Teresa Renee McCalister was born June 6, 1973 in Williamsburg County SC. At an early age Teresa
attended Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hebrew, S.C. where she was a faithful member and
song on the choir. Teresa later became a member and was baptize at/ Park Baptist Church in Charlotte
She graduated from Lake City High School Class of 1991. She attended Saint Augustine College in
Raleigh, N.C. for three years and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in 1997 at S.C. State University in
Orangeburg S.C. She moved to Charlotte, N.C in 1998 to pursue her career after receiving her bachelor’s
degree in criminal justice. Teresa then received her Master’s Degree in Business Management at
Strayers University in Charlotte N.C.
Over the years she had various jobs such as a Care Giver for Visiting Angels Home Health Care, Manager,
Project Manager, Human Resources and Debt Collections at Intel Advantage all in Charlotte, N.C. Teresa
was a tax preparer and a notary which she took great pride in her work.
Teresa truly lived her life to the fullest. She loved spending time with her family and friends, cooking,
traveling and just having a good time. Teresa touched many lives with her kind heart, jolly spirit and
funny jokes. She will deeply be missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Love ones she leaves to cherish is her son Jarren R. McCalister Charlotte N.C. Her mother Joan M.
Burgess Scranton S.C. Two sisters Cicely Burgess Charlotte N.C. and Pamela Burgess of Effingham S.C.
One brother Larry Burgess Atlanta GA. Two nephews Brandon Burgess Charlotte N.C. and Christopher
Burgess Effingham S.C. A niece Cimyiah Burgess Effingham S.C. A host of aunts, uncles and relatives. A
best friend/sister Patrice Branch, and a big brother Johnathan Barr.
Will be forever missed.
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