James Edward Terry

April 3, 1958March 23, 2019

James Edward Terry, 60, of Benton, passed away March 23, 2019. He was born April 3, 1958 to the late Silas and Wilma Huskey Terry. James was a Baptist minister for over 35 years. He loved his family but most importantly he loved his grandbabies. He was preceded in death by his parents; and six siblings. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Melody Terry; two sons, Paul Terry (Erin), and John (Lindsay); and one daughter, Audrey Weatherly (Parker); five siblings; and five grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at South City Church in Little Rock.


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 29, 2019

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Jason James

April 8, 2019

I just heard of James's passing. I was recently involved in a real estate transaction with James and Melody. I had never met either of them prior to working with them on finding a home. James was one of those that made an impact quickly. I remember running some errands related to his deal and then planning on meeting him at the home for his inspection. He called asking if he could bring me a cup of coffee from Starbucks. That's such a simple gesture, but it speaks volumes of his kindness. This kind of thoughtfulness never happens. I even called my wife afterwards bragging about how good of a client I had. James, I wish I had met you sooner. I'm relieved to know you were a believer and are with Jesus. I look forward to seeing you again one day and maybe we can have that cup of coffee then.
- Jason James

Anita Martin

March 29, 2019

I met James 10 years ago at ABCBS. I was always impressed with his genuine kindness and compassion. He was a cheerleader for those around him – always offering a word of encouragement or praise. My thoughts and prayers are with you. James had an impact on all those around him and will be missed.

Dion Burns

March 28, 2019

Although we all know no one lives forever, there are those that you really hate to see go. James was a great guy. We had several conversations while I was working at Blue Cross. He gave me some great advice. Even after I was no longer a part of the company, he’d be one of the people I would look to see every time I’d come back to visit. It’s tough to accept that I won’t have another conversation with him, but I feel fortunate to say that he was my friend.

Meredith Shillings

March 28, 2019

Wonderful, kind, caring, compassionate are just some of the words that could only begin to describe Mr. James. He will be greatly missed and he leaves behind big shoes to fill. The world needs many more men like him. To his family, I am terribly sorry for your loss. His family was his life and he loved each of you dearly. My deepest condolences.

Mark and Gaye Betts

March 28, 2019

Though we have been separated by years of time, our love for you and your family continues, especially at this time. We have been blessed with past days and remembering our beginnings as friends and young couples. We're thankful for our dreams and promises God blessed us with, our families, and how He uses them in His kingdom. We are looking forward to the day when we can all be together, knowing all about each others lives and our families, and never to be separated for eternity. That will be one of blessings of glory for us. We love you.

I love and miss you. Thank you for two years with an awkward, shy boy as a roommate; thank you for sharing your heart and receiving mine, for "David and Jonathan"; for being the " RADICAL" man God had you to be to me and to others. My heart is heavy but I rejoice for you. Illness keeps me away presently, but a day is coming when separation and sorrow will be no more. "SPECT" - " MAGINE" - " RECKON"

Mark and Gaye Betts

Linda Hunter

March 27, 2019

Praying for peace and comfort for the Family as we remember a spiritual and wonderful
Man of God "James Terry".
Those we Love walk beside us Everyday.

Shannon Hart

March 27, 2019

I can only echo the lovely sentiments already shared here. It's apparent from the outpouring of concern and grief over the loss of James that others felt the same that I did about James. We were coworkers at one time, but I would say he was a friend more than a coworker. The conversations and friendship will be missed so much.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.

Joseph Ezell

March 27, 2019

I’m still in shock from losing such a dear friend. James and I started work at Arkansas Blue Cross only a few weeks apart. He and I have been friends ever since. I’m going to miss our friendship and conversations.

With James’ passing I feel I have lost a part of me. He was a true friend and a great influence on my life. My thoughts go the family at this sudden loss. James will forever be in my heart.

Tammy Taylor

March 27, 2019

I had the honor of knowing James through our work at Blue Cross. He was an extremely smart man and a very good supervisor. I was sorry to hear of the passing of James and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. To his family, may you find comfort in the days to come and may you be blessed in your memories of James.

Heather Wyman

March 27, 2019

I remember Mr.Terry's first day of work at ABCBS and greeting him. We had many lovely conversations about the Bible. He had quite a sense of humor and will be greatly missed. I remember how very excited he was when he became a grandfather and how much he talked about his beautiful wife. We will all miss him and we are praying for his family during this time. We know that the Bible says to be absent from this flesh body is to be present with the Lord and Mr.Terry is with the Lord.