Betty was born in Marion, Virginia to the late Mary M. Roberts and Ernest Roberts.
She met the love of her life, Stephen B. Terry, in 1953 and they married on October 31, 1953 in Mountain City, Tennessee. Together they had four children, which Betty stayed at home and raised. She was a homemaker and loved to bake, sew, and crochet. She loved to be outdoors and work in her garden when she was able to keep one, she loved to plant flowers. Betty was a devout Christian lady and she loved with all her heart the Lord Jesus Christ. In previous years, she attended Lynnwood Church of Christ and King Springs Church of Christ, however due to her health, she wasn’t able to attend anymore. She did continue to read her Bible every day, and later on when she couldn’t read anymore, her husband, Stephen, would read it for her. Betty loved her family and she always tried to get along with others, even when they didn’t want to. She was a very loving and caring person to everyone she would meet. She had more patience than anyone we knew, and loved to cook dinners for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, which was her favorite holidays. She loved all seasons, especially Spring.
In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her brother Robert L. Roberts; grandson, Daniel B. Goddard; an Infant brother and sister.
Survivors include her husband of 65 ½ years, Stephen Terry; her children and their spouses, Dexter Terry and wife Maxine, Bristol, Virginia, Doug Terry and wife Lisa, Erwin, Anita Goddard and husband Robert, Gray, and Anthony Terry and wife Becky, Seymour, Tennessee; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Terry will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services with Pastor Dexter Terry officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 until 2:00 pm in the chapel prior to the funeral service.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted following the funeral service at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Anthony Terry, Doug Terry, Rob Goddard, Rob Patterson, Aaron Terry, and Adam Terry.
The family would like to give a special thank you to her caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care, Linda and Janice. Her primary care doctor, Dr. Mark Williams, and his nurses with Johnson City Internal Medicine. The nurses and doctors at Fresenius Kidney Center, Washington County EMS, the nurses and doctors on the 2300 floor of the Johnson City Medical Center, and the doctors and nurses with Ballad Health Hospice.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com . Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, is serving the Terry family. (423) 610-7171.