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"Terri" Dorothy Pope
  • 46 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 23, 1966
  • Place of birth:
    Bronx, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 17, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Maryland, United States
Let the memory of "Terri" be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, "Terri" Pope, 46, born on December 23, 1966 and passed away on January 17, 2013. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tanya Pope on 28th December 2015

"Terri we still miss you everyday"

This tribute was added by Joseph Perry on 26th August 2015

"I was very saddened when I heard about the passing of my dear friend!! I first met Terri when she was a member of The Black Celestial Choral Esemble at Syracuse University, in which I was their pianist and I was so amazed when I heard her sing!! I knew then that her voice was a gift from God!! We became really good friends and on occasions I would invite her to sing at my home church here in Syracuse N.Y. and the congregation loved her!! She was truly one of a kind and I will never forget my friend. I pray that God will be a comfort to her family and friends in New York City and her newly found Syracuse family and friends as well!!!"

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 18th January 2015

"It's been 2 years  miss you so very much
Not too sad rejoicing knowing that you are at peace with
your dad grandma brother "pope" your partner in crime pope
always had your back and so many more beautiful angles
Missing your sweet voice we had our differences but it didn't last for long
Love you missing you but one thing I know for sure you have the biggest smile because you at peace
Rest well my love until we see each other again
Sending you the biggest (((((hug)))))

Love ma"

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 18th January 2015

"It's been 2 years  miss you so very much
Not too sad rejoicing knowing that you are at peace with
your dad grandma brother "pope" your partner in crime pope
always had your back and so many more beautiful angles
Missing your sweet voice we had our differences but it didn't last for long
Love you missing you but one thing I know for sure you have the biggest smile because you at peace
Rest well my love until we see each other again
Sending you the biggest (((((hug)))))

Love ma"

This tribute was added by Tanya Pope on 17th January 2015

"It's been two years and I still can't believe she's gone.  She was such a beautiful, creative spirit who will always live in my heart.

Love you Terri."

This tribute was added by Fawn Boone on 24th December 2014

"I woke up this morning or technically yesterday morning  since it is now past midnight knowing that it was your birthday.  Happy Birthday Sands.
I have always remembered your birthday for the past 29 years.  I can not even believe it has been that long.  I have known you even longer than that.  Summer Institute 1984 the girl "tough girl from the Bronx and the other tough girl from Brooklyn" :-)
Terri, I think about you often and I am always saddened and angered by how you left us so mysteriously.  i am also mad that I did not get to share our story at your memorial service.  I know you are still cussing me out for that one LOL.  I just thought this would be the appropriate  way to acknowledge your birthday.
So again, Happy Birthday Sands.
I miss you much and your last words to me were that you still loved me and I am glad that I told you I loved you too!"

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 17th January 2014

"Today marks 1 year since my sweet Terri went to be with all the other angles.............missing you like crazy, will never hear your sweet voice sing a song, will never hear you call me "ma"
rest in peace my sweet Terri, you fought a strong and mighty battle.
Rest now job well done
Gone to soon but will never be forgotten
Love you forever
Love "ma""

This tribute was added by Keina Fields-Small on 15th January 2014

"Terri was self-motivated, courageous, and an inspiration to others.  I admire her strength. She was outspoken, honest, hilarious and an awesome writer.  She was a genuinely loving person.  My thoughts of sending a Christmas card with happy birthday wishes was not good enough. It is the action, the doing that counts.  I regret not doing this in 2012 after speaking with Terri a few months earlier.  Through all of the sadness, I keep reminding myself that she came into my life for a reason.  I am a better woman, a better writer, a better public speaker because of Terri Pope.  Thank you Terri for shining your light on me."

This tribute was added by Sonya Fiol-Grant on 23rd December 2013

"My "gift of God" and namesake Dorothy--thoughts of you are from one of our last conversations on Dec 22nd and how you were running to get your hair and nails done in preparation for your 46th bday night on the town. Thank you for seeing something special in me and trusting me with your heart's desires. You are forever with me---your "Joy luck charm." Sisterly, S. Dorethea"

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 23rd December 2013

"Happy Birthday my sweet Terri berri......................
Your first Birthday  in Heaven with all the other sweets angels...
Hi to all for me....Just know that you and your cousin Tjwana have so much to talk about, Hi to my mom, my dad, brother, your dad.
I know that you are at peace............
Happy Birthday, missings you so much..................
have pics that I would like to post,your know that your mom is not good with downloading pic, etc. But I will get it done.
Christmas is just a few days away Your super best holiday.
Happy Birthday my sweet angel, singing Happy Birthday to you..........
Ty reached out to me the other day he said that he played one of the last message you left him just to hear yoyr sweet voice
Terri we all love miss you, will never forget you
Love "MA""

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 19th December 2013

"My Terri Berri Doreen called today
She was thinking of you and I
She said that she will never forget your
Birthday it's the same day as her sister
Missing you but she knows that you are resting
and at peace having long conversations with
Your grandma Dorothy who you were named
after your dad, cousins by brother and so many others
Love you
Happy birthday with the other angles
Love "ma""

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 16th December 2013

"My Terri berri
Went to visit Grandma, sent you a great big hug.
Your first Birthday, Christmas with the angels.
Today is your uncle Greg's birthday Happy birthday Greg from your little sis
Miss you so much my sweet Terri, yes we did disagree on things but in the end we agreed, and boy ccould be talk for hours............
Christmas is your your best holiday, mine too, just was not in the mood to pull out all the Christmas stuff.
Made you something really nice. Took a picture now all i need to do is post it on this page.Have to teach myself...
Love you baby girl always have and all ways will
Talk to you soon.....
Love "ma""

This tribute was added by Tanya Pope on 10th December 2013

"Hi Terri:
Still miss you everyday and sometimes can't believe you are not here with us anymore.  But I know your beautiful voice will sound out forever.  I'm sure you are pleasing all in heaven with it.
Happy Birthday!"

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 10th December 2013

"Terri your birthday is coming soon, one year that your voice has be slient.
Happy birthday Merry Christmas, your favorite holiday.
No more christmas cards,
I really missed how you would sing happy birthday to me.
"ma" loves you  always did always will.....
Hi to all for me, just know that that party is going on in Heaven with your dad, grandma,cousin and so many more
Love you forever.......not goodbye just I'll see you later"

This tribute was added by Thomas Steinson on 6th March 2013

"I will always remember Terri for her long, long talks on the phone and her infectious laughter. She was a good listener as well as a good talker. And lord knows she's talking God's ear off right know. She always had a big heart. I will miss her very much. But she is in a better place then all of us. Amen."

This tribute was added by robyne heath-carrasquillo on 2nd March 2013

"My Soror Terri was a determined , loyal,beautiful woman. Her voice was that of an angel---truly a gift from God. You are missed Terri and I am so grateful to have known you. My memories of you in our years at Syracuse University are treasures that will be held deeply in my heart
Rest in peace my dear Soror.
Soror Robyne Heath-Carrasquillo"

This tribute was added by Steven King on 4th February 2013

"Terri was a wonderful school mate from the first day we met at SU during Summer Institute. She was hilariously funny, could sing like a songbird and made sure she got you to do it her way with a kind and gentle spirit. We will miss her and keep her charm and personality in our hearts forever. Lord provide the strength to her family and friends to carry on her memory forever. '06/'08"

This tribute was added by Nick Gonzales on 31st January 2013

"I had only known Terri for 2 months, and in that time, I had only spoken to her over the phone; But from working with her, I could see that she was a strong and respectable business woman. She was a very hard worker, and was willing to to whatever it took to get things done. I have nothing but respect for Terri Pope, and it is a shame that she is no longer with us. May she rest in peace..."

This tribute was added by Jackie Lockette on 29th January 2013

"Terri will forever be in my heart. Her love for life, ability to always make me laugh and her beautiful alto voice is what I'll always remember and why I loved and adored her.  My heart is truly saddened because I hadn't spoken to her in a while but she was never far from my thoughts. I believe she is with God who loves her best, singing in the heavenly choir."

This tribute was added by Sonya Fiol-Grant on 28th January 2013

"To Mom – May our IVY symbol of fidelity, friendship,
and affection be a sweet reminder of your beloved daughter's determination and strength. May our songbird's, (Terri - Mteule #3)spirit forever live on and may you find comfort in knowing she was deeply loved by her sisters of AKA-Iota Upsilon Alumnae of Syracuse University. I cannot ever fill this void, but you have a daughter in me."

This tribute was added by Michelle Lee on 26th January 2013

"I will always remember Soror Terri as an amazing, talented and dynamic woman who made Alpha Kappa Alpha the organization for me to strive to become a member of. As an aspiring interest she was always "on point" and encouraged the same from me. Now a member for almost 25 years thank you Soror Terri for showing me the way."

This tribute was added by michele freeman on 25th January 2013

"My regret of late is that I have lost touch with so many strong, uniquely beautiful  sisters of my past. Reading such warm words about Terri brings back a flood of my own memories that I shared with her. She was hilariously funny, extremely talented, strong, confident and determined. When you were in her presences you felt empowered - like all was possible. She will  definitely be missed."

This tribute was added by Bonita Haines on 23rd January 2013

"I am so thankful we re-connected a few years ago via email. I will always remember your voice and your talent for singing  that we all enjoyed. You are missed already and have reminded us how short life can be. Everyday spent with family and friends is a gift that should be cherished."

This tribute was added by Michelle WalkerDavis on 23rd January 2013

"I am so grateful for each waking day and hour that God allows me to spend with my family and my sisters. As evident in Soror Terry's last acts of determination and love on behalf of AKA, we should see this as God's way of using her as an example to uphold.
Soror Michelle Walker-Davis"

This tribute was added by Tanya Pope on 23rd January 2013

"My dear beautiful cousin.  Yours was the wit and intellect known in the Pope family.  Your infectious smile and amazing personality filled everyone around you with joy.  While we met in adulthood, we bonded only as family could.  I will never forget your fierce drive in business and your embrace of the beautiful things in life.  Your loving spirit will always remain in my heart."

This tribute was added by Davita White on 22nd January 2013

"My Sands, Terri, was sensitive and caring. She always made me feel special and close to her. She traveled all the way from NYC, with some of our Sands and IU Sorors, to Chicago for my wedding. I have a pic of her with Sorors and me in my wedding album. I will always have that special memory of her. Terri was funny too-she could make me laugh, even when I was so sleepy, I couldn't think."

This tribute was added by Tisha Davis on 22nd January 2013

"The last thing Terri did before she crossed (became a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.) was to slip a piece of paper under my door.  It was a poem she wrote for me.  I still remember the last line, You are to me what morning is to day.  It was beautiful.  I always cherished it.  Thank you Terri for being exactly that for me."

This tribute was added by Tisha Davis on 22nd January 2013

"Terri and I learned when she was an ivy that we had a lot in common. We were both from the Bronx. We both were seeing Sigmas. We both sang. And we both enjoyed stepping. When I was a senior, I passed the torch to her. Terri sang at my wedding. I have stories I can't tell (lol) but you brought me joy and much laughter.  I will miss you Terri."

This tribute was added by Denene Jonielle on 22nd January 2013

"Terri Pope - I thank God for the opportunity to know you.  I remember the many laughs we shared and your support of me always.  I am not sure why you chose me to be a trusted friend but I am and will always be honored for that privilege.  You were a passionate woman and am so heartbroken but I know you are at peace .  Thank You.."

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 22nd January 2013

"I met Terri when she was 16 when Jason was a baby. I used to do her hair and we used to converse about singing. She sang at my daughters wedding in 1983 and sang "Ribbon In The Sky" by Stevie Wonder. She was a very nice young lady and I had no problem nor disrespect. She always spoke with good manerism towards me.Im going to miss her very much and I think about her daily. Ms. Singleton"

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 22nd January 2013

"What I constantly see is her happy face, and when she smiled she lit the room with her cheeks and eyes. She was  blessed with her grandmothers dimples. Terri was also creative and studious. I can remember she could write anything in an articulate form making anyone wonder who wrote it. She will always be in my heart until I see her again. Love Forever Aunt Bernice"

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 22nd January 2013

"I, Steven Pope nephew of Terri Pope will always remember her for putting family first. No matter how bad times were she would be there thick and thin. I will also remember her for her consistancy on me finishing high school while residing with her. My Aunt Terri truly taught me that time is precious and it can't be wasted. I will miss her and keep her memories close to my heart and mind."

This tribute was added by Carol Washington on 22nd January 2013

"What I will always remember my Terri for is her infectious smile, a smile that could turn to tears in a moment , that could write a letter for her mom in a second.She was just so wonderful. It's a lot of things that I remember about my Terri I could go on and on. I know your okay with your father Claiborne and grandmother also named Dorothy. Love Always and Forever Ma"


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