Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC


Jennifer Teachey Tate

April 7, 1975June 20, 2020

Jennifer Teachey Tate, a dear, sweet, and loving person, went to be with her heavenly father on June 20, 2020. Jenn was born on April 7, 1975 to Betty Hoyle Teachey and the late James Clifton Teachey. She graduated from Grimsley High School in 1993 and from NC State University in 1996. Jenn and Don Tate were married on June 7, 2014.

In her early career, Jenn worked in Raleigh, NC for several non-profit agencies that provided services for persons with disabilities. Soon after her dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, she relocated to Greensboro so she would be available to help her mom care for her dad as his illness progressed. These experiences made Jenn realize how fulfilling it was to help other people. She was particularly drawn to working with the elderly and disabled. In December 2019, Jenn completed the requirements for becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant. In recent months she had begun working with a healthcare agency, providing the support elderly people needed to stay in their homes.

Jenn had a caring and generous heart. She was always willing to share whatever she had with someone less fortunate than she. Jenn had a great sense of style and was a big HGTV fan. She used her talents to make each place she lived reflect her personality.

Jenn loved her family dearly. She cherished time not only with her immediate family, but also with aunts, uncles and cousins. Jenn was the go-to person for saying the blessing at family dinners. In her blessings, she not only expressed gratitude for the food about to be served, but also for the people at the table and other loved ones near and far. Jenn’s faith was important to her. Her faith helped to sustain her as she worked through life’s challenges.

Jenn is survived by her husband, Don Tate, and his children, Chelsea Sampson, Colin Laird, and Amber Laird; her mother, Betty Teachey; her sister, Angie (Jamey) Bradham; her niece and nephew, Lucy and Clif Bradham; her mother-in-law, Frances Tate; her aunts, Helen Englert, Carolyn Fish, Mary Hoyle, Martha Snavely, Linda (Wayne) Williams; her step grandchildren, Jaxon and Callie Sampson and Greyson Lamperez; her dear friend, Gene White; and many cousins.

A private memorial service for immediate family members will be held on Sunday, June 28. Memorial contributions may be given to the Pavillon Treatment Center Scholarship Fund, 241 Pavillon Place, Mill Spring, NC 28756.

Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.


  • James Clifton Teachey, Father (deceased)
  • Betty Blue Hoyle Teachey, Mother
  • Don Tate, Husband
  • Chelsea Sampson, Colin Laird and Amber Laird, Step Children
  • Angie and Jamey Bradham, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Lucy and Cliff Bradham, Niece & Nephew
  • Frances Tate, Mother-in-law
  • Helen Englert, Aunt
  • Carolyn Fish, Aunt
  • Martha Snavely, Aunt
  • Mary Hoyle, Aunt
  • Linda and Wayne Williams, Aunt & Uncle
  • Jaxon and Callie Sampson and Greyson Lamperez, Step Grandchildren
  • Gene White, Dear Friend
  • Jennifer is also survived by many cousins.


Jennifer Teachey Tate

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Caroline Beaudry

June 27, 2020

When I think of you — I remember all our mornings talking over coffee before our yoga sessions. We discovered that we were the “early birds”. You helped me more than you know. I just wish I had more time to spend with you. You will always be in my heart, sweet girl.

Don, Mrs. Teachey, Jenn’s family; my deep condolesces .....

Robert Fish

June 27, 2020

I have been doing a lot of thinking about exactly what I wanted to post here because I want to honor my sweet cousin Jennifer in the right way with the right words. Jennifer had a kind heart and always had a smile on her face. Jennifer would always make a point to reach out to me to keep in touch. She would always tell me I was like the brother she never had. That warmed my heart, as I don't have a brother or a sister and this made me feel special to her. I remember when we were younger and spent all those wonderful times in Rose Hill together with Grandma, Papa, and all the other cousins and uncles and aunts. We would play out in the barn together. One of my fondest memories was painting easter eggs and hunting for them amongst the azaleas and pine trees- During my college years, Jennifer was in High School and I used to come to her games while she was cheerleading- She would always brag about me to her friends and that made me feel special- Jennifer always had a way to make you feel loved- We spent great times at Atlantic Beach together out in the surf and no one can forget when we were younger at Topsail surf fishing together with Grandpa. In the last 5 years or so, Jennifer came to Atlanta with Aunt Betty and we spent a few days together touring Atlanta- We went downtown and went to the top of the Westin Peachtree and looked over Atlanta from 55 floors up- If I can learn anything from Jennifer, if that its important to keep your family close, because you never know when you will lose someone that is special to you. She always made a point to say that she wanted our family to keep our connection strong. I love you Jenn

Your big brother

Tony and Karen Delavega

June 25, 2020

Dear Don and family,

Our deepest condolences on your loss; our hearts are saddened and we grieve with you. Jenn was a beautiful lady with a huge heart and a smile that never met a stranger. We hope that you will find comfort and peace during this difficult time knowing that she is with our heavenly Father in a better place. You are in our thoughts and prayers, God bless you.

Tony & Karen

Karen Cosentino

June 25, 2020

How can I choose one memory I can't because there are so many and those are embedded in my heart forever. I think what I will miss is your phone calls and if I couldn't answer your voice-mail would be "hey this is your cousin Jennifer Teachey Tate give me a call I love you" and when I did call back I would say why do you do that lol I know your my cousin. Oh sweet Jennifer I am going to miss you so❤❤⚘⚘

Kim Haley

June 25, 2020

Betty, I am so shocked and saddened to learn of Jenn's passing. My heart aches for you, Angie and your family. My deepest condolences and prayers for your comfort and keeping. I so clearly remember Jenn and Angie always so happy and energetic when we all lived on Northfield. Her smile, always so radiant, will remain in my memories always.

Marlis Wilcox

June 25, 2020

When Jenn entered a room, it was immediately brightened - she brought a bubbly warmth in with her. She eagerly participated in rolling silverware, meal prep, and especially serving meals at Urban Ministries. .. interacting with clients for whom she always had a smile and friendly comment. Our church will miss her enthusiasm for helping, her hugs, her sunny presence, and we send love, sympathy and caring to all Jenn's family.

Carmen Ritz

June 24, 2020

Jenn was one of the kindest people i know. She truly loved people and never met a stranger. We were roommates for several years, and I am lucky to have called her a friend.

Hedy Thevaos

June 24, 2020

Dear Don and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful Jenn/wife and mother. I knew her at Grimsley High School. This was such a shock to the Grimsley community. Memory eternal in your hearts.
Hedy V. Thevaos

Rebecca Zatyko

June 23, 2020

So many memories. Which one do I pick? Is it watching you do cartwheels in Grandma and Pa's front yard and me being completely jealous? Is it all of our family trips to Topsail? Is it picking grapes on the farm? Is it when we heard the "animal" at Grandma's house when we were sleeping and we got super scared? Is it the many laughs we shared? Or is it simply remembering your big, beautiful heart? Jennifer, you loved so big and so hard. Family. Friends. Strangers. Didn't matter. You just loved. May your love of people always be a shining star to all of us. You'll always be in my heart.

Kathy Keith

June 23, 2020

I worked with Jenn at Community Partnerships, Inc. She had a compassionate heart for those with disabilities and genuinely cared for those she supported in finding work- she will be missed- so very sorry! Prayers for her family-