Teresa Speaks

Teresa Price Speaks, 51, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012 at her home. She was born September 19, 1960 in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late Leonard Price and Pauline Bennett Price.

Mrs. Speaks graduated from Iredell County Schools and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was a supervisor for Betco Incorporation.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant daughter Elizabeth Hope Speaks in 1979 and one special Uncle Albert Bennett.

She is survived by two sons, Ernest Speaks, Jr., and Joey Speaks, both of Statesville, two granddaughters Destiny Speaks and Kaitlyn Rose Speaks, of Statesville, and one grandson, Austin Basden, of New York. She is further survived by three sisters Deborah Price, of Statesville, Gayle P. Sowell, of Charlotte, and Cheryl P. Travis, of Statesville and a cousin Diane Litton who was like a sister, of Statesville.

A funeral service will for Mrs. Speaks will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Nicholson Funeral Home with Rev. Mitchell Rash officiating. Burial will follow in Victory Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 until 8:00 PM Wednesday July 18, 2012 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 1074 Midway Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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18 Responses to Teresa Speaks

  1. Gayle Sowell says:

    I am gonna miss hearing you say “I love you all”. I love you, Tessie. I am going to sing the song “Celebrate me Home” all the days of my life ,until we will see each other again ,and, We will. Until we are together again, You’ll be in my thoughts, and my heart always.

  2. timothy hancock jr says:

    mama speaks was a person who looked after and cared for her brothers and sisters through the power of the lord. her pain is eased now she is with her father in christ. i have always admired her for her positive attitude towards life and always listened to her stories of the old days. she was straight forward with people and had a strong opinion which was spot on. she was a smart lady- a caring lady and had love and joy in her heart even when she felt not so good. the hancock family loves you mama speaks. rest in peace.

  3. Ruth Davey says:

    Dearest Tessie, Only known you through FB but I know enough to say that you are a beautiful person Tessie, so sweet and considerate to others…

    I pray that you are at peace….All my love Ruth xxx

  4. Nancy Foster Fisher says:

    I loved Tessie and I know she is now in heaven, running, playing, singing her heart out. I know I will get to meet her one day. She was a dear friend, always lifting everyone up in prayer. She fought a hard fight here but now is happy and free. The family and friends left here will grieve this wonderful lady, there aren’t many real ‘ladies’ left, but she sure was a lady. Love and prayers to family and friends :) Nancy

  5. Jan Drabek says:

    As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.

    I love you, my dear friend, and look forward to the time when we will meet in God’s Kingdom. I already miss you here on earth and pray that God will wrap you in His Holy arms and keep you safe.

  6. Debbie says:

    Tessie was a wonderful, caring and funny lady I enjoyed knowing her for the short time we were friends on Facebook. Many online friends loved and prayed for her and we now pray for children and grandchildren that God may grant you peace and happy memories of her.

  7. Brenda Lemar says:

    My prayers go out to all the family in there time of need. You will be missed greatly, Love You .

  8. BETH HAMMER says:

    TESSIE WAS ON OF MY FIRST FRIENDS ON FB. SHE AND I LOVED TALKING NASCAR, AS I AM A JUNIOR FAN. SHE WOULD KEEP ME UP TO DATE WITH SIGHTINGS. WE HAD A LOT OF LAUGHS. I SHARE TESSIE’S LOVE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. NO MATTER HOW BAD SHE FELT, SHE WAS UPBEAT. SHE WILL BE SADLY MISSED. I KNOW TESSIE IS IN A BETTER PLACE THAT SHE KNEW SHE WAS GOING. MAY YOU WALK WITH THE ANGELS TESSIE! FINALLY AT PEACE, LOVE YA TESSIE!

  9. Kathy says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Tessie’s family. Tessie you will be missed dearly.

  10. Betty Drew says:

    Please know That Tessie has touched my life in so many ways, I will miss her so much as she will always remain a very special woman to me.
    Before my brother went home to God, Tessie wrote a beautiful prayer for him I will always keep the prayer close to heart and will always have Tessie in my heart. Praying for you all and I am so sorry for your loss.

  11. Tessie, as much as we miss you, we know that you are sitting next to God surrounded by His love and peace where you will be healthy now! God bless your family with the strength and peace they need to endure and accept the loss of such a beloved family member!

  12. sorry to hear that she well be missed on f.b.

  13. Debi Price says:

    I love you with all my heart.You will be missed dearly.

  14. Nancy Porter says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Teresa. We at Trinity Baptist in Charlotte have had her on our prayer list for quite a while. May God wrap his arms around you at this difficult time and that you feel His presence knowing He is with you and will sustain you with His love. God Bless and Keep You.

  15. Tony & Pat Fox says:

    Ernie, Joey and Family,
    Sorry to hear of Teresa’s passing…praying for God’s peace to be with you all now and in the days to come.

  16. Tony & Pat Fox says:

    Ernie, Joey and Family…sorry to hear of Teresa’s passing..Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and in the days to come…May God give peace to all of you..

  17. Cheryl Travis says:

    I love you Baby Sis..You are in my heart forever….

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