Terri Lea Stewart

Terri Lea Stewart, 67, of Amarillo, Texas, known by most as “Grammie”, passed away on September 7, 2022, in Amarillo.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 3707 Wolflin Ave. Amarillo, Texas.

Terrie was born May 23, 1955, to Leonard and Hazel Harris in Abilene, Texas. She was the first of two daughters. Being that her father was in the service, they traveled a lot and eventually settled in Amarillo, Texas.

Terrie had one daughter, Stephanie Gail, who gave her three grandkids who she adored beyond measure. Anyone who knows Terrie knows they became her whole world. She had many successful jobs in life but when she learned dog grooming it became her passion. In 1999 she became co-owner of Backyard Babies where she made many friends and a successful living. When she was not at work she enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids, she made sure that every weekend they enjoyed each moment with her. They spent time putting together a puzzle, going to the fair, getting ice cream or simply laying on the couch watching a movie. She loved so hard, it made it look so effortless. She will be missed by so many people.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Hazel Harris.

She leaves to carry on her legacy to her daughter, Stephanie and husband Brain Mensen; grandkids, Savanna and husband Micheal ‘D’ Norman, Skylar Mensen and fiance Tory, Alisen and husband Dre Mallory; great-grandkids, Kylan, Traesyn, Londyn, Zaivryn, Daxton, Cortlan, and Emberlee who will be born within a couple weeks. She is also survived by her sister Charlotte and husband Gary Tiller; a niece Geneva Tiller, and many beloved friends.

6 Comments

  1. Barbara Mensen

    I met Terri when our beautiful son married her beautiful daughter. Terri was one of kind, She had a heart as big as the world and gave love unconditionally. She thanked me so often for our son, who became her son through marriage, who she said “I love him so very much. You raised such a respectful, caring and loving son”. She would go without to give to others especially her daughter and grandchildren. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother and grammie.

    She wore a coat of many colors….the most vibrant one being red for the love she shared with everyone and especially her daughter and grand children and great grand children. This love radiated through to everyone through her actions. Purple was for her loyalty and selfless love she had for her family and friends and my husband and I. Yellow was for the ray of sunshine that brightened the room every time she was around. Pink was for her compassion she had for others. White was for the empathy and sympathy she showed for others and their feelings. Her green was for the nurturing ways she showed to her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had the courage of a lion but yet when needed the gentleness of a lamb. She had the wings of angel when it comes to her daughter and son and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She definitely was a lady I am glad I got to know and love. She will hold a special place in my heart.
    I will miss you sweet Terri “grammie”. Good bye and we will see you again in heaven. Rest in peace sweet friend. I love you

  2. Marquita watson

    I’ll never forget everytime I go over she say you want some chip and dip! Dang this one hit hard love you Grammie tell my mom hi for me Grammie May you Rest In Peace God has gained a beautiful soul!

  3. The jobes

    Steph, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Keeping you guys in our prayers. Love you swetie. Buford & Linda

  4. Sarah Ward

    Terri’s life was filled with love of her family They were the music to her soul. Her heart beat with the joy of her grandchildren. Her laughter was infectious. She was forever grateful for the time she spent with her grandchildren. She will
    Be me missed.
    May today be all you need it to be. May the peace of God rest in your thoughts rule in your dreams tonight and conquer all your fears. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer and your prayers be answered

  5. Anonymous

    Terri’s life was defined by her love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were the music to her heart and soul. She found joy and they were her pride and joy.
    Her heart beat with joy for each one. Her laughter was infectious and lifted everyone’s spirits. A wonderful Blessing to all. May you Rest In Peace.

  6. Paula Rockmore

    Terrie you never has a cross word to say to me you always had that beautiful smile I love you and your sisters like we were blood Rest easy beautiful lady ❤ I will miss seeing you when I visit With love in my heart

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