OBITUARY

Theodora "Teddy" Janet Mears

March 24, 1935November 16, 2021

Theodora Janet “Teddy” Mears was born on March 24th 1935 She passed from this life on Tuesday November 16, 2021 She is preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Jones Mears, her father, William Levin Mears Sr. brother, William Levin Mears Jr. (Nelly) her sisters, Frances Mears Weaver (Harold) Elaine Mears McCraney (Leroy), Shirley Roberta Mears, Gwendolyn Juanita Mears and Baby Boy Mears. She is survived by her sisters Gabriella Mears Hendrickson (Charles – deceased) and Thelma Elizabeth Till (Alman – deceased) and her brothers Arnold Jack Mears (Doris – deceased) and Albert Eugene Mears (Helen -deceased) Many nieces, nephews’ other relatives and friends. Teddy was a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama. She was a member of the first graduating class of Vigor High School in 1952. Teddy worked at Kress’ Department Store as a cashier all through high school and became an employee of BellSouth immediately upon graduating where she worked for the next 35 years and retired in 1989. Teddy absolutely loved teaching the 4–5-year-old Sunday school class. She would reward the students with personalized, handmade ceramics when they learned their Books of the Bible. Teddy was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Saraland, University Church of Christ in Mobile and Hoover Church of Christ while living in Birmingham the last five years of her employment. Teddy was a talented artist. She made porcelain dolls. She was a painter Teddy was an avid crocheter, making baby blankets and booties for family and many church friends. Teddy was a generous supporter of Missionaries. She went to Trinidad in the early 70’s and was responsible for a girl’s orphanage home being built in the Philippines. She also supported a preacher overseas. Teddy’s love for the Lord showed in her everyday life, she lived for helping others. If there ever was an Angel on Earth it was Teddy Mears. Visitation will be Tuesday November 23, 2021, at University Church of Christ 11am -1pm with Service to follow at 1. Interment at Pine Crest Cemetery .

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Memories

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Cynthia Lewis

November 21, 2021

I worked with Teddy in Birmingham, AL on the Headquarters Staff. I remember her as being a friendly & sweet lady.
May she Rest In Peace. Prayers for those left behind.

Janet Mears Meadors Conley

November 21, 2021

Aunt Teddy was one of the most loving beautiful souls of my life. I loved her dearly. She always embodied selflessness. She loved everyone and would do anything she could to help anyone. She truly was an angel on earth. Her and I shared a love for jewelry, she always cleaned her jewelry box out when I visited and gave me some of her treasures. I also inherited a love for art and painting from her. She used to take me to work with her at Bell South and let me play with her typewriter, pencils and paper.I know she's at rest and happy to be with all her family and the Lord in heaven. My memories with her and my family will always be etched in my heart.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY