Theresa Ramirez Tanguma

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Theresa Ramirez Tanguma, lovingly known by most as “Big T”, 41 a native of Waco, passed away to be with our Lord Jesus Christ, Sunday, November 19th, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation & Prayer Service: Friday, November 24th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.

Theresa was born September 6, 1976, to Candelario “CandyMan” and Christine (Ramirez) Tanguma, in Waco. Theresa lived life to the fullest, was quick to share her opinion, and faster with her laugh and sense of humor. She played football at University Middle School.

Theresa was preceded in death by her dad, Candelario “CandyMan” Tanguma; and husband, Henry Rodriguez.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Christine Ramirez Rodriquez; daughters, Andrea Larissa Rene Hesbrook, and Mary Jane Monrial; brothers, Ralph Ramirez and Joe Angel Morin; sisters, Christina Pesina and husband, Joe, and Josephine Tanguma; granddaughter, “Mi Reina” KrystiAna Renae Zuniga; nieces, Desiree, “My Princess” Tiana, Contessa, Miranda, Emilee, and Carmen; as well as numerous family and friends.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. I love you Theresa,its hard to believe that your gone.
    i will never forget all the memories i have of you cousin!
    I love and miss you!

  2. My condolences to you, dear family. And many happy memories of Theresa be with you. But when sadness comes, may these loving promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious…..but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

  3. Brandie Olivarez Dash

    Extending my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for your family.

    I went to school with Theresa and had the pleasure to briefly speak to her again a few months ago. She will be missed.

  4. Debbie . Villafaña

    I am so very sad to hear about Theresa. I worked at University and knew Theresa as a student. What a personality she had,and vc a smile that would light up a room. Tonight that smile lights up the sky.
    May peace be with your family. RIP Theresa

  5. Mekamie olivarez

    Gonna miss you prima????

  6. Mary Fajardo Ayala

    My sincerest condolences, prayers for strength and confort to the family.

  7. Maggie soto Hernandez

    Big Girl, I love you and miss you so much!!!
    Prayers to the family and send my most sincere condolences!! May God give you peace and comfort!! Andrea and maryjane y’alls Mom love you all very much y’all keep pushing forward and may God be with y’all and may He wrap his loving arms around you both!!

  8. Hey Terry just want you to know you will be missed by many family and friends you were definitely one of a kind your smile always lit up a room and that humor no one can top always had jokes even in some of the worst situations may you rest in peace prima love always the Rivera family

  9. R.I.P Big T ????… We will all be together again 1 day but until then Hold it down for the fam up there in Paradise. Much love cuz ????

  10. Staci Mary and Tommy

    You are such a beautiful angel I cant believe that you are gone but one day we will all rejoice in the arms of our God .

  11. Sylvia ochoa Hobbs

    My confidence goes out the family.
    She will be missed.
    I worked with Theresa at C3, she was a joy to be around, she made me laugh.
    She was the only one that called me Ochoa, I’m going to miss her…

  12. Our deepest condolences. Theresa was a great person. Like everyone has mention she was a fun person to hang out with,and crazy personality. She will be greatly missed. RIP Theresa our new angel…

  13. To the Tanguma family,
    my family and I would like to send our condolences for your dear loss. May God’s promise for a better future bring comfort and hope to your family. These promises are found in God’s word the Bible, Revelation 21:3,4, John 5:28,29 and Psalms 83:18. These scriptures speaks of a time in the near future when there will be no more sickness, sorrow, pain or death. For more encouragement please visit Please be assured that your family will be in our prayers .

  14. I wanted to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Jehovah God promises us a time when death will be no more. (Isaiah 25:8) He also promises to bring our loved ones back to life (Acts 24:15) under perfect health and conditions that will last forever. (Rev. 21:4,5 / Isa. 33:24 / Ps. 37:10,11,29) May you draw comfort from these promises.

  15. Daphnne R Rollins

    My heart hurts for the news …Lord watch over her family..loveu Theresa see u later sis.we had good times.

  16. Wow I’m sincerely lost for words I know I’m a month late on sending my deepest condolences to Theresa’s family due to that I just found out about her passing I’m very sorry for your loss and I pray GOD will continue to give each of you strength and peace to get through your days I knew and went to school with crazy, cool, tough but really a sweetheart Theresa back in middle school I had the opportunity to see that crazy girl play football yup she’d hang with them boys lol man we had some crazy times in class..Unfortunately when it came to high school I think everybody started doing their own thing so I lost touch with her BUT whenever I ran into her I really enjoyed our conversations it seemed like she just talked with a smile on her face.. I’m sure gonna miss running into her at Walmart or the gas pump 1 thing forsure is that she ALWAYS spoke highly of her children and her precious granbaby you just knew they were her pride n joy!!Sorry Theresa man that I didn’t get to make it to see you 1 last time here on earth But it’s ok my friend cause I’m see you in heaven 1 day where we’ll be praising our Lord together

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