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Sparkman Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1029 South Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX

OBITUARY

Terra Lea (Christian) Brassfield

February 11, 1974November 10, 2019
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Terra Lea Brassfield, 45, of Altamonte Springs, FL passed away on November 10, 2019. Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 pm Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Sparkman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday, November 24, 2019, Sparkman Funeral Home with the Robert Stolte of Prestoncrest Church of Dallas officiating. Arrangements are by Sparkman Funeral Home. Terra was born in Hominy, OK to Teresa Christian and Dennis Christian on February 11, 1974. Terra married the love of her life Russell on June 11, 1995, in Oklahoma City. She was a Practice Manager for Winter Park Veterinary Hospital. Terra attended OSU. She graduated from Putman City High School. She was involved in Debate and was Student Class President. Terra is survived by her husband Russell, Her parents Teresa Christian and Dennis Christian. Her brothers, Jason Christian, his wife Denise, Stephen Christian, his wife Shelly, Her step-father, Dennis Smith, Nieces, Haylee, Kaylee, and Baylee. Nephews, Dallas, Cason, and Tanner. Aunts, Linda, Terri, and Megan. Uncles, Coy, Kenny, Wayne, and Justin.

  • FAMILY

  • husband:
    Russell


    parents:
    Teresa Christian
    Dennis Christian


    brothers:
    Jason Christian, his wife Denise,
    Stephen Christian, his wife Shelly,


    step-father:
    Dennis Smith


    Nieces:
    Haylee
    Kaylee
    Baylee


    Nephews:
    Dallas
    Cason
    Tanner


    Aunts:
    Linda
    Terri
    Megan


    Uncles:
    Coy
    Kenny
    Wayne
    Justin

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 24, 2019

Memories

Terra Lea (Christian) Brassfield

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Bridget Lancaster

November 29, 2019

Terra was one of the sweetest people I had the honor of knowing, all the better that she was a cousin. We both shared a unique and special bond to my grandma, who taught us both so much, along with a love of Law and Order and Murder She Wrote, lol! I’ll never forget our shopping excursion to Brighton in Vegas while celebrating Granny’s birthday. One of my favorite parts of that trip. Gone too soon sounds so cliche but couldn’t be more appropriate, she obviously touched so many lives, human and otherwise! The family is constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

Shannon Williams

November 27, 2019

Terra was the kind of friend who sticks with you forever. I’m heartbroken.
We had a lot of great times that have formed who I am today. She was the kind of friend who didn’t know the word ‘no.’

I know that I’m a better version of myself because of the years I spent with Terra. See you soon my friend!

Ellen Bishai

November 24, 2019

I was one of the veterinarians who worked with Terra in Tampa, FL. She joined our clinic at a particularly difficult time for me - among other things, I had just lost a beloved cat. A few days after she found out, I found a box with a note on my desk. The box contained a Willow Tree figurine (my favorite kind) that I still treasure to this day. The note said, “Never be ashamed of your kind heart.”
I’ll never forget that gesture for as long as I live. Obviously, it takes an especially kind heart to have conceived of such a thoughtful act in the first place.
I was utterly shocked to hear of her passing. She is gone entirely too soon. But, I know she enjoyed her life to the utmost.
My sincerest and deepest condolences to her husband, her family, and her friends. You are all in my heart and in prayers. May God grant you His peace and help during this difficult time. ❤️

Michelle Evans

November 19, 2019

It's been many many years since I saw Terra, but she was always very sweet and took wonderful care of her brothers when they were younger and even up to her passing. My heart goes out to her family, her husband. She left this earth way too soon and way too young, and although she will be greatly missed, God's plan was to bring her home where she will serve him.

Veronique Sada

November 17, 2019

Terra was my practice manager in Florida and as the saying goes, “though she was small she was fierce.” I loved her sense of humor, her drive, her love for her husband, her fur kids and our clinic cat that she adopted Meredith. She had such funny stories with this uproarious laugh that was contagious. Her presence was missed by the staff that worked most closely with her when she left. I am so sorry and sad to hear of her passing. She will be missed dearly.

Brenda Hampton

November 16, 2019

Although it has been 6 or 7 years since I last saw Terra, I remember her determination, her laugh, her love for Russell and her family. She will be missed by all who knew her and she blessed all who met her. My prayers go out to her family at this difficult time.

Brenda Hampton

Brad Abraham

November 16, 2019

So some salesman had given us a plastic screen that goes over the fluorescent lights in the clinic with all these cute animals on it, Terra promptly installed it over her desk. Late one night I snuck up there added the pictures of her favorite doctors to the montage. She didn't notice it until lunch time, but when she did, you could hear that cackle clear on the other side of the property. Like always, it drew everyone to her and we all laughed until we cried. Of all the things I will miss about my friend, her kindness, the love she gave all (and occasionally the kick in the pants we needed to get back on track), I will miss that laugh the most. Rest well until we meet again, my friend.

Aly Rudolph

November 15, 2019

Terra was the best practice manager! She hired me at Parker Road Vet and helped me ignite my passion for animals at 17. I loved how even after I moved away, we still kept in touch by talking through random tagged memes on facebook! She had the best sense of humor and was the sweetest human being. My heart is broken but her bright energy and passion for all creatures will live on. Rest in paradise sweet friend.

Mike Mongognia

November 15, 2019

Terra was a hoot! I loved her from the first day that I meet her at Parker Rd veterinary hospital. She was funny, compassionate, had a heart of gold and always made me feel special. My heart is broken as I try to come to grips with her passing. She touched so many lives and she will forever be in my heart! I pray that God comforts you Russell and her entire family. We will see her again one day. Till then, May she Rest In Peace until the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and we gathered to our home beyond the skies.

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