On a cold night, December 10, 1972, a beautiful, bouncing, independent baby girl was delivered to the proud parents George Louis Weaver and Iva Jane Smith. Terronga Rochelle Weaver was born in Waco, TX at the Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center. Terronga was the first born of three children, the apple of her brother’s eyes as “Big sister,Tutta, T, Baby Girl”,wife and a devoted, caring mother of a daughter and three sons. At an early age Terronga was introduced to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by attending church with her mom and dad. She could be found at the Free Church of God in Christ in Jesus Name on Saturday and Bosqueville Baptist on Sunday and was baptized in the name of Jesus. She attended church and participated in activities until she was an adult. As an adult, she joined Lovingkindness Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Donald Hooks and remained a loyal and faithful member until her death.
Serving the Lord was a priority in her life and at her church. She loved Loving Kindness Ministry. Under the leadership and guidance of Pastor Donald Hooks and 1st Lady Sandra Hooks, Terronga was the Children’s Ministry Director; participated in Helping Hands Ministry; Church secretary; and Graduated from the Sonship School of the Firstborn. Terronga also started the first feeding program at Loving Kindness Ministries. She was the church secretary of the former St. James United Methodist Church. participated in feed the family programs, back to school drives, Christmas drives, feeding the homeless “Fat Friday”, nursing home exercise program. Anytime there was a church function Terronga could be depended upon to organize and lead (cleaning, decorating, cooking, serving) there was no job too big or too small for her. Terronga made a joyful noise unto the Lord as she sang at church and in the choir during her entire life.
She had a knack for being able to plan a program, commit it to paper and the published outcome was one to be admired. She loved arts and crafts and utilized this skill in her church ministry and in the community. When a loved-one passed away, Terronga tirelessly made book marks, boutonnieres and corsages for all family members in attendance at the service.
While attending High School, Terronga actively participated in ROTC and Honor Guard, where she enjoyed being a leader as well as a teamplayer. After graduating high school Terronga embarked on an educational journey beginning at McLennan Community College where she earned an Associate of Arts Degree while working full time and being wife and mom to her children. Her tenacity and perseverance led her to continue to pursue her education and she proudly earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tarleton State University. She possessed entrepreneurial abilities that surpassed many as she operated “The Home Grown Creamery” shaved Ice truck. She was in the process of fulfilling a lifelong dream by opening her own food truck, “Southern Comfort Casa Roll”, to serve original southern recipes. She developed and created custom stationery and had many pleased customers. Another one of her endeavors was a housecleaning service for the elderly and disabled.
Terronga firmly believed in being a servant and working in outreach and the community. Her diligence in meaningful servant hood included: Domestic Violence Program with Texas Charity Foundation, EOAC Board, President of EOAC Policy council, ZETA, Eastern Star, Coach of Eastern Star Baseball, Central Texas African American Chamber of Commerce ambassador, steering committee of Elm Street Development program, Breast Cancer Awareness Program (King’s Christian House of Prayer and Living Word, COGIC).
During Terronga’s time on this earth she was dutifully employed, loving food service (Jack in the Box, What a Burger, Taco Cabana) and was often in a leadership and management role. She thrived in bringing out the best qualities in others that she worked with.. She has also worked in health care and was commended for the high quality care that she provided to her clients. Terronga was finally employed at Home Depot, a job she loved, as she met customers and made friends. She was diligent and responsible in each job and any position that she held.
Terronga was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Roy L. and Elola S. Smith, her paternal grandfather Lewyn Weaver, a favorite first cousin Terry Weaver and other beloved family members.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband Ronnie Holmes, daughter Jessica (John), Brandon Thompson, Tyrec Weaver, Jeremiah DeGrate. Mother, Iva J. Smith, Father George Louis Weaver, Grandmother Mrs. Louise Weaver, Brothers Boyd A. Weaver (Tiffany), Darnell L. Weaver, grandsons Elijah Stockton and Zeno Edwards. Host of other beloved relatives, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Special friends Sister. Cheryl Hughes, Dr. Charles Davis, Pastor Joseph McTeer Jr., Pastor Jovaster Witcher, Ms. Keylan J. Brown. Mr. Gidon Rosing and Kevin Durkin who introduced her to the Hub.
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