Teresa "Teri" Lyles Moss


January 12, 1966 ~ November 12, 2021

Born in: Gastonia, NC
Resided in: Thomasville, NC

Teresa “Teri” Lyles Moss, 55, of Thomasville, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly due to recent health issues on Friday, November 12, 2021.

Teri was born on January 12, 1966 in Gastonia. She was the daughter of the late Edward M. Lyles and Carolyn H. Lyles. She grew up in Gastonia and attended Ashbrook High School and graduated in 1984 and then attended Western Carolina University.

Teri was a devoted mother to Alex Moss of Thomasville, NC. Her favorite role was “Mimi” to her beautiful and beloved granddaughter, Kensley Grace Moss. She is also survived by her aunts, Carolyn Johnson and Jeanette Lyles; uncles, Jesse Lyles and Alan Lyles; sister-in law, Dianne Lyles; nephews, Mason Lyles and Jordan Lyles; niece, Tayler Lyles; many cousins and lifelong friends, Kathy Burnett, Michelle Wyatt and Jessi Whitt.

Teri worked for Rick Holmberg, MD in Greensboro, NC for many years as his Office Manager. She was passionate about neurosurgery and their patients. She eventually managed the family mortgage and tax businesses working alongside her parents.

Teri and Kensley attended Calvary Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. She loved reading daily Bible verses and teaching Kensley.

Teri never knew a stranger and she had the gift of reminiscing about stories of her brother Randy growing up. She loved to play pranks on her friends and had a contagious laugh. She was truly dedicated to everyone she loved. She enjoyed traveling to the beach, Gastonia and to the mountains. She could be found most afternoons at the playground with Kensley.

Teri was preceded in death by both parents, Edward M. Lyles and Carolyn H. Lyles and her brother, Randy D. Lyles. She experienced these losses so close together and it was very difficult on her.

She will be buried alongside her brother, Randy at Calvary Churchyard in Fletcher, NC on Friday, November 19, 2021 with a graveside service at 2:00 pm with Pastor Sam McLamb officiating.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: November 19, 2021 2:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Teri, you will be truly missed by so many. I know I will miss you greatly Sis! You have brought joy to everyone you have touched and have been an amazing Mimi to Kensley. Please give Mama Carolyn, Papa Ed and Brother Randy a hug for me and enjoy their company. You have missed them so deeply. Love You Sis! Andy Jones

  2. So sorry for your loss may god wrap his arms around this family at this tagic time.Alex I’m so sorry take care … ♥️🙏

  3. So sorry for your loss may god wrap his arms around this family especially Alex and Kinsley..at this tragic time in life..♥️🙏

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