Mrs. Sylvia Nercessian; an adorable, warmhearted, caring, thoughtful, loving, modest, respectful, decent, and courageous woman, wife, mother and grandmother. A helping hand. A beautiful soul. A true Christian.
A descendant of Armenian Genocide Survivors, Mrs. Sylvia was born and raised in Lebanon in a Christian, God-fearing Armenian family. She was always surrounded with love and respect, qualities which she transferred to her own family afterwards. She studied Pharmacy at the American University of Beirut and after obtaining her degree she opened her own pharmacy. Meanwhile, she was always active in church, leading the Sunday school and teaching the Bible at the school she graduated from, the Armenian Evangelical College of the 1st Evangelical Church in Beirut.
God blessed her with an amazing family: a caring husband, Mr. John Nercessian, and two sons, Andy and Shant. In 1979, because of the war in Lebanon, they all migrated to Greece in search of a safer and better life; but of course, she never ever forgot the place she was born and raised in and her dear ones who still lived there.
After arriving in Greece, in search of a new church to call home, Mrs. Nercessian immediately found the Armenian Evangelical Church in Athens and began to serve once again. She dedicated herself to the church and the Armenian community. Soon, she was elected as the chairperson of the Women's Auxiliary and later on she also became a deaconess.