Smith, Teresa

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Teresa  Smith

Teresa "Terri" Jones Smith died January 3, 2020, at the age of sixty-five. She was a resident of Canton, Ga., since 1993. Terri was born to William and Norma Jones, April 10, 1954, in Gadsden, Al. She attended Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Fl., graduating with National Honors in 1972. As the eldest sister of five children, she found a love for helping and taking care of kids and wanted to do social work. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Al. in 1976. She worked as a social worker for many years, even obtaining her Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Georgia. She later shifted her career to teaching and taught for Cherokee County Schools for almost fifteen years. Terri was a true Southern woman: God-fearing, genteel, a great cook, and proud of her heritage. She delighted in family, friends, good conversation, and loving on the babies. Her favorite hobbies included needlework, sewing, and creating heirloom-smocked treasures for childrens clothing. She enjoyed long walks, camping in the RV with her husband Larry, and just being in the mountains. Terri was a devoted wife and mother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence "Larry" Smith, and survived by her daughter, Katherine Pepper and husband Adam Pepper of Dallas, Ga., her two grand-children, Cora Pepper (Age 8) and Colton Pepper (Age 5), her son Royce Munn and wife Lindsay Munn, of Jacksonville Beach, Fl., her step-son Colin Smith and Nora Wilson of Berkeley, Ca., three brothers, one sister and their families. The memorial service will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Canton, Ga., on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Emory Alzheimers Disease Research Center at

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