Brianna Morgan Terry-Davis, age 35, died suddenly Friday, February 19, 2016, at her home near Snowshoe.
Born January 4, 1981, in Thornton, Colorado, she was the only daughter of Vicky Terry.
Brianna and her mother moved to Michigan in 1984, where she lived in Hamburg, Michigan, and then Gregory, Michigan. She attended Stockbridge High School and graduated in 1999. She graduated magna cum laude from Marshall University in 2009 with a degree in counseling, and a focus on criminal justice. It was her dream to become a victim advocate, and she volunteered for several years for CONTACT, a rape crisis center in Huntington. In 2014, Brianna relocated to her parents’ home in Mingo, near Snowshoe.
She loved reading, animals, especially her three cats – known as The Kitty Boys – beaches, dolphins and lighthouses. She had recently learned how to do nail art and loved doing her nails. Brianna was a fighter, and had overcome many obstacles in her life, which she did with grace, humor and sweetness. She was truly an inspiration to many.
Brianna is survived by her parents, Stephen Davis and Vicky Terry, of Mingo; a sister, Diane Bonenberger, and husband, Andy, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; maternal grandparents, Jack and Joyce Terry, of Hamburg, Michigan; uncles, Mark Terry, and wife, Cheri, and Matthew Terry; an aunt, Jenny Howard; cousins, Kayleigh Frey, Tyler Terry, Michael Terry and Katie Terry; and a large extended family.
Brianna is also survived by too many friends to mention individually. She touched so many lives while she was here, and was a genuinely loving, caring person. She will be missed by many.
The body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Hamburg, Michigan, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Pocahontas County, 410 Second Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954; or to the
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which can be made at www.christopher reeve.org
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