OBITUARY

Terry Ellen (Daniel) DiFoggio

September 30, 1947February 10, 2021
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Terry Daniel DiFoggio, 73 years of age, passed away on February 10, 2021. Terry was known for her beautiful smile. She could always light up a room.

The first born of three children, Terry Ellen was welcomed by her parents Cye (Dugan) and Edith Daniel in 1947 in the town of Thomasville, NC. The Daniel family would grow to include sister Mickey and brother Michael. She loved growing up in the 50’s, her childhood memories they enjoyed and loved so much would be shared with generations to come. Terry graduated from Thomasville High School in 1965; she would often reflect back to her high school days and tell stories of all her adventures with friends. Terry married Danny Kay Hill after graduating and later gave birth to their son, Jay Daren, and daughter, Robin. For a time, Terry worked for Indian Head Hosiery in Thomasville, and later worked in the insurance and finance industry. The marriage would end in divorce, but the friendship would remain intact for decades.

After being introduced by a work colleague, who happened to be Mickey’s best friend, Joan, Terry would marry Stephen Harrell. The family lived in many cities, as Stephen would set up new offices in NC and SC for Commercial Credit and later Beneficial Finance. Their daughter, Stephanie Erin, would prove to be their greatest accomplishment together. However, they divorced and remained great friends, until his passing in 2015.

With a creative spirit, she played the piano by ear, painted, sketched, and read poetry fervently. Her passion for beauty and desire to always make people feel special, she was a constant giver of compliments, hugs, and kisses. This passion led her to pursue her Cosmetology career, where she would spend 30 years, not only transforming outer beauty, but lives and hearts as well. A classy sassy woman for sure; to know her was to love her vivaciousness, her straight-shootin’ approach, and her beauty inside and out. Working at Head Quarters Salon, on Main Street in High Point, in the early 80s, she didn’t know she was about to meet the love of her life. Michael DiFoggio came in for a haircut, and the spark would ignite their 37 year romance. In 1987, the two families would join and grow to become a family with 5 children, Daren, Robin, Stephanie, Anthony, and Mario. The years of family vacations, milestones, and the addition of 11 grandchildren, brought much joy and great memories. Raised in the Wesleyan faith, she attended Memorial Park Wesleyan Church, with her family, along with aunts, uncles, and cousins, where she learned to nurture her relationship with Christ. For most of their married life, they were active members of Green Street Baptist Church in High Point. Terry loved the Lord and wanted to ensure her children and grandchildren were saved and would join her in Heaven one day. She was always so proud of her family and loved each of them ferociously.

Professionally, one of Terry’s greatest successes was partnering with Michael and opening and maintaining their Capelli Salons in High Point. She worked with some of the greatest women who would prove to be her dearest friends over the course of her life.

Though she battled Dementia/Alzheimer’s for many years, the debilitating disease could not rob her of her beauty and inner glow. Treasured and loved until the very end, there is so much to add and share about her beautiful life that a book could be written, but this is a glimpse into her world, a world where LOVE was the center of everything. The family would like to thank Whitestone in Greensboro for caring for and genuinely loving her like a family member; our gratitude is beyond words.

Terry was predeceased by her parents, Cye (Dugan) and Edith Daniel; and sister, Mickey Phillips. She is survived by husband, Michael, of the home; daughters, Robin Skaggs (Stephen), Stephanie Manring (Todd); sons, Daren Hill (Donna), Anthony DiFoggio (Christy), Mario DiFoggio (Kelly); brother, Mike Daniel (Sharon); grandchildren, Nathan Hill, Danielle Hill, Jackson Putnam, Blake Putnam, Benjamin Skaggs, Garrett DiFoggio, Carmen DiFoggio, Ella DiFoggio, Micah DiFoggio, Jaden DiFoggio, and Layla Manring.

A public visitation will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, February 14th, at Sechrest-Davis Funerals and Cremations, 1301 E. Lexington Avenue, High Point, North Carolina, followed by a 2:00pm Celebration of Life in their chapel. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.sechrestfunerals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Cye & Edith Daniel, Parents (deceased)
  • Michael DiFoggio, Husband
  • Robin Skaggs (Stephen), Daughter
  • Stephanie Manring (Todd), Daughter
  • Daren Hill (Donna), Son
  • Anthony DiFoggio (Christy), Son
  • Mario DiFoggio (Kelly), Son
  • Danielle Hill, Granddaughter
  • Carmen DiFoggio, Granddaughter
  • Ella DiFoggio, Granddaughter
  • Layla Manring, Granddaughter
  • Nathan Hill, Grandson
  • Jackson Putnam, Grandson
  • Blake Putnam, Grandson
  • Benjamin Skaggs, Grandson
  • Garrett DiFoggio, Grandson
  • Micah DiFoggio, Grandson
  • Jaden DiFoggio, Grandson
  • Mickey Phillips, Sister (deceased)
  • Mike Daniel (Sharon), Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Micha DiFoggio
  • Jaden DiFoggio
  • Garrett DiFoggio
  • Jackson Putnam
  • Blake Putnam
  • Jeremy Phillips
  • Bradley Phillips
  • Benjamin Skaggs

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, February 14, 2021

Memories

Terry Ellen (Daniel) DiFoggio

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Ron & Linda Tilley

February 22, 2021

Mike, so sorry & sad over the loss of your beautiful bride & the love of your life! You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you 🙏😘

Logan Harris

February 16, 2021

Praying for the family and their friends. God Bless

Lisa Bishop

February 15, 2021

Mike, so sorry and sad to hear about Terry. I remember going to her and getting my haircut. She was always smiling and laughing. She was a great person. Just know we will see her again. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Nance

February 14, 2021

So sorry to hear about Terri. So glad to have had her in my early years of a Hairdresser @ Headquarters. She was very Special Lady. She was always complimenting, smiled, & shared those special hugs. I know she’ll be missed. Please know you’re in our hearts & prayers today. Love ya!!! Kim & Tommy Nance ❤️🙏😢🤗❤️

Lisa Beaston

February 14, 2021

I am so sorry to hear that Terry has passed away. She was such a wonderful lady. I will cherish my fond memories of the time I shared with her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Lisa Beaston

Deborah Lee

February 13, 2021

What a privilege to have known Terry. She was a lovely person inside and out. Always classy and well-kept, friendly and warmly welcoming everytime we met. She will be missed.

Robin Skaggs

February 13, 2021

Mama, you were my best friend, that friend that told me how smart, thin and pretty I was all of the time... haha. I'm so grateful you were MY Mom. I loved how you were the fierce mama bear to protect me when bullies in the neighborhood tried to harm me, you marched down that street to give them a piece of your mind and dared them to mess with your daughter again (this happened in Eden and Archdale). There are so many family quotes you passed down to us, but the one that stuck the most is "do SOMETHING, even if it ain't right"! I think you passed your impatience gene down to me too, but I've perfected it. Thank you for loving all of us SO much! I've missed our talks terribly these last years and I wish you could put eyeshadow on my eyes at midnight one more time (Stephanie gets this❤). Thank you for ensuring your kids got "saved" so we could be reunited again, but until that day comes, I'll hold you in my heart. I love you, Robbie aka Pirth aka Lucy Poot

Jean (Dean) Sink Phillips

February 13, 2021

Some of my best memories as a child involved Terry, Mickey, and Michael and playing together in the "old neighborhood". I was truly blessed to have such wonderful playmates and friends.

Dianne Armstrong

February 13, 2021

Terry touched my life during her time at Whitestone with her beautiful smile and spirit. The love between Mike and Terry was so strong and such an inspiration to all of us fortunate enough to witness their time both together and on virtual visits. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of her life.

Greg and Angela Meredith

February 13, 2021

Mike, Mario, Kelly, and Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We were so blessed to know you during our days together at Shady Grove UMC and afterwards. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.

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