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Heady-Hardy Funeral Home

7710 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY

OBITUARY

Theresa Gail Rhea Douglas

July 20, 1953May 4, 2020
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Theresa Gail Rhea Douglas, 66, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on May 4, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.

Theresa was a woman of immeasurable strength, resilience, generosity, and inspiration. She was the epitome of beauty and grace and was a wonderful example of love and service to others. Although she had great demands on her time through her civic and charitable affairs, she spent the majority of her mission embracing her passion of molding the young women of her community. She took these young women under her protective wing and will always symbolize the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Her legacy of faith, hope, love and charity will continue through the lives of those she has touched. Although this beautiful human being is no longer physically walking this earth, she will be immortal in the hearts of those who loved her. The world is a better place because this angelic soul was in it, and we will spend the rest of our lives celebrating hers.

Theresa was born in Bad Kreuznach, West Germany, on July 20, 1953. She was a former employee of Healthcare Recoveries, Inc., and worked in nursing prior to that time. She served as the long-time Mother Advisor for the Valley #8 Chapter of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, was an active member and former Worthy Matron for O.E.S. Valley Chapter #65, was a current member and former President of Valley Women’s Club, member of the Red Hat Society, the German-American Club and Beechland Baptist Church, and donated her time and resources to other countless charitable organizations. Although it would seem that she did not have many hours left in her day after her volunteer work, she always found time to make each one of her grandchildren feel special. Theresa was a dedicated and loving grandmother, and you will find a piece of her in each of her grandchildren's hearts.

Theresa was predeceased by her loving husband, Hermann Douglas, and her parents, Harold and Jewel Rhea. She is survived by her sister, Debra Barclay (Patrick), her brother, Michael Rhea (Pamela); beloved children, Carla Arnold (Russell Nagle), Bethany Pemberton (Michael), Janet Siers Allen (Troy), Karen D. Siers (Dale Herb), Walter Douglas (Cheryl), and Russell Douglas (Stephanie); her grandchildren, Michael Arnold (Kenz), Bryanna West (Michael), Kayla Akers (Dylan), Brittany Muzzy (Rory), T.J. Biery (Jessyka), Marissa Allen, Chloe Allen, Devin Herb, MacKenzie Siers, Hunter Hartlage, McKenzie Douglas, Adam Douglas, and Madison Douglas; her great-grandchildren, Ryker, Conner, Ashlyn, Isabella, Wade, Levi, Chyann, Catherine, and Genevieve; two nieces, Angela Casto (Tim) and Rebecca Gibbs; great-nephew and niece, Seth and Addison; and her beloved pets, Kylie and Rowdy.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the visitation services will be held at her daughter's home, 10907 Meeting Street, Prospect, KY on Saturday, May 9th from 11am to 1pm. Private burial to follow at Bethany Cemetery. PPE - Gloves, Mask and Hand Sanitizer will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, Valley Chapter #8, 9619 Dixie Highway, Valley Station, KY 40272.

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Dawn Rowe

May 7, 2020

So many memories of Theresa at HRI. She mothered everyone in the unit and made sure everyone was ok. Such a huge heart. I last saw her years ago when she was adopting a puppy from the humane society for one of her grand or great-grandchildren. Prayers for the family.

Lisa & Chloe Taylor

May 7, 2020

Remembering your kind & selfless heart as my daughters Mother Advisor at Valley Rainbow. Praying for the broken hearts that mourn your loss, left with precious memories. Attaching a fave pic of you with a rainbow 🌈 shining on your gilded hands during a lunch at the Spaghetti Factory during Grand Assembly a couple of years ago.

Kelly Wheeler

May 6, 2020

What an amazing lady that Theresa Douglas was she made any one feel welcome at any time. I meet Theresa when I went to a Rainbow meeting with Lisa Brooks Bailey when lisa introduced me to her it was instant friendship. She has now found her Pot of Gold at the end of her Rainbow I know she will always be shining down on us flying high with her Angel Wing's watching over her Family and Friends along with many of Rainbow Girls that she lift a make on . She gave her love to so many of them and I know we will all miss her dearly. Until we meet again Sweet Angel ! In πŸŒˆβ€πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ and Service

Bryanna West

May 6, 2020

One of my favorite memory with my mammaw is when we flew her and my papaw to Germany and I got to go on a road trip with them to see exactly where they were born and the area they grew up in! All the laughs and tears that we shared! I will never forget you mammaw I love you so much! Tell pappaw I said hi and that I love him!
Your granddaughter
Bry!

Russell Douglas

May 6, 2020

Visitation Saturday May 9th, 11AM to 1PM at her daughter's home 10907 Meeting Street, Prospect, KY. PPE - Gloves, Mask and Hand Sanitizer will be provided.

Bobbi Cox

May 6, 2020

Theresa and I shared many great times together. I will always cherish the moments and laughs we had on all our journeys. Will always love and miss you sister!

Lana Ashby

May 5, 2020

Beautiful sole inside and out. Will be dearly missed. Fly high my sister, fly high. Love you.

Julia Kelly

May 5, 2020

I was honored to know Theresa and be involved with the Rainbow Girls. She was a second mother to the rainbow girls including my Granddaughter. Theresa always had a hug for everyone, even the most cranky grumpy people.

Diana Sexson

May 5, 2020

Beautiful words for a special person. A light has truly gone out of my life with her passing. Theresa, the sister of my heart. I will always miss you.

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