Jerri Ann Howard Terry, 78, went to Heaven to be with her Savior Sunday, February 16, 2020. Her battle with vascular dementia came to a peaceful close Sunday morning where she passed in her sleep at Hope Memory Center in Fayetteville.
She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and “Nana” to her family and loved ones. She was a hard worker and loved being outside working in the yard and her garden. She could often be found cutting neighbors’ yards and helping them out with their outside work. She was an active member of her church and choir. She loved to sing and listen to gospel music.
She was born to the late Bert and Pauline Howard July 9, 1941 in Brantley County. She was the youngest of two children. She was married to George Talmadge Terry in 1961. They had three children, Gregory, Missy and Phillip. She was educated in the Pierce County School System and attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing. She worked many years for West Point Pepperell as a workman’s compensation fraud investigator. She later worked for Dr. Walter Mills dentist practice in Fayetteville, as an office manager. She later went on to work for Stein Mart in Peachtree City as a sales associate in the men’s department.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George, October 21, 2011; in-laws, George and Doris Terry; and her nephew, Jason Howard.
Survivors include her brother, Lawrence (Wanda) Howard, Patterson; her children, Greg (Sandi) Terry, Atlanta, Missy (Randall) Coppolino, Fayetteville and Phillip (Teresa) Terry, White; grandchildren, Tiffany (Chris) Mize, Nicholas (Sandy) Terry, Taylor, Hunter and Graham Coppolino and Payton, Kendall and Preslee Terry; great-grandchildren, Emilee, Savannah and Dawson Mize and Camila Terry; and her niece, Pam (Mike) Walsh.
Visitation will take place from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, from the Laura Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery near Patterson. She will be laid to rest with her husband, parents and nephew.
Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of local arrangements.