Mrs. Erline Harrison Terrell of Hillsborough, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of ninety-five. She passed away at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born on March 30, 1924, to the late Claude and Ada Harrison in Atalla, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Eugene Banks; daughter, Betsy Ray; brothers Alvin, Jack, and Tommy Harrison; and sisters Grace Hamm, Ruby Copeland, and Eloise Colley. She leaves behind children Dwight Terrell (Jane), of Monroe, NC; Georgia Christine Lewis (Dan) and Gary Terrell, both of Hillsborough, NC; and Connie Ann Hatton (David), of Mebane, NC. Grandchildren: Connie Francis Thacker, Mike Ray, Jeff Gravitte, Amy Carmichael, Shannon Terrell, Stephanie Haigler, Rebecca Kiker, Jonathan Hatton, Christy Spear, Parker Terrell, and Currie Terrell. She also had twenty-four great grandchildren, and one great, great grandson.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (KJV)
The verse above exemplifies the life of Erline. She earnestly read her Bible, and when walking past her bedroom door at night, one could hear her praying, calling out the names of her loved ones. As a devout Christian, and long-time member of Hillsborough Wesleyan Church, she never missed an opportunity to attend and worship Christ.
After God, her family was the most important thing in her life. She spoiled her family by making their favorite dishes, such as: fried apple pies, her famous Thanksgiving dressing, and chocolate pound cake. Even at the age of ninety-five, she kept an immaculate house. The family all share many memories of their beloved mother and grandmother like her weekly hair appointments, sleepovers with a house full (which she greatly enjoyed), playing Scrabble with her sister “Wessie,” trips to the lake with her daughter Chris and family, and challenging everyone in a game of Trouble. Despite the many miles between Erline and some of her family members, she always made them feel loved.
The family will be receiving friends and family at Walker’s Funeral Home in Hillsborough on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from two o’clock until three o’clock in the afternoon. The celebration of Erline’s life will be held at three o’clock, followed by a graveside service at Hillsborough Town Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Erline Terrell to Hillsborough Wesleyan Church, or a charity of your choice. Walker's Funeral Home of Hillsborough is assisting the Terrell family.