Theresa Lynn Riddle Coggins, 54, of Tuckasegee passed away at Haywood Regional Medical Center in Clyde on Sept. 30, 2019, after a lengthy illness.

She was preceded in death by parents, Warren and Billie Riddle.

Theresa is survived by her husband of 31 years, Steve; sons, River McHone of Tuckasegee and Jeremy Griffin of New Mexico; daughter, Amanda (James) Bird of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Ivey and Gage Bird; brother, Warren Riddle Jr.; sister, Rhonda (Allan) Pressley; brother-in-law, Randy Coggins; sister-in-law, Jennifer Coggins; a very special mother-in-law, Sarah Coggins; her fur babies, Coco and Nina; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

A very caring and loving lady, Theresa never met a stranger. She loved red roses and enjoyed being with her family. Theresa was very strong willed and had her heart set on becoming a nurse. She worked hard toward that goal and had many certifications already finished in hopes of achieving that dream. Theresa worked as a CNA 1 and 2 and a health care tech at Mountain Trace Nursing and Rehab Center as well as Community Care. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A celebration of Theresa’s Life will be held at a later date.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family, and the online register is available at