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Decenda Terry

January 25, 1950 — November 8, 2020

Decenda Terry, loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, wife, and friend, passed away on November 8th, 2020, in North Little Rock, AR.

Decenda was born on January 24th, 1950, in Bernice, Louisiana, to the union of Floydell and Violet Williams.

 Decenda graduated from Westside High School in Lillie, Louisiana, in 1968. Soon after earning her degree, she began her career as a teacher's aide at what is currently known as Washington Middle School in El Dorado, Arkansas. Decenda eventually found herself working in the retail world, giving 20+ years to Walmart in El Dorado, Arkansas, before retiring.

Decenda married Rev. LB Terry on May 23rd, 1970, at Newland in Louisiana. The couple had 3 children, Lavel Terry, Tyree Terry, and Eric Terry. Decenda also embraced her step-son Carlos Jones as her own.

Decenda was best known for showering her loved ones, extended family, and all those who she embraced as a family with love and happiness. She enjoyed cooking and seeing the joy her food brought to others.

Decenda is survived by two sons; Lavel Terry (Angela) and Tyree Terry (Kali). One sister; Dorthy Johnson. Two Brothers; Cautis Williams (Brenda) and Ferro Williams (Vernia). Ten Grandchildren, Seven Great Grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Decenda is preceded in death by her parents Floydell and Violet Williams, two sisters Maestoria Williams and Flordia Williams, her husband Rev. LB Terry, and son Eric Terry.

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