Theresa Ann Konick (Aunt TC, Mama K, Terri) departed this earth on February 14, 2019, at the age of 66 following complications from diabetes. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Theresa graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 1971. Later she established herself as a valuable administrative assistant while working for Prudential-Bache, which took her from San Antonio to San Diego, California, in 1981. Her success in the field eventually moved her to Las Vegas, Nevada, for a short time before moving to Georgia in 1985 to be closer to her family. She continued using her valuable administrative skills throughout multiple industries such as church administration, office management, and job training. In 1996, Theresa began her beloved career with Gwinnett County Public Schools, a community of which she was very proud to be a vital part. During her 21 years with GCPS, Theresa worked tirelessly to ensure those she supported were highly successful and proved herself a loyal and reliable asset to every team. She worked her way up from clerk to executive assistant during her years serving at Berkmar High School and solidified herself as a master in her field when she moved to the Gwinnett County Public Schools Instructional Support Center, where she proudly spent the remainder of her working years before retiring in October of 2017. Whether in schools interacting with students, faculty, and staff or working at the county level training and supporting those working in technical support, she always offered a listening ear and an encouraging word. Throughout the years she took countless students under her wing, teaching them respect, hard work, and confidence. Theresa was known not only for her administrative prowess but also for her kind and generous spirit. She had an uncanny attention to detail, and her candy jar was always full! The oldest of six children, Theresa learned early in life how to take care of and serve others, and she spent her entire life doing just that. To her family, Aunt TC is known for her silly jokes, big laughs, and her love of giving gifts. To her friends, Theresa (Terri) is known for her kindness, loyalty, and her fun-loving spirit. Her presence will be an obvious absence for each person who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her. Theresa is preceded in death by her parents Ed and Ann Konick of Texas; brother-in-law Dennis Doerr of Auburn, Georgia; sister-in-law Fran Konick of Lanesville, Indiana; and nephew Jason Doerr of Athens, Georgia. She is survived by her daughter Dana Reneé Konick of Atlanta, Georgia; sister Christine (Sam) Jimenez of Lawrenceville, Georgia; brother Edward J. Konick Jr. (Licia) of Lanesville, Indiana; sister Pat (Gary) Konick Howington of Alpharetta, Georgia; brother William Konick of Nashua, New Hampshire; sister Janie Konick Doerr of Flowery Branch, Georgia; nieces and nephews - JIMENEZ, Heather (Ben, Amaya, Sarayu), Jason (Jamie, Madelyn, James, Adeline, Jude), Jonathan (Hope); KONICK, Ed Jr. (Tiffany, Olivia, Owen), Elliott (Embree, Ean), Eric (Emily, Amaraya, Finn) Emma, Eden; HOWINGTON, Jessica, Lehman; KONICK, Benjamin (Laura), Zachary; DOERR, Chase, Colin, Mason, Alexus, Jason Jr., Brookelynn; several cousins, and her beloved dog Max. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Wages & Sons Funeral Home Lawrenceville, Georgia The family will receive guests from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Bearings Bike Shop, a youth development organization in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  1. Theresa was my right hand at Berkmar. She always had a smile and a laugh, and was constantly trying to make things easier/better for others. She always wanted others to be happy and strived to help in any way. She will be missed. Prayers for Dana and Theresa’s family.

  2. Dana I’m so sorry for your loss. Theresa was an amazing person. I loved working with her at Berkmar and seeing her at all the TST meetings. I considered her a friend and always loved seeing her beautiful smile. May God wrap his arms around you during this time.

  3. Christine,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved sister. May God grant you and your family comfort and peace during this difficult time. God Bless 🙏

  4. Theresa was a vital part of the Berkmar family. Loved her spirit! She cared deeply for her colleagues and the students at Berkmar. Prayers for Dana and the Konick family.

  5. So sorry we have lost Teresa. She was such a special person. Bet Fantasia Street was never the same after the Konicks and Hendrix left. Love you all so much.

  6. So sorry. Theresa was very special. I worked in the same building with her at GCPS. She was always so nice to me.

  7. My heart and soul are broken for Pat, Gary, Lehman, and Jessica Howington. May they lift her up in prayer and have her shimmery light felt down on them. I love all of you just like my family.

  8. Dana and Konick family so sorry for your loss. Theresa was a great mentor at Berkmar , always so patient and giving. I know she is in heaven watching over everyone. God Bless.

  9. Dana – you will never know how much you’ve impacted my life by the way you have loved and cared for your momma during such trying times. So much of what I’ve read about the woman she was is in you sweet friend. You carry her with you – changing others’ lives daily. Incredibly sorry for your loss and praying for peace and God’s comforting presence during this difficult time.

  10. Sorry for your loss. Teresa was a bright light in our life. She was always working with a smile on her face. She never failed to ask me how I was it offer a bright smile. She will be missed.

  11. Dana, she may go from this earth, but she will always be carried in our hearts. She was a great friend and co-worker while we both worked at Berkmar. I think of both of you fondly, I will carry the memories of working in the Counseling Office together with your mom and know that her smiling face will never be forgotten.

  12. Dana, I remember fondly, the years that Theresa and I worked together in the Counseling Office at Berkmar High School. Her smile lives in my memory forever. Although she may be gone from this earth, she will never leave our hearts and when the memories come we will share a smile and laugh together because we always did. She will keep on talking to us long after she is gone and I will cherish those conversations.

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