Theresa Marie DeGrasse

September 19, 1940May 11, 2018

Theresa M. deGrasse, 77, of Clayton, passed away on May 11, 2018 in Raleigh. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 on Wednesday, May 16 at Horne Memorial United Memorial Church with the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Jeffries, officiating. Visitation will follow. Theresa was born in Washington, DC to James and Marie Brown on September 19, 1940. She worked as a Procurement Officer for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission before retiring to Florida and later relocating to Clayton, NC. Theresa is preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Brown, and her brothers James and Donald Brown. Theresa is survived by daughters Jennafer Tomlinson and husband Mike, Kelly Siegert and husband Mike. Brothers, Dennis, Timothy, & David Brown. Sister-in-laws, Pam Angle and Shirley Brown; grandchildren, Danielle, Brittany and Steven Siegert and Teagan Tomlinson; and sisters-in-law Janet and Diane Brown. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The family of Theresa wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Gabriel Manor in Clayton, the staff in the CICU at Rex Hostpital , her Horne Memorial UMC family. Arrangements are by McLaurin Funeral Home.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Theresa Marie DeGrasse

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Mary Ann Horton

May 15, 2018

I remember taking JOY Club trips with Theresa. On a trip to Wilmington we toured a tall ship docked in downtown Wilmington. She commented on how much the Captain looked like her husband. We enjoyed the Trolley ride through town and getting acquainted Theresa was an active member of Hannah circle for several years. One night when we met at her house we all got to see one of her cats pick on poor Lily. The cat would sneak down the stairs, hit her across the nose then run back up the stairs. Theresa loved that Lilly would take time to stop and smell her flowers! May you find joy and comfort in your memories. God is holding your hand today and will walk with you all through this time of grief. Grace, peace and love, Mary Ann