Teresa L. (Taylor) Ford, 59, Indianapolis, passed away December 6, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. It is comforting to know that she was welcomed to Heaven by her dad who died last December. Teresa was born March 8, 1962, in Franklin, to the late Tilford and H. Doris (Moore) Taylor, who survives. She married Steve Ford on January 17, 2015, and he survives.
Teresa grew up in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1980. Strong in her faith from an early age, she grew up in Calvary Baptist Church. She worked in the medical field for many years at St. Francis Hospital and OrthoIndy. Most recently, she was president of Dickeys Barbeque in Indianapolis.
Teresa loved the outdoors – she was an accomplished gardener and was especially fond of lilacs. She and Steve enjoyed traveling extensively, creating many happy memories. She stayed active – hiking, biking, and visiting parks. Teresa recently enjoyed the warmer weather that Florida offered in the winter months. Above all, she was strongly devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and grandma to those most close to her. Teresa will be fondly remembered for her silly and happy demeanor that was known to brighten the lives of all those she touched.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Ford; sons, Sam (Michelle) and Joey (Chondra) Sommers; mother, H. Doris Taylor; sisters, Joann (David) Pluckebaum, Laverne (Jim) Dugan, and Denise (Matt) Rominger; step-children, Eric (Wesley) Ford and Kari (Justin) Price; grandchildren, Crew Ford, Haleigh Charlton, Akaia, Amika, and Amiya Price.
Friends and family will gather for Teresa’s Life Celebration® Visitation Sunday, December 19, 2021, 2 to 6 p.m., at the O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, December 20, 2021, at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, https://www.alz.org/. Visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.