Theresa Thomas was born September 23, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Rosetta Thomas and Bennie Nettles of Monroe, Tennessee. She was the eldest of two children.
She attended Forrestville Elementary School and graduated from Jean Baptiste Point DuSable High School in 1954. As an adult she received a Certificate of Completion from Kennedy King College, formally known as Wilson Junior College.
In 1956 she was married to Robert L. Booker Sr. in Tunnel Springs, Alabama who preceded her in death.
She moved back to Chicago where she worked in several different retail jobs until she started her career working for the Model Cities CCH which later changed their name to what we know as the Department of Human Services where she worked for over 20 years.
Theresa was always known for lending a helping hand to anyone in need and being the “life of the party” and lighting up any place she stepped into. Her favorite saying was, “I get high off life.”
Theresa peacefully went home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the age of 82.
She leaves to cherish in her memories her sister Rose E. Scott, her half sister Evongelon Fay Cummings. Her four children; sons Robert Jr. (Joyce), Larry Greer, Eric (Teddi), and daughter Brandie (LaTanya). Seven grandchildren; Reginald, Theresa (Vintiez), Angela, Dannon, Donald, Simone and Michelle. Seven grandchildren and a hosts of nieces, nephews and a community of friends and family.