Teresa Cianciolo Carter

September 29, 1929September 13, 2020
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Teresa Cianciolo Carter, age 90 of Knoxville, devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away September 13, 2020.

She is preceded in death by parents Anthony and Concetta Cianciolo, son Steve King, husband Herbert Carter , four sisters and three brothers. Survivors include daughter Connie Jackson, grandson Greg Jackson (Renee) of Gilbert, Arizona, great grandsons Gavin, Zai, and Marce, sister Rita Holder, several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Teresa’s life will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37919. Due to Covid 19 Social distancing and face masks are required by the family. Friends may leave their thoughts and memories at



  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Ronald Brown

October 4, 2020

I will never forget Aunt Teresa, she was always so good to me. Every time I would come to Knoxville I would go see her and she would always want to make some chicken soup or a tomato sandwich for me , she knew they were my favorite. I will love and miss her forever.

Cathy Gonzalez

September 29, 2020

Cathy Gonzalez

September 28, 2020

I have such wonderful memories of Teresa and all her tired less hours she gave when she would call people to attend OMNI meetings. She was instrumental in hospitality with her neighborhood friend, Miss Mattie, when we were building Old Mechanicsville Park.

What always impressed me about Teresa was that she had such compassion toward people who had been through a difficult trial and could connect so well with that person.

I was first introduced to congealed salad by Teresa and always enjoyed it when she brought it to OMNI gatherings.

She was fun, always up for doing things and had great memories she shared about the community.

Adrian and I always joked that she was the Mayor of Mechanicsville, she would shoot back, "you mean mare of Mechanicsville."

She was like a grandma to our girls growing up and a joy to have as a neighbor. She will be missed! God bless you Miss Teresa!

Lots of love to your family,
Cathy & Adrian Gonzalez

Judy Olinger

September 26, 2020

Connie, so sorry to hear of the passing of you mom. With friendship and sympathy.
Judy Olinger, Kroger 549 retired.

Irene Heffernan

September 22, 2020

I will miss Aunt Teresa so much, she always made me laugh when I was sad. Aunt Teresa always made me and my family feel welcome. Her home was always opened to family and friends. I only wished that I lived closer so I could have seen her more. I enjoyed all the phone calls to my mom which made her happy. Now she will be able to be with her mom, dad, brothers and sisters. Connie I know how hard this is for you take care and be strong. Love to all! Cousin Irene

Jim Quick

September 20, 2020

I have known Teresa since we lived across from each other beginning in 1954. I growed up with her children Steve and Connie. Teresa was a wonderful lady. I always enjoyed talking to her and learned a lot from her. I looked up to her cause she was always an inspiration. She will be missed so much. I'm glad she had her 90th. Birthday Party last year and we got to attend it. R.I.P. Sweet Lady. Heaven has its newest Angel.

Deloris and Bill Glenn

September 19, 2020

What a caring, fun loving, wonderful aunt you were. Your house was always the center of everything, and you made it seem so effortless. Now that we are older we know it wasn't. We (everyone) were always welcome at any time, with food, laughter and most of all love. It doesn't seem real right now. When it all sinks in and settles down you will be sadly, sadly missed. Thank you Aunt Teresa for everything.

We love and are here for you Connie.

Love you,
Deloris and Bill

Renee Jackson

September 18, 2020

A few years after Greg (Teresa’s Grandson) and I started dating, I had the opportunity to meet Teresa in Tennessee in 2001. I knew in an instant she was special and I loved her immediately. I’ll never forget when years later after Greg and I were married with children, “Nanny” ( Teresa), drove across the country with Connie to come visit Greg and our family in Arizona in 2009 or when her and Connie drove to Florida to meet us on vacation in 2012. She was such a sweet, spirited, genuine soul whose memory will fill our hearts for all time. She made us laugh every time we FaceTimed with her! I’m so lucky to have had Nanny in mine our children’s life. She will be missed and held closely in our hearts always. Peace, Love and Serenity be ever with you, Nanny!! We love you to pieces.

❤️Much Love ❤️
Renee (Greg’s wife)

Loretta Jones

September 17, 2020

G - Genuine
R - Real
E - Eggplant parmesan
A - Allstar
T - Talented
I am sad and will miss Aunt Teresa!! No doubt she was a "GREAT" Aunt and I'll never forget her kindness and loving spirit!
My memories of her will live on forever and always make me smile!
Love, Loretta


September 17, 2020

I am sad at the recent passing of my aunt Teresa. But I will celebrate her life as she would have wanted us to. Her home was always a gathering place for friends and family. I always looked forward to visiting her on our trips to Knoxville. Her chicken soup and witty personality were always appreciated. Her love for Connie was obvious to anyone who knew her. May she rest in peace and may God grant Connie stenngh in this time of sadness.
Love, Paul


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