Teresa "Terri" Tweedy Burns

Born on December 18, 1954

Departed on March 6, 2017 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Teresa “Terri” Tweedy Burns, Age 62, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 after a brave battle with ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by her father William “Bill” Tweedy. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Tweedy; her children, Chad Burns and Beth (Tony) Piazza; brothers, Sam Tweedy, Jeff Tweedy, and Paul (Missy) Tweedy. She is also survived by the love of her life, Paul Hyde.

Terri was a native of Nashville and graduated from Cohn High School in 1972 and from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1974. She was a dedicated Registered Nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 33 years.

Family will receive visitors on Friday, March 10th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Services will take place on Saturday, March 11th at 10 a.m. at West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where Terri was a lifelong member. Visitation will begin at 9:30 on Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Sam Tweedy, Jeff Tweedy, Paul Tweedy, Jake Tweedy, Devin Tweedy, and Chris Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be the Women of Faith Sunday School Class and her co-workers and friends from the VA Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Terri’s memory to the West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church 6849 Old Charlotte Pike 37209.

34 Comments to Ms. Teresa "Terri" Tweedy Burns

  1. Lee Ann Smith
    March 7, 2017 4:45 pm

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Joan Cothran Wilson
    March 7, 2017 5:24 pm

    Terri you have always been an inspiration to us all. Prayers for peace & comfort for your family. Till we meet again, Love You, Joan???

  3. Vanessa Jackson Hirsbrunner
    March 7, 2017 5:48 pm

    Such a sweet spirit, beautiful inside and out. Thoughts and prayers to the family for peace and comfort.

  4. Debbie Jones Helm
    March 7, 2017 6:19 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Terri’s passing. We attended junior high and high school together, and I have often thought of her through the years. I have some very sweet memories of Terri.. She was a beautiful person in so many ways. May her family and closest friends be comforted with God’s strength and love.

  5. Deneice Spurgeon
    March 7, 2017 7:20 pm

    Terri was a great friend. I met Terri when my daughter Angie and Beth became bff’s back in junior high. We were like co-mother’s. We had so many good times and memories. Terri asked me to “please not forget her”. She
    will never be forgotten by me. What an inspiration she was for us all. I will miss her.

  6. Becky Burrum Baldwin
    March 7, 2017 7:48 pm

    Such sad news. She was such a sweet girl. She still is as beautiful as when she was voted most beautiful senior girl in high school. Rest peacefully friend. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

  7. Doris Mathews
    March 7, 2017 7:56 pm

    Terri, you’ve always been a very sweet careing person. I’ll miss you so much.love you thoughts and prayers are with your friend and family

  8. Tim Lawhern
    March 7, 2017 8:46 pm

    I am so saddened to hear this news. Terri was the “most beautiful” of our high school graduating class of 1972. Always kind and always beautiful. It was an honor for me to be in the yearbook photograph with her. My thoughts and prayers are with her soul and her family.

  9. Karen L. Bennett
    March 7, 2017 10:09 pm

    Terri was an amazing friend and the best nurse I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
    I know I am a better nurse for everything she taught me and a better person for have knowing her and calling her my friend.
    I love you sister!!!
    Soar with the Angels
    I’ll see you again one day my friend

  10. Bernice Karnett
    March 7, 2017 10:29 pm

    To know her was to love her! I had the pleasure of working with Terri at the VA. I always looked forward to seeing her; full of vivaciousness. She was so entertaining; loved her stories, and made us all laugh. She will truly be missed. Loved by many……?

  11. Judith L Woods
    March 7, 2017 10:51 pm

    My first mentor at the VA. Thank you for your faith in me. May you fly high with the angels. Peace and love to you and your family.

  12. Andrea Stupka
    March 7, 2017 11:14 pm

    Terri was wonderful person and great friend. Undoubtedly one of the very best nurses I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She taught us all a lot about caring and giving to others. I will always miss her and her goodness.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her and the family.

  13. Janie Mack
    March 7, 2017 11:37 pm

    Terri , you will always have precious memories that I will cherish in my heart. I meet Terri as a Clinical Nurse.at the VA Hospital many years ago. She was the most gracious and humble person that I’ ve every known..She always cared about her patients and staff. I will never forgett all the fun lunches we had.
    Terri will be missed by so many ,her most unforgettable SMILE———-Terri isi gone but not forgotten.

    Praying for Beth.Chad ,Paul and the Family..

  14. Pam Butler
    March 8, 2017 12:09 am

    To know Terri was to love her. I met Terri at the VA when my daddy was a patient many years ago. He thought so much of her. Years later I knew her through the Wayne Phelps family. Terri was so brave as she battled cancer for 9 years. She inspired all who met her, always had a smile and concern for others, no matter how she might feel. I consider it a blessing to have known Terri. My heart is heavy for her precious daughter, Beth and son, Chad and all her loved ones. I know Terri rests in the arms of Jesus now, her suffering is over. May God comfort all who miss her.

  15. Leslie Pratt
    March 8, 2017 12:42 am

    It was an honor to have known and worked with Terri. What a blessing she was and what a sweet spirit.

  16. Cathy Lewis Gleason
    March 8, 2017 8:02 am

    My childhood was filled with wonderful escapades with this precious girl! We were fast friends from the moment we met In first grade, and I believe I spent more time at her house than mine in some of those years. She had such a passion for life and adventurous spirit. She could talk me into anything. My life is richer and full of wonderful memories from our friendship, Terri, Connie Burns Phelps, Debbie Woodside Moody and I were a constant foursome. Sending prayers for her family and loved ones!

  17. Kayce Butler
    March 8, 2017 10:30 am

    Terri was my mom’s best friend and a second mom to me and my two sisters. She has been there for me in every aspect of my life. I can’t think of any major event in my life that did not include Terri. I will miss her more than I can ever say. She was such a kind and caring person. She was a devoted mother, sister, daughter, nurse, and friend. She was the most selfless person I have ever known…always putting the needs of others before herself. She was such an inspiration in the way she fought her cancer battle for almost nine years. She always had a smile on her face and her quick wit never left her. Our great loss is heaven’s great gain and I know she is flying high and in no more pain. My thoughts and prayers are with Beth, Paul, and Chad…may we all surround them with love and support just as Terri did her entire life!

  18. Connie Burns Phelps
    March 8, 2017 11:04 am

    Terri and I met when we were 5 years old and for the next 57 years we were always there for each other. A lot of laughter and some tears. She was without a doubt the best person I have ever known. I will miss her more than I can say. Fly high Terri you earned those wings.

  19. Tammie R Davis
    March 8, 2017 11:57 am

    Terri you were one of the best nurses that I have ever known. You taught me about nursing and made me VA STRONG and even taught me how to cook some of the best food I have ever eaten. I know you loved your plants and flowers so I hope you are walking thru the garden holding Jesus’s hand and singing. I will never forget you and you will be greatly missed.

  20. Anita Diviney Ballard
    March 8, 2017 1:56 pm

    So sorry to hear. My thoughts & prayers to her mom,her brothers & her children. May God give u the peace & understanding our hearts need when letting go of our loved ones we cherish. I will decide in my mind she’s already given my brother Eddie Diviney a big hig and that laughfter of life there as she did for us all here in this life. Bless your hearts to all family & friends that will truly miss her in your everyday life. Sending my love to each.

  21. Tami D Cantwell
    March 8, 2017 2:15 pm

    Such a special and kind person. She is an angel in heaven.

  22. W Glenn Baker
    March 8, 2017 3:09 pm

    Sorry to hear of Terri’s early passing. She was always sweet and laughed a lot when we were school together. I knew her from 1st grade through the 12th. I always thought she was beautiful.

    Prayers for the family and for her closest friends.

  23. Lisa Sposa
    March 8, 2017 6:34 pm

    My family knew Terri since she and my sister Deena Bruce became best friends in high school. She was full of life and always made us laugh. It was such a treat when she breezed in house for a sleepover. She was also a fighter when it came to her illness and despite her own troubles always took time to call and encourage me during my cancer journey. She will be missed by so many people. Rest in peace dear Terri until the Lord reunites you with your loved ones.

  24. Ruth Vernon Leach
    March 8, 2017 7:50 pm

    Very sad to hear one of our class has passed. We’re not that old, but I guess cancer has no respect for age. Always very sweet and nice in high school. Prayers for her family.

  25. Jerri Dison Gupton
    March 8, 2017 8:09 pm

    So sorry to hear that Terri passed away. I went to school with her at Cohn she was a year ahead of me. The thing I remember most about Terri is she was very popular but she was never stuck up and she always made everyone feel like they were her friend even if she didn’t know you very well. I know she is an angel now. Love and prayers to the family.

  26. Gary Sesler
    March 8, 2017 9:28 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Terri’s passing I have a lot of great memories of when we were young and growing up. Thought about her often when I would pass by the house on urban dale. I’m sure all those memories will help get you through this. My prayers with you Sam and the rest of your family.

  27. Shirley tweedy
    March 8, 2017 10:57 pm

    Yes Terri was my daughter . I knew her well better than anybody she was always kind and sweet .my boys and myself and the whole family sure are going to miss her.

  28. Judy Green
    March 9, 2017 1:35 am

    Fly high sweet Terri. You and Brenda stay out of trouble in the next life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! You were the best niece to my dearest friend.

  29. Casey Stupka
    March 9, 2017 9:33 am

    Terri was one of the sweetest people that I have ever met. I will forever cherish our girl trips to Bellbuckle in October. It just won’t be the same.. Heaven has definitely gained an Angel.. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family. God Bless.

  30. Gloria shope
    March 9, 2017 8:48 pm

    Terri, my sweet friend of 50 years. Thoughts of you will always make me smile. You will forever be remembered for your sweet spirit, your caring for others, and your strength. You are an amazing woman and friend. I thank God for our friendship and will hold on to many wonderful memories. I love you girl!

  31. David Daniel
    March 10, 2017 8:53 am

    Sorry to see that Terri has passed. My thoughts are with her family, It’s nice to see all the friends Terri had and what she meant to them, I hoped that I was one of them she thought of as a friend. She will be missed.

  32. Carla P. Jones
    March 11, 2017 9:22 am

    Met Terry when I started at the VA hospital 1980
    On ward 3B surgery floor. It was a hard floor
    And we worked hard. Then we went to triage and
    The clinics. We worked hard and had fun working
    together. We were such good friends . Thru the
    Good and sad times. She was a sister to me.
    So many good memories I will cherish. Will look
    Forward to seeing you in the next life. Love you
    Dearly and will miss you. Prayers for Beth, Paul,
    And Chad, and her mom, and friend Connie.

  33. Pam Gregory
    March 11, 2017 9:49 am

    Oh no… I am so very sorry to see this. To the family, my sincerest condolences and may your loving memories bring you some comfort now and in the days ahead. My heart goes out to all of you and I will keep you all in my heart and prayers.

  34. Debbie Snedegar
    March 11, 2017 11:15 pm

    Terri was a treasure on earth. I am so glad our paths crossed. I send my hopes for comfort to her sweet mother, family, and to all of her friends. I loved working with her at the V.A. clinic. She is truly an inspiration. She will not be forgotten.
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