Teresa Ann Pontes, 49, a resident of Apison, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at her residence.
She was of the Christian faith. She was employed with Direct Auto Insurance as a territory sales manager since 1997.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Worley.
She is survived by her mother, Sandra Faye Worley of McDonald; two sons, Joshua Pontes and Jason Pontes, both of Apison; one grandchild, Brianna Pontes of Apison; two sisters: Kila Worley of Water Valley, Miss., and Sandy Lewis of Soddy-Daisy; one niece, Tagen Lewis; and one nephew, LeBron Lewis.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner with Pastor Fletcher Farris officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga TN 37421.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Pontes family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.