Terri L. Hassell

Terri L. Hassell, age 59, passed away Oct. 11, 2020, in Waxahachie, Texas.

She was born on Dec. 19, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio. Terri graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in Delaware, Ohio.

Those who grew close to Terri were blessed with a forever friend. When she walked into a room, well-coordinated and wearing a radiant smile, she was difficult not to notice. Her joy for life was evident in her endearing, infectious laugh.

Terri loved many things in life, friends, family but her children and pets held a special place in her heart.

Terri expressed a passion assisting and teaching Sunday School in the Children’s Ministry and serving at numerous Vacation Bible Schools over the summer at FBC Waxahachie. Her love of the Lord was ever important during her life, growing stronger and more reliant through the years. She had a wonderfully kind heart and soul.

She was an avid animal lover, often taking them in and providing a forever home. Terri enjoyed decorating, using her beloved Longaberger baskets, select antiques and seasonal decor to create a comfortable, warm, and inviting home for friends and family.

Being the middle child, often she was the bond bringing family together. She was an amazing daughter, mother, grandmother, friend, and wife. We take comfort in her being present with the Lord. We will cherish our memories with Terri, but our hearts will long to be with her again.

She is survived by her loving husband, Arnold D. Hassell; sons, Christian Bauder and Phillip Cody Hassell; daughter, Kaylee Smith and husband Jeremiah; grandson, J.J. Smith; parents, William and Marilynn Christian; brother, Michael Christian and wife Mary; sister, Karen Shumake; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and her beloved pets, Zoey, Luci, Link and Laynie.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in the name of Terri Hassell may be sent to: First Baptist Church 450 E. Hwy 287 Bypass Waxahachie, TX 75165 www.fbcwax.org or The DFW German Shepherd Rescue at: www.dfwgermanshepherdrescue.org

 Visitation for family and friends was held Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

A funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main St., Waxahachie, Texas.

Posted online on October 22, 2020