Rosemary Theresa (Terri) McGee

July 4, 1931March 1, 2019

Terri was born in London England on the 4th of July, 1931. She always loved the fact that Americans celebrated her birthday with fireworks each and every year. She passed March 1st, 2019.

Terri is now reunited with her grandmother, Kathleen Hurley Barnsley, her father and mother, William and Louis Barnsley, her sister Pauline Barnsley, as well as her late husband, James McGee. She is survived by her brother Bernard Barnsley, son and daughter-in-law Dwayne McGee and Lu Ann Gourley McGee, her granddaughters Samantha McGee and Kaytlynn Gourley, as well as her “best friend” of 22 + years Werner Piezonka.

Terri was a long-time member of the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE), with approximately 50 years of service, and up until the time of her passing, was the sole remaining Lifetime Member; an honorary status that had only been given to 2 others prior. Beyond fundraising for this charitable organization, she belonged to the Delta Masters sorority. Terri also had a passion for animals, cruising, and above all, dancing. She had seen much of the world many times over, and continued to cruise and dance right up to the end.

Terri had an infectious love of life and celebrated each and every day. She had a unique way of elevating seemingly ordinary moments, into something special and memorable. It would be impossible to count the number of people whose lives she has impacted, but suffice to say that her loss will be felt and her memory cherished by many. She will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Houston Hospice, a Nonprofit Organization:


31 March

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

The Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors

8303 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77024


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Rilla Ryan Chaka

March 19, 2019

Terri was truly one of a kind! A very funny, gracious, elegant lady always ready to laugh and find joy in life. I first met her when she joined the DBE in the 1970's and worked with her on various committees including when she was Chairman of the Annual Bazaar in 1983, 1984, 1985. She was the founding Regent of Sovereign Chapter in 1987 and then transferred to Piccadilly in 1997 when Sovereign disbanded. I had the pleasure of working with her again from 2010 until now. We were talking on the phone just a week before her strokes. She will be greatly missed. I hope to be able to make it down for the service on March 31st. Dwayne and family, and Werner - you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Virginia Lee

March 11, 2019

It was in 1998 that I saw Terri McGee walk in to the old 'Swiss Chalet'; dressed to the nines, on a side stool close to the dance floor. Terri was always stunning, not only as a lady, but her demeanor was always so elegant; her laughter enchanting and her beautiful accent enticing. There was everything lovely about Terri McGee. What a life well lived, well traveled, well loved. Always a leader, she was Regent for the DBE and a member of the Picadilly Chapter . You could always find Terri at the annual bazaar with a large jewelry booth for her chapter. Terry readily accepted membership in Beta Sigma Phi, my women's group, whose motto was the Good, the True & the Beautiful. In body and soul, Terry exemplified all the attributes we all seek. She chaired a beautiful fashion show at the Junior League . Bags, Rags & Bling - a stunning success. And, she was a beautiful dancer. And, I'll repeat what I said: May she dine with Disney and dance with Fred Astaire. It should be so. Love my dear friend, forever.


March 11, 2019

She will dance her way into heaven with the beautiful smile she always had for everyone....Dance on Terry