Theresa Shaw-Tucker
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
A 1973 graduate of Roosevelt High School. She taught French and Spanish in the Gary Schools for over 30 years. She was a member of Trinity M.B. Church. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents: Cecil & Ossie B. Pickens -Shaw; brothers: Gerod and Robert Pickens, Cecil, Phillip, Michael and Eugene Shaw; and sister, Ceola Shaw-Hankins. Theresa is survived by her loving, devoted and caring husband, Sylvester (aka June) and her loving and supportive son, Sylvester Terron (April) Tucker. She is also survived by one brother Edward (Thelma) Pickens and her sisters: Deborah, Marilyn and Arnetrice Shaw and her lifelong childhood friend, Margie Johnson-Smith. Visitation, Friday, September 4, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Trinity M B Church 1831 Virginia Street Gary, IN. Graveside services Saturday September 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Internment: Oak Hill Cemetery 4450 Harrison St, Gary, IN. Because of Covid-19, there will be no funeral service or repast. The family thanks you all for your prayers, calls, and cards during her illness. Pastoral services by Pastor Dwight A. Gardner, Trinity M.B. Church.


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Published by Post-Tribune from Aug. 30 to Sep. 2, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
4
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Trinity M B Church
1831 Virginia Street, Gary, IN
Sep
5
Graveside service
11:00a.m.
Oak Hill Cemetery
4450 Harrison St, Gary, IN
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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Classmate and long time friend. Take Care Family
Rita Branch Flynn
Classmate
September 9, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Ina Coston
Friend
September 8, 2020
Sending my condolences to the Shaw and Tucker family.
Anthony Davis
Friend
September 5, 2020
I enjoyed working with Theresa at Tolleston Middle School. We shared students and often discussed curriculum and individual students and their accomplishments. She was a very good
teacher,who loved her students and
had high expectations for their success.
I will miss her.
Janice Williams
Coworker
September 4, 2020
Theresa was my Spanish teacher at Beckman Jr.High..great teacher and person..She graduated with my brother Michael...Later ,we met again at Trinity M.B.Church...beautiful inside and out..Condolences and prayers to the family ...much love..
Mellisa Williams-Tucker
Friend
September 4, 2020
God say Theresa Shaw Tucker Good and Faithful Servant now your job is done and you're in the presence of Jesus now take your rest love you Elmer Shaw and family
Elmer Shaw
Family
September 4, 2020
Wishing the Shaw-Tucker family and Marilyn comfort & peace during their time of loss. I'm SO sorry. Sending my deepest condolences and to let you know you ALL are in my prayers.
Monisha Suttlar Pinkston
Friend
September 4, 2020
a loved one
September 4, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Marvin Malone
Acquaintance
September 4, 2020
Sending my sincere condolences to the Tucker/Shaw family. I pray that God strengthens and comforts you during your time of bereavement.
Rayna Hill Hawthorne
Friend
September 3, 2020
Sylvester and son, it is with deep condolences in the loss of your wife & mother. Theresa was always smiling when I ran into her and she would ask about her student, Azishia and Deondre. The years as past neighbors are memorable. May your family find peace as you go through this journey.
Mildred, Billy Jr. Billy III, Marq, Azishia, Deondre
Neighbor
September 3, 2020
Rest in Heaven Good and Faithful Servant, you will be missed sister Theresa Shaw Tucker and love from Elmer Shaw and family
Elmer Shaw
Family
September 3, 2020
Tiffani Grant
September 3, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. She was my Spanish Teacher at Roosevelt! May God Bless You All! ❤
Rosie Shivers
Student
September 3, 2020
RIP NOW...
JOB WELL DONE...

Deepest Condolences to Your Husband, Son...Family

Respectfully Submitted,

Ma'Eva Adams
Classmate 1973
MaEva Adams
Classmate
September 2, 2020
Dana Moton
September 2, 2020
To D-baby and Marilyn you have my deepest condolences, though it has been many years I was shocked and saddened as well of Theresa's passing.I knew your whole family as a kid when you all were on 19th &Mass. I know this is a great loss for your family. May God bless and comfort all of you during this difficult time,Trust in the Lord and allow Him to see you through. God bless you all, Shaw & Tucker family.
George Bolden
September 2, 2020
Many years ago Theresa and her family lived next to my aunt, Mrs Frazier on 16th and Delaware St. We were just little girls. To her husband and family, you have my deepest condolences in the of your love one.
Robin DeNeal Walton
Acquaintance
September 2, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Senora Tucker. She was my Spanish Teacher at Roosevelt and one of my favorite teachers. Prayers and condolences to her family and especially my classmate Darcel.
Genesis Jones-Burris
Student
September 2, 2020
June and Terron you are in my prayers. Lord knows I'm going to miss our hours long conversations!!! Until we meet again.
Deborah
Sister
September 2, 2020
You're now in the arm of Jesus. You will be missed Mrs. Theresa Shaw Tucker with that shinning smile. ❤
ElmerShaw
Family
September 1, 2020
Angela Tucker
September 1, 2020
Sending my deepest condolences to Theresa's family and dear friends. She and I line danced together. I haven't seen her for quite some time and had asked line dance instructor about just last Thursday on 8/27. Five days later I get this news. So sad!
Claudia Thomas
Acquaintance
September 1, 2020
Senora Tucker was an excellent Spanish teacher. My condolences to her family
Terrill Barnes
Student
September 1, 2020
Words can't express how sorry I am about the lost of Senora Tucker. She was my Spanish teacher all four years I attended Roosevelt High School. Later down the road we became co-workers as well.
Dana Fleming
Student
September 1, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Their is no sorrow on earth that Heaven can't heal.
Anthony Jernigan
Classmate
August 31, 2020
Wow you we’re just here at Disney enjoying June and having dinner at my house. We had started watching the new series Lost in Space. June and I are big fans of the show.
Robert Peter Carter
Family
August 31, 2020
Wow you we’re just here at Disney enjoying time with June and having dinner at our house. We were watching the new series Lost in space lol. June and I are big fans of the show.
Robert Peter Carter
Family
August 31, 2020
Thanks for visiting me and my family when you and June visited Disney we enjoyed dinner together Agin and me and June enjoyed watching the new Lost in Space together. Peter Gloridine son.
Robert Peter Carter
Family
August 31, 2020
I will always remember Ms or Mrs Tucker. She was my 7th grade Spanish teach at Beckman Jr HS. She was so nice and made learning a lot of fun and she had a beautiful heart. She dressed for success and looked beautiful everyday and I secretly tried to copy her style.

I still remember many of her lessons and was inspired to continue studying Spanish for 3 more years after being under her instruction.

May God rest her soul in peace.
Her legacy will continue.
Barbara Retic (Griffin)
Student
August 31, 2020
My Beautiful Cousin Theresa I will miss you! Whenever we did see each other it was always fun you were so nice & kind & always had to your make up together I Love You!
Sharisse E Carter
August 31, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I am sorry for your loss.
Will Hargrove
Acquaintance
August 31, 2020
Extending my most heartfelt sympathy to the Tucker and Shaw family.
Barbara J. Smith-Ivery
August 31, 2020
My old spanish teacher and friend you will be missed
Anthony Stewart
Student
August 30, 2020
Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about loss of Theresa. May God comfort you and your precious family during this difficult time in your life!
Earnest Tyler
August 30, 2020
Madame Tucker taught me French at West Side high school between 1999-2002. I still remember many phrases and use them. Condolences to the family. Cherish her memory and preserve her legacy.

Au revoir Madame Tucker!
Ashley (Farr) Martin
Student
August 30, 2020
My Condolences June, Cynthia and the rest of the family &friends. Theresa was a very sweet and loving person who will be greatly missed. She’s probably running “Boston’s” in heaven . RIP ❤❤
Betty Taylor
Friend
August 30, 2020
Teresa and I were roommates in college at Tufts Univ. and have kept in touch over the years. She was always a great friend to everyone. My condolences to the family. I will truly missed her. Good job in life my friend.
Alberta Richardson
Friend
August 30, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Lakea Sewell
Student
August 30, 2020
We will miss Theresa’s smile, laughter, kisses to all and her big purse (which contained everything ie cards). He Sunday Bid Whist family!
August 30, 2020
I would like to send my condolences to Theresa’s family,may God bless you .
Joyce Watson
Friend
August 30, 2020
Theresa was a pleasant person to be around. We worked together in 2 school buildings, traveled together, line danced together and kept up with each other after retiring. We had some good conversations but I knew not to call before noon. Rest well, dear friend. Praying for the family.
Regina Duncan
Coworker
August 30, 2020
I will miss you always Teresa. Playing Bid with your Sunday crew gave us so many laughs and joy.
Cleo
Friend
August 30, 2020
Theresa the product of one of the outstanding families of Trinity Church and the Gary School System. May GOD bless and keep you family always in his care.
Ronnie R. Vickerstaff
Friend
August 30, 2020
My condolences and prayers to Marilyn and family and the Tucker familt.
Pamela Massengill-King
Friend
August 30, 2020
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF THERESA.SHE WILL BE MISSED.
MARY TOLLIVER, JAMES.
Family
August 29, 2020
To the Shaw and Tucker Family: I was saddened to hear of the passing of your Dear Sister! Praying for God to give you all strength! I will always remember her smile and beautiful personality! Love you all!❤
Julia (Onion) Rogers
Friend
August 29, 2020
To Marilyn and family I offer my prayers and sympathy.
Frances Bridges - Resto
Friend
August 29, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Debra Madry Turnipseed
Friend
August 29, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of a life long friend....You were always such a nice woman and you will truly be missed. My prayers go out to the family I knew so well. RIH my friend.
Rokie Moore
August 29, 2020
My Condolences to Tucker & Shaw Family. May God grant you strength and comfort. Lithonia GA
Cathy Russell
Acquaintance
August 29, 2020
This hit me hard... bonjour et adieu mon amie madame Tucker....tu m'as inspiré et tu vas vraiment me manquer c/o "98"
Samille Robinson
Student
August 29, 2020
To the family you have my deepest condolences Praying for strength and comfort to Marilyn my classmate you are in our prayers much Love Velt Class of 79. ----- from Ernestine Strickland - of Indianapolis Indiana
Coworker
August 29, 2020
Mrs. Tucker was my Spanish teacher when I attended Roosevelt High School. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. My sincerest condolences to her family and the Roosevelt H. S. Family
Della Williams
Student
August 29, 2020
I first met Mrs.Tucker while attending Beckman Middle School She was our sub I just drew be to Mrs.Tuckers vibrant smile and welcoming demeanor then I started Roosevelt in 84 She gave me a hug and told me I'd be fine.So blessed to have known her and I'm just one of many students that will miss her.
LaShawn Burley
Student
August 29, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Chenoa Hayes
Acquaintance
August 29, 2020
My condolences to the Tucker family. Theresa and June was childhood friends. My heart ached when I heard of the news. Praying for the family. RIP Theresa.
Larethia (nookie) Carter
Friend
August 29, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. Such a sweet person and awesome teacher.
Robert Willis
Student
August 29, 2020
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