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Fredia Terry

July 31, 1959 — November 1, 2021

Fredia Bernice Terry, age 62, of Marion, passed away peacefully at 11:02 pm on Monday, November 01, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Fredia was born July 31, 1959 in Vincennes, Indiana the daughter of James Alvin Terry and Devedia Bernice (Cornwell) Terry.  

She is the mother to:

      Kenny Terry of Stiritz

      Kathy Eckols and fiancé Michael Thomas of Marion

      Kelly Watford of West Frankfort.  

Grandmother to:

     Chase, Micah, Wyatt, Noah, Ashton, Ezekiel, Migual, Nicolas, Gaje, Tangela, and Lorrianna

Sister to:

     Darrell and Pam Terry of Petersburg Indiana

     Diana and Rev. George Needham of Campbell Missouri 

     Jimmy and Lorrie Terry of Campbell, Missouri

     Sammy and Nancy Terry of Campbell, Mo 

     Cindy and Glenn Marks of Christopher, Il 

     Trisha and Rev. Richard Watson of Dexter, Mo 

She was loved by all of her nieces, nephews, her aunts, uncles and all her cousins 

She was loved by her lifetime friend of 42 years Pat Smith of Marion 

She was preceded in death by parents- James and Devedia Terry, Sister- Carla Tislow and Niece- Sarah Jane Tislow. 

Fredia was an active member of the Carterville First Apostolic Church. 

Fredia loved and served the Lord with everything she had, working for God and loving it. She was active in many different bible study groups and worked the prayer line at TCT Christian TV. Fredia was a loving and caring person that loved to go anywhere to take care of people, everyone’s taxi driver, out to eat Chinese, go and see babies and just go to get out. She was the type of person that would never eat unless she knew everyone in the house had been fed and taken care of. Fredia was rarely at home due to the fact she loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She treasured holding on to special things, whether items from my grandmother or when one of her grandkids or friends made her something.  Even if it was a just a drawing, she treasured it and wouldn’t throw it away. She had a hard life but still kept living, loving her family and her friends. Fredia was much stronger than she ever thought she was. She loved God and only wanted to see her kids and grandkids be successful in their lives and live for God. 

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. George Needham officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Paulton. A time of visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

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201 S 13th St, Herrin, IL 62948

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