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Mayre Theresa Kassakatis
18 décembre 1954 – 29 août 2021
THOMASVILLE – Mayre Theresa Pedersen Kassakatis, age 66, died on August 29, 2021. She was born in Clarksville, TN, on December 18, 1954, to Francis Dale Pedersen and Gwendolyn Deaton Pedersen.
As a young girl Terri lived in Clarksville, TN; her family moved to Atchinson, KS, Glenview, IL, before settling in Deerfield, IL. Terri graduated Deerfield High School and attended University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where she earned her Associates Degree. In 1973 Terri married Robert James Perdue Jr. and moved to Germany where her family grew with the addition of Robert James III and Daniel Scott. In 1988, Terri married her soul mate, Steven Albert Kassakatis, and continued to grow her family with Kevin Michael, Timothy Albert and Mayre Noelle. Terri’s family lived in Salem, VA, for 8 years before finally settling in Thomasville, NC, in 2004.
Terri had a deep passion and love for our Lord Jesus Christ, which is evident in how she lived and who she touched throughout her life. Terri loved to give and help in any way she could, be it a unique gift, making food or sending chickens to needy families in Africa, or just sitting and listening to comfort someone. Terri carefully thought about a person and either found or made an appropriate gift, from handmade blankets, earrings, Christmas ornaments or gnomes, to memory books with letters and pictures from friends. Terri’s main goal was to give of herself to make others happy and give them what they needed… physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. Most recently Terri was helping to build a women’s group at Life Point Church in Lexington, NC, devoted to showing women Gods love for them and sharing that with as many people as possible.
Terri’s greatest treasure though was her family. Terri raised and cared for her children, she fed, guided, counseled, taught, and enforced values that would prepare them for the world and in faith. She rejoiced in her children’s accomplishments and encouraged them when things didn’t go so well. Terri loved her husband every day of her 33-year marriage. Since their retirement they had begun traveling the country, spending time seeing family and exploring Gods wonder.
Terri’s other hobbies and interests included Photo Collector, Bird Lover, Lighthouse Enthusiast, Christmas Décor Addict, Flower Aficionado, Knick-knack Collector
Terri is survived by her loving husband, Steven Albert Kassakatis, her brother Rick Pedersen and his wife Joyce, her sons Robert Perdue III and his wife Ashley, Daniel Perdue and his wife Cathy, Kevin Kassakatis and his wife Victoria, Timothy Kassakatis and his wife Kayla, and her most favorite daughter Mayre Noelle Kassakatis along with her grandchildren: Katelyn, Robert, Riley, Colin, Kylie, Liam, Lila, Collin, Adalyn, Oliver and Charlotte. She was preceded in death by her father Francis Dale Pedersen and mother Gwendolyn Frances Pedersen.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday September 11, 2021 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at Wellspring Community Church in Thomasville, North Carolina
Flowers may be sent to 7263 Midway School Road, Thomasville, NC 27360; memorials may be made to www.sendacow.org
The family is under the care of Sechrest-Davis Funerals and Cremations of Thomasville. Online condolences: www.sechrestdavisthomasville.com –select obituaries.
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Mayre Theresa Kassakatis
7 septembre , 2021
Steve and Family, So sorry for your loss, your and Terri's visit here will always be a very special memory, I so wish we could have met years ago, she is such a special lady loved her the moment I met her, she will be sorely missed. my love and prayers to you, Steve and all your family. Faye Wauhob
31 août , 2021
Steve I’m so sorry for the loss of your wife and my dear friend.. she was an inspiration to me and I will miss the outings we shared at Lifepoint Church.. and of course at your home.. memories we will carry forever.. Such a caring person in all ways possible.. will keep praying for the family.. Love you in Christ our Lord