Terri Reeder Coleman, 53, passed away August 24, 2018 after a hard-fought and courageous ten-year battle with breast cancer. She left this world, at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Terri was born December 28, 1964, in Fort Worth, Texas and was raised in North Richland Hills. She graduated from Richland High School in 1983, and later the University of North Texas with a degree in education. Terri’s passion and gift was helping to shape the lives of young children. She taught first and second grade for nine years, before being blessed with twins in 1997. After their arrival, the only place she wanted to be was in her own home, making it the best place it could be for her family.
As her children grew older, she became an integral part of the Rockwall School System and the Heath Community. Terri was active in the PTO organization for many years, receiving Volunteer of the Year and serving in several positions, including President at Rockwall Heath High School. Terri also was an active member of the Rockwall Women’s League. She served in many capacities, culminating as the 2007 Ball Chair for the annual Charity Ball.
Terri was originally diagnosed with cancer on April Fool’s Day 2008. From that day, until the end, Terri’s faith, strength, courage, love of family, and will to live, carried her through over ten years of treatment, clinical trials, and a brief remission. In 2013, Terri partnered with a dear friend, forming Details Décor and continued her passion for art and interior design, decorating residential and commercial properties. Terri was a passionate sports mom cheering for her children at every sporting event.
So many lives were touched, changed and inspired by her. We were blessed to have her in our lives and she is so deeply missed. Terri was the happiest when she was attending concerts, festivals and, most of all, vacationing with her husband and children.
She was pre-deceased by her father, whom she adored, Oscar Reeder. Her brother, Randy, passed away six days after her death.
SURVIVORS: Terri leaves behind her husband of 29 years: Chris; and their 21-year old twins: Shelby Mae and Christopher. She is also survived by her mother: Lena Mae Reeder; brother: Ed and wife Cathy; brother: David and wife Susan; brother: John and wife Nora; brother: Thomas and wife Belinda; and Randy’s husband: James Drown. She’s also survived by many much loved nieces, nephews and cousins and friends.
Terri’s Memorial service will be held 2:30pm Thursday, September 20, 2018, in The Bridge Chapel at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. Immediately following the service, there will be a Celebration of Life at Hidden Creek in Heath, Texas, 215 Chris Cuny Parkway, Heath, Texas 75032.