Teirsa Henry-Martin


Teirsa Henry Martin was born on July 13, 1977 in Columbus Ohio to Sonja Eberhardt and Ronald Allen Peaks Sr.

Teirsa went to Fort Hayes Career Center, studying Criminal Law to be a police officer. Teirsa was also a part of the Gifted and Talented in music and art. She was employed by YMCA. Teirsa was known for her amazing cooking skills. She was a confident to many and a friend that you could count on. Teirsa was a dedicated wife and mother first and foremost. She treasured her husband and children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandma. She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She made friends everywhere she went. Teirsa was an extraordinary and one-of-a-kind daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend and above all, wife, mother and grandmother.

Teirsa enjoyed spending countless hours with her family and friends. Her family is what she breathed. She also enjoyed playing cards, singing, and dancing. This we know for sure: she will be truly missed.

Teirsa is proceeded in death by her son, Anthony Wilson Jr., mother-in-law, Ruth Martin, grandmother Mary Bynum, niece Denecqua, nephew Anthony Martin,sister-in-law Latonya Martin and niece Talia Martin.

Teirsa is survived by her devoted husband of 27 years, Keith Martin, mother, Sonya (Malcom) Golf, fathers, William Beatty and Ronald Peaks Sr. Her children, Kiera, Kiana, Keith, Kevin, Cecil, Keon, Elgin, and Keith Lewis, all of Columbus Ohio. Sisters, Kristina Wilson, Shelly and Danielle Peaks. Brothers, William (Trey) Beatty Jr.(Gwen), Michael Kent (Anita), Ronald Jr., Robert III, and Jachin Spencer. Grandparents Frances Eberhardt and grandfather Clyde Eberhardt Jr. Sister-in-laws Pamela, Tawanna (Jeff), Shane, Shawana, Robin, and Sharon, Charlene. Brother-in-laws, Kevin (Angela), Gregory, Rome, Ronald III (Rap), and an abundance of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Teirsa also leaves special friend of 38 years, Sunny Bowers, known to her as “her Lolita”, Stacey Bostic and Goddaughter Armani Bowers, Natasha Russell and Destiny Dunn.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Friday, January 14, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ, 3567 First Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. I’ve had the pleasure of working beside Teirsa at the YMCA Van Buren Center. She was an inspiration to all of us. Praying for peace and comfort during this time.

  2. Mellanese Dorton-Turns

    To her mother Sonya and the family, my sincere condolences. I’ve k own Teirsa since she was a teen when we used to live next door to one another on Wilson Avenue. You will be.missed Teiry by the Strider family I know you are happy and at peace; especially you are now reunited with your son. Watch over your loved ones. Rest easy sweetie!

    Mellanese Dorton-Turns ( Strider)

  3. I am truly saddened and heartbroken about the passing of my dearest childhood best friend. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the entire family. I have known Teirsa since the 3rd grade all the way through high school and share many memories with her. We lived right across the street from each other. We lost touch for many years as we started our own families, but the love was still there. I am thankful to God that I was able to hang out with her one last time as grown women and we had fun. One of the best memories of her for me will be her beautiful singing voice. We always took choir together every year. I was always a fan of her singing and as kids, I would tell her how famous she will be when we grow up. She would just laugh and tell me to shut up. I will miss her, and I will take some comfort in knowing that she is now a part of the BEST choir ever. God Bless you!!

    Rest In Peace My Friend!!!!

  4. To the family,

    Tiersa, is a special lady with a heart of gold, and will be remembered for her amazing smile and beautiful personality….she is a phenomenal woman and now she is free to see the King now…..Sleep in peace my sister….keeping the family in my prayers….

    Remember “to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord!

    Elizabeth Shell

  5. To The Family,

    Your mother and wife Tiersa, truly left a legacy. I remember the first time I met her she was working at the shelter and my non-profit was there volunteering to feed on Thanksgiving. We instantly connected. She would come out every time we came to feed and help. We developed a bond and would talk periodically throughout the year. She shared with me many of her struggles and would reach out to me to pray with her. Especially after the loss of her son. Even through all, she endured she continued to be a blessing to others through her work and her family. I have never met such a selfless person.
    Teirsa your legacy will live on! You are now at rest!

  6. Ronald Allen Peaks, Sr.

    Precious moments, from the times I would come up to your job to the great dinner you made for me at your home with Keith and the rest of the family, those times I cherish. You always said that people will tell you what they want you to know. I love you, Dad, Ronald Allen Peaks, Sr

  7. Melethia Hughes

    Teirsa i will miss ur laugh and smile u have always been a sister friend to me ill miss seeing u win the numbers let u know u will always b loved watch over all of us love u puddin

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