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Mrs. Terri “Dee Dee” Lynn Kellerman, age 58, of Fayetteville, passed away September 17, 2018.
Terri was born January 17, 1960 in Jersey City, NJ, to Royal and Virginia Westerfield. She spent most of her childhood in Jersey City and few years in Louisiana, alongside her sister and two brothers. Terri graduated from Middlesex High School in Middlesex, NJ in 1978. She then attended Louisiana State University for two years before transferring to Georgia State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Medical Technology in 1984.
In 1981, Terri married her high school sweetheart, Ken Kellerman. The couple settled in Fayetteville in 1984 and had three sons. Terri used her education and training to become a Medical Technologist, working at Clayton General Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital. She then went into the Real Estate business and sold homes for 23 years.
Terri was an exceptional cook. She specialized in Cajun food and her husband’s favorite dish, lasagna. She was an extraordinary hostesses who always had an open home for friends and family. Terri showed her love by feeding those around her, always having appetizers ready for her children and their friends. She enjoyed traveling, particularly to the Western United States. She spent these trips taking in the beauty of her favorite vacation spot, Yellowstone National Park, and trying her best to ski, however unsuccessfully. Although she lived in Georgia, her heart was out West. She also enjoyed the beach at St George’s Island, where the entire Kellerman family would gather together for family fun.
Terri was a faithful Christian and long-time member of Christ Church at Whitewater in Fayetteville, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a loving mother and grandmother (Dee Dee) with a giving spirit.
Terri was preceded in death by her mother: Virginia Duthaler Westerfield. She is survived by her loving husband: Ken Kellerman of Fayetteville; sons: Matthew Kellerman of Peachtree City, Patrick (Torie) Kellerman of Carthadge, NC, and Kenny Kellerman of Fayetteville; grandchildren: McKenzie, Madison, Alexis, Sophia, Levi and Karson; father: Royal (Pepe) Westerfield of Fayetteville; sister and brothers: Nancy (Val) Harrison of Canada, Bob (Carmen) Westerfield of The Rock, and Royal (Donna) Westerfield of Zebulon; loyal canine companion: Cutie Pie.
A memorial service was held for Terri on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Christ Church at Whitewater 1577 GA 85 South, Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Terri’s honor to Rushton’s Hope, http://www.rushtonshope.org. The Kellerman family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville.
Dave Edmondson says
Our Terri; you shared and gave to so many thru your faithful service to God, your biological family, real estate family and such a servant to those needing extra care, like Rushton Hope in Griffin. You are and will always be in my heart!
Denise Clements says
When I think of Terri I remember that I was always glad to see her at open houses with her smile and sweet spirit. We will miss her in the Real Estate world.
Tony Grubbs says
Ken, I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a long time since we have reflected on our good times together. Though we haven’t seen each other in years I know Terri was a good wife, mother, and grandmother. My prayers are with my friend.
Heidi Hildreth says
Terri was with our office for a short time but always brought sunshine with her smile and upbeat personality. She will be sorely missed and our hearts and prayers are with her family and friends.
with love from Terri’s friends at Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty
Jan Harralson says
Ken, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you and your boys. I hope your many memories of your life together will be a comfort to you during this very difficult time. Please know that Jim and I are lifting up your family in our prayer.
Terri Jackson says
Sweet Terri… She was such a wonderful LADY and I miss her terribly. I know her beautiful family will continue to honor her memory in their lives. And for those of us that were lucky enough to call her “friend”… we will honor her memory with our actions and try to live up to the amazing example that she gave us.
I love you very much and will forever miss your sweet smile…
Anne Fuhrmann says
Ken, I am so sorry for your lose. During our high school years I looked up to Terri as someone who was mature beyond her years with a lot of class. She is someone whom I really admired for her intelligence and the way she carried herself. She was a role model even then. I am so glad that you and she had so many wonderful, loving years together. It was lovely to witness all those years ago. We all knew that you and she had something special. You, Terri and your family are in my prayers. May she rest in peace always and forever. Anne