Thelma Lindsey

Born: Sun., Feb. 21, 1926
Died: Wed., May 17, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., May 27, 2017
Location: Progressive Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 27, 2017
Location: Progressive Missionary Baptist Church

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Mrs. Theodosah "Thelma" (Trotter) Lindsey departed from this life at 9:15 a.m., on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Memorial Hospital at the age of 91 years. She was a resident of West Sample Street, South Bend, Indiana.

Thelma's life began on February 21, 1926 in Washington, Arkansas when she was born to the union of Levi and Ruby (Cheatheam) Trotter. She lived in South Bend since 1949 coming from Hope, Arkansas. In Hope, Arkansas, in 1942, she and Ermon Lindsey were married. He preceded her in death on December 7, 2002. Mrs. Lindsey's employment record includes Radio Furniture Mart; Esslinger Furniture Company; Joyce Novak; and 16 years as a Foster Grandparent for Real Services.

Mrs. Lindsey was a long-time member of Greater Friendship Baptist Church under Pastors: A.W. Williams and Dave Davis. She also was a member of Progressive Baptist Church, serving under Pastor Henry L. Giden [now deceased], and currently, Pastor Barry C. Spencer. She served on the Mothers Board; Missionary Board; and was a Deaconess.

A loving family is left to cherish her memory that includes one daughter, Marie Lindsey, South Bend, Indiana; grandchildren, Adrienne (James) Lee Ill, Loree (Quinn) Lindsey-Pack, Jeremiah Sams, Jennifer Lener Lindsey, and Asantae Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Alexicia Lee, Jalynn Lee, Peyten Pack, Quinn Pack, Alex Lindsey, Christopher (Alexis) Cooper, and Jeremiah; sisters: Ruth (Henry) McFadden, Texarkana, Texas, and Sandra Trotter, Kansas City, Missouri; brothers: Corman (Rosie) Trotter, Phoenix, Arizona, Steven Trotter and Ronald Trotter, Kansas City, Missouri, and James Charles (Roxanne) Trotter and Levi Trotter (Betty) Trotter Jr., South Bend, Indiana; along with other family and friends.

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Felecia Trotter
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Sincerest condolences to my family and the friends of my Aunt Thelma, her love for all will truly be missed, she was a sweetheart and I am so happy to have been apart of her life, many memories were shared since I was a child. Love you

Driver-Redding Family
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Sending our deepest condolences from our Family to yours. Our neighbor for over 40 years. You will be truly missed such a significant woman of God. Just knowing that you have earned your Heavenly Wings and Flying High. The Driver-Redding Family

Edward Trotter Jr Family
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
We send our deepest condolences from the Wichita, KS Trotter family. Our prayers go out to our family with the loss of our beautiful Aunt Thelma! I pray God continues to give the Trotter family strength and guidance through the hard times! We love you all!

Ruth and Perry Jones
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
To our Dear Aunt Thelma, who was the epitome for showing the love of Christ. Aunt Thelma was a true Christians who loved everyone, and always preached Christ and exhibited the nature of Christ...which is love. Auntie will be sorely missed, but the love she shared and spread throughout her family and friends will live forever. I know you shouting all over heaven. RIP Aunt. My prayer is that we all will truly learn to be a vessel of Christ love to everyone we meet, Just like you were. You will be missed but never forgotten. Love Ruth and Perry Jones, Kansas City, Kansas

Phyllis Trotter
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
Truly this has been a challenging week here in Phoenix, My prayers go out the South Bend IN Family. She was a rare Diamond. and will be greatly miss. She was a wonderful woman, full of faith, kindness and a mother to the motherless, there will be only one Thelma Lindsey, She was one of a kind. Be Bless in knowing she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Debbie and Jerome Clark
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
Our deepest condolences to Adrienne Lee and family, the Trotter family, Sister Lindsey will be truly missed. May God continue to bless you during this time of bereavement.

Rev. Earlene Langworthy
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
Please accept my condolences. I remember Thelma because she was close to my mother Callie Mcdonald when we lived on Illinois Street. We were members of Mt. Olive M.B. Church. I moved back in 2013 after my father Telious Mcdonald died.

Plus, we are also from Hope, Arkansas and related to the White's and Yeager families.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
Rev. Earlene Langworthy

Bernice (Blake) Baul-Freeman & The Blake Family
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
To the family, I am so sorry for your lost. I can only offer prayers. My family most recently lost two siblings in the last four months. The emptiness will be there for a while but with each passing day remember the wonderful times spent and smile, and know that she is resting now with the father and he makes no mistakes. Be blessed

Habiba Kerns
   Posted Sun September 10, 2017
Peace be with Thelma Lindsey! And strength me with the family God be with you All to guide you on. You have not met me I am Levi Trotter daughter. My mom name is Dorothy Glover lived in Kansas City, Mo. Now living in Lake Havasu City, AZ. I am Sorry for the lost of Thelma Lindsey I wish I had a chance to meet her but, would really like to meet the rest of my family! Love, Hugs, and Peace!
My email habiba_turner@ Would love to meet and hear from my Dad's Family!

Habiba Garron Kerns
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