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Born on March 29, 1967 in Cambridge, MD, she was the daughter of the late Gorman Myles Lankford, Sr. and Ramona Abbott Lankford.
Theresa was raised in Church Creek, MD and was a graduate of Cambridge South Dorchester High School, Class of 1986.
Since 1986 she was the companion of Thomas R. “Tommy” Johnson, Jr. They were married on April 3, 1996.
Theresa had been employed for eleven years with B&G Foods, Hurlock, MD and most recently with the Dorchester County Board of Education as a cook in the Maces Lane Middle School cafeteria.
Theresa loved her family and was proud of them. She cherished every family gathering and moment with them.
She enjoyed camping, cooking, music, yard sales and flower gardening.
Surviving besides her husband Tommy Johnson are two sons Thomas R. Johnson, III and Tyler J. Johnson, all of Cambridge, MD; a brother Gorman Myles “Junior” Lankford, Jr. and his wife Wendy of Easton, MD; a sister Brenda Desmoines of Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law Larry Harrison and his wife Doris of East New Market, MD; a nephew Jeffery Lankford; two nieces Jami Robinson and Lori Lankford; two great-nieces Samantha Forbes and Mikayla Dill.
Preceding her in death besides her parents was her brother Jeffrey Lankford and mother-in-law Ruth Johnson.
Theresa’s final wish was cremation. Her family will hold a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13th at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1312 Race St., Cambridge, MD, led by Pastor Ray M. Rogers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1312 Race St., Cambridge, MD 21613 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613.
Wednesday October 13, 2010 , 11:00 AM at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Please contact Our Shepherd Lutheran Church regarding flower delivery times. (410)228-7099.
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Facts Born: March 29, 1967
Place of Birth: Cambridge, MD USA
Death: October 9, 2010
Place of Death: Easton, MD USA
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1312 Race St., Cambridge, MD 21613 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613.
Stephanie D. Cornish I was quite saddened to hear the news about Theresa's passing. I currently live out of state, and had not seen her in years. But she will always be a part of the great memories I have from our school days. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, please accept my sympathies for your loss. 10/11/2011 Ann Lawson Tom, Tommy and Tyler, I have great memories of Theresa from the crabfeast in your yard. Theresa also told me the story of "Big Liz" when the three of you lived next door to Liz in Hurlock. What a beautiful wife and mother. I will always remember her and will keep you in my prayers. If you don't recognize my name, I am Liz's friend from DC. 10/19/2010 Tammy Bennett Wielgosz So sorry to read of Theresa's passing Please know your in our thoughts and prayers The Wielgosz Family 10/19/2010 PHYLLIS FRAZIER JAMES OUR FAMILIES ARE JOINED BY MARRIAGE. I AM SO SORRY BUT PRAY SHE IS NOW HEALTHY, HAPPY AND REUNITED WITH HER WONDERFUL PARENTS. 10/17/2010 Kimberly Ratcliffe My Deepest Sympathy to the family! 10/14/2010 Marlene Adkins Windsor JR and family, Although I have not seen any of you since childhood, I have kept up with your family news. I have many memories of all of us growing up together. Camping memories will forever remain with me.I am so sorry for your loss of Theresa. She struggled for long enough and is no longer hurting. There are no words of comfort at this time that can made a difference. I extend my condolences to her family. Remember you have friends and family that love all of you.May GOD bless each of you and bring the strength and courage leading to comfort and peace.Hold your memories in your hearts and Theresa will be there forever. It was an honor to know her and share so many childhood memories. I know Gorman & Ramona were there to greet her on her journey. My love and prayers are with all of you. GOD Bless Theresa and may she rest in peace. 10/13/2010 Agnes Mae Burse My Thoughts and Prayers are with you. 10/12/2010 Kathy Humphries God Bless you all. Memories Are what keep a family going. Kathy Andrews Humphries 10/12/2010
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