Terica Kay Duncan

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Terica Kay Edwards Duncan, 55, of Asheville, died Sunday, May 15, 2016. A native of Asheville, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Peggy Edwards. She was raised by her uncle, the Rev. Larry Edwards and wife Loraine. Terica enjoyed reading, crochet, and traveling. She was involved in Southern gospel music in her youth and adulthood. She participated in church choirs by using her God given gift of piano playing and singing praises to her Lord. She was a member of the New Praise gospel group, who toured various churches. Terica dearly loved her daughter and all members of her family with unconditional love. She is survived by her devoted husband of fifteen years, Paul Lee Duncan, II "Champ"; daughter, Brittany Brinkley; stepchildren, Temperance Duncan-Robbins, Paul L. Duncan, III, and Mary Duncan-Fuller; grandchildren, Brandon, Hunter, Camryn, Trinity, Kaelyn, Twylite, Noble, and Aidan; sisters, Tracy Brown and Heather Welch; brother, Danny Edwards; mother-in-law, Lucille H. Duncan; and nieces and nephews Emily, Justin, Carolann, Christine, and Catherine. She lived her life to the definition of I Corinithians 13:13, "The greatest of these is love", which was shown to her daily by her loving, unwavering husband. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Clark Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity in Terica's honor. You will forever be missed, but never, ever forgotten.

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  1. We are saddened to here about your loss. I remember all of the fond times I had with the family growing up. I will always remember her wonderful talent and her big heart. She and I often laughed together and shared our love of music and Christ. She will always be remembered with much love.

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Tericas homegoing. She was a dear sweet, kind person and God had given her so many wonderful talents. We will be praying for the whole family. May the peace of God be in your hearts and remember His Grace will be sufficient for this time in your life. We knew Tericia from childhood and even was her neighbor as she grew up. Her family has been precious to us. We love you all.

  3. I am so saddened to hear of Terica’s passing. My heart aches for you and her family and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. I treasured the time we spent together so long ago, our lives took different paths but I still thought of you often. I miss those days so much! You finished the race you loved to sing about. Family you are in our prayers!

  5. Larry, Danny, Tracy and Heather, we’ve been together more of our life than not. You all are my second family. So much of my life was spent side-by-side with Terica. Although we lost touch with each other for a while it was so wonderful when I was able to reconnect with her again!! You all are in my heart and prayers. I love her. I love all of you and will miss her along with you.

  6. Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.

  7. It has been a long time since Mt. Bethel and Marantha days, but I remember watching Terica many times play the piano and sing – I know where she is today is far better than we can image. She is playing in the God’s choir now.

  8. My heart goes out to the family. Larry, what a gift you and your wife gave to her from an early age.I can’t imagine the loss of a child. – no matter how old. God bless you all

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I would have loved to hear Terica sing. I know she brought much love and joy to her family and that she will be greatly missed. May she live in your heart forever.

  10. Larry and family, Bulah and I are so sorry for the death of Terica. We loved all of this family so much. Larry I know your heart is broken, I pray that our Lord will wrap each of you in his arms and comfort you through this difficult time. If we can do anything just let us know. Prayers and love coming your way.

  11. Larry so sorry for your loss,it sure is not easy to lose a child.You will be in my prayers.

  12. Danny, Diane, Larry, Heather and Emily- Amy and I are so very sorry for such a terrible loss for you all. Terica was a special sister and gifted person! We will be praying for you all and would count it an honor to do anything to help out in any way in the coming days. We love you all!

  13. A sweetheart of a lady and a blessings to all who knew her. Memories flood our hearts as we cherish times of fellowship and praise. Heaven is richer and our anticipation of seeing Terica in Glory is our blessed hope. Our sincere prayers are for this dear family in the days ahead. God’s grace will be sufficient.

  14. Danny, Diane, and Emily we are very sorry to learn of the passing of your beautiful and talented sister. It leaves such a void when one leaves us so quickly, but may memories of happy times help to fill that void, and that knowing she is with Jesus bring you comfort.

  15. My families thought and prayer are with the entire Duncan and Edwards families. A beautiful person and great talent will be missed.

  16. Terica was one the most kind, caring and generous people I have known in my life. She used her talents to bring glory to God and touched so many lives over the years. She made me feel welcome into the family 30 years ago and always treated me like a sister not just a sister-in-law. Through all the peaks and valleys in her life she keep the faith and loved her family. I count it a privilege and blessing to have known her. She will forever be in my heart.

  17. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.Terica was a wonderful and beautiful lady inside and out. Love you all

  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with Champ and all the family. We are with you from faraway Oregon.

  19. Loved u Teresa I have often thought of you and hoped you were doing well not got to see you in years.

  20. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tereca’s family. She was a wonderful employee when she worked in my practice and an outstanding young lady. She will be missed.

  21. After I got over my shock of Teresa’s passing I want to extend our prayers and thoughts to Teresa’s family, we always had a bond and so did Scott and her I am heart broke and I know you all are too. Larry, Tammy, Scott and myself have good memories of Teresa. I will always remember her singing and how wonderfully she played the piano. Like all of us she had some problems in life and overcome them. I was thinking of her this week wondering how she was. She always dressed so beautiful. Beautiful inside and out and I know you all will miss her.

  22. Lori and I were shocked to hear of Terica’s passing. She was a beautiful person. Thought we only met a couple times I knew she loved Champ and the entire family. She made everyone happy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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