Teresa Kay Rippstein

Teresa Kay Parker Rippstein was born on June 5, 1962 in Waco, Tx and passed away on June 22, 2017. She was 55 years of age. Teresa is survived by her parents Thomas and Wanda Parker; her husband Ricky Rippstein; sister Carol Burdett; daughter Crystal Walker and husband Drew; son Tony Gatlin Jr. (Bubba) and fiancé Tasha; two granddaughters Alyssa and Andilynn Walker; her puppy named Sissy Bug; and many nieces and cousins.

Teresa was a beautiful woman both inside and out. She could smile and her whole face would light up, like her joy was from deep inside. She loved her family, especially her children, very much and it showed in her attitude toward them. Teresa really listened to what you were saying to her. She could “keep it real”, gave practical advice with wisdom, and had a great sense of the Lord’s love for all of us. She overcame many of life’s trials due to her humility continually allowing the Lord to work in her.

Teresa Kay had the biggest heart and was full of love for her Lord; her husband; children; mama; daddy; sister; grandbabies; and all of her loved ones. She enjoyed watching ‘Preaching’ on television and kept her Bible close to her, at all times. Even though she struggled with drug addiction for many years, she was able to turn her life around through God’s grace; and throughout every hardship and storm that life brought her, she never lost sight of Our Father In Heaven and His Love for us. Teresa was a sweet, beautiful soul and will forever be in our hearts. She was the light in our world and life will never be the same without her. Rest In Heaven, Dear Mama….

Romans 8:18
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Acts 2: 25-28
I saw the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken; Therefore, my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the paths of life; You will fill me with joy in your presence!

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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  1. Candy johnson :

    Sorry for the loss I know no words can make it better you’re in my thoughts and my prayers love always Candy Johnson and family

  2. Jessica Bailey :

    “Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life, He who believes in me will live ,even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26
    Although its sad when we lose a loved 1,we must remember that even though they r no longer with us we will see them again 1 day.
    My aunt Teresa was a very wonderful woman,& her & Uncle Ricky had something most people look 4 their whole lives but never find,true love.I always loved that,no matter what they went through they went through it together.Some will never understand,but the 1’s that were here with us everyday.Love u Aunt Teresa always,me!

  3. Tony Jr n Natasha Gatlin :

    There was no other mother like my mother she was my light her smile could light the room she called me her rock so I’m gonna hold it down for u Mama I love you with all my being n ur forever missed gods got u till I c you next I love you god bless us all

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