OBITUARY

Terry Lee Cottingham

May 20, 1948February 15, 2021

Terry Lee Cottingham, age 72, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. Terry was born May 20, 1948, in Troy, NC. He was retired from Civil Service and Memphis City Schools. Terry was a member of Faith Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was a fan of the University of Memphis Tigers, University of North Carolina Tarheels basketball, and St. Louis Cardinal baseball.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Mayberry and his father, Walker Cottingham, his stepfather, Tom Mayberry, and his stepmother, Charlotte Cottingham, and an infant sister Claire Mayberry. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda Rhea Cottingham, his son, Jonathan Cottingham and his fiancé Shelby, his daughter, Julie Cottingham Simmons and her husband Randall, six grandchildren, two brothers, Ron Cottingham and Thomas Mayberry, and host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5pm until 7pm, Monday February, 22, 2021, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133. A funeral service will be held at 2pm, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N Germantown Pkwy, Bartlett, TN 38133.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Cottingham family.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Mayberry, Mother (deceased)
  • Walker Cottingham, Father (deceased)
  • Tom Mayberry, Step Father (deceased)
  • Charlotte Cottingham, Step Mother (deceased)
  • Claire Mayberry, Infant Sister (deceased)
  • Brenda Rhea Cottingham, Wife of 51 years
  • Jonathan Cottingham (Shelby), Son
  • Julie Cottingham Simmons (Randall), Daughter
  • Ron Cottingham and Thomas Mayberry, Brothers
  • He also leaves six grandchildren and a host of family and friends to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Family will recieve friends

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

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Randy Harrison

February 22, 2021

Brother Terry was a true Christian! He was always the first to welcome my wife and I at mike Quinn’s connection class each Sunday morning and he would often ask about my wife Bonnie who had back problems and couldn’t attend very often.
You -Brenda and your family are in our prayers for comfort and peace during this trying time. Bro Terry will be sorely missed!
Randy & Bonnie Harrison

Louis Leibovich

February 20, 2021

Terry was the nicest man. Never saying anything negative. Always kind. I will remember Terry with many fond memories.
Rest In Peace Terry.

Linda Hughes

February 19, 2021

So sorry to hear about Terry. Our prayers are with you during this time.

Biography

Terry Lee Cottingham, age 72, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. Terry was born May 20, 1948, in Troy, NC. He was retired from Civil Service and Memphis City Schools. Terry was a member of Faith Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was a fan of the University of Memphis Tigers, University of North Carolina Tarheels basketball, and St. Louis Cardinal baseball.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Mayberry and his father, Walker Cottingham, his stepfather, Tom Mayberry, and his stepmother, Charlotte Cottingham, and an infant sister Claire Mayberry. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda Rhea Cottingham, his son, Jonathan Cottingham and his fiancé Shelby, his daughter, Julie Cottingham Simmons and her husband Randall, six grandchildren, two brothers, Ron Cottingham and Thomas Mayberry, and host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5pm until 7pm, Monday February, 22, 2021, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133. A funeral service will be held at 2pm, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N Germantown Pkwy, Bartlett, TN 38133.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Cottingham family.