Teresa Atkins, 55, died at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Teresa was born October 13, 1966 in South Bend to the late Charles and Ruth (McCammon) Atkins.

Teresa has lived her entire life in the South Bend area. She graduated from John Adams High School in 1984 and attended Ball State University. She was a waitress at Rocco’s Restaurant for many years. She absolutely adored dogs and cats; and had a deep love for all animals. Teresa loved family camping trips and the beach. She is survived by her son, Liam Atkins of South Bend, and her father, Victor Jonikas of Chicago, IL; sisters, Rachelle (Jimmy) Rogers of Delta Junction, AK and Lisa (Bill) McCarthy of South Bend, and brothers, Eric (Diane) Atkins of Lakeville, Jeffery (Aggie) Atkins of Chicago, IL and David (Meredith) Atkins of Saugatuck , MI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions honoring Teresa may be made directly to her son, Liam Atkins, to assist with future expenses. Checks can be made payable to Liam Atkins, 4310 Queens Row, Apt. D, South Bend, IN 46637. Memorial contributions may also be made to Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group, PO Box 204, Mishawaka, IN 46546 (homewardboundawg.com) or The Meow Mission, PO Box 192, Mishawaka, IN 46546 (themeowmisson .org).

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Palmer Funeral Home – West Chapel, 2702 Lincolnway West, South Bend, is helping the family make arrangements. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

Posted on September 21, 2022

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