HARLEM, Ga. - Ms. Teresa Smith Renew, 51, wife of the late Robert D. Renew, entered into rest Monday, August 31, 2009.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday September 2, 2009, at Dearing Full Gospel Church, Dearing. Interment was in the Westview Cemetery, Thomson.
Teresa was born in Augusta to the late Harry and Helen Campbell Smith. She loved feeding the birds and would always save her cracker crumbs to feed them. She was a previous karate instructor as well as the recipient of numerous trophies for body building. Teresa had a passion for creating crafts, ballroom dancing and loved her mountain home that Robert built for them by the creek. Teresa was baptized in June 2009.
Survivors include one son, Rocky B. (Donna) Renew, Grovetown; daughter Jada L. Renew (Jeremy), Harlem; her grandchildren, Deanna Newman, Lindsey Hayes, Kenna Renew and step-granddaughter Taylor Hayes; three brothers, Steve (Mariah) Smith, Warrenton, Larry Smith, Grovetown and Mike (Karen) Smith, North Carolina; Her mother and father-in-law, the Rev. Eddie and Jeannie Renew, Harlem; and many brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
If so desired, memorials may be made the St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.