Teresa "Terry" Waters McElroy

Wednesday, June 16th, 1948 - Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Teresa "Terry" Waters McElroy, 70, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 following an extended illness. Born June 16, 1948 and raised in Mableton, GA, Terry was a graduate of South Cobb High School where she met her husband. She worked for AT&T in Gainesville, GA for 25 years, and almost never missed a day of work. A devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and nana, her family was her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Edith Waters, and brother, Frank Waters.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Mike McElroy; children, Shelley Cox, Brandon McElroy; sister, Marsha "Skeet" Waters Evans; grandchildren, Sydney and Keith Holtzclaw, Riley Cox; nephews, Ronnie "Sug" Hall, Brian Hall; great nephew, Jacob Hall, all of Dawsonville, GA; and numerous other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Ricky Stepp will officiate. Interment will follow the funeral at Niblewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and again on Thursday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to help offset final expenses.

Condolences may be left online at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bearden Funeral Home
    334 Hwy. 53 East
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:45pm
    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
    Bearden Funeral Home
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 2:00pm
    Bearden Funeral Home Chapel
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Nimblewill Baptist Church Cemetery
    2328 Nimblewill Church Road
    DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
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Pamela F.

Posted at 11:47am
Dear Family
Please accept my condolences regarding the passing of your loved one. May God’s words comfort you at Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:4.

Wendy Levin

Posted at 10:16am
My heart hurts to hear of the loss of a sweet lady who became one of my favorite patients. Mike and Shelly, I am thinking of you today. She will be missed and thought of often.

Toni Buchanan Leanza

Posted at 08:25pm
I will truly miss Terri and the friendship we have shared for a lifetime. Even though we did not see each other often through the years, we always stayed in touch. Many very long telephone conversations through good times and difficult times. Above all, Terri loved her husband, children and grandchildren, sister and nephews. May the memories of Terri help you to find the peace you deserve during this challenging time.


Posted at 04:01pm
May the family of Teresa "Terry" Waters McElroy please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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