Teri Marie Stark, 64, of DeRidder, Louisiana, passed away on May 16, 2023. Teri was born March 11, 1959 to Barbre Stokes and John Trigg in Shreveport, Louisiana. She considered Ruston, Louisiana her hometown, graduating from Ruston High School in 1977 before attending Louisiana Tech University. There, she met and married her husband, Joel Stark, in February 1982.
Teri’s priorities were her faith and her family. She was very active in her church’s various missions and was a fixture in the Adult Choir and Senior Adult Choir for many years. Her love of children and her church led to working in the First Baptist Church nursery in addition to volunteering for Vacation Bible School every summer. She was always there to welcome strangers into the church with a smile and a hug. Teri loved everyone she met and left an impact on us all. She will be greatly missed.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Joel Stark of DeRidder, LA; son, Lee Stark and Karly of DeRidder, LA; daughter, Elizabeth Stark and fiancé, Zachary McMahon of DeRidder, LA; mother, Barbre Anne Stokes and Charles of Katy, TX; father, John H. Trigg and Ginger of Baton Rouge, LA; brother, Jay Trigg of Baton Rouge, LA; cousin, Rob Shadoin and Carol; grandchildren, Phoenix Stark, Alexis Everett, Axel Everett, Hendrix “Bleux” McMahon and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dudley and Dorothy Trigg, Rev. E.E. and Thelma Denton Fields.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Deridder, LA. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 23, 2023, also at First Baptist Church. Pastor Steve Graves will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Pheonix Stark, Zachary McMahon, Jon Reichley, Samuel Bridgeman, Lee Riter, John Weaver. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stephen Stark, Carl Stark, Axel Everett. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Eunice, LA.
The family suggest that any memorials be made the Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Cancer Association, or your local church.