Funeral Service

Time: 10.20

Date: Thursday 27th June 2024

Service Details:
Theresa's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium Chapel Burnley Road Accrington BB5 6HA followed by Interment in Dill Hall Cemetery

Theresa Kay

On 12th June 2024, Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, Theresa aged 85 years of Oswaldtwistle.  Dearly beloved Mum of Peter and Debbie, dear Mother in law of Tracy and Liam, dearly loved Grandma of Michaela, Jade and Courtney, much loved great Grandma of Lacey, Matilda and Jensen, dear Sister of Cath, Joan, Betty and the late Mary, John, Jim, Walter and Peter.

Born in Manchester, as Theresa Melia, she was evacuated with her family to Accrington in 1939, shortly after she was born. She spent her younger years working as a seamstress whilst bringing up her children, Peter & Deb and enjoying time with her granddaughters.
Grandma (as she was known to everyone who met her) spent her happiest years doing crosswords and drinking coffee in Accrington cafes during the day, where she met Robert. Her evenings were spent with a glass of Rose, doing jigsaws & Puzzlers, watching her favourite shows and dining with the family.
Grandma loved her food, but loved Rock & Roll and dancing more. She was the life and soul of every party, dancing the night away at each and every one, never leaving until they played her favourite tune – Rock Around the Clock. Every Paddy’s Do included Grandma dancing all night long with family, only stopping for the slow songs. These nights were always accompanied by silly hats and accessories for the perfect night.
Grandma loved her fashion, always wearing a lovely outfit with little heels and a sparkly broach, having a matching scarf and handbag for each outfit.
Grandma’s funeral will be a celebration of her life, so we ask that you wear your favourite outfit, colour or something you love, to remember her by.

Flowers are welcome but if desired Donations are being gratefully received in Theresa’s memory on behalf of Derian House. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Theresa’s online memorial book by completing the form below.


    so many memories of you, being the wildest grandma out there being in voodoo with court and never giving up ur smile. rip grandma you was loved by so many people 🫶🏽🤍

    Linda Slattery

    Hi all lovely Theresa’s family, Theresa was a lovely lady and I feel privileged that I met this lovely lady who I could call my friend RIP lovely Theresa and drink and party up there ❤️Xx


    Amazing women ❤️


    Such a lovely woman who could light up any room ❤️


    Such a bright, happy, smiley lady! You will be missed ❤️

    Josephine j Jackson.

    So very sorry to here this. She was a lovely lady. Rest in peace.x


    So many memories, and so much love. I still can’t believe it. She was too good for this world. Sending all of my love to my court,my second mother debs and the family. She will be so proud of you all. Keep smiling grandma. You’ll never be forgotten🤍


    Sleep tight Grandma🫶🏻 although I haven’t seen you for many years, I will never forget my childhood memories which we shared. Love you always❤️

    Vicky long

    RIP mum , I feel blessed to have been a part of your life so many good times . A truly amazing lady with a truly amazing family your smile will be missed x

    Alison Wallace

    What a great lady, she will be sadly missed by so many.