In Memoriam

Sister Theresa McCall, OP (Victor Mary)


Sister Theresa McCall, formerly known as Sister Victor Mary McCall, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 93 years of age and in the 59th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Theresa was born in Detroit to David and Mary (Shingleton) McCall. She graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit and received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in guidance/counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit. 

Sister’s ministries were all in Michigan, where she served in elementary and secondary education for over 25 years in Detroit, Tecumseh, Alpena, Clawson, Riverview, and Dearborn Heights and in social services for 15 years in Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, and Dearborn. 

Sister Theresa became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: John, Paul, and Martin, and a sister, Margaret. She is survived by a brother, Berard McCall; loving nieces and nephews; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters. 

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.


Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)


Vigil for Sister Theresa

Worship Aid (PDF)

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Funeral (Word Service) for Sister Theresa

Worship Aid (PDF)

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Avatar  Meg Ballis (formerly Shirley) 3 weeks agoReply

No doubt about it - the best auntie in the universe. She is a child of God.

Avatar  Margaret Guest 3 weeks agoReply

My Dear Great Aunt Theresa,

She loved us first and anything else she gave to us was a bonus. A rock to our family;she was always present in our lives no matter what crazy thing we did or how we lived, she loved and supported us in the only way she knew how...through unconditional love. She will be forever remembered for showing us how many ways she could love each one of us.

Your Niece, Margaret (Meg)

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