Terri Wingo Hightower Garrett

terri wingo hightower garrett

November 24, 1957 ~ February 8, 2024

Born in: Madison, Tennessee
Resided in: Nashville, Tennessee

Our cherished Terri entered the loving arms of Our Lord on February 8, 2024. Terri was born on November 24, 1957, in Madison, Tennessee which meant we got to celebrate her birthday on most Thanksgivings for 66 years. She was a graduate of Highland Academy and went on to attend Southern College where she earned a degree in Nursing.

Terri was a brilliant entrepreneur and nurse. While raising two small children she opened Dermess of Nashville, one of the first skin care clinics in Nashville. Terri was lovely inside and out. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, and grammy. She loved others dearly and was dearly loved by all her family as well as many friends who have said, “She was my best friend.” and “She loved like Jesus loves.”

She loved learning and devoured books like food. She was most prolific in knowledge of the Bible, archeology, biographies, and languages. She knew about historic figures and could have long conversations about their lives. She loved books by Ellen White and believed her writings were divinely inspired. She studied Hebrew and Arabic and deciphered Bible codes from those languages pursuing a deeper knowledge and walk with Jesus. What she learned she put on You Tube as a presentation to help others walk with The Lord as well. She shared everything that God had opened her eyes to see…for she could not keep her joy to herself. Terri was unique, loving, kind, empathetic and always freely giving to her family and friends. She was a Proverbs 31 woman in every sense of the scripture. She will be so very missed.

Terri is survived by her mother Nancy Carlton, her son Dan Hightower, Jr. (Ashley), her daughter Catherine Hayes Coley (Johnson); she was grammy to Elliot and Ava Coley, also survived by her siblings Sherri Parrish (Craig), Gene Wingo (Andrea), and Lanita Lee (Shawn); as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins and her precious dog Buttons.

Her visitation & memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 4818 Franklin Pike on Monday, February 19, 2024. The visitation will be held from 9:30AM until 11AM. The memorial will follow at 11AM.

In lieu of Flowers the family request that Donations be sent to: Samaritans Purse

(www.samaritanspurse.org/memorial-page/terri-garrett-nashville-tn/) or: PO Box 3000 Boone, N.C. 28607 For: Terri Garrett Memorial.

Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, Nashville, TN (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated.


Visitation: February 19, 2024 9:30 am - 11:00 am

First Presbyterian Church
4815 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220

Memorial Service: February 19, 2024 11:00 am

First Presbyterian Church
4815 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220

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  1. To Terri’s wonderful family,
    My heart is so heavy. Terri was a beautiful and wonderful friend . In addition, I was a committed customer of hers for many years. Her light shined so brightly and she always left me with a smile on my face. Our prayers are with all of you
    Our love,
    Emily and Lee Noel

  2. Terri gave me a chance at Dermess back in 2001.
    I was just out of esthetician school and Terri hired me, she was very good to me for all the years she owned Dermess.
    I will never forget all my years with Terri!

  3. I am so sorry to the family my prayers are with them. I graduated with Terri she was a beautiful person inside and out.

  4. Nancy

    My heart felt condolences to you and your family for your loss. Terri es a beautiful, kindhearted soul. She will be deeply missed.

    Michelle Kaprelian ( Robin’s friend )

    • A precious friend who I dearly loved. Her kindness and spirit could light up any room she entered. God did take one of the best❤️

  5. The Internet is a strange place. Through Codesearching and a Love and desire for more of YaHuWaH’s Word, I met one of the most incredible souls I’ve ever encountered. Our last private conversation Terri and I talked of how we longed to be able to meet in person, sit on a porch and just start talking. She taught us all so much but the greatest of these was LOVE. I will miss you my sister in YaHuWShuW’a, until we meet again.
    May you rest in peace. ShaLoWM

  6. Luke 8.48
    And Yahushua (Jesus) said to her, “Take heart, my daughter; your belief & trust has given you life; go in peace.”

    Our Deepest sympathy Love & prayers.
    Praising Our Heavenly Father YaHuWaH that Terri touch my life & the lives of all who knew her. Until We Meet Again.
    Be strengthened in the Love of the Father YaHuWaH (God,
    The Son Yahushua (Jesus)&
    Ruach Ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit)

  7. Dear sister Terri, just like in your last Bible code, may you touch the hem of Yahushua’s garment and be completely healed and restored. Looking forward forward to seeing you again when our King and Redeemer returns.
    May your friends and family be strengthen by our Father Creator Yahuwah (God), find salvation in His only begotten Son and our King and Redeemer Yahushua (Jesus), and and have shalom through the Comforter the Ruach Ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit). You have my condolences and sympathy with the loss of out dearest sister Terri.

  8. Terri was a part of our online ministry of Codesearching and Hebrew Restoration for the last few years. We invite you to our celebration of Terri’s life and ministry at A Light Unto The Gentiles on Youtube. Video was posted on March 9, 2024.

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