Obituary Details

Terrence Ann Shelwood

May 24, 1943 - October 25, 2014

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time:
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Mass

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Terrence Ann Marshall Shelwood, affectionately known as “Terry,” was a proud native of the “Big Easy” city, New Orleans. She was the first of five children daughter born on May 24, 1943, to the loving parentage of Rosemary Millet Marshall and Louis Marshall, Sr., both Louisiana natives. Terry was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Louis Marshall, Jr.

Terry’s life as a youth was anchored by strong, positive family values imparted by her parents and a loving extended family. She was baptized in infancy, made her first Holy Communion and was confirmed at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, in Orleans Parish. She attended the Xavier Preparatory parochial school and was an alumnus of Xavier University, New Orleans. Terry grew up during a time when living in accordance with the Commandments, especially caring for those in need, was the centerpiece of family and life in her neighborhood. It was from those early lessons that she lived, her entire life.

Following high school, Terry matriculated to earn a degree in business. She was hired by Dillard University in its Upward Bound Program, and became a respected counselor. Terry’s pursuit of advanced education and training led her to the University of South Alabama, Master’s program, where she earned a degree in Counseling. Upon successful completion of her studies, she was also employed by that institution, as a counselor, and received laudatory commendations for her services. Indeed, this work was her true life’s-vocation, and a blessed innate gift.

Terry was wed to John Shelwood, a union which ended in divorce, but gave her two adored sons, John and Justin. She was also a doting and adoring “Grandma” to Michael Christopher Shelwood. Her son Justin preceded her in death on April 7, 2002.

Passionate and strong willed are among the adjectives often used to describe Terry, as these are perhaps the very qualities that allowed her, without ‘pretentiousness’ to deeply and genuinely care about the needs of others and find happiness and her success in her career.

In year 1987, she was wooed to the North Carolina Community College System in Raleigh, where she served as the Director of Planning and Data Coordination; Director of Accountability, Research and Evaluation. She loved her work. Next to living and working in Louisiana, she was especially fond of her life in Raleigh.

She loved traveling and was adventurous, and was looking forward to visiting Paris, France, to find evidence of names which she found in her ancestral searches. Terry was also a voracious reader, who devoured words. She was never without a book to read, no matter where she was. She enjoyed many genres of music and had the opportunity to meet several of her favorite musical artists.

In 2011, Terry was faced with serious health challenges. However, she was determined to not allow “pity parties” to mark her life’s journey. Throughout this year, she was assisted by her best friend and sister, Camille who lovingly cared for her until the end. Prayers for Terry’s perfect peace came Saturday evening, October 25, 2014, when, a merciful Heavenly Father intervened, and at 5:52PM, to gently and peacefully call her to an eternal rest!

Treasuring her loving kindness and many fond memories are: John, son; Michael Christopher, grandson; three surviving siblings, Ms. Camille Marshall Carroll-Perry, (Miramar, FL) and Michelle Marshall Gueno (Dwayne), Houston, TX; sisters; Isidore Marshall (Dessadra), New Orleans, LA. brother; Claudia C. Marshall, New Orleans, LA, sister-in-law; Jacob Marshall Sr. Berkeley CA, uncle; Marguerite Carter, Oakland CA, aunt, and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

To the entire staff of the Transitions Hospice Care and to her loving caring friends who assisted her throughout her illness, the Family of Terrance Marshall Shelwood “Terry” takes this opportunity to express our sincere and heartfelt Thank You.

To Saint Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church and Renaissance Funeral Home, thank you for providing us with such uplifting guidance and support.
Posted by:
Robert "Bobby" Sexton
Posted on:
April 19, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Terrence Ann Shelwood
Posted by:
LaToya Dunston
Posted on:
April 19, 2015
I met her long along when I was high school. She was always kind to me. She opened her home and heart to me. Terry was beautiful and loving lady. She will be forever in my heart. You will be forever missed love. RIP.
Posted by:
LaToya Dunston
Posted on:
April 19, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Terrence Ann Shelwood
Posted by:
LaToya Dunston
Posted on:
April 19, 2015
I didn't find out until today that she passed. But I knew her and was a beautiful and kind person. And she will forever be near and dear year to and in my heart. She will be missed.:pensive:
Posted by:
angie n chris pierce
Posted on:
November 2, 2014
Lit a candle in memory of Terrence Ann Shelwood
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Steve
Posted on:
October 31, 2014
A truly wonderful, spirited, and positive woman. We all will miss her terribly. Deepest condolences to the family--you are in our prayers.

With sympathy,
Steve Gunter
Posted by:
Ethel Glenn
Posted on:
October 31, 2014
I'm thankful that our paths crossed. Terry was an outstanding leader, who took me under her wing to help me understand data entry for the NCCCS. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Posted by:
Ethel Glenn
Posted on:
October 31, 2014
Lit a candle in memory of Terrence Ann Shelwood
Posted by:
Judy Barkley
Posted on:
October 31, 2014
Terry was such an amazing lady. She will be missed by many. May your happy memories of her comfort you during this time.

My sincerest sympathy,
Judy Barkley
Posted by:
Kim Hinton
Posted on:
October 31, 2014
Terry was indeed a woman full of grace and beauty. What I remember most about her when she worked with the colleges was her smile and her patience with all of my questions. My prayers are with her family.
Posted by:
Rosallene Massey
Posted on:
October 30, 2014
Lit a candle in memory of Terrence Ann Shelwood
Posted by:
Sandra Hall
Posted on:
October 29, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with Terry's family. She was such a nice lady and she will be missed.
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Visitation

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Mass

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Cemetery

Unknown Location