Apex Funeral Home

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Theresa Reynolds Bacola

July 18, 1956July 28, 2020

Theresa (Teri) Reynolds Bacola, 64 of Apex, NC, formerly of Syracuse, NY, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the UNC REX Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Apex, NC.

Teri was well known for her baking skills and her love of Motown music. She worked for 16 years as a media assistant at Apex Elementary School where she knew every child in the school by name.

Teri is survived by her husband of 35 years, Bob Bacola; daughter, Jill Bacola; son, Greg Bacola; brother, Richard (Gail) Brennan and sister, Jennifer (Dana) Drisko.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made to your local food bank, Teri was concerned with people going hungry in the recent economic downturn.

Condolences may be sent to the family at ApexFuneral.net


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Cheryl Parzych

August 5, 2020

Terri has been part of our family for many years, though sad to say, our lives always moved in different directions. So, we didn't know her well. What we did know was solid and kind and welcoming and funny. Terri and Bob built a beautiful family, and Terri did the same with her colleagues. She was loved and will be missed.

With sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and hers.

Cheryl and Brian

Kendi Coutant

August 4, 2020

What I will miss most about Teri is her sense of humor. We used to laugh so much while working together at AES. She was always there when you needed a hand. Teri could always make you feel good on a bad day. She was always so sweet and caring with my kids... and everyone's kids. I'll miss you, my friend.💗

Connie Shay

August 3, 2020

Teri was a spirited, kind-hearted lady who gave her all to everyone at Apex Elementary School. She was always willing to help with technology, to listen to ideas, and to share her ideas for the betterment of all. Her sense of humor and baking skills always made for a great day at AES. Her love of both children and staff was evident in all that she did for us and in the way that she always greeted us.
May the family find comfort in knowing that Teri touched many, many lives and we are all better for it. May happy memories and the care of so many comfort you now.

Laura Shivar

July 31, 2020

Teri was one of those special individuals that you just connect with on first meeting. I had the pleasure to work with her at Apex Elementary. I loved her sense of humor, her dangly earrings and her ‘Cola-Cola Bacola cake’.

Her cheery spirit and tireless energy made her a favorite of both staff and students. She was an invaluable asset to our school, both as a media assistant and as webmaster for the AES website. Time and time again when technology would get the best of me, Teri would sweep in the door of my classroom (with that big smile of hers) to save the day. Then just as quickly she was off to help the next teacher or student.

She was one of a kind and I am blessed to have known her.

Mary Strynar

July 31, 2020

I wish I could see her one more time. Teri was such a significant supporter and encourager for me. She texted me every Mother’s Day to wish me a happy one. While my three children were at Apex Elementary school, she quieted so many of my “young mom” fears with her stories of raising her own two children in whom she was extremely proud. She helped me so many times, the memories keep flooding my mind. After my last child left AES Teri would still stop me whenever she saw me in the community to chat for a while. When I think about the individuals who make Apex a great place to live Teri Bacola stands out as one of the best! I will never forget you, Teri.

Kathryn Miles

July 31, 2020

I was blessed to work with Teri from 2005-2015. She adored the children and made incredible bonds with them. She was extremely witty, creative, hard working, and helpful. If I ever had a technology question she had the answer! Teri was definitely a “jack of all trades” and without her support AES would never have run as smoothly as it did. She worked countless hours behind the scenes and never wanted or asked for recognition for all that she did. And, on top of all that, her baking skills were incredible! No one could pass up her delicious delicacies. Teri had a heart of gold and will be missed dearly!


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