Terri Lee McMurray

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Terri L. McMurray (Russell) was born on October 30, 1959 to Luther Lee and Mary Helen Russell in Columbus, Ohio. She was one of four children. She graduated from Marion Franklin High School and attended Columbus Community College.

Terri had a stellar 27-year career at Columbia Gas Company. Starting out in Customer Service, she rose through the ranks to become a Project Manager over customer analytics. While at Columbia Gas, she launched a new career phase by earning her real estate license from the State of Ohio. Upon departing from Columbia Gas, Terri embarked upon a career as a real estate agent, dedicating many years of service to Vision Realty. Known for her unwavering commitment to assisting families in achieving affordable homeownership, Terri remained devoted to delivering exceptional care to her clients,
even amidst her illness, ensuring they secured the homes they always dreamed of.
In the late nineties, Terri became an active member of First Church of God (FCOG), where she developed an unshakeable faith under the guidance of “her” Pastor, Bishop Timothy J. Clarke. Following the church’s relocation to 3480 Refugee Road, Terri found her calling in becoming a member of the media ministry. She took great pride in presenting FCOG’s ministries with professionalism and excellence. Serving in the capacity brought Terri immense fulfillment. She cherished her time in the media ministry, forming lasting friendships and treasuring those relationships within the FCOG community.

Terri’s remarkable perseverance and resilience in tackling life’s challenges never ceased to inspire those around her. Her family held an unparalleled importance in her life, with her children and grandchildren being her greatest treasures. They fueled her determination to conquer life’s obstacles. Terri fiercely loved and protected her family
and friends, considering her children, Skylor, Blair, and her grandchildren, as her most significant achievements and the joys of her life.
Terri L. McMurray went Home to be with her Lord on May 2, 2024. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marianne Russell.

Terri leaves behind to celebrate her life and legacy, daughter, Skylor McMurray; son, Blair McMurray; brother, Timothy
(Candace) Russell; sister, Dorothea Jenkins; grandsons, Ronald Sutherland, III and Jonah Carter; and granddaughter, Dallas Warren; best friend, Tina Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

The family wishes to thank Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, Senior Pastor of First Church of God and her entire Church family for the prayers, encouragement, and gifts given during this time. Also, our deepest appreciation goes to Dr. David M. O’Malley, MD; Courtney R. Arn, APRN-CNP; and the entire MICU team of professionals at the OSU James Hospital. And, finally, our love and thanks to extended family and friends who have consistently prayed and encouraged us throughout this season.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, May 17, 2024 at First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Road.

Condolence Messages

  1. Jeff Haygood, Pastor

    Our most heartfelt prayers and condolences are extended to the family. May God strengthen your souls and comfort your hearts.

  2. Jimmie L Wattley

    Rest well

  3. Marlene DeWitt

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Terri. I worked with her many years ago when she a Quality Assurance person in the Columbia Gas Ohio Call Center. I worked as a Quality Assurance person in the PA Call Center. She was a beautiful and lovely person. My heart goes out to her family.

  4. I knew Terri from our years together at the CSC established at MarbleCliff in 1996. She was so kind and helpful to all employees in the Call Center. May God extend eternal life to her, and peace to her family.

  5. Terri, I love you but I couldn’t match the love God has for you. I thank him for putting you in my life. I trusted you to sell two homes for me, thank you and to the family thank you for taking such good care of my friend. The Girl Next Door. Looking forward to being neighbors again in that City not made with hands. Andi

  6. Timmy Russell

    My sister Terri had so much light in her soul, such determination to get well. I remember the fun times we had as kids and at the family reunions. I’ll miss you so very much! I love you baby sister.

  7. Tanya Maria Word

    Terri, thank you for being a very dear and supportive friend to me. I will forever cherish our friendship, our talks, laughter and yes the tears. No more suffering, no more doctor appointments and probing. You are eternally healed. I miss you Terri.
    Sending Prayers Hugs and My Deepest Sympathy and Condolences Skylor, Blair, and the entire family.

  8. We graduated together from Marion Franklin RIP my friend

  9. Princess Green

    I’m truly sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through. Please know that my thoughts are with the family during this incredibly challenging time. My sincerest condolences.

  10. Donna Shepherd

    To the Family, You have my deepest sympathy. I met Terri while working at Columbia Gas. She was a very nice lady. May the Lord comfort her family.

  11. Pamela Michelle Smith

    I miss you already friend. You have been a strong warrior and have fought a good fight. You have shown us all how God walks with us through the struggle. You are celebrating now and although I miss you, I’m rejoicing for you. My condolences and prayers to the Russell and McMurray family. Fly high my friend. We’ll meet again.

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