of Jonesboro, AR
July 12, 1964 - April 18, 2023
Terri Lynn (McKnight) Tyner, 58, of Jonesboro passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at St Bernard's Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born July 12,1964 in Jonesboro to Paul and Loretta McKnight. Terri was a 1982 honor graduate of Jonesboro High School. She attended Arkansas State University and graduated with a Master of Science in Education, Instructional Specialist in May 2011, Bachelor of Science in Dec. 1998 and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems in May 1986. She was currently a math teacher at Westside High School. She also taught Geometry and Algebra II. Terri had an overall of 25 years teaching experience. Terri was a member of Jonesboro Christian Church and was also the pianist and the director of the choir and handbells. Her hobbies included cross-stitching, attending her children's events, doing jigsaw puzzles and sudoku, but most of all she loved being a Mimi to Jonah.Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." For anyone who knew Terri knows this scripture fit her perfectly. She never wanted to see anyone fight or upset and would do anything to make sure everyone was happy. Terri had a huge smile and an infectious laugh. She never met a stranger and she always had a big smile, even while fighting ovarian cancer for 3 years, her smile could light up a room. Terri cared so deeply for the people around her and made a great impact on so many lives. She was a strong fighter and an inspiration to others and maintained her strong Christian faith through the good and bad times. Terri was known as the snow dancing lady. She loved snow and told everyone tricks to help make it snow. There was a special dance that involved the stankey leg, the sprinkler and the mixer. The solution for snow days was to snow dance in her pajamas, inside out and ice cubes down the toilet. This would make it snow.Preceded in death by her grandparents, Benjamin and Una Mae McKnight, Ralph and Mary Lee Jarrett; father, Benjamin Paul McKnight; mother-in-law, Mary Jane VanSlyke and father-in-law, Clay TynerSurvivors include her mother, Loretta McKnight; husband of 35 years, Peyton Tyner; her girls, Elizabeth Grace (Gracie) and husband, Joshua Cook, Audrey Brooke and husband, Blake Guinn, Chloe Peyton Tyner and fiance Dylan Wallis; grandson, Jonah Wayne Cook and one on the way; sister, Paula and husband, Bary Riggs; in laws, Caroline and Tony Brodell and Gaylon Tyner; nieces and nephews, Zachary and wife, Alison Riggs, Madison Riggs, Anthony and wife, Kaitlyn Brodell, Rachael and husband, Matt Morrison, Bethany Tyner and Amirah Parks and several great nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Jonesboro Christian Church, 1700 Loberg Lane at 10:00 am, with E.J. Cunningham, Vance McIntosh and Blake Guinn officiating. The burial will be at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Cory Meadors, Tyler Meadors, Trevor Meadors, Zachary Riggs, Gary Henry, Anthony Brodell, Matt Morrison and Mike Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be the members, past and present girls and boys bowling teams of Westside High School and the staff of Westside.Visitation will be Friday, April 21, 2023, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington Ave. Jonesboro, AR.
Terri was a sweetheart. We havenâ€™t seen each other in years but, we stayed in touch via Facebook. Her infectious smile and laugh will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with Loretta, Paula and all her family. Ovarian cancer is a horribledisease and has taken another precious soul. In the end, Terri won the battle with her pure, caring and loving heart.â™¥ï¸ðŸ™ðŸ¼â™¥ï¸
Peyton and family,Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. Terri was always smiling and I remember her fondly. I donâ€™t think she ever met a stranger! She will be missed by all who knew her. My heart goes out to all her loved ones, and I pray that God will give each of you comfort through faith in HIM.
Peyton, I am so sorry for your loss. I know I don't have to tell you, but Terri was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
Peyton, my heart sends light & love to you & the girls. Such wonderful memories of you, Terri, & Ms. Loretta bringing the Gracie, Audrey & Chloe to the library & storytimes, and getting to watch them grow up. Will always remember Terriâ€™s smile and love for children & teaching. She was such a special person! RIP Terriâ€¦â¤ï¸Ms. Kay
I am so very sorry for your loss. I recently lost my mother and know how painful it is. You are all in my prayers.
Terri was such a sweetheart! I remember loving to watch her and Peyton dance what a wonderful memory. She will be missing asked all our love Robin and Libby Nix
Peyton and girls, I'm so sorry to see the passing of Teri. I remember how cute the two of you were in high school. I know that she will be missed.
I was so gald I had the pleasure of meeting you Terri Lynn you were a wonderful person and I know you will be missed by many. Our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathy goes out to your family. God's blessings to all. Love Uncle Mike and Deborah.
Love you Terri Lynn I will miss hearing your voice and I love you with all my heart. Love always Uncle Mike Jarrett and Deb.
Peyton, Gracie, Audrey, and Chloe: I loved Terri dearly and I miss her so much. She taught me many things about being a teacher, but especially being a loving teacher. She was always welcoming to every student in her classroom, and brought humor into every situation. I will miss our lunches and our talks together. May wonderful memories of her get you through these difficult days to come. With all my love, Chels
Hugs to you Peyton; Loretta; and girls Terri will be remembered in our hearts â¤ï¸. I canâ€™t express the gratitude and love I have for you all. I know we will meet again. Terri was the light in a room. A smile that was as big as the sky. The piano will miss her music too. I will forever hear one and think of Terri. Much love and God Bless.
I met Terri 40 years ago when she was a freshman at ASU. Even then at a young age, she was a sweet and kind soul. Now she is an angel watching over us. God bless her and her family. I will miss her, along with many others. She was special!
So sorry for ur loss. The kids loved her at school. RIP Terri u will be missed.
Audrey, love and prayers for you and your family.
Peyton, Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Peyton and family, we are so sorry to hear about Terri. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry to hear about Terri. She was one of a kind and always enjoyed running into her especially when she was shopping. My heart breaks for all of you and you will be in my prayers.
I am so heartbroken to hear the news of Teriâ€™s passing. I have known Teri over the years, through her mom Loretta who was a former co-worker, then as a sweet parent when Chloe attended Hillcrest and as a dear neighbor and friend! She was the most precious person and had the best laugh! She was always so cheerful and caring and I will miss running into her periodically and catching up on our families. I know she will be dearly missed by so many students, friends and of course her sweet her family. I am sending my heart and prayers to the whole family, as I know your grief is two-fold having just lost Paul recently, as well. I am so sorry I will not be able to share my condolences in person this Saturday, as we will be out of town. Please, know you all will be in our thoughts and prayers!
So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Terri was a wonderful woman who shared a kind word with everyone she met. As the bowling coach at Southside, I can say she was a friend and someone who I will miss greatly. I recently lost my dad to cancer in March, and I truly understand what you are going through. I would just like to say to hold onto the memories you have of her and remember the way Mrs. Terri made you felt when you were around her. Condolences to all of you from myself and the Southerner bowling teams.
Peyton and family,We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss.
She was special.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Family.
You left a small but great impact on my life. I will miss you, Mrs. Tyner. Thank you for your hugs and smiles!
Loretta and family, I am so sorry to hear of Terriâ€™s passing. I canâ€™t even imagine how youâ€™re feeling especially after just losing Paul. May your memories and faith help you through the days ahead.
Peyton and family, I am so very sorry to read and hear this sad news! May God bless you all and wrap His loving arms around each of you. May He give you the comfort only He can give!
RIP Terri..you are so special and precious I loved being around all your laughter.
I met Terri and Paula when they would visit their grandmother, Mrs Una Mae. I was so excited when I could go to Mrs. Una Maes house because there werenâ€™t any girls on my street. Iâ€™ve had the pleasure of continuing that friendship through the years. Terri was a light and blessed all those she was around. Praying for all of her family during this time. Love to all.
Peyton and Family,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Terri. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying for God's comfort and peace.Penni & Mike TalleyJonathan & Callison Pratt
Paula and family, you all have my deepest condolences. Losing a loved one, especially a family member, is heartbreaking ðŸ’” You will all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers for Peace, Comfort and Strength over the next coming days and months. ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ» God is Good and He will carry you through this if you will turn your grief over to Him and allow Him to help you. God Bless you all. Love you Paula and I'm SO sorry for your loss.ðŸ˜¢ðŸ˜¢Mark and Gwen
Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss Peyton and girls. Terri was such a great person and friend. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Terri was a very sweet lady always had a smile on her face. See her light up your day bright no matter what kind of day you was having my heart full with loved. She will be missed dearly. Praying for the family amd all her friends and all of westside staffs and students.
My heart aches for Terriâ€™s family. What a wonderful person Terri was. So, I cannot imagine the sorrow Peyton, the girls, Jonah and Terriâ€™s mom must be feeling. I do remember her kindness, her love for music, hats and that infectious laugh. For her children and her grandson. My goodness, her face would light up talking about them! And, what a legacy sheâ€™s left behind. She will be greatly missed by so many.
Peyton and family, Out deepest sympathy to your family. I am so blessed that I got to know Terri. She was a beautiful woman inside out. Thoughts and prayers to you all at this time.
Peyton, I am so very sorry for your loss. She was so sweet and always had a smile on her face. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss and pray for peace and healing going forward. Many prayers and blessings to the entire family.
To Ms. Terriâ€™s, Iâ€™m so very sorry, my heart is broken for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I used to work with Ms. Terri at Cracker Barrel, I loved her and loved getting to work with her. She will absolutely ðŸ’¯ be missed. I have absolutely no doubt that she is in the best place anyone could be. â€¦â€¦ Heaven â€¦â€¦. She was greeted by our Lord and Savior as she entered the gates of Heaven. She is is loved and missed. â¤ï¸
Thinking of all the family at this time. Praying for comfort and strength.Love,Gary and Cathy
Peyton and girls I'm sorry you have to go through this. My heart sank when I caught this on the news. I think of you often I'm unable see you guys in person but I send much love your way girls your daddy will have to tell you who I am I can still see your mom pregnant with you guys. Take care of your daddy and yourself. All my love Bonnie
This just canâ€™t be real-my God is Faithful to heal, whether on this side of Heaven or when we arrive-sweet Teri enjoy your new pain free body
Peyton,So very sorry for your loss. prayers for peace and comfort and the blessings of great memories.Gail Hudson
So very sorry. Prayers for all of the families. Terri was family, and will be missed.
My heart is broken. Terri had such an amazing spirit and personality. Her smile would light up a room. My deepest sympathies and prayers to Peyton Tyner and family. She will truly be missed.
Mrs tyner! Wow I can't believe your in heaven. So many memories I have of you being myath teacher. And the many days you had to help calm my excitement of learning something new in class to give other a chance to solve. Most of all Ill never forget your passion to make everyone's future brighter with either a little snow dance or Ï€ in the face joke. Your humor and jokes could be know around the community. Your love for Jesus definitely shown and you were always there to talk if I ever needed. You will be greatly missed by so many. Cheers to no more pain and no more sorrow but rejoice that you've made it to your external home. Love the Carmon family
Peyton and family, I am so shocked and deeply saddened by this news! Keeping you on my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you.
Ms Terri was a great person and loved the Lord may God be with her family and friends ðŸ’žðŸ’žðŸ™ðŸ™ God bless
The Privetts are so very saddened at the loss of Terri. She was so good with the school kids and always did everything she could to help them in their studies. My Madison is just devastated. She was a sweet, sweet soul and she will be greatly missed for certain. We send our love and prayers to your family.
This truly breaks my heart. Prayers go out to Peyton, his children and the entire family. Take hold of God's hand and let him lead you through this time of sorrow.