Theresa ‘Teesee’ Fambro Hooks Dies

Photo: Chicago Defender

Theresa Fambro Hooks known to the world as Teesee, the socialite  who traveled the world capturing  the stories of who, what, when  and why that made the world go round. Her column, Teesee’s Town was one of the most popular of the Chicago Defenderand is still missed. She was sought after by the social elite to join them at their prestigious events and gatherings because to make it in Teesee’s Town column  meant that you had arrived.

This week The Chicago Defender is hosting its annual Men of Excellence Awards soon to be followed by our Women of Excellence in March.  It is our opportunity to acknowledge  those men and women who exemplify excellence in their professional life as well as their contributions to the world  community.

Last year Theresa Fambro Hooks was our  Honorary Woman of Excellence.  Because she was a long time staple and star among the Society elite reporting on their star studded events, as well as their philanthropic work. She was also noted  and held high  by her Chicago Defender colleagues.

Theresa was a member of the Black press since 1961 when she joined the Chicago Defender where she has contributed some of the most exciting and anxiously awaited pages capturing the lives of the wealthy and affluent. Her classy style has been captured in her column TEESEE’S TOWN for decades and is pursued by all the society who’s who to cover their events.

Last year we bid farewell to her column as she stepped down from her role at the Chicago Defender but not goodbye to her.

That day Ms.Hooks  graced the stage and stood at the podium that she barely stood above and revealed to the audience, “I almost didn’t make this morning, because I’m sick and tired  but I know that I had to come to accept this wonderful honor, honoring what has been an honor for me to do all these years. Thank you. . . .

This year we bid her farewell  and thank her for her years of service and great reporting, her whimsical  spirit, vivacious energy and greatness. Her work and contribution will  always remain an important part of what we are as a publication  and what we are evolving to moving forward.

Read more at The Chicago Defender.