APEX - Mary Theresa “Terri” Tomlinson Ranson, 55, died Monday, June 23, 2008, at her home. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, June 28) at Apex United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert B. Tomlinson and Ruby Stone Tomlinson. She taught school in the Wake County, Chowan County and McDowell County school systems during her career as an educator.

Surviving: siblings, Robert Earl Tomlinson of Youngsville, Eugene Raymond Tomlinson of Raleigh, and Sandra Tomlinson Holley of Emerald Isle; children, Kathryn Stacy Ryan of Apex, Robert Lacy Ranson of Apex, Bernard “Bernie” Tomlinson Ranson of Lexington, Ky., and William “Bill” Hunter Ranson of Charlotte; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Red Cross in her honor.