Terry Gerics, 72, of Greenville passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022.
Beloved wife of Marcia Papin and loving aunt to Candy Broussard, Michael and Stephen Woodry, Tommy Johnson, and unofficial aunt to many more.
Terry was born in Bethesda, MD and lived on Long Island until 1978 when she moved to Greenville, South Carolina; although she never lost her NY accent after living in the south for so long . She spent her entire career as a popular hairdresser. She was known for creative cosmetology talents and strong connections to the people she served.
Terry had many interests that brought her great joy. She was a master gardener, basket weaver, and many other creative pursuits including cross stitching, beading, and stained glass.
She was generous in giving her time and talents to many Greenville community service organizations.
And she loved to travel, always ready for the next adventure. From hiking in the Grand Canyon and Machu and was the most happy sleeping under the stars. She jumped at the opportunity to explore new places around the world including Mauritius, Saudia Arabia, Turkey, Italy, France, and all-over North America. She was a member of the Lake Keowee Sailing Club and was happiest cutting through the water on a windy day.
Her real superpower was connecting to people. She was simply the best; Terry had a way of imparting wisdom on those she knew. She was generous, smart, sometimes a little frugal, but always kind and loving to those she knew and those she had met for the first time.
A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown, 639 North Main Street, Greenville, SC, 29601. A celebration of Terry’s life will be celebrated in Atlanta at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Terry’s honor to The Monastery of St. Clare, 37 McCauley RD, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
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