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Dorothy Louise Terry

July 14, 1928 — May 29, 2024

Dorothy Louise Pack Terry 07/14/1928 - 05/29/2024

 

Wednesday evening, May 29, Dorothy Lousie Terry went to be with Jesus with her sons by her side. She knew her family loved her, and we know she loved Jesus, all her family, friends, and bingo. Dorothy was known as Granny to her grandkids. She told her granddaughters often how she prayed every night and thanked Jesus for her family and asked Him to keep us safe and healthy.

 

Dorothy was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was baptized there on August 1, 1943. She loved her church and was a faithful active member. She looked forward each year to helping prepare for the Christmas Candlelight Service. She loved watching the Texas Rangers and all sports and playing bingo at "The Center." She retired as school crossing guard for WISD in 2011, celebrating 46 years of service. She also received special recognition by the City of Waco when the mayor proclaimed September 7, 2004 as "Dorothy Terry Day." She was an honorary lifetime Parent Teachers Association member.

 

Her "famous"quote every time we left after visiting her was, "No use rushing off." She told us not to forget her, which we could never do. We will miss her terribly but know she is no longer suffering.

 

A special thank you to Baylor S&W hospice nurse, Tammy Barton, for her special care and assistance.

 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil W. Terry, parents, B. L. Pack & Monta Lee Cates Turner, and sister, Frances Boleman.

 

She is survived by:

Sons:

George Terry and wife, Gayle, of Waco

Bill Terry and wife, Mary, of China Spring

 

Grandchildren:

Tanya Puig & Michael of Robinson

Angie Woodard & Nealy of Axtell

Shawn Cheek & Shawna of Robinson

Michael & Autumn Cheek of Savannah, Texas

 

Great Grand Children:

Kody Terry & Ashley of Waco

Cortney Kolar & Kody of East Bernard

Tara Oldham & Chase of Waco

Rachael Woodard & Riley of Eddy

Molly, Amelia, Mae Cheek of Savannah, Texas

Carter, Evan, Jonah, Caroline Cheek of Robinson

 

Great-great Grand Children:

Aaden Terry & Dawson Hernandez, Waco

Knox Kolar - East Bernard

Twin Oldham boys -great-grandsons on the way - Waco

Riggs Cosper - great-grandson on the way - Eddy

 

Nephew: Dr.Larry Boleman - Bryan

Cousin: Montea Stewart - Waco

 

A memorial will be Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 6pm with Pastor Marcelo Oliveira officiating at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Waco, with a time of visitation with family and loved ones beginning the hour prior to the service at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations me be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Waco, Tx. 1801 Gurley Ave, Waco, Tx 76706.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Emmanuel Baptist Church

1801 Gurley Ave, Waco, TX 76706

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Emmanuel Baptist Church

1801 Gurley Ave, Waco, TX 76706

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