Teresa “Terri” Ellen Smith, age 59, died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 15, 2019. Terri was born on July 28th 1959 in Princeton to Dotty Wallis Hoover and Tom Wallis. She graduated from Princeton Community High School in 1977. Terri was a devoted mother to five children. She had worked at DeBord’s Greenhouse in Princeton and also worked in the Gibson County Courthouse for the Gibson County Abstract Company. She loved the outdoors, going arrowhead hunting, visiting family in Florida and Boston, and attending all grandchildren’s sports activities. Terri never met a stranger and everyone was her friend. She loved her Mountain Dew and sitting on her mother’s porch and waving at everyone going by and also, music and dancing.
She is survived by her daughter, Farrah Osborne and her husband, Matt and granddaughter, Chloe of Quincy, Massachusetts; her son, Matthew Smith and his wife, Brandi and grandchildren, Phoenix, Alexia, Xavier and Jeriko of Princeton; her son, Zachary Smith of Ft. Branch; her son, A. J. Smith and grandchildren, Madison and Lilly of Princeton; her son, Uriah Smith and his wife, Jessica and granddaughter, Oakley of Haubstadt; her mother, Dotty Hoover and her husband, John of Princeton; her sister, Tracy Wallis and her fiancé, Terry Stamper of Olive Hill, KY; a special niece, Victoria Coley and her husband, Tal and their children, Kat and Paul of Crofton, MD; bonus sisters, Jennifer Hoover Meyer and her husband, Tony and their children, Ryne, Derek and Brooklyn of Marion, IN and Natalie Hoover Taylor of Greenwood, IN; aunts, Charlotte Langford and her husband, Bill of Okeechobee, FL and Earlene Rode and her husband, Dave of Princeton; uncle, Bob Wallis of Lakeland, TN; and several other family members.
She was preceded in death by her father, Tom Wallis in 1999; Paternal grandparents, Lillian Wallis in 1963 and Harvey Wallis in 1972; Maternal grandparents, Henry Willis in 2001 and Gussie Willis in 2008; a bonus sister, Stephanie Hoover Wittmer in 2016.
A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Larry Meadows officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Colvin’s.
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