Funeral services for Theresa Slavell "Tee" Huckaby, 53, of 81 Summers St., Brooklyn, N.Y., will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Good News AME Zion Church, 2297 Russell St. NE, Orangeburg, with the Rev. Jesse Ray Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church cemetery, Old Elloree Road, Orangeburg.
Theresa Slavell Huckaby ("Tee") was born on Aug. 22, 1958, in Orangeburg. Theresa spent part of her childhood in Orangeburg with her grandmother, the late Gertrude Jamison.
Theresa attended elementary and high school in New York.
As an adult, Theresa worked as a school crossing guard where she developed lifelong friendships with her coworkers and the children and families in the neighborhood. Eventually, the children she helped cross became parents, and she watched over their children too.
Later, Theresa became a tow truck operator for the New York Police Department where, to the amazement of men and women alike, she could handle a truck as well as any man. Theresa was barely 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Throughout Theresa's life, she always had a compassionate heart and a gentle spirit for children and the elderly. Theresa would often take care of those who were unable to care for themselves.
And yes, the other side of Theresa cannot be left unsaid. The caring, compassionate Theresa was also a ball of fire. Although Theresa was short, her height never failed her in any situation.
And as the Lord would have it, Theresa would face her greatest challenge. Once again, she bravely fought. And on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, the Lord saw fit to call Theresa home.
Theresa leaves a legacy of love to her mother and father, Maxine and Willis Huckaby; three sisters, Denise Huckaby, Latisha Huckaby and Dorothy Sutton; brother-in-law Wilmer Sutton; two nephews, Michael Robinson and Larry Sutton; niece Shanice Sutton; eight aunts, Wilhelmenia Remouns, Mary L. Bateau, Joyce Jamison, Delphine Jamison, Carolyn Jamison, Busina Pettiford, Lucille Ziegler and Fairey Bell Ziegler; two uncles, Eddie Jamison and Darryl Alexander; her godmother, Zenobia Curry; a host of cousins; and special friend Elaine Bowman. She was preceded in death by special friend John Sharperson.
Friends may call at the residence and Bethea's Funeral Home of Orangeburg.