Teresa Ann McElroy

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September 7, 1954 ~ August 9, 2023

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Decatur, Georgia

ATLANTA – Teresa Ann McElroy, 68, died at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.

The memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, September 1, at Atlanta’s First Baptist Church, 4400 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338. Pastor John Glover will officiate the service in the Chapel at First Baptist Church.

Ann was born September 7, 1954, to William and Jackie McElroy. She spent her entire life in Atlanta, where she graduated from Therrell High School. She attended college classes at Georgia State University and worked at Rich’s department store and C&S Bank downtown. She discovered her true career at Norfolk Southern Corporation, where she was employed as a coal freight clerk in the accounting department. She faithfully worked at Norfolk Southern for 37 years before retiring in 2014.

Ann, a lifelong Baptist, was an active Atlanta First Baptist Church member for 50 years. Music brought her so much joy; she was a choir member and Preschool Children’s choir director. She served faithfully for the First Baptist Atlanta’s Passion Play for 35 years. Ann loved to play the piano for her Sunday school and singles ministry group over the years. She also loved to sing in the Exultation group, which performed for In Touch Ministries outreach concerts and conventions. In addition to her musical endeavors, she volunteered at the Missionary Care Center and Atlanta Pregnancy Center.

Ann loved Jesus. All who met her knew her zeal for sharing her love for Christ.

Ann was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, and great-aunt. She was a true friend to many and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her niece, Julie, and husband, Paul Spearing of Chapel Hill, TN; nephew, Jeff, and wife Christy Peckham of Mooresville, NC; great nieces and nephews, Savannah, Lilianna, Bella, and Zachary Spearing, and Jonah, Ella, Haylee, Caroline, Judah, and Adeline Peckham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Jackie McElroy, sisters, Trish Weaver and Brenda McElroy.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ann’s “Hens” who invested countless hours, love, and support being the hands and feet of Jesus in her challenging last 18 months. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, aides, and staff at Emory Hospital for their care and the comfort they provided her.

Memorial contributions may be made to World Help, P.O. Box 501, Forest, VA 24551 (worldhelp.net), or Feed the Hunger, P.O. Box 2347, Burlington, NC 27216 (feedthehunger.org)

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  1. What a sweet servant of the Lord. Ann was the first person to welcome me to the singles department. I will never forget her kindness

  2. Ann was the Sweetest! We served in Sanctuary Choir and Children’s choirs together! “ Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints “. Proverbs 116:15

  3. CandleImageWe miss our precious friend. Now her faith has become sight. So we rejoice for Ann and celebrate her life as we cherish the memories and know she has entered her heavenly home. For her light and momentary troubles achieved for her an eternal glory that far outweighed then all.
    The resurrection of Jesus unleashed this power of blessing in her life. Thank you Lord.

  4. CandleImageAnn’s valiant spirit and strength carried her over troubled waters. Her sense of humor saw her through the hard times. We miss her terribly.

  5. CandleImageAnn’s friendship truly blessed my life. I’m heartbroken but knowing she is in her heavenly home with Jesus & her family & friends that have gone before her is a comfort to me! I will see her again by GOD’s Grace!!!

  6. Ann was a dear friend even though we didn’t see each very often until the last couple of years. Such sweet conversations and memories we shared. She was a dearly loved sister in Christ and while I’m sad she has left this earth, she is with Jesus, whole and singing praises to Him!

  7. CandleImageAnn will always be remembered and never forgotten as a remarkable and devoted witness for Christ to all she came in contact with.

  8. CandleImageAnn was a patient in our dental office for almost 30 years. We always looked forward to visiting with her, she was so much fun to talk to, always laughing! She was so strong going through her treatments and remained positive and trusted in the lord for his Will. She is no longer suffering and is with the good Lord above, hallelujah! We will miss her very much, but find comfort she is in Heaven ❤️

  9. Our hearts go out to Ann’s loving family. We pray God’s bountiful mercies and peace upon you.

    Renee Shumate & Rita Jones

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