May 30, 1925 - January 7, 2020
Theresa Irene Janes Harper, age 94, died on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the caring and loving community of Mid-South Center for Health and Rehab (formerly St. Peter Villa) in Memphis, TN. Theresa was born on May 30, 1925 in Memphis, TN to Frank Janes and Irene Cecelia Urabanic Janes. Theresa was known for her love of Christ and giving of herself to others. She was a devout Catholic who was a member at St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. Theresa was a resident of St. Peter Manor for many years and resided at St. Peter Villa for approximately the past 3 years. She volunteered at St. Peter Villa for approximately 15 years where her tasks included moving residents from their respective floors to the chapel in the lobby for daily worship and/or Communion Services. Prior to this, Theresa worked as a bookkeeper for Scott Kelly Furniture Store and later at Mid America Auto Parts. During her residency at the Villa, Theresa loved to roam the hallways, never wanting to stay in one place. She could be remembered eating her white powder donuts and having a Diet Coke with her at all times. She enjoyed winning at bingo and visiting with all of her friends. Everyone loved Theresa! Theresa was very independent in all aspects of her life; however, she succumbed to cancer after a brief 5 month battle. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters, Bernice Franklin and Francis Kimbler. She is survived by her brother, Paul Raffo; her only child, James H. Harper II and his wife, Tori; granddaughter Jackie Harper McLean and two great grandchildren. The Harper family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Mid-South Center for Health and Rehab for their attentiveness and loving care to Theresa. A memorial will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Mid-South Center for Health and Rehab for friends and residents. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 10:00 AM at Historic Calvary Cemetery at 1663 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38106. All flowers and memorials should be sent to Calvary Cemetery.
Theresa Irene Janes Harper, age 94, died on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the caring and loving community of Mid-South Center for Health and Rehab (formerly St. Peter Villa) in Memphis, TN. Theresa was born on May 30, 1925 in Memphis, TN to Frank... View Obituary & Service Information
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