Teresa Anne (Briggs) Glover, 54, passed away Friday, December 4, 2009 in Bryan, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday December 9, at Wheelock Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home of Bryan.
Teresa was born May 22, 1955 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Teresa graduated from Robert E Lee High School in Midland, Texas in 1973. She attended Texas Tech University before serving actively for 4 years in the U. S. Army. After serving in the Army, Teresa attended and graduated from Texas A&M University where she was a proud member of the Corp of Cadets. She was in the first year class of the woman cadets of the Corp of Cadets in 1981.
After graduation Teresa moved back to Oklahoma, where she begin her career in medicine. After the passing of her parents, she moved back to the Bryan- Franklin area of Texas where she lived for the past 20 years, and it was there she met her soul mate and love of her life, Tommy Glover. Tommy soon found that she was the most loving and giving person he had ever met. She was the perfect stepparent to his children, TJ and Jacy, whom she treated as her own. Teresa was also a lover of all animals, many of whom she took home and cared for.
Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Carolyn, brother, Peter Briggs III; sisters, Joan Marie and Carolyn Louise.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy of Franklin, Tx; stepson, TJ, and stepdaughter, Jacy; brother, William Briggs of Oklahoma City; sister, Rosemary “Rosie” Featherly and husband, Fritz of Yukon, Oklahoma; nephews, Trey Featherly and wife, Teresa, of Oklahoma City, Willie Briggs and wife, Jill, of Colorado; niece, Rachael Briggs, of Oklahoma City and three great nephews, Aidan, William and Brian.
I know everyone thinks their sister was the best, but Teresa truly was. Knowbody knows 5% of the special things she did for family, friends, animals or strangers she would meet on the street. All she ever wanted was to be liked, not necessarily loved but just liked. She had the most tender heart and I don’t think she ever said “no” to anyone in need. Unfortunately she had very poor self esteem, both inner and outer, this was something she never got over. She was a beautiful human being. I am very lucky to have had her as not only a sister but a true friend. Most of all, I am thankful the last years of her life she was so loved and felt she had found her soulmate, Tommy.
After working the long night hours seeing Teresa at 4:30 in the morning has been the delight of the shift. She usually had an interesting tale about family or her pets. I dreaded the days she was on vacation. Teresa’s life accomplishments, her extensive knowledge, her love of gardening, her love for animals, and her devotion to her family and friends will remain an inspiration for us all.
To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank Teresa for serving our country in the U.S. Army(Medical)during the Vietnam Era & also being a member of the American Legion. Because of you & other young women & men we have our freedom in this great country. May God’s Speed Be With You Soldier. It is our privilege to fold & present the American Flag under which you served so proudly.
You never said “I’m leaving”
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If Love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died
In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.
My deepest sympathy to you & your family.
We only knew Teresa a short time, but that time was special. She was a very friendly and caring person who will be missed greatly. Our condolences to Tommy, his children and to the family.