April 16, 1962 ~ January 11, 2023

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

THERESA LEE SHELBY, the first child of Dorothy (Burks) McGuire and the late Curtis Shelby Sr., was born April 16, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She received her education in the Indianapolis Public Schools and was a proud graduate of John Marshall High School. She continued her education to earn an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. As an LPN, Theresa displayed her passion for caring for others in various facilities with longevity at the Forest Manor Health Center.

Theresa, affectionately called “Ressy”, was an extremely family-oriented person who truly enjoyed making others smile! Her hobbies included: skating, dancing, traveling and spending time with her family and the many friends she made throughout the years.

Our dear mother, Theresa Shelby gained her wings on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 11:15 pm. Left to treasure her beautiful legacy are her three children: Chrystionne, India (Flavien) and Toni; two grandchildren, Melanie and Marcel; mother, Dorothy (Burks) McGuire; siblings: Priscilla (Frank) and Curtis Jr.; half siblings and a host of nieces
and nephews.


Visitation: January 19, 2023 2:00 pm - January 19, 2023 4:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Celebration of Life: January 19, 2023 4:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

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  1. The “Best” sister in the world. I love you & truly miss you. You left us too soon. I was still waiting for you to get better to ride on my 3 wheeler. Now you have your wings & you don’t have to ride – you can fly……..

  2. Mom, so beautiful, so loving, so kind, so understanding and accepting of ALL of me. The perfect mother simply put. I will always love, cherish and remember everything you’ve taught! Selflessness, compassion and love ! I know you’re with me every day !

  3. It was a pleasure to work with Theresa for many years at Forest Manor. She had compassion for her patients, and a smile that put them at ease. Thanks to her family for sharing her with us.

  4. She had a beautiful soul every time I called I can hear her in the background calling my name . You will be truly missed.

  5. My Dear sweet cousin,What do I say. I wanted to see you more you said no all I do is sleep but we did call each other,Our last time together you came & picked me up and we went to the Goodwill together and out to eat. You were weak then but still pushed your way, I remember that day it was extremely windy the wind blew you down to the ground, we laughed it off and continued on. Our Career as Nurses was hard but we were able to raise our families! I will do my best to check in on Aunt Dot.

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