Gladys Aleene Strahan Terry, 94, of Pine Bluff, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at Trinity Village Medical Center. She was born July 6, 1924 at Kedron (Cleveland County) to the late George Lester and Beulah Addis Maroney Strahan.
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Gladys was educated in the Rison and Watson Chapel Schools, and graduated from Watson Chapel High School. She was employed as a teacher for the Watson Chapel Schools at Edgewood Elementary and L.L. Owen Elementary, and retired in 1987.
She was a member of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and the Gloryland Singers.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 60 years, Joe Alexander Terry, whom she married March 21, 1948, and who passed away December 21, 2007; one brother, George Thomas “Bud” Strahan; and five sisters, Melba Lee Huntley, Thelma Nadine Murphree, Francis Marie Johnson, Betty Jean Atwood and Patsy Ray Johnson.
Mrs. Terry is survived by her sons, Donnie Wayne Terry (Shawna) of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Paul Michael Terry of Pine Bluff and Joe A. Terry II (Carla) of Maumelle; six grandchildren, Brian Joseph Terry of Washington, D.C., Whitney Ryan Terry Smith (Andrew) Kansas City, Missouri, Alicia Diane Terry of Pine Bluff, Zachary Nathan Terry and Jeremy Andrew Terry of Kansas City, Missouri and Sabin Alexander Terry Maumelle. In addition, she is survived by a great granddaughter, Peyson Faith Smith and a great grandson, Paxton Lee Kizer.
Funeral Services will be 1:30 PM Tuesday at the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Layman V. Harris officiating. A celebration of life will be presented by Patricia Aleene Huntley Smith, her niece and goddaughter; and Brian Joseph Terry, grandson. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 PM Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Whitney Terry Smith, Alicia Diane Terry and Sabin Alexander Terry; and her nephews, Steve Strahan, Marion P. "Bud" Bobo, Jr. and Dennis Terry. Honorary pallbearers will be Ellon Taylor, Linda Varnell Smith, Shirley Morris, Frankie Dale Worley, Charlotte Terry and Myrt Bobo.
Memorials may be made to Salem Missionary Baptist Church.
The family would like to thank the Trinity Village Medical Center staff, and her caregiver, Barbara Kelly Hales Lay.