During a beautiful sunrise Sunday, November 22, 2020, Terry Duffey Palmer, 55, went home to be with Jesus. After a courageous battle with cancer, not one that she lost but a battle she won knowing there was a better place that’s free of suffering and pain.  Terry is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, John R. Palmer; her mother Doris L. Duffey; a sister, Pat Nichols (Kenny); brothers, Bobby (Peggy), David, and Scottie (Lisa).  Also survives John’s Family; a host of nieces and nephews; and a very special great-niece she considered her own child, Brooke Pulliam.  She is predeceased by her father, Sammie Duffey and infant brother, Dale.  Terry was a dedicated and faithful member of Southall Memorial United Methodist Church, where she held many positions.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in the Duffey Family Cemetery, Saxe, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Southall Memorial United Methodist Church, Saxe, VA. Due to COVID—19 please wear mask and social distance.   The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Wanda Evan's Hudson

    24 November 2020 2 months ago

    My dear friend, Terry, you earned your angel wings here on this earth. You were one of the nicest and kindest person I knew. It’s hard for us to let you go but we know that your are in the house of the Lord. free of pain and suffering. I will always remember our talks and your lovely smile. We all need to be a Terry Palmer. I’m thinking of your family and pray for healing and comfort. Rest In Peace Terry.

  2. Brenda Driskill

    24 November 2020 2 months ago

    I am very thankful to have known my dear friend Terry. She was the sweetest person loving and caring and loved everyone she met. We all loved her and she will be missed. She loved Jesus, her church, family and friends so we know you are in a better place free of pain and suffering. We will hold on to our memories until we meet again.

  3. Mary Francis

    24 November 2020 2 months ago

    To my beautiful cousin u will truly be missed. Love u girl forever God gained a angel no more pain or suffering r.i
    P. My beautiful cousin. Love u always and forever.

  4. Deanna Blackwell

    24 November 2020 2 months ago

    I am sooo sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet and courageous lady. I know she will be greatly missed.

  5. Wanda Vaughan

    24 November 2020 2 months ago

    John so sorry for your loss. Also the family of Terry.

  6. Terri Covington

    24 November 2020 2 months ago

    Terry and I went to school together. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Scottie, Pat, and the rest of her family, take comfort in knowing she is suffering no more and is in a wonderful place. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  7. George Pettee

    24 November 2020 2 months ago

    David, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Please know we are thinking of you at this sad time. Sending up a prayer for your family for peace of mind and strength!
    Diane & George Pettee

  8. Betty Crews

    24 November 2020 2 months ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. Terry and I met when we were 6 years old and we went all the way through school together. She was such a sweet, kind, and caring person. May God be with each of you and give you strength at this difficult time. May you all find some comfort knowing that she is no longer suffering. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. ❤❤

  9. Darlene Strickland

    25 November 2020 2 months ago

    Terry was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. Always thinking of others rather than herself. I will miss our talks and her stopping by and leaving me tomatoes. I feel honored for calling her a friend.
    My thoughts and prayers for the family for the days ahead. May the Lord bless each of you.

  10. Joyce Buchanan

    26 November 2020 2 months ago

    I am so Sorry to see this Terry was such a special person to me. I am in the nursing home in Chase City and will not be able to attend a service but know that my heart will be with you and the family.

  11. Bob Weeks

    02 December 2020 2 months ago

    I was so blessed by Terry during my time as pastor at Southall Memorial from 1998-2001. She was a friend, encourager, and peacemaker. Prayers for the family and friends who are mourning her absence even as we celebrate her victory in Jesus Christ.

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