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Pat J. Terrell

November 9, 1933 - August 7, 2013

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Pat J. Terrell


POSTED August 14, 2013 7:48 p.m.

Pat J. (McPherson) Terrell, age 79, entered into rest on August 7, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on November 9, 1933 in Corbin, Kentucky to the late Eva Mae (Roark) McPherson and Carroll Egbert McPherson. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Ben O. Terrell Sr, her daughter, Shelly Jo Terrell Walden and her brother, Herschel Lee McPherson.

Pat is survived by her children, Benny O. Terrell Jr. (Marla) of Lathrop, Sherry J. Smith (Brian) of Oregon, and Stephanie J. Terrell of Manteca. She was blessed with 4 grandchildren, Kimberlee Anne Smith, Benny O. Terrell III (Seeda), Courtney Lynne Terrell Anderson (Justin), and Christina Marie Smith, two great- grandchildren, Nevaeh Halo Terrell and Cameron Mitchell Anderson. Pat also leaves behind her siblings, Martha Ellen Campbell, Paul McPherson, David McPherson, Judd McPherson, and Sheila Brooks, all of Kentucky.

Pat taught at Neil Hafley Elementary School in Manteca for 15 years before she retired. She strongly supported her late husband, Pastor Ben O. Terrell Sr. in his ministry. Pat received her Bachelors Degree in education from University of the Pacific at the age of 50. She enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, reading, Nascar, and especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Pat was a charter season ticket holder for the Stockton Thunder Hockey. 

Services for Pat have been entrusted to P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Road, Manteca. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013, from 1pm to 5pm, at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home.  A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 11:30 am, at Manteca Presbyterian Church, 275 N. Main Street, Manteca. Final resting place will be East Union Cemetery, Manteca. At Pat’s request, PLEASE do not wear black to the celebration. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The American Heart Association or The American Diabetes Association. An online guestbook is available at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, August 15, 2013

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