ForeverMissed
Memorial Services for Teri Starr: Saturday Feb 13th, 2021 at 11:30 AM Mountain Time
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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Teri Starr, 68 years old, born on November 25, 1952, and passed away on February 7, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Donna Franklin on February 13, 2021
My name is Donna Franklin.
I've heard Veronica speak so highly of Teri for some months now, and I'm just so sorry that I didn't get a chance to meet Teri, but my heart goes out to the family.
Yet, I certainly look forward to meeting Teri in the future, for our promise from Jehovah, that she's safe in His memory is sure. Sending much LOVE to you, Teri's family.
Posted by Vee So Lovely on February 13, 2021
Sister Star-ra ra with 2 R's 

Living and being around the Starr family helped me to know what being excited to come home feels like and has impacted the way that I think in a huge way.
Teri, you are truly going to be missed but not forgotten sis. 
I was delighted in a mothers love, you calling to make sure I was coming home or if I was staying out a little later. I experienced unexpected voicemails of making sure I was comfortable.

I was corrected.  "It's pronounced library not library Vee," now my lil sister is into correcting me.

I even got fussed at a few times lol but I'm sure it was needed and would give the world to have it done again. 
I remember hearing tony toni tone from time to time when u were cleaning and you telling me "wait turn that song back on", while i was cleaning upstairs.
We had the most candid and honest conversations on our walks, i cherish them deeply.

The very best of all was Teri Norell and I coming home after the meetings and talking and laughing while drinking tea or eating a snack. 

Love, Mildness, Kindness and Patience was what you gave me sis.
I ask Jehovah to always bring these memories to mind when I have the urge to burst into tears. Thinking of these things are so dear to me and I was glad to have experienced you. I will fight long and hard to beat this system so I can be there when you wake up and party like we did on the cruises.
Love ya girl.
VerShawnte
Posted by LaDonna Wasp on February 13, 2021
She will be missed by us all, I loved working in the ministry with her, she was so good and at ease when speaking to others, I learned a lot from her. We look forward to seeing her again, on a paradise earth. We want the Starr family to know that we love you and you are in our prayers. 
Posted by Adrienne Turnbull on February 13, 2021
To the Family of Teri Starr,
We are here for you during this sad time and we will keeping praying for you earnestly. We can’t wait for your family to be back together soon in perfect health doing the things that Teri loved. Love, Leon and Adrienne Turnbull
Posted by Sharon Herring on February 13, 2021
Jehovah yearns to resurrect his faithful servants when the earth is made anew. We eagerly await that time. Until then, his word, spirit and the Christian Congregation provide us comfort. Stay close to Jehovah. Teri will be looking for you in the new world!
Posted by Penny C. on February 13, 2021
I remember first moving to Phoenix. Teri and her family were one of the first families to welcome us with open arms.  We shared service, food and and so much more together. Her outstanding teaching, outgoing personality and warm smile was always available for everyone. She may be asleep for now but not forever. So all of us look forward to the day when we can say to her, "Welcome home my sister"
Posted by William Collay on February 13, 2021
Brad,
Let me share with you, what our dear sister meant to Patty and I. She was just that , our dear sister, my dear sister, in fact, she was a sister, a mother, and a daughter too almost everyone who she met. I’d like to selfishly think that we, Patty and I were her favorites. She made us feel that way, however it was her way, because she made anyone she met feel that way,......her beautiful warm smile, inviting witty spirit and charming personality was a light in our lives. That spirit could put you at ease and allow you to be yourself. If you couldn’t be your self around Terri, then you may have not really known who you were.
Rest my dear one.....Rest.....you have earned your rest. He will call to awaken you, you’ll hear his voice, and like any other day in your life, you will wake up and began your day, eagerly anticipating greeting those whom you have loved and cherished the day before. It will feel as if it were yesterday. Our memories of you, our love and our loving father Jehovah strength , will help us face tomorrow. He will calm our hearts, our disquieting thoughts so that we can endure this system and be there to greet you, with memories from yesterday. Job 15:14 “You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.” Patty and I have found in our lives very few whom we LOVED and CHERISHED as much as you and Brad. Take your rest our dear sister. Proverbs 17:17.
Posted by Hazel Waller on February 12, 2021
How much will I miss Aunt Terry, who is napping for a short period of time. Aunt Terry taught/showed me patience, kindness, consciousness. Putting Jehovah first as well as Uncle Brad and Norell.❣️
Posted by Ayana Ward on February 12, 2021
Aunt Teri,
It's so hard to imagine your not here with us any longer. I know your just napping for a short time. Very soon you will awaken to perfect health and a perfect home. Until then I'll keep my memories of you dear to my heart. And I will always remember the love you had for Jehovah. Your faith was so Encouraging. As I continue to run this race for life. I will remember the excellent example you set. And do my Best to imitate your faith. I'm so proud to have called you My Aunt Teri.
Love you forever Aunt Teri
Posted by Susie Jackson on February 12, 2021
As I write this, all I can see, is you, the perfect Wife, Mother, Sister, Spiritual Mom, Pioneer,friend to many, and you taking out the time to make all feel so very special. Always with a big smile and wide arms. When I became an extended member of the family you made me feel as though I was there from the very begining , thank you so very much. Always kind, welcoming, exceptional hospitality. Such a spiritual woman, your sterling example will leave an indelible impression on all that had the privilege of being in your presence. Even in the times we traveled with your family, lots of fun. Had the privilege of working with you in the ministry, delightful! I look forward to Jehovah reuniting all in the Paradise, where “no one will say, I am sick.”-Isaiah 33:24 ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Chunda Norman on February 12, 2021
From Jeff Starr

What can I say other than we all are going to miss Teri soo much. I can only smile when thinking about all the good times from Chicago to Texas. How wonderful it is to know Jehovah at a time like this. We all love you two (Brad and Norell) with all our hearts forever!!!

Love you, Jeff
Posted by Sabrina Hoyle-Brown on February 12, 2021
Well Terri... We met when I was in high school. Your sister and mine, Andria introduced us. You've always had words of wisdom, encouragement and patience. You will be missed. 
Posted by Tammy Starr-Adkins on February 12, 2021
Teri, 

What's really going on? It's so much that I could say. It's so much I want to say. You have known me before I knew myself. (You sike me Auntie Teri). I have five questions that need to be addressed when Jaden comes to visit.
1. Who is going to make him scrub your clean white walls with his dirty little hands?
2. Who is going to be me the mediator between him and Norell?
3. Who is going to give me the courage to hold him down and pull his teeth?
4. Who is going to talk to us in a very calm voice when things go wrong?
5. Who is going to do all of this while you are sleeping?
I guess Uncle Brad will do for now. Well Auntie Teri, Jaden won't get the chance to sleep between you and Uncle Brad like I did when I was a little girl, or the opportunity to go see a homeopathic doctor that you found like his Mama Joan or TeeTee Jade when they were little girls. He will get to look at his baby pictures with you. I will tell him how his Auntie Teri changed his cloth diapers when we was a couple of months old; and when I ask Jaden who that is, he will reply: that's "MY" Auntie Teri!
Posted by Sherrieth Whitehead on February 12, 2021
I'm new to the congregation. Sorry we didn't get a chance to spend time together. I'm looking forward to seeing you in the paradise new world where we will both be healthy and be able to get to know each other.

Love you Sis,
Sherrieth W
Posted by Flavia Acosta on February 12, 2021
Teri, your a true friend I will always keep you in my heart. We had so many good times in all the things we did together. Eating lunches and dinners and our weekly shopping for our trips out of town. You were an encouragement for me in so many way. I will miss your beautiful smiles, love you my sister and true friend. See you soon love ya
Posted by Cris Williams on February 12, 2021
Sis Starr's beautiful smile was what I will remember most and the love she had for Jehovah. Indya and I send our love from St. Louis to Bro Starr, Norell, and the entire family. We cannot wait to see her and that smile again in the New World. - Crystal Jackson
Posted by veronica starr on February 11, 2021
My dearest Teri
When I think of the word 'Positve' I think of you. You had a heightened awareness of how precious life is...Your love for life and Jehovah engaged you in every moment of making a positive difference in my life,after accepting a bible study you offered me thirty something years ago. Their after 'Positve'footprints of...
Love and kindness
Courage and Compassion
Humor and Inspiration...Is what we shared
Your memory my dear Sis is a keepsake,from which I'll never forget... Jehovah has you in His memory..
I have you in my ❤️
Posted by Hannah Fabowale on February 11, 2021
The worst satan could do is to put an end to the life of faithful servants of Jehovah. But Jehovah the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials ,assures us of a peaceful new system of things,where all these will be a thing of the past.May Jehovah remember her for her good deeds and help al of us to remain steadfast to witness the New World.
Posted by Kira Melvin on February 10, 2021
If there’s anything that I’ll forever remember about Aunt Teri, it’s her smile. It was dynamic and lit up the entire room whenever she walked in. Her smile was always warm, light hearted and genuine. My encounters with her always consisted of the biggest hugs and that inviting smile. My grandmother always spoke so fondly of her sister in law and would always recall the funniest stories of when they studied together. She always made me feel comfortable whenever I was around her. Her magnetic personality always left an impression on me and I wish I could’ve gotten to know her better while she was here. I could tell she was one of a kind. We shall meet again. Until then rest for you have finished the race for life. Sending so much love to Uncle Brad and Norrell during this extremely difficult time. ❤️
Posted by cicinicole Walker on February 10, 2021
My Aunt Teri was such a sweet person..we didn’t see each other much but when we did it was nothing but hugs and smiles. And she had such a beautiful smile also encouraging! ✨ my Gma would tell us stories about how Aunt Teri brought her into the Truth, and I knew then she had such much love and loyalty to Jehovah and I was really encouraged by that. Aunt Teri, you will be deeply missed. ❤️ Your niece- Chauncey Walker
Posted by Joan Starr on February 10, 2021
My dear sister-in-law Teri of 47 years, our family is no longer a full circle. Section by section is being taken out.
I’m going to miss that sincere beautiful smile and your teasing! This has really taken me by surprise but as Jehovah’s Word says you are sleeping and I say to you sister, get some rest until we meet again but in the meantime I’m going to miss you!
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Roxanne Rincon on February 10, 2021
My beautiful sister Teri, you will be truly missed. So thankful to know the truth and that Jehovah will wake you up soon. In the meantime your smile and kindness will be missed until we meet again. Love you very much,

Roxanne R.
Posted by Enedina Encinas on February 10, 2021
Teri , my love and admiration for you dedication for Our God Jehovah ,your husband, and beautiful daughter, will always be with me and those that that know you and love you. We will see you soon again. And like told you , I admire you and rest of my sisters married to Elders for your dedication and love and patience , I’ll be seeing you soon my dear friend.
Posted by Lisa Maxie on February 10, 2021
I love you guys!
Posted by Andria Jackson on February 10, 2021
A message to my sister:

Teri,
I know you never got a chance to read this text message I sent to you but I had to take this time to share it and let you know even though I never verbalized it I love you very much. You are my big sister and my friend. You brought so much to my life. You applauded my good times and consoled me during my bad times. You were my teacher, my advisor, my counselor and one of mom’s greatest accomplishments. You saw the good in me even when I couldn’t. Your faithfulness to Jehovah has been an upbuilding example. And your love for Brad and Norell has shown me how a marriage and relationship is supposed to be. Thank you so much for being you. You are forever in my prayers; I pray for your peace and comfort. I pray for Jehovah's will to be done in your behalf and I pray he gives you strength. Whether I see you today, or tomorrow on the other side, I will long for us to share time together again. I hold dear the time we had and await our union. But, If you are tired, you should rest, sleep girl so you can wake up refreshed.

You know it’s hard for me to share feelings and emotions, that was always you and Daryl’s thing but just for you I’m stepping out of my comfort zone to say “I ❤️ you”
                            My big sister!
Forever Boony
aka Andria

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Posted by Donna Franklin on February 13, 2021
My name is Donna Franklin.
I've heard Veronica speak so highly of Teri for some months now, and I'm just so sorry that I didn't get a chance to meet Teri, but my heart goes out to the family.
Yet, I certainly look forward to meeting Teri in the future, for our promise from Jehovah, that she's safe in His memory is sure. Sending much LOVE to you, Teri's family.
Posted by Vee So Lovely on February 13, 2021
Sister Star-ra ra with 2 R's 

Living and being around the Starr family helped me to know what being excited to come home feels like and has impacted the way that I think in a huge way.
Teri, you are truly going to be missed but not forgotten sis. 
I was delighted in a mothers love, you calling to make sure I was coming home or if I was staying out a little later. I experienced unexpected voicemails of making sure I was comfortable.

I was corrected.  "It's pronounced library not library Vee," now my lil sister is into correcting me.

I even got fussed at a few times lol but I'm sure it was needed and would give the world to have it done again. 
I remember hearing tony toni tone from time to time when u were cleaning and you telling me "wait turn that song back on", while i was cleaning upstairs.
We had the most candid and honest conversations on our walks, i cherish them deeply.

The very best of all was Teri Norell and I coming home after the meetings and talking and laughing while drinking tea or eating a snack. 

Love, Mildness, Kindness and Patience was what you gave me sis.
I ask Jehovah to always bring these memories to mind when I have the urge to burst into tears. Thinking of these things are so dear to me and I was glad to have experienced you. I will fight long and hard to beat this system so I can be there when you wake up and party like we did on the cruises.
Love ya girl.
VerShawnte
Posted by LaDonna Wasp on February 13, 2021
She will be missed by us all, I loved working in the ministry with her, she was so good and at ease when speaking to others, I learned a lot from her. We look forward to seeing her again, on a paradise earth. We want the Starr family to know that we love you and you are in our prayers. 
her Life
Teri Denise Starr was born in Chicago, Ill to Gladys and Theodore Jackson. Teri was the 4th of 6 children. Teri married Brad Starr on September 1st 1973, and on May 24th 1978 Teri gave birth to Norell. Teri was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1972 and served as a regular pioneer for 36 years.

Teri was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Teri attended Catholic school at an early age, and had a desire of becoming a nun and a teacher. However, after learning about Jehovah, and the truths contained in the Bible, she was able to use her life and love of teaching to help others learn about her God Jehovah. So even though Norell went to public school, she also had the privilege of being home schooled.

She loved spending time with her family, which was expanded with the addition of Marleigh (their precious dog). Teri also loved traveling, she cruised yearly with her family and friends. But, one of her most memorable trips was a gift from Norell for their 45th anniversary to Europe. While there Teri and Brad took a day trip to the "Leaning Tower of Pisa" which she often spoke of fondly. Teri also loved shopping, she loved her shoes and jewelry. In reality Teri herself was the real "sparkling accessory" and whoever had the privilege of being part of her life can attest to that.
 
Teri Denise Starr was born in Chicago Ill to Gladys and Theodore Jackson. Teri was the 4th out of 6 children. Teri married Brad Starr on September 1st 1973, and on May 24th 1978 Teri gave birth to Norell, their only child. Teri was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1972 and served as a regular pioneer for 36 years. Teri was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Teri was raised in a Catholic home and before learning about Jehovah her goal was to be a nun and a teacher. When she learned the bible truths she was able to use her life to help ones learn about her god Jehovah. She also was able to use her teaching skills with Norell. So Norell even though she went to public school also had the privilege of being home schooled. She loved spending time with her family which was extended the last 10 years with the addition of Marleigh (their precious dog). Teri also loved traveling, she cruised yearly with her family and friends. One of her most memorable trips was a gift from Norell for their 45th anniversary to Europe, while there Teri and Brad took a side trip to the "Leaning Tower of Pisa" which she often spoke of. Teri loved shopping, she loved her shoes and jewelry. In reality Teri herself was really that "sparkling accessory" and whoever had the privilege of being part of her life can attest to that. 
Recent stories

Jehovah is my Rock Teri was my balance

Shared by Brad Starr on March 4, 2021
It has been four weeks since my heart stopped beating.  I never realized my heart could hurt so much.  I know Teri is in Jehovah's memory and in mine as well. I am in a space not knowing what our relationship will be in the future but I do know that Jehovah will make things right. I will except whatever he does knowing it will always be the best for us all. I have loved and grown with Teri for 48 years. I thank Jehovah for the truth that brought us and kept us together. I look forward to seeing you in the near future.  It's amazing that my love for you continues to grow.  I cry and smile at the same time thinking about and missing you. Jehovah is my Rock and I am so bless to have had you as my Balance. 

"Sunshine"

Shared by Brenda Middleton on February 16, 2021
I know that many people have probably already heard this story many times, but it one of my fondest memories of Teri. 
This memory always reminds of how she can take an awkward situation and turn it into something so positive.   
My family and I had the privilege of staying in the same hotel with the Starr family, for the Convention one year.
I used to love to get up really early in the mornings, like 5:00 am in the morning early.  At the time, my husband was serving as ministerial servant and Brad as an Elder.  I always got up, dressed my kids to go to the Convention Center with my husband, then sat in the car, until it was time to go stand in the line at 7:30 to go in, when the doors open at 8:00. I supposed that all wives did the same thing. 
So it was around 5:30 am, and I was ready to go downstairs to get breakfast for me and the kids.  So before going down stairs, I thought I'd see if Teri would like to go as well.  I called who I thought was Teri's room with a happy "Good morning", but I got a big surprise; it was Norell's room and her response was "This is not my mother's room" and grumpily transferred me( or did she hang up on me?)  Anyway, when I got Teri on the phone, to see if she wanted to get breakfast, she said " Look here Sunshine, I already dropped Bradley off, I'm gonna get me some more sleep, so I'll see you there".  
From that day on I was Miss Sunshine, and no one else has ever called me that, except a guy in Philly, buts that's another life. 
I'm truly happy that I was able to share in that inconvenient, but special moment with Teri.
Shared by Joan StArr on February 13, 2021
I will truly miss my Aunt Teri..y’all should all know the classic story of me and Jade scrubbing her walls because we couldn’t keep our hands off them! Well I don’t know about Jade but I definitely don’t touch people’s walls when I go to their house. I was so mad when you and my mom tried to make me use cloth diapers on Jaden well now he is a big boy and can use the potty all by myself with the help of you Aunt Teri! I will really miss you! I rode with Aunt Teri one time and we talked the whole ride and I thought to myself “I didn’t know Aunt Teri was this cool” I am going to miss you...