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Sunday April 11th, 2021

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Fredia Terry

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 www.hughesfuneralhomes.com

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I have known Fredia and her family for years i worked with her back in the day and would pick her up to go to work.she was a sweet heart.we would stop and get a donut at Casey's lol I know you will be missed by many.love you beautiful angel keep an eye out for us.until we meet again.penny

PENNY Nickerson Nov 6 2021 5:39 AM

I luv you Cuz and will miss you deeply

billy kidd Nov 6 2021 4:41 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Fredia. I remember the good times we had at the old Hungrys restaurant in Getting. I had not heard from her in a long times. Kelly, I miss you too. Patti Dover Norris. Let Kelly know that Kenny passed away too.

Patricia Norris Nov 5 2021 12:15 PM

Love and miss you.

Charity Nov 5 2021 1:10 AM

We knew Fredia from Her family members and church.She was a special lady and will be missed by All who knew her.. Praying for all her family and friends. Our hearts go out to all sending our love and hugs Pam & Jennifer

Pamela. Petersen Nov 3 2021 9:22 PM

So sorry to hear of Freidas passing,she was a really sweet kind person and always made me feel welcome .R.I.P. Prayers for all the family.

Betty Street Nov 3 2021 7:37 PM

so sorry to hear of sis fredia's passing .she was a great lady and will be missed !!

john n vaughn Nov 3 2021 4:59 AM

So sorry to hear of Sis. Fredias passing. We learned to love and appreciate her at Carterville First Apostolic Church. She just changed her address to a much better place.

Frances Cook Nov 3 2021 12:33 AM

I worked for frieda she a very sweet lady we prayed together and talked about God alot I enjoyed working for her she will be missed

Wilmer holder Nov 2 2021 10:41 PM

Fredia was always a good friend Of our family. We have lots of great memories with our families at church. And I always enjoyed when she baked a French coconut pie. She was always willing to transport anyone wherever they needed to go, and always opened her home and heart to anyone who needed something. She was a blessing to so many and a friend to all. She had a contagious laugh and brought joy to more people than she realized. And she will truly be missed, may God bless the legacy of Fredia Terry.

Judge and Lorie Brown Nov 2 2021 9:47 PM

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