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Venue on Broadway
2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Friday, May 7, 2021
11:00 a.m.
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Terri Lynn Griffin

of Lubbock, TX

August 22, 1960 - May 2, 2021


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On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Terri Lynn Ackors Griffin went to be with our Lord in heaven. She was born on August 22, 1960 in Big Spring, Texas to Margaret Estelle and William Lee Ackors. She was raised in Lubbock, Texas and proud to call it her home. She graduated from Monterey High School in 1978, and then attended Texas Tech University where she graduated in 1985 from the College of Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. Terri resided in Borger for 25 years where she welcomed and raised her daughters Elizabeth and Amanda. She was an active part of the local community, her daughters’ school and booster club, and First United Methodist Church. She was admirably dedicated and involved with the American Cancer Society. She was a founding member of HOPE (Hutchinson County Oil Patch Extravaganza) in 1988 and Co-Chaired the event in 1994. She was a proud member of the American Cancer Society’s National Gala Training Task Force from 1998 to 2018 and chaired on the ACS National Gala Training Task Force in 2002. As a result of her involvement with ACS, millions of dollars have been funded and raised in search for a cure with thousands of lives positively impacted. Terri had a passion for decoration and design, which she excelled at both. She was a gracious host who loved to entertain, where you could expect a delicious meal and beautiful presentation no matter the occasion. She was a dear friend to so many people and from so many different walks of life. If you were lucky enough to call her a friend, her friendship likely stood out amongst others because of the love and care she devoutly gave to those in her life. It cannot go without mention her undying loyalty and love for her Texas Tech Red Raiders. Hopelessly devoted, she rarely (if ever) missed a game. You could hear her cheering (or cursing) above the crowds or two to three houses down depending on where she was spectating from. She unapologetically celebrated each win without pause for exclamation and felt the same sting of loss as if she had played the game on the field herself. Her happy place was in Red River, NM. There are so many precious memories with her family all over that mountain town from driving with the windows down through Cimarron Canyon, four wheeling up to Greenie Peak in the summer, skiing down the slopes in the winter, carving our initials in the aspen trees up by Goose lake, annually participating in the Fourth of July parade, cutting a fresh Christmas tree for Christmas day, endless crisp nights of laughter and conversation with family and friends, and the labor of love that went into building Camp Griffin itself.

She was truly one of a kind, with a contagious smile and spirit that would light up any room she walked into. She was kind and welcomed everyone with open arms without judgement or hesitation. She loved her girls and was so proud of the women and mothers she raised them to be. It is hard to imagine our days without her. She will be missed by so many in so many ways. Her light and warmth that was felt in her presence will live on in all those she knew and loved.

As her legacy, Terri is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth and her husband Richard Andrews of Sonora, TX, her daughter Amanda and her husband Nick Braucht of Roanoke, TX; her three beautiful grandchildren, Joe Richard, Jeffrey Hudson, and Griffin Rae; her parents, Margaret and William L. Ackors of Lubbock, TX; and her brother Brent and his wife Jo Ackors of China Springs, TX.

Services will be held at The Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, Lubbock TX, on Friday, May 7th, 2021 at 11:00 AM with a celebration of life to follow at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, 17th & University, Lubbock, TX. For those who are unable to attend, the services will be live streamed. Approximately 5 minutes prior to the service, there will be a banner to click on for viewing of the service that can be found on her obituary page through the Combest website.

The family would like to thank the Palliative Care team with Covenant Health and the Hospice of Lubbock for their empathy, guidance, support, and care for Terri. Additionally, to all the staff at Promised land for their care and the sweet bond that was created and shared in her most recent weeks.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to go towards the Hospice of Lubbock through the Covenant Health Foundation, a non-profit 501(3) organization. Donations can be made in her memory of Terri Ackors Griffin here, https://www.covenanthealth.org/covenant-health-foundation/foundation-gifts/.



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15 Condolence(s)
Joey Taylor Burns
Frisco, TX
Saturday, May 8, 2021

The loss of such a gift from God that was given such a blessing to all of us with all her laughter, funniest, her love for her family and friends, support she gave when you needed it and never wanted anything in return. She definitely was a rare treasure.
May you RIP in Gods glorious arms my friend, you are at peace.

Mark Stephens
Dallas, TX
Friday, May 7, 2021

In the short time I knew Terri she always brought a quick wit, laughter and positive outlook on life - I'll be praying for all of you on this difficult day.

Sam H.Laine
Collierville, TN
Friday, May 7, 2021

Will miss you.

Brenda Rusten
Lubbock, TX
Friday, May 7, 2021

So sorry for your loss! The legacy she left behind in you girls is shining brightly and I know that light will continue to grow greater as the years go by! She will certainly be missed, but both her and her Savior are smiling at what they are seeing in the beauty of your families!

Danny and Kim Brawley
Lubbock, TX
Friday, May 7, 2021

Sending prayers, thoughts and love to all the family of Terri. She was so positive and always had a gorgeous smile to share! May God wrap each one of you in His loving arms and comfort you!!

Don Davis
Lubbock,
Friday, May 7, 2021

I met you folks today. Whata great family. I pray you you and your family. Take it easy girl

John Rice
Canyon Lake, TX
Thursday, May 6, 2021

“ It was the way you laughed, I knew I wanted that in my life” Gone too soon like all beautiful things but always a whisper away. ❤️

Debbie Jo Berrier
Centennial, CO
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Oh what a loss for us all. I feel so lucky to have know Terri and to have been able to call her my friend. She is in heaven and is at peace and pain free. Save me a seat, Terri. Till we meet again, rest in peace, my friend.

Andrew St John
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Such a wonderful loving person! She will be missed!

Gwen and Bill Herndon
Amory, MS
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

We send our love and share in your sorrow of losing such a vibrant individual. She will be missed but never forgotten. She was part of a strong and supportive family and she will always be present when you need her. She will be that voice in your head and the pull at your heart. She will forever be you guardian angel.

John M Vaught
Denver, CO
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Beautiful Terri. So lucky to have been your friend. ❤️

Michelle Snodgtass
Lubbock, TX
Monday, May 3, 2021

A beautiful soul gone too soon! She lit up a room with her parkling eyes & sweet smirk of a smile usually followed with a giggle! Her southern drawl could charm anyone & she had no enemies-only friends who loved her dearly because thats how she loved them! She always had a corny joke ir two to share & they always mafe you laugh! She LOVED her Red Raiders & Cowboys & she loved me even though I was an Aggie! Lol! I am so honored to call her one of my BEST FRIENDS & cherish the memories of our misadventures ( which usually resulted in her being grounded for what seemed am eternity! ) lol! I will miss her facebook posts & the selfies galore (which were always amazing! ) & her style & class & charm , as well as her sense of humor made her an irresistable force to be reconned with & the Cancer sosiety was lucky to have her working to continue searching fot a cure! No doubt she helped save many lives! She truly left a positive footprint in this world & she will ne missed but she will live on in my heart although its a little broken at the moment! Rest in PEACE my dear froend! I love you forever & always! Till we meet again!

Danny Palmer
Waco, TX
Monday, May 3, 2021

So sorry to hear about Terri's death. She was a wonderful friend and I loved to laugh and tell jokes with her. She was the life of every party. She will be missed.

Donnie and Pam Poitevent
Boerne, TX
Monday, May 3, 2021

Love to the family as you celebrate the life of one so dear.

Clovis & Leah Boren
Borger, TX
Monday, May 3, 2021

Our hearts are breaking at the loss of our dear friend, Terri. The world is much less bright without her in it, but heaven is certain to be brighter and more jubilant. I value the many years that Terri graced our lives and I shall miss her beautiful smile and positive attitude. May her beloved family be comforted with our prayers along with the. beautiful memories that will always live in their hearts.
Clovis and Leah Boren