Teressa Lousie Cearley

JULY 12, 1944 – APRIL 12, 2023


Teressa Lousie Cearley, age 78, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. She was born July 12, 1944 in Hamilton, Texas to parents Ace Connell and RV Clover Connell.

Teressa owned her own restaurant and worked as a hostess at Barnhills. She loved spending time with her grandkids and traveling with her daughter, camping and fishing. She also loved going to the movie theater.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Cearley; granddaughter, Amanda Whitehead; and grandson, Ben William.

She is survived by her sister, Lavern Branscom; daughter, Sharon Whitehead and husband Rick; sons, David Drysdale, Glenn Drysdale and Rodney Cearley; daughter, Stacie Cearley and husband Michael Rodriguez; grandchildren, Crystal Salinas and husband Frankie, Richie Whitehead and wife Julia, Sam Drysdale, Cindy Cearley, Donovan Cearley, Latisha Cearley, Tanisha West and Cecily Gosdin; and 22 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for Teressa will be held Friday, April 14, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North St, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965. A graveside service will occur Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Linn Flat Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com for the Cearley family.