Obituary of Terrieny Lynn Moats
Our dear, sweet mother, Terrieny Lynn "Terrie" (Blosser) Moats, 59 of Reedsville, WV, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2023, surrounded by her sons and several other loving friends and family members.
She was born in Hawthorne, CA in 1964 and moved to West Virginia with her mom during her teenage years. She graduated from West Preston High School in 1983. Terrie then moved to Maryland to live with her aunt for some time. In 1984, she had her first son. Eventually, she moved back to WV where she would have three more sons. There, she began her life as a full-time mother - the role that gave her the most pride.
Terrie experienced tumultuous and sometimes abusive relationships throughout her young life, and she never garnered great material wealth, but she was resourceful and became rich and prosperous in what mattered most: Her boys; Her sons; Her loving family and friends.
While she took great interest in the law, social work, and even studied to be a paralegal for some time, her dedication to being a mother remained her number one priority.
Terrie loved to cook extravagant meals with enough food to feed the entire neighborhood - and she often did. She insisted that everyone could always rely on her for a good meal. She taught her sons that even the least of those among us deserves a seat at the table. There was no such thing as a stranger to her. She took in stray cats, dogs, and people - and she had no reservations about it.
She always ensured her home was warm and welcoming. She loved to "perch" (as we all called it) on her "spot" at the kitchen table where she would share a song, a story, and a cup of coffee with just about anyone. She was an avid Home Interior brand collector, and she loved a thoughtfully coordinated decoration concept. She will always be remembered for the "rooms" and "themes" in her house: apples, Coca-Cola, cardinals, angels, cows, ducks, horses, and so on. It was her thing.
Terrie had incredible wit and perseverance likely sharpened by the various jobs she had over the years as a bar tender, maid, and cook - or maybe it's just what it took to raise four rowdy (and wildly unique) boys in rural West Virginia. She had a joke, a story, or a comeback for just about anything. She often said: "I'm the jack of all trades; master of none." She changed the oil in the family car, fixed the leaky faucet, built forts, and taught her boys how to go camping and survive. She kept her home meticulously clean, and she guarded it with fervor. She was tenacious.
Terrie insisted her sons go see the world and experience all the blessings of life. She wanted that for everyone. Her laugh, her advice, her cooking, and all she gave to this world will never be forgotten. She will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Blosser; two brothers, Roger Blosser and Melvin Blosser; two grandchildren, Xavier and Xander Mancuso; her second born son, Jeremy Adili, where she was confident that they would be flying high, riding side-by-sides, and fishing in the heavens when she got there.
She is survived by her brother, Rick Blosser, her two sisters, Brenda Strahin and Roseann Coon, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Terrie also leaves behind her eldest son, Joshua Adili and his spouse, Dustin Danielson; her third son, John Mancuso Jr. and partner, Shauna Braden; her fourth son, Jesse Mancuso and partner, Kyra Hodgkins.
She also leaves behind several grandchildren: Jadyn, Ruby, Chase, Eveline, and Edric Mancuso; Cordella Braden; Conner Lucas, and Josie Moats.
Additionally, Terrie leaves behind Jeremy's "Toots" (and favorite sidekick) Sylvia Barnett as well as others who called her mom including, JD Moon, Patrick Lee, and Amanda Moats; her niece (and crafting buddy) Denise Bolyard; her loving nephew, Bradley Blosser and her close friends Jen, Trina, Tom, Todd, Scott, Randy, Sharon, Angie and so many more.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until the 6:00 p.m. time of service with Rev. Ray Frankhouser officiating. To honor Terrie's wishes, she will then be cremated.
Condolences may be extended online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
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