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Teresa Diane Ennis

Teresa Diane Ennis, age 48, Asheville, NC, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at her residence. She is a daughter of Lucille Ennis and the late Robert Ennis. Teresa was a native of Abingdon, VA but had lived in Asheville most of her life. She had previously worked in nursing as a CNA.

Teresa was preceded in death by her father, Robert Ennis and her maternal grandfather Raymond Fender, both in 1999.

Teresa leaves behind to cherish her memory, mother Lucille Ennis; maternal grandmother, Shirley Fender; fiancé, Bobby Hensley, two brothers: Michael Anthony Ennis and David Lynn Ennis; one sister, Sharon Ennis; aunts and uncles: Wilma and Jeff Willis, Ruth and Brad Willis, Nancy and Ronnie Fender, Brenda and Donald Fender, David Fender, Linda and Jimmy Price, Priscilla Rice; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel from 12 Noon until the time of service. Reverend Brad Willis will officiate at the 1:00 PM funeral service. Music will be provided by Damaris Higgins. Pallbearers will be Jason Price, Jimmy Price, Darrell Price, and David Ennis. Committal service will follow in the Higgins Chapel Cemetery, Flag Pond.

Flowers will be accepted; however, the family ask that memorial donations be made to the Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Ave., Erwin, TN 37650 to help defray the cost of the funeral expenses.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me, I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes, these things I too, will miss. Be not burden with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen it now with undo grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Ennis family. (423) 743-1380.