Terri L. Dorta

September 15, 1955November 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Terri Lee Dorta, Lake Worth, Florida native, announces her unexpected passing on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the age of 65. Terri will forever be remembered by her best friend and loving husband of 38 years, Luis Dorta, daughter and son in law Sara & John Previs, 2 step-daughters; Nanett Jachodi and Maria Lamb and 1 step-son; Ricky Dorta, granddaughters Alaya Previs, Elizabeth Previs, grandson JT Previs, Sisters Vickie (David) Bryant & Debbie (Bryan) Murphy, nieces Jennifer and Kathryn, two great nieces, three great nephews, 14 grandchildren , 17 great grandchildren and another on the way. She was predeceased by her loving parents Imogene & Richard Collins. She will be missed by family and friends alike. Terri loved her family immensely and fiercely. She touched so many lives in her short time.

A visitation in memory of Terri will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5 PM at the Dorsey E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens & Funeral Home located at: 3401 Kirk Rd. Lake Worth, FL 33461. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am. Internment will follow in the Lake Worth Memory Gardens.



  • Visitation

    Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020


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Naomi Franklin

November 20, 2020

As others already mentioned grandma Teri was kind, generous and loving. Even though we didn’t live in the same city, whenever we came to visit it felt like we never missed a beat. She would go out of her way to make someone else happy. Even in the last several years while she dealt with her own struggles she showed tremendous strength just to show up for her family and care for others. Her ability to put aside her needs for others is a trait she demonstrated daily and something I intent to continue in her name. I know I will tell myself when I’m struggling, what would grandma Teri do? She’d go that extra mile, she’d care and she’d love. I love you grandma Teri and so blessed for our time together.

Michael Christian

November 13, 2020

I remember Terry for how generous she was when we would visit, and the fun that I had as a child in her household. Me and my siblings might have watched a movie or two on cable that our parents would not have approved of, but that's the stuff that memories are made of! I wish the whole family lots of love and peace going forward from this difficult moment.

Maria Lamb

November 13, 2020

Teri and my Dad loved each other very much. They shared many happy memories. Dad’s sense of humor and Teri’s quit wit made for an exiting adventure everyday. They had a happy home full of love and laughter shared by my sister, their beautiful daughter, Sara. These memories will all serve to comfort and strengthen Sara, Dad, and the family in the loss that we all feel. Teri will be missed. But we are glad that now she is happy and at peace being whole with no more pain.

George & Nanett Jachode

November 13, 2020

We remember the first time we met you. It was on that day, I knew my dad had a gem for a wife. A beautiful woman with a heart of gold who opened up her arms and heart to our family. Memories of your love and kindness will forever live in our hearts and our sadness of your passing will be lessened because of these beautiful memories of You. We love you.
Nanett & George Jachode

Cynthia Olriedge

November 13, 2020

Gone but never to be forgotten my dear co-worker. Sleep in heaven my dear friend, Praying for the family

Cindy & Whitney Olriedge


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