Christian 03

Teresa Thomas

February 27, 1959 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 62)


Teresa J. Thomas known as “Resa Baby” or “Sweet T”, was born on February 27, 1959, in Mount Calm, Texas to L.D. and Lena Juanita Johnson. 

Teresa attended Mount Clam Elementary School and graduated from Hubbard High School. As education was always a priority to Teresa, she enrolled in Hill Community College, receiving her nursing degree. Teresa went on to work at Oak-View Minor Nursing Facility as director of nurses. Her love for serving and helping others lead her nursing career to other facilities. Greenview Manor, Bellmead Family Care, and the Mexia State School where she retired.

She was blessed to have found love twice, her first union was to Donald Ray Williams and her second was the union to Reverend Bennie Thomas.

At an early age, Teresa’s fate was sealed, she accepted the Lord and was later baptized at Greater Mount Hope Baptist Church. Continuing her love for the Lord, she later moved and co-founded Mizpah Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, with her husband, Rev. Thomas. As time passed Teresa moved her membership back to Greater Mount Baptist Church where she received her crown for a servant’s job well done on October 3, 2021.

Teresa was known for her vivacious laughter: When she entered a room, everyone knew she was there, she was always the life of the party!  Teresa put the (T) in twerking before it was a dance!  Teresa had many talents she was one of the best bakers on this side of heaven. She loved to praise dance for the Lord. She was the owner of Blessed Creations Crafting. It was an unspoken fact for the family, Sunday dinner was at Teresa’s and all friends were welcomed to join.

She was blessed with three beautiful children, Latricia Hill, Bennita Thomas, and Scott Thomas

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lena Juanita Johnson; father, L.D. Johnson, sister, Diane Kimble; brother, Roy Lee Johnson and stepdaughters, Angie Watson and Theresa Thomas. 

She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Latricia Hill, Bennita Thomas, and Scott Thomas (Kelly); her siblings, Essie White, Freddie Johnson, Loretta Hawkins (Dennis), Christine Daniels (Willie Ray), Patricia Coaster, Mae Oaties, L.D. Johnson Jr. (Shenita), Belinda McMullen, Rhonda Williams (Roderick), and Charles Johnson; 12 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and many friends that loved and cherished her.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Teresa, please visit our floral store.


October 8, 2021

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
McDowell Funeral Home, L.L.C.
1104 Chestnut Street
Waco, TX 76704

Funeral Service
October 9, 2021

1:00 PM
Greater Mount Hope Baptist Church
816 North 1st Street West
Mt. Calm, TX 76673

© 2022 McDowell Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility