Teresa Ann Mendez, 64, of Hobart, IN, gained her heavenly wings on November 10, 2022. She was born on November 15, 1958 to James and Dorothy Lawson. Teresa was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She went on to perform many job duties in her lifetime, but most of all, her most important job was being loving wife and mother to her family. In her lifetime, she had the opportunity to foster many children whom she loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Dorothy Lawson, 1 brother: Jimmy Lawson, and 1 grandchild. She is survived by her husband: Manuel Mendez, children: Melissa (Jeremiah) DeYarmin, Michelle Mendez(Gregory Penmen), Manuel Mendez III (Sharon Delacruz), and Christopher Mendez, sister: Brenda Thompson(Mark) , brother: John Lawson (Susan), 10 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson. She is also survived by many uncles, aunts, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and extended family from Alabama, California, and Indiana.
Visitation for Teresa will be held on November 17, 2022 from 4pm-8pm. Funeral services will be held on November 18, 2022 at 10am. All services will be held at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland Street, Gary, IN 46408. Interment will be held at Calumet Park Cemetery.
Many hugs and prayers for the whole family. I pray for comfort during this difficult time and moving forward. She meant so much to so many. Remember the great memories and hold on tight to them. I’m so sorry for your loss and pray for God’s loving arms to be around you right now. Love you all.
I have many fond memories of nights with Manny and Teresa in their home in Merrillville. What a fun woman! She will be missed by many! Love you Teresa. Rest In Peace.
My heart aches for all the family. May your memories keep your hearts going and know her spirit will be with you always. Much love and prayers coming your way.
It was such a pleasure to have met you. Thanks for the love, laughter and memories you shared with me at my Uncle’s memorial. Thanks for inviting me unto you family. This is such a heartbreaking moment.
Love Always Lorraine
All our deepest prayers 🙏 go out to the whole family you are home now Theresa rest in peace until we meet again