Teresa Peters Dunkin was born in Lawrenceburg, TN on June 30, 1958 and passed away on October 20, 2019 at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Nashville, TN, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Richard Peters of Lawrenceburg and the late Lou Ann Smith also of Lawrenceburg.
Teresa attended Lawrence County schools, graduating from LCHS in 1976, later attending college at The University of North Alabama.
Teresa was married for 41 years to Marty Dunkin of Lawrenceburg. They have two amazing sons, Luke Dunkin (Marissa) and Blake Dunkin (Emily), both of Lawrenceburg. She is also survived by seven fabulous grandchildren Hudson, Ryder, Carlie, Abby, Harper, Charlie and Weston. Also surviving is one brother, Eric Peters of Dothan, AL; one sister, Phyllis Dial of Lawrenceburg, TN; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Teresa was the Lawrence County Register of Deeds for the past 23 years and served in the office for the past 31 years. She served on many boards and charitable organizations with her favorites always being those that dealt with the welfare of children. She was quick witted with a wonderful sense of humor that brought joy to all those she encountered.
Teresa had a passion for butterflies. She spent many hours in the garden with Marty preparing the flowers for their arrival. Her grandchildren were the source of her truest joy. Only to be followed by her love for the beach and getting to see her beloved “Blue Angels”. It was her most happiest of places and she wanted to spend time there as often as possible.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Lawrenceburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 23, 2019, with David Morgan and T. R. Williams officiating. Mrs. Dunkin will lie in state from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the church. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN. Family suggests memorials be made to the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation Women’s Center Fund.
“How does one become a butterfly? ‘Pooh asked pensively. ‘You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar, ‘Piglet replied. ‘You mean to die?’ asked Pooh. ‘Yes and no,’ he answered. ‘What looks like you will die, but what’s really you will live on.” -A.A. Milne
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