Terri L. Wilson

November 09, 1953 ‒ October 22, 2015

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Terri L. Wilson, age 61, of Mount Gilead, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2015, at the Wexner Heritage Village, Hospice House, in Columbus, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Terri was born on November 9, 1953, in Mount Gilead, to the late Clarence R. Mathews and Maxine A. Sterritt. She graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the class of 1972.

On December 29, 1971, Terri married the love of her life, Robert “Jack” Wilson. Together they have shared over 43 wonderful years of marriage.

For many years Terri worked at HPM as their inventory analyst. After HPM closed their doors, she worked nearly 9 years for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as a trainer for the call center.

Terri enjoyed flowers and taking care of her garden. She liked to quilt and crochet various items for herself, family, and friends. Terri liked to collect teddy bears of all different types and enjoyed trips across the country in their RV with Jack. Terri also loved every chance she got to watch her grandsons play ice hockey.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Jack; daughters: Crissy (Rory) Burgin of Mt. Sterling, and Bobbi Jo (Bob) Everly of Galion; grandchildren: Elliot Burgin, Ian Burgin, Ciara Everly, and Meagan Everly; a brother: Ron (Linda) Mathews; step-sisters: Melody (Dean) Levering of Caledonia, and Laura (Russ) Ghent of Florida; her mother-in-law, Louise Simmons of Cedar Bluff, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Terri was preceded in death by her parents; a nephew, Tony Mathews; and a step-sister, Lisa Thomas.

Her family will greet friends from 11AM to 1 PM on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. A memorial service will follow at 1 PM with Chaplain Pam Lamb-Hart officiating. A private family burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Morrow Manor: Pathways and may be sent to the care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Terri’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Terri was the strongest women I have ever known . Always positive and never complaining..She has been such a great support to me in my fight with this disease .She would message me on a weekly bases always asking how I was doing. Never once did she utter a word about how she was doing. Rest in peace my dear friend and classmate . Jack , you and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

  • Jack,

    I will never forget how kind you have always been to my daughters. Heather and Amy feel so very bad about Terri’s death, and so do I. I thank you for so much that you did with them.

    Please give my love to Crissy & Bobbi. My heart breaks for them.

    We will be there on Thursday for the services. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help any of you.

    Love you all,

    Ruth Ann

  • Jack, Crissy and Bobbi, I am so sorry. Terri was so strong and has fought so hard. She used to share with Stacy and always was so upbeat. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Jack and family, we are so sorry. Terri was a strong person and fought a good fight. May God’s loving arms surround you at this time.

  • Bobbie and family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It’s never easy to loose a parent.

  • Bobbi Jo and Crissy,
    We are so extremely sorry to see the passing of your Mom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.
    Your Mom always had such a wonderful smile!
    Prayers to you all!

  • Jack and family,

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow.
    Terri was a wonderful person who will dearly be missed by all. May God bless you all.

  • Dear Jack and family, my heart breaks for you all. I too have lost my parents and a spouse. You can never in your life imagine that pain till you walk that path. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    I always say this because I believe it to be so true. ” there is a better place to be ”
    Terri is there now and will be there waiting for you when it’s your turn to go to that better place. All my love, Pam

  • Dear Jack and Family, we are saddened to hear of your loss, Terri fought a long hard battle against her foe. I admired her strength and stamina in this battle from time to time in our visits. I can think back when all us kids played in the neighborhood so many moons ago, and memories from our years of bowling. Thankful to have been blessed to know her. We pray that God will lay His healing hand upon you and your family to help ease the pain of your loss in the days ahead. May the memories you have bring you comfort in the days ahead, and know Terri’s love for all of you is always with you in those memories. Those memories are a special gift God gives to us to help us in the days ahead. Blessings to all of you, Steve and LuAnn

  • BOB-,U AND Bobbi and the whole family are in our thoughts and prayers,I’m sorry for your loss

  • To My Precious Fellow Classmate Jack Wilson. My Deepest Love I Send To You And Your Falmily At This Time.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jack. My memories go way back to when we were all in high school together and I smile. Terri was so happy to be with you and I’m sure she cherished all that your family had become. Hang on to those good times as to the blessings you both shared…and smile, knowing you made her very happy and that she is looking over you with a smile on her face. May God bless you and your family.
    Most sincerely,
    Cindy

  • Bobbi, so sorry to hear about your of your. Mother.
    I didn’t know her but if I could say anything positive about her is she raised a wonderfully daughter.
    Love you

  • Prayers and thoughts are with Jack and your family. I remember all the fun times at painting classes we share. Beautiful painter and lady.

  • So sorry of the lost of Terri. We bowled together on Monday nights for years.Not the same team but, she always had a smile. Loved her mom and grandma. Love and peace for your family.

  • So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. Frances Mercer Horton and Ronnie Fannin

  • Bobbi Jo, so so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mom but Nicky did and said she was a special lady. God Bless

  • Jack, Crissy, Bobbi and family-
    Prayers to all of you. Many fond memories of her as a kid with visits to your home. May the days ahead get a little easier, may you be comforted to know that Terri is no longer fighting that nasty disease.
    Hugs,
    Tracy & Family