Theresa Toombs

Theresa Toombs Obituary


Age - 95


September 9, 2023


Tampa, FL

Theresa Solomon Toombs was born to Joseph and Ivery Solomon on January 8, 1928. At the tender age of 15, she embarked on a life-changing journey when she moved to Tampa, Florida. Theresa was blessed with two children and found immense joy in her role as a mother, and later as a grandmother to five cherished grandchildren. A self-taught seamstress turned design maestro. Theresa's life was a testament to her unwavering determination and pursuit of knowledge, with only an 8th-grade education, she blazed her own trail, becoming a self-taught seamstress. Her passion for fabrics, colors, and design was exquisite, and her innate talent soon shone brightly throughout all of Tampa Bay. From seamstress to design school graduate: After her children finished their college education. Theresa's commitment to her craft led her to complete her design school education, a remarkable achievement that showcased her relentless dedication to self-improvement. Her expertise and boundless creativity, she blossomed into Tampa's premier window treatment expert. creating magazine-worthy interior designs Theresa's talents extended far beyond window treatments. Her gifted hands and discerning eye for detail transformed spaces into works of art. She collaborated with countless patrons around Tampa Bay, including notable local celebrities, to craft magazine-worthy window treatments and interior designs that left an indelible mark on the community. Theresa Solomon Toombs was more than a seamstress and designer, she was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her life story reminds us that with determination, passion, and a thirst for knowledge, we can achieve greatness, no matter where we start in life. Theresa's legacy will forever live on in the beautiful designs she created the lives she touched, and the lessons she imparted. Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Toombs; daughter, Jo Ellen Smith Hodges, and grandson, Joseph William Smith. Her memory will be cherished by her son, Stanley Reginald Smith (Angelina); grandchildren, Melonie Graves (Phillip), Jerilyn Smith Cole (Allan), Spencer Hodges, and Victor Hodges (Maria); great-grandchildren, Taylor Graves, Preston Graves, Delaney Graves, Sloane Hodges, Quinn Hodges, Aleshia Cole, Tristan Hodges, and Joelle Hodges; extended family, friends, and loved ones. Please join us in remembering and celebrating the remarkable life of Theresa Solomon Toombs. She will be dearly missed, but forever cherished in our hearts.

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