Teresa Lynn Applegate, 67, of Portsmouth, died Monday, April 3, 2023 at her home. She was born May 25, 1955 in Portsmouth, to the late Jesse Eldridge and Colleen (Shedd) Ramey. Teresa owned and operated a Daycare out of her home for many years. She enjoyed working puzzles and looking into her family heritage and genealogy, but her greatest enjoyment was being with her grandchildren whom she adored.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Tony Applegate, a grandson, Eric Bond, a brother, Jack Eldridge, a sister, Connie Eldridge, and a sister-in-law, Jennifer Eldridge.
Teresa is survived by her husband, Henry E. Applegate, five daughters; Kenita Reedy of West Portsmouth, Debbie Pubal (Mike) of Carroll, OH, Teresa Rollins (Howard) of Edmond, OK, Angie Sexton (Allen) of Lucasville, and Mandy Escalante (Marc) of Powell, OH, two brothers, Larry G. Eldridge (Linda) of Chillicothe and Gary Eldridge of Portsmouth, a sister, Michelle Ramey of Columbus, and a sister-in-law, Donna Eldridge of New Boston. She is also survived by her beloved 11 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 7, 2023 at Melcher Hammer Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with Pastor David Malone officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. A visitation for friends and family will be on Thursday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
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