Theresa Anne Houck
January 1, 1970 - May 13, 2017

Theresa Anne Houck, age 58 of Leland, NC passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born September 22, 1958, in Macon Georgia. She is survived by her mother, Peggy Houck, fiancee Scott Creadick, brother Tim (Tammie) Houck, sister Melissa (Donald) Watkins, and brother Russell (Jen) Houck, many nieces and nephews.

Teri’s father, Byard Houck Jr, preceded her in death.

Teri attended NCCU in Durham, NC where she obtained her undergraduate, bachelor degree in Technical Writing. She continued her education at NC State University in Raleigh, NC to obtain her graduate, Master’s degree in Technical Writing.

She enjoyed her flower garden, the humming birds that hovered to their feeder, and her two cats.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of our sister, Theresa Anne Houck, will be held on Saturday, June 10th at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Gardens, 12 N 6th St, Wilmington, NC.

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations. To share memories and condolences with the Houck family, please click on "Share a Memory."

Ode of Intimations of Immortality: William Wordsworth
Then sing, ye Birds, sing, sing a joyous song!
And let the young Lambs bound
As to the tabor’s sound!
We in thought will join your throng,
Ye that pipe and ye that play,
Ye that through your hearts to-day
Feel the gladness of the May!
What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.


  • Joannie Stike Posted May 18, 2017 12:44 pm

    I remember our summers together in Surf City. Terri always hung out with us–the cool ones! I was looking forward to finally getting together again this summer. We should never put things off! Love to the family! Love , Joannie Stike

  • Suzanne Posted May 18, 2017 3:07 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Terri’s passing. We were friends for many years. Many great memories together. Prayers to all her family.

    Suzanne Huie

  • rebecca knott Posted May 22, 2017 1:28 pm

    our condolences to the family of Teri Houck. May God bless you as the journey of grieving and healing goes forward. She truly is a beautiful soul and will rejoicing with the angels. St Paul’s Lutheran Church caregivers team2

  • Mary Ann Furniss Posted June 7, 2017 2:12 pm

    I am so sad that our recovery community has lost Teri. She cared deeply for others and was always willing to help them overcome their own difficulties. She was at her best when sharing about her own spiritual awakening and what it meant to her. Frequently, what she shared would bring tears of understanding to those who listened to her, and she was able to touch many other lives that way. She is at peace now with her Higher Power.

    Mary Ann Furniss, June 7, 2017

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