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Theresa Ann Tessener Ethridge

Theresa Ann Tessener Ethridge, 64, a longtime resident of the Abbeville area, was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on July 6th 2017 in Abbeville, SC.

Theresa was born in Shelby, NC to the late Charlie Tessener and Ginnie Pollard Cain on October 24th, 1952. She went to high school at Greenwood High and graduated in 1971. She worked at Park Seed, Co as a graphic artist from 1977-2003. She loved to read, cross stitch and cook.

Theresa is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Ginnie. Theresa Ethridge was a devoted mother who spent her life providing love, support, and guidance for her precious family. She is survived by her loving children, daughter Cherie and her husband Jeremy Scott, of Abbeville and son David Gooch Jr and his wife Ashlee of Aiken, SC. She is also survived by her three grandsons, Taylor and Brandt Scott and Giovanni Gooch. Additional surviving relatives are her brothers Daniel Tessener and Dewey Tessener and their families.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help offset funeral costs or The Alzheimer's Association.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Hospice Care of South Carolina and Abbeville Nursing Home for their support in her final days.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home in Abbeville on Monday July 10th. Visitation will be from 5-6 pm, with a service immediately following. The Reverend Dr. John Keith of Abbeville First Baptist Church will be officiating.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Monday, July 10, 2017
5:00 - 5:45 PM


Funeral Home
Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Monday, July 10, 2017
6:00 PM

Memorial Contributions

Ethridge Fund
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620 Alzheimer's Association
4124 Clemson Blvd #L
Anderson, SC 29621

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Cherie/David, you probably don't remember me but your Mom and I worked together several times in our younger years. You and David used to play with my two kids, DeLane and Todd Parks. Your Mom and I had lost touch with each other after I moved to TN. I often wondered where she was living. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I had no idea that she was even sick. She was a special person and I have to say that I missed our friendship after I moved. She is in God's hands now so she is free of her sickness. Love and sympathy to you and Davy and your families. Linda H. (Parks) Kelly

LINDA H. KELLY Aug 8 2017 12:00 AM

To The Family, Cherie we were so sorry to hear this about your Mama. May God surround all of you in His loving arms and give you much love and comfort through this very sad time! We are praying for all of you. Donnie & Kathy Grant

Donnie & Kathy Grant Jul 9 2017 12:00 AM

Cherie, I am so so sorry for your loss and I Pray God will comfort and strength you and the family at this difficult time. ... Lean on him (God) and he will carry you through, cherish the memories for Theresa was a very very sweet lady

Faye Thomas Jul 8 2017 12:00 AM