Terry Miller Pierce

April 27, 1951August 3, 2018

Surrounded by her family, Terry Linda Miller Pierce, age 67, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018. A native of Atlanta, Terry graduated from Sylvan High School in 1969. She attended the University of South Carolina and graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University in 1973. She was a devoted follower of Christ and long time member of Atlanta First United Methodist Church, where she served tirelessly.

Although Terry’s professional career was spent in the insurance industry, her life revolved around her family. She was more than a mother, she was an educator and protector who loved and cherished her five children with every ounce of her being, Jonathan Pierce, Justin Pierce, Emily (Luke) Killen, Aimee Caswell, and Jordan Pierce. She was more than a wife; she was the best friend and proud supporter of her husband, Wayne Pierce. She was more than just a grandmother; she was Gran, the most caring and adoring admirer of her two beautiful grandchildren, Lochlan O’Toole and Mackenzie Killen. She was the daughter of Larry and Dorothy Miller, the sister to Larry Miller, Jr. (and his wife, Melanie), an aunt, a cousin, a friend, and so much more to so many different people.

Preceded in death by her father, mother, son Jonathan, and cousin Cheryl, she was welcomed home with open and eager arms.

Terry truly cared more for the well being of others than she did herself. She celebrated alongside you during your most triumphant moments and consoled you during your darkest defeats. Your happiness was her joy, and your sadness her sorrow. She was a connoisseur of life’s most precious moments, loved to travel with her family and was infatuated by the world’s beauty. She was an avid reader, and loved all animals, especially rabbits.

Although she is profoundly missed, the void she leaves behind will overflow with the wonderful memories of her life, her undying love, and the auspicious impact she has had on us all. In the words of Emily Potter, “A hero never dies, but lives on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps”.

The family will have a visitation at H.M. Patterson & Son – Spring Hill Chapel, 1020 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Atlanta First United Methodist Church, 360 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308 on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

Terry Miller Pierce

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Joseph Knapp

August 20, 2018

Wayne and family, my sincerest sympathy for the loss of Terry. Thank you for giving me the chance to say good bye in person. I regret being out of town on vacation and not being able to attend the services. Terry was the greatest person I ever worked with. I enjoyed every minute. Her smile and infectious laugh filled the workplace and make a tough job fun. I could hear that laugh all the way across the floor, and it always brought a smile to my face. We laughed together for years - all the way to retirement. I am glad she got to enjoy retirement and time with her grandchildren. I wish there had been more. Many of my co-workers have already been forgotten. Terry never will.

Bob Persons

August 17, 2018

Wayne—- I was at house on St Simons first half of August and only today learned of Terry’s passing from Jim Ford. Terry put me to work on a complex construction/insurance coverage mess years ago. She was a consummate professional and a joy to work with. The joy she felt for you and family was also obvious. My deepest sympathy to you and family in the untimely loss of your wonderful wife. Bob Persons.

Terry Dill

August 13, 2018

Dearest Wayne and family, Shirley and myself were so saddened to hear of the passing of Terry. Please know we have and are lifting you all up in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to give you all the strength you will need in the coming days, months and years ahead. May God Bless.

David George Bailey

August 11, 2018

Wayne and family, I have a awful time trying to gather the appropriate words to express what a loss this has been. I don't know if Terry ever met anyone on this Earth that could not appreciate the bublish character she possessed as well as kindness. We first met in 1975 and never was met by anyone with more kindness and accepted in the foal than her and the complete family has shown me through out the years, she is in my heart forever. Unfortunately due to prior commitments, I was unable to attend. My 💓 and prayers to the family..

Ron Frank

August 8, 2018

Dear Wayne: Please accept my sympathy on the loss of Terry. Having lost Marsha in 2014 I know what you are experiencing. Please stay close to your family and friends at this time, and know your brothers and sisters from the Duke Law School Class of 1972 are thinking of you and sending our support. You and Terry are in my prayers. Sincerely, Ron Frank

Greg Phillips

August 8, 2018

I was very sad to hear Terry has passed away. Terry was a good friend of mine from high school on. I’m glad that I was able to have lunch with her recently, no knowing we would lose her so quickly. My sincere sympathy to Wayne, Aimee and all of her family. Terry will be greatly missed.

Carol Greenway

August 6, 2018

Wayne, Jimmy and I are so very sorry for your loss. You will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers as you heal. Please keep in touch with all of us who love you, and remember that the Class of ‘65 will always be there for you. Love, Carol and Jimmy Greenway

Nancy Alford

August 6, 2018

Joe and I are so sorry to hear about Terry. May all the happy memories the two of you made and faith get you through this sad time.
We are with you and your family in our prayers.
Class of 65

Shelley & Herman Halber-Ellman

August 6, 2018

Herman and I convey our heartfelt condolences to Wayne and the family. We shared many good times together both through work and socially. We are very saddened by Terry’s untimely passing and will miss her greatly.

Stuart Mauney

August 5, 2018

My best to Wayne and all your family. Hoping you will be strengthened by your faith and sustained by good memories.