 2021 6:00 pm

St. Michael's Orthodox Church
801 W. Summit Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


Parastasis/Panikhida: June 7, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

St. Michael Orthodox Church
801 W. Summit Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004


Funeral Service: June 8, 2021 9:30 am

St. Michael's Orthodox Church
801 W. Summit Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


Outdoor Gathering/Reception: June 8, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Michael's Orthodox Church
801 W. Summit Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


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  1. Bassam and family I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Emily but remember Bassam talking about her and I know he loved her dearly. She is at peace now. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. So sorry for your loss of Emily. You will see her soon in Heaven and be with her forever with all your family! God bless! I miss all of you!

  3. Bassim, I ams sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. You shared stories with me on our walks of her care for you and your family, and later, your care for her. I wish you and your family God’s peace, comfort and hope as you go on without your beloved.

  4. I’m very sorry and heartbroken for the loss of dear Amy, Sincere condolences and heartfelt sorrow to her family,
    husband Bassam her children and sisters Joyce and Gina and all the family may her soul Rest In Peace , Memory Eternal 🙏✝️

  5. Bassam, my friend – to you and your family, my heart hurts for the loss of your Emily. Prayers that God will bring you comfort and peace.

  6. Bassam and family, I am so saddened by your loss.
    Bassam, Your dear wife was an inspiration to everyone.
    I know how very much you love Emily, because I could always see the light in your eyes whenever you spoke of her, and hear the caring and love in your voice when you spoke with her.
    May you and your family find some comfort from everyone that loves and cares about all of you.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,
    just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer

  8. Bassam and family, Emily will be truly missed. I really liked meeting her, she was a wonderful lady.

  9. Bassam and the Issa family, I am saddened to learn of Mrs. Issa’s passing on. I wish you comfort in your many memories of time spent with her. God Bless you all.

  10. With heartfelt condolences to Bassam and the Issa family. May you take comfort in knowing she is now with the Lord. ❤️
    With love,
    Your neighbors Jared and Jennifer Rodriguez and family

  11. Emily was like a mother to us and we are going to miss her awfully. We are so blessed to be a part of your family, through all of the life events we’ve shared.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. She was such a lovely lady and we are so thankful to have known her. She will be greatly missed.

  13. Emily, words cannot express how much we will miss you. I am so grateful to call you my mother-in-law and the grandmother of our daughter and baby on the way. They have a strong, intelligent grandmother to look up to and they will know you through positive memories. We now have a new angel to watch over us.
    Rest in Peace.

  14. God bless her soul.
    Cousins do not weep, she is in heaven united with the Lord.

  15. I was sorry to read of Mrs. Issa’s passing. She was a devoted mother to her brilliant children. She and her family are in my prayers.

  16. To Aunty Emily and the Issa Family, we offer a prayer to you at this time.

    Dear Lord, you are the sovereign King, who looks over His children, calling us all home to be with you when you know the time is right. Lord we do not always understand your ways but Father we can trust in your timing in all things; for you Lord, made all things for the glory and purpose of your will.

    Lord we thank you for the life Aunty Emily. We thank you for the woman she was and we thank you, Lord, for the ways you used her here on Earth.

    Father, we pray you would be the source of comfort for her family and friends now in our time of mourning. Lord we pray that you would be strength and guide to all those who are hurting and Lord the healer to the wounds which are being felt. Lord, we pray you would fill the loneliness, heal the wounds and grow us all in light of the loss of Aunty Emily.

    Thank you Lord for all the gracious years you gave Aunty Emily, may she now have found comfort and rest in your heavenly home.


  17. Emily touched the hearts of many and will be dearly missed. May God bless you.

  18. You never said I’m leaving
    You never said goodbye
    You were gone before we knew it,
    And only God knew why.

    In life we loved you dearly
    In death we love you still
    In our hearts you hold a place,
    That no one will ever fill

    A million times we needed you,
    A million times we cried
    If love alone could have saved you,
    You never would have died

    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    But you didn’t go alone
    For part of us went with you,
    The Day God Called You Home.

    We never got to meet or do what Auntie’s and Niece’s do but forever I will love you and my Aunty you will be.

    Love always to you, Uncle Bassam and the Issa family.

  19. Like time suspended,
    a wound unmended –
    you and I.

    We had no ending,
    no said goodbye;

    For all my life,
    I’ll wonder why.

    May you rest in peace.

    Love you my sister.

  20. Aunty you will be missed by all who knew you. Even though distance made it difficult to get to know you more, I always knew that I would be welcome into your family home.

    To the Issa family, be a pillar of strength through this hard time and be comfortable with the knowledge that Aunty is with the Lord.

    Much love to all from Sydney, Australia.

  21. May God Receive her with open arms
    She is in a better place now 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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