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Teresa Rea

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OHIO COUNTY, Ky. — On Thursday, May 7, 2020, Teresa Rea, a fierce believer of Christ and loving Momma, passed away at the age of 64. Teresa was born an ‘army brat’ on Sept. 12, 1955, in Maryland to Paul and Sybil Williams.

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul; her mother, Sybil; and her sister, Vickie.

Though she resided in many places including Africa, West Virginia and Pennsylvania; Kentucky was her last earthly stop.

Teresa had a love for good food, good music and the good Lord. Anytime she could combine all three of those things, was when she was the happiest. She had a passion for cooking; you were blessed if you ate a meal she prepared.

Music spoke to her soul and it wasn’t rare to hear her jamming out to the Beatles, Janis Joplin, and Bob Dylan, just to name a few. She enjoyed many bible studies and prayer groups as a member of Living Faith Baptist Church, but her weekly jail ministry held a very sweet and very special place in her heart.

She was known for her spunky attitude, her willingness to help, her strong faith, and her compassionate spirit.

Out of the roles she played, there was one she described as ‘the most incredible job, that brought her tremendous joy’ and that was being a mother.

She had three children. Tara (Roy) Toomey, of whom she described as humble and compassionate; John (Amy) Rea, of whom she described as a leader among men; and Tonya (Julian) Phelps, of whom she described as the baby, strong-spirited, and stubborn.

She is survived by her three children; her six grandchildren, Dylan, Taylor, Abby, Lily, Lilah, and Norah; her brothers, Jesse and Mike; a few aunts and uncles, and many cousins.

‘Golden slumbers, Fill your eyes, Smiles await you when you rise, Sleep pretty darling, Do not cry.’

Memorial services will be held privately among family.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Teresa Rea by visiting her memorial tribute at

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