October 21, 1993 ~ June 14, 2015

Born in: Wilmington, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Patricia "Tricia" Joyce TerBeek, 21, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 14, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born in Wilmington, she received her GED from AB Technical College and also attended Greenville College. She was a smart, beautiful girl who had lots to live for. She cared more about her family and friends than her own well-being. If she set her mind to something, it was getting done and nothing was going to stand in her way. She was respected by the way she carried herself and didn't take crap from anyone. She was beyond talented, doing everything from basketball to unicycling. Selflessness was something Patricia portrayed every day. She admirably gave over half her wardrobe to the homeless. Her heart was gold and she changed so many lives for the better. Patricia left a giant hole in the hearts of her beloved. She's in a better place now, reunited with Knox (her dog) along with the others that have passed away over the years. She's looking down on all of us and tho we can't see her, we know she is there. Patricia will always be in our hearts and minds. "I can't wait to see you again. You have always made me a better person and I will continue to live out my life the way you expected me to. We will be reunited in the Kingdom of Heaven and I can't wait to give you a huge hug. I will always love you, Patricia." She is survived by her parents, Phil and Donna TerBeek; brother, Phillip TerBeek; grandma, Colleen TerBeek; uncles, Jack TerBeek and Wayne Morrison; aunt, Susan Morrison, and cousins, Brianne and Amanda TerBeek and Rissa Rinde and Quinn Morrison. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road. The family will receive friends following the service. Father Matthew Leonard will officiate. Memorials may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 8195, Asheville, NC; or to Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, P.O. Box 909, Asheville, NC, 28802.

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  1. Patricia was a beautiful young lady deeply loved by her family. Her life was too short. May God bless all those who hold her memory dearly in their hearts.

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  2. Patricia was a good loving and caring woman with a huge heart. God called her home really soon for what reason I have no clue only God knows and I will see her again behind the golden gates of heaven. She was an inspiration and role model in my life and many others. God bless you Patricia and her family.

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  3. Our family is so saddened for your loss – our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was, indeed, a beautiful young woman who will be missed, but who’s now waiting to be rejoined with those she loves in a much better place.

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  4. Dear Donna,
    I am so very sorry for your devastating loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Stay strong and God bless you.
    Peace and Love,
    Elaine

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  5. I am so sorry to all for the loss of this beautiful kind heart women! I have great memories of high school with her. May she rest in piece! Fly high beautiful keep all of us safe! Prayers to all!

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  6. I love you trisha. Aka bestie. I miss you so much and this isn’t goodbye its only till I see you again. I will never be the same again. Rip pretty girl fly high..

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  7. Our daughters met in preschool (Breea) Patty was very special to us. My heart goes out to your family but give comfort that she is in Gods arms and is a beautiful angel in heaven now.

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  8. My heart gores out to the TerBeek family and all Patricia’s friends I always had a friend as long as she was around

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  9. A wonderfull person with a caring heart. We will all miss you so much. And i quote the person under me ‘ you are truly a one of a kind’

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  10. Patricia, I’ve always taught you where beautiful person inside and out. I’m still in shock I wish we could have had a chance too hangout and catch up. You will be missed dearly.

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  11. Patricia I was never really close to you but we hung out a few times back in school and ive seen u quite a bit since.
    You will definitely be missed by many.
    Prayers to your family and close friends I know you had many acquaintances and changed many ppls lives.
    Beautiful soul taken to soon.

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  12. I’m so so so sorry for the lose of your life I haven’t talked to you in almost a year now but we did have good times together and you’ll always hold memories in my mind I’ll see you at the gate of heaven May lord rest your soul Patricia 🙁

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  13. i will miss her greatly. she was always very sweet to me. i knew her when i worked at reynolds high school. she was full of life. i know my daughters will miss her as well. It breaks my heart to loose her. she was to young to leave us. i will love and miss you always. my heart and prayers go out to all her family and criends. I pray god will help her parents during the very hard time. god bless.

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  14. Phil, Donna & Phillip, I am sorry for your pain at this time. My prayers are with you. I remember her baptism and First Holy Communion. I know we all will see her again. God\’s healing hand be with you.
    Bea Madden

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  15. Such a beautiful person taken too soon 🙁 Patricia you really are one of a kind, I’ll never meet someone like you! Rest in paradise baby <3

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  16. Mr and Ms. TerBeek, my heartfelt condolences in this tragic time. Patricia was beautiful, strong, a leader, even as a young person, giving light to the woman that she was to become. Mere words cannot assuage your grief, however the Lord can and will. You are both in my prayers and thoughts.

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  17. I am sorry for your loss and I hope you can find comfort in the memory of your sweet daughter’s great spirit and of your loving bond. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I am sorry we couldn’t make it today but we thought of you hugsssss

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  18. Gone wayyy to soon. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. You always had such a positive outlook on life. I loved our conversations you always made me laugh. Never forgotten.

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  19. Love u girl always and forever you are missed dearly by me and others and forever will. I know everyone u have ever came In contact with will always have a memory of u tht can’t be forgotten because I know I can remember everything we’ve ever done together and they will last a lifetime In my mind and heart! See u again when time comes miss and think about u all the time. Love u girly 😉 xoxo

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