Bobbie Marie Spence Teer, daughter of the late Mack Carlie & Connie Fogleman Spence, was born on February 1, 1927, in Durham. She died Tuesday morning, February 19, 2014, at Rose Manor, following several years of declining health. During that time she resided at Carolina House of Durham, where she made many good friends. Everywhere she lived, worked, or visited, she made life-long friends. Her laughter was infectious. Bobbie retired from Sperry Rand Corp. and later worked at the Duke Athletic Center and volunteered with the American Red Cross. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Bill E. Teer and his daughter, Janet Teer, a child with special needs who loved Bobbie and her family. Both of Bobbie’s children, James Ferrell, Jr., and Janice Ferrell Newcomb preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Wesley Monroe Spence, and sister, Marion Maxine Spence.
Survivors include two sisters Virginia Spence Meachum and Judith Spence Ford Eddie of Durham and their families. Other survivors include her cherished grandchildren – Lisa Hinson Mike of Timberlake who was her caregiver this past year, Connie Ferrell of Apex, and Joshua Ferrell Shannon of Wendell and her great grandchildren – Morgan Yount, Tyler Hinson, and Kane, Parker, and Colt Ferrell of Wendell. Bobbie had many devoted medical caregivers that were special to her; two who gave her long-term support were Dr. Tracey Black and Dr. Anita Cook, Duke Physicians.
Memorial services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2700 Roxboro St, Durham. Reverend Mark D. Stephens will preside. Her ashes will be buried next to her son in Maplewood Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Bobbie requested that donations be made to St. Paul or to the Urban Ministries, PO Box 249, Durham, NC 27702. Arrangements for the Teer family are entrusted to Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online condolences are at www.hallwynnn.com. See Obituaries.