Theresa Ann DeRhodes (1958 - 2016)

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Theresa Ann DeRhodes, 58, of Statesville, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Carolina Medical Center - Main in Charlotte.

Born in Catawba County on January 23, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Theodore DeRhodes and Phyllis Montgomery DeRhodes White.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one uncle, Tony Montgomery.

Theresa graduated from North Iredell High School and Mitchell Community College and served the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Department for 25 years, retiring as Captain, and also served the Charlotte community as a Paramedic.

Theresa was a member of Western Avenue Baptist Church, where she sang in the church choir and enjoyed participating with the Mission trips.

Those left to cherish her memory are her brother, Rick DeRhodes and wife Janet Lee DeRhodes of Waxhaw, NC; two aunts, Judy Lafone and Nell Montgomery; cousins, Adrienne Long, Travis Lafone, Chris Montgomery and Matthew Montgomery; nieces, Kathryn DeRhodes Li and Carolina DeRhodes and her four God-Children, Isaiah, Kelly Grace, Payton and Annie Long.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM at Western Avenue Baptist Church with the service celebrating Theresa's life beginning at 3:00 PM in the church sanctuary with Rev. Jeff Spry officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the 2917 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 or to Western Avenue Baptist Church Missions Fund 1206 Museum Road Statesville, NC 28625.

Those wishing to leave an online condolence for the family may do so at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the DeRhodes family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Sept. 28, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home
705 Davie Ave | Statesville, NC 28677 | (704) 873-7223
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