Saturday, November 27

Theresa Lynn Ricketts

Feb. 24, 1955 – Oct. 24, 2021

Theresa Lynn Ricketts, 66, of Atlanta, Ind. passed away Oct. 24, 2021 at her home.

She was born Feb. 24, 1955 at Indianapolis, Ind. to Darrell and Mary Winona (Hoyt) Murphy.

She grew up in Indianapolis and was educated at Manual High School. Ms. Ricketts started working at a young age as a waitress and had worked in several restaurants in the Indianapolis area. She was outgoing and friendly and therefore well-suited for her occupation.

Ms. Ricketts enjoyed doing various crafts, watching and feeding the birds, all kinds of music, watching cowboy movies and taking pictures. Several of her photos were framed and enjoyed by friends and family. Her favorite leisure time was just being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ms. Ricketts was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include her son, Christopher Allen (Melissa) Smith of Atlanta, Ind.; daughters, Rachelle Lynn (Rey) Hays of Atlanta, Ind.; siblings, Donald Murphy, Jeff Murphy and Laura Bailey all of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob and Jonathon; plus six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Cheryl Embry.

Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street in Cicero was entrusted with her care. 

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hartley Funeral Home to assist the family.

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