Elizabeth (Lib) Smith Terry, who loved life, yet did not fear death because of her faith in the resurrection of the body in Christ, died June 6, 2022.
She lived 97 years of thanksgiving for a grace-filled life.
She was the wife of Lon Terry, mother of Sherrill Terry, Kay Rhodes (Billy), Lonnie Terry (Nancy) and Beth Kyle (David). She was grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of eight.
Born in Greenwood, SC, her parents were Holley Lewis and Sallie Langley Smith. She was sister to Holley L. Smith, Jr.
In mid-life, she went back to school and received degrees from both Erskine College and Winthrop University. She enjoyed continuing her education, teaching at South Fant and retiring as principal at Whitehall Elementary.
She was blessed throughout her life, as she both loved and felt loved by her family and many friends.
A celebration of her life will be held at Young Memorial ARP Church at 10 am on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
The family will have a private interment.
For anyone who would like to express condolences, please consider Lib’s favorites:
Young Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 508 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, where she was a faithful member for 62 years.
Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, where she volunteered for years, and was compassionately cared for in her last days.
The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Betty Parnell Christopher saysJune 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm
Ginny Eckhardt saysJune 10, 2022 at 9:49 pm
An angel that walked Among us. She always had a smile and something encouraging to everyone. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed.
Chris and Norma Evans saysJune 21, 2022 at 3:11 pm
She was a lovely woman. We admired her genuineness, her kindness, her true faith. She had the gift of being able to make others feel better about themselves.
Myrna Lee saysJune 30, 2022 at 9:43 pm
000I was blessed to be a colleague of Lib’s in her first teaching job, at South Fant. Those were the good old days and we enjoyed working together!