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Theresa Marie Mussell


Theresa Marie Mussell died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 5, 2022, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.

She was born at home on June 28, 1947, in Webberville, Michigan, to the late Lawrence J and Ruth E McDonald.  Theresa graduated from Dansville High School in 1965.  Immediately following graduation, she began working as a typesetter at Inco Graphics in Mason, where she worked for 35 years.  She also had side jobs as a special-event disc jockey and a Tupperware distributor.  Later she worked at Mason Public Schools as a teacher aide.  Theresa was an avid MSU Basketball and Football fan.  She loved rock & roll, especially Elvis, dirt bikes, cool cars, sunsets and photography. She compiled over 100 family photo albums – labeled and dated.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband of 33 years, Ellis W. Mussell, her only child, Tina Marie (Kevin) Brown, of Parker, Colorado, stepdaughter Sherrie Mussell of Lansing, stepson Steve (Jackie) Mussell of Leslie, stepson Rick Mussell of Fowlerville, grandchildren Cheyenne Brown and Vanessa Brown, Nick (Chelsea) Ott and Shelby Ott (Zack Pierce), Patrick (Jessica) Mussell and Logan (Sydney) Mussell and Kaleb (Megan) Mussell and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, two nephews and one brother.

A family service will be held at a later date at her place of rest, Maple Grove Cemetery in Mason.

Memorial contributions may be made in Theresa’s name to:  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the charity of your choice.