Teresa Michelle Starnes

September 27, 1988 - August 20, 2018
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Teresa Michelle Starnes, 29, of Tennessee Colony, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018. She was born on September 27, 1988 in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Jerry Starnes and Julie Bales. Teresa was a loving and compassionate person who loved to be silly. She had the most beautiful smile that could light up your soul. Teresa loved family game nights, sitting outside, and going to the lake. She enjoyed camping, sitting by the fire with her friends and family laughing and telling stories. Teresa could spend hours staring at the stars dreaming. The relationship she had with her brother, Richard Starnes, was not like any other. Teresa was a wonderful big sister that taught him a lot and she always had his back. When her brother would see her, his whole face would light up and the time would just be lost. Most of all she loved and adored her children, they were her world. If you were lucky enough to be present when she gazed into her children’s faces, the pure joy radiating from her would blind you. Teresa wanted nothing more for them than to have a wonderful life. She is preceded in death by her brother, Matthew Starnes; grandparents, Gerald Bales, Troy Starnes, and Alice Starnes. Teresa is survived by her loving children, Alaina Patton, Faylin Whitt, Davin Fisher, and Zylie Whitt; mother, Julie Bales; father, Jerry Starnes; siblings, Richard Starnes; grandmother, Cathy Brown and husband, Gregg; step father; Daniel Barber; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be from 10:30 am - 11:30 am on Saturday, September 1st at the funeral home. Funeral Services will begin at 11:30 am on Saturday, September 1st in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will immediately follow going to Shady Grove Cemetery in Irving, Texas.

Service Information

Date: September 1, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Date: September 1, 2018
Time: 11:30 am

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Anonymous, TX
You will be missed girl! May your new life in heaven be all you ever dreamed of
Julie Bales
Tennesse Colony, TX
My Baby Girl! I love you so very much! I love you with all my heart! You will always be my baby! Your children, my grandchildren, will always know how much you loved them. You memories will become legendary!
You were my Daughter and my friend! You were the most beautiful woman I knew, inside and out!
Fly high my Angel! Find Peace and fly high!!!

I love you ALWAYS! Always my Baby you will be!
Cathy Brown
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Chelsea Steiner Rice
Fairfield, TX
She will never be forgotten. One of the most beautiful souls I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I love you, girl! Prayers for the family.
Paulette Woody
Willis, TX
Rest In Peace sweet girl
John and Crystal Hamilton
Tennessee Colony, TX
I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the family.
Mike Vandiver
Fairfield, TX
You will forever be missed. You will be carried in the hearts of all that loved you for all time. “Tu es Mon Tout”
Jennifer Crawford
Oakwood, TX
Teresa, words can not express how devastated and shocked I was when I saw the post about your death. I couldn’t believe it. I had to look at your brothers post before I actually believed it. I never thought you’d pass so early in life. You were always so full of life.  I’ll never forget that last time I saw you, in Walmart in gbc, I had seen one of your daughters and I recognized her instantly. I followed her and she took me directly to where you were. After you and I hugged I asked where she was, and you look confused and told me none of your kids were with you. I can’t explain that but I’m glad it happened. It will be the last time I would ever see you again. I’m sorry I didn’t make more of an effort to meet up when you lived closer and then in Palestine. After you moved away, we lost touch but I always considered you my sister. I will always cherish the memories we had growing up together when you lived down the street. I love you Teresa. God is protecting you now and you are no longer in pain. I’ll always miss you. Rest In Peace.
Barbara Hewitt
Hideaway, TX
Rest in peace Teresa.
Barbara Hewitt
Hideaway, TX
Rest in peace Teresa.
Nana and Papa Greg
Athens, TX
Teresa is my heart and it is broken and can never be fixed.
She was my first grandchild and when she was first born and placed in my arms my heart overflowed with love like I couldn’t even imagine. I wrapped around her little finger and have been there ever since. I love her more than I ever imagined I could love a child that I didn’t give birth to.
I love you Julie and I thank you for sharing your babies with me and allowing me to love them so very much. All 3 of them.
Angela Tyree
Lewisville, TX
Teresa, my heart is breaking! ??
I love you so much!!! It's still hard to believe this is all real.
I have 2 promises for you.
1.We will figure out who did this to you and make them pay.
And 2. Just like people would remind me about how much my Dad loved me and Julie, your mom, I will do that same for your babies. I will remind them how much you loved them.
I love you sweet girl and I will miss you forever ??
Love, ?
Aunt Angie
George and Valerie Higgins (Papa Greg's sister)
Mount Dora, FL
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with Teresa's family.  We weep for the lost of this young life and pray for a quick resolution to this tragedy.
Victoria Hall
Denton, TX
I still cant believe this is all real its very heart breaking to think about how i will never get to see ur pretty smile again or hear ur voice again. I hope u knew how much i loved u.
I will miss u forever
love ,
Cousin Tori
Ari Zarate Hernandez
Irving, TX
My condolences to the family for your loss. She will be dearly missed and remain forever in your hearts. God bless all. Maybe justice be found.
Ricky/Lisa Allen
Palestine, TX
You continue to be in our prayers!!!!
Kent & Mike Hathaway
Wichita Falls, TX
Sending our love today and always.  Thinking of you all during this difficult time
Megan Williamson
Irving, TX
My sweet deer childhood bestfriend... we grew up together only doors down from eachother. We made so many memories as kids and we kept those alive until our adult years. We watched each others children grown even miles apart we always kept in contact and always talked about good times in hopes of making more of them I will forever miss you but you will live through your childrens eyes! I wish I could of said this beforw please watch over us all. "Friends who turned into sisters" I love you!!!!!!
Jason Garrett
Rusk, TX
I met you a couple of times, You were always smiling just like your mother who was one of my Sargeant's and one of the kindest people I know..your smile and kindest lives on in your kids.
Larry & Kimberly Plentl
Palestine, TX
May God watch over those that your life touched.
Pam Gayle
Grapeland, TX
Rest in Him. May God comfort your sweet mother and children and hold them close. You're a beautiful ange
Toni Brewer
Poynor, TX
Rest in your heavenly Fathers arms am know you will be missed but never forgotten by those who loved you and those you touched ??????
Joe and Sheria Dyess
Tyler, TX
We're sorry about Teresa. You are in our prayers.
Julie we love you
Nancy Braden
Dallas, TX
I am so sorry for your loss.I didnt know Teresa but i know Cathy.. my prayers are with you and the family.
Sharon Jackson
Terrell, TX
My beautiful niece. There are not enough words to express the lost I feel. Someone wrote how you lite up a room with your smile. So true. Your presence will always be with the people you left behind. Someday we will see you again. You are now one of God's special angels. I love you. Aunt Sharon
Krista Fitch
Owasso, OK
Sending love and prayers.  Rest in peace, Teresa.
Angel Estes
Winnsboro, TX
I'm going to miss our random phone calls, late night talks, and laughs. You were a light in this dark world sweet baby! I'll always cherish our memories! This isn't goodbye! It's a see you later!
cliff patsy jeff fletcher
coldspring, TX
wish we could have known you god bless you and be with your family
John Jackson
Oklahoma City, OK
I sit here and still can't believe you're gone. I'll miss our talks on messenger, and seeing you during the holidays when you were able to make it. You'll always be in my heart. You're loved and missed.

Love your Cousin (or as you called me Uncle John)

Christa Starkey
Greenville, TX
Teresa, I do not think I have the words to express the emotions that are present. Grief at the loss of your life here on this earth, but JOY, for the Kingdom of Heaven. We had some really good times together in school. Laughing with you was probably the best memories. I can still see your smile. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for sharing memories with me. Thank you for sharing hard times with me. Thank you for having such a compassionate heart. Thank you for being protective of your family and friends. Thank you for being real. My heart hurts for your family and I will continue to pray for them. You will stay in my heart, Teresa. You were indeed a bright soul in this world. Thank you for sharing your light, sweet friend.  You have touched countless lives. Love always.
Julie, Romans 15:13. God bless you. Thank you for bringing such a beautiful spirit into this world and thank you for sharing her with us.
(Psalm: 16-19; 2 Cor 5:8)
Connie Fletcher Gamelin
Munising, MI
You are in gods hands now.My prayers go out to the family,God Bless
Angie Gibson
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James and Angie Conner
St. Paul, TX
Sending our loving thoughts and prayers with all of you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
James, Angie, Logan and Lainey
Ronald N Fletcher
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Ronald N Fletcher
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William and Brenda Hewitt
Nacogdoches, TX
We are at a loss for words. We know there is nothing we can say that will make your loss easier but know that we are sending you our love and support. We hope you can understand what we can’t put into words.
Love , William and Brenda Hewitt
Nicole and Jordan Facemire
Oakwood, TX
Prayers for you and your family.
J Mitchell
Port Saint Lucie, FL
My family and I send our sincere condolences to you for your recent loss. Though words may not soothe your pain, may knowing that others care for you, share your grief, and are praying for your continued strength, courage and endurance, along with God's promise to eliminate death and all source of pain, and to use his Son to resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away, in time help you to get through this difficult time (Isaiah 25:8; John 5:28).
Jeremie Whitt
Palestine, TX
You will be missed by so many especially our daughters! You brightened their day and you loved them very much and they loved you very very much! Again you will be missed very much!!!!! May God give all the family peace and comfort. For earth lost a precious soul!
Kevin Thomas
Jefferson, TX
You are and always will be loved!
Millicent Whitt
Palestine, TX
You were such an amazing & beautiful person you were my best & friend my sister you will truly be missed but never forgotten I will always cherish the moments spent together and all of our pinky promises.  I love you to the moon & back ??
Kathy Price
Canton, TX
I don't have the words to express my sorrow for the loss of a very vibrant young lady. I only met her once at her Mom's house but she was do full of life. My prayers are for the family an preacious Davin.
Kim Marsh
Palestine, TX
Our hearts are so broken for your family and precious babies . Our continued prayers will be with your family . I know I speak on behalf of my entire family that we will be here to comfort those precious girls as much as we possibly can . They will always know how much their momma loved them and just know that your beautiful spirit will be carried on through all of your children . I thank God everyday for bringing them into our lives and we will do our best to give them all the love we can to help them get through this . I pray your family feels Gods love and comfort He has for each of them through this time .
Eades family
Palestine, TX
We are deeply saddened by thithis family’s loss and hope that the lord will ease your sorrow
Texas, TX
Teresa.. You’ve been on my mind a lot. My heart broke when I found out about your passing. I will never forgot your kind loving soul.. I always felt like you were one of the few I could connect with. Thank you for the memories. Thank you for being you.  I won’t forget when you said to me, I just want someone to listen. I don’t want someone’s advice, I just want someone to listen. I wish I could have been there for you more, to listen.. I hope someday soon I can visit your final resting place. I feel the need to. I know you will be there with me and you will listen..
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