Teresa Ritter Hall 56, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC.

Memorial Service will be 2:30 PM, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Pleasant View Friends Church, where she was a member, with the Reverend Jacelyn Jones officiating.

Teresa was a native of Moore County and a graduate of Gardner Webb College with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. She was a Sergeant at Southern Correctional Center, a Probation Officer for the North Carolina Department of Correction and then served as the Department Chair in the Public Services and  Criminal Justice Program at Sandhills Community College.  She influenced the lives of many people as they considered and prepared for a career in Law Enforcement.  Many of her students are serving across North Carolina communities today. Teresa enjoyed being outdoors and flower gardening. She was known for her positive, upbeat and enthusiastic attitude. Teresa put others first; she was humble and selfless. Time spent with her family and friends brought joy to her heart, especially time with her granddaughter, Katelynn. Teresa was a daughter of the late Charles Wesley Ritter.

Teresa is survived by son: Bill Garner; granddaughter: Katelynn; special daughter: Jade Barth; mother: Annie Ritter; sister: Margaret Walsh; brother: Wesley Ritter and wife Debra; a host of students and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Kennedy Funeral Home, Robbins, NC.

Memorials maybe made to: Pleasant View Friends Church, 1071 Talc Mine Road, Robbins, NC 27325 and Breast Cancer Research, Dept 41831, P O Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hall Family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com


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  1. I will miss Teresa’s smile, her laugh, and friendship. She was a good friend, great colleague and will be missed by all who knew her. Taken way too soon!

  2. Teresa’s friends and family are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a truly special person and made a difference in the lives of her students and co-workers at Sandhills. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Praying for Teresa’s sweet granddaughter and family. She will be greatly missed by so many. I too will miss my dear friend and colleague. Teresa’s smile and kind words were her brand. A genuine sweet person that God needed in heaven. Our hearts are heavy,

  4. I am so sorry to hear the passing of Ms Hall. I had the occasion to work for Teresa for 13+ years at SCC. She was the kindest person I ever met. She was the best boss I ever had, she would put everyone else ahead of herself. Teresa,you will be missed. Pra

  5. On behalf of the Southern Pines Police Department, as well as the Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association, our sincerest sympathy and prayers are extended to all of Teresa’s friends and family. While it is impossible to measure the number of liv

  6. Oh, there will pass with your great passing

    Little of beauty not your own,’”

    Only the light from common water,

    Only the grace from simple stone! Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Teresa lit our days as sunlight dapples shadowed waters

  7. I have been privileged to know Teresa for nine years. She was a genuine friend and a great colleague. At work, we would just talk or joke with each other often, since our offices were located on the same hall. She is such an amazing woman, with a great se

  8. I had the pleasure of being one of her students many times over, being her co worker and most importantly one of her friends. I am heartbroken. I am comforted by the fact that she was a woman of faith and is resting easy with our lord and savior. Until we

  9. Teresa, my one of a kind friend,gave advise of a mother yet had the non-judging spirit of a sister. It’s hard to except that your gone but your light will forever shine through all who were blessed to know you

  10. Teresa touched the lives of many young men and woman over the past several decades as they began their careers in criminal justice. She will be missed. RIP Teresa!

  11. THE COLOR OF MEMORIES- TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Crystal Meyers.

    Until we meet again old friend. May you rest in peace.

    Crystal Meyers

  12. Teresa, was my sister in law and a sweet friend, I considered her part of my family, we had good times together when Bill was young, Teresa was kind,sweet, and a caring Mother and Grandmother she loved her Son and Granddaughter. She always put them first

  13. So sad, Teresa will be missed by all who knew her. What a great friend and co-worker she was to those around her. My prayers go out to her family during this time, and will continue to pray that our Lord will give you comfort and peace. She will be greatl

  14. I was so sadden to hear of the passing of Teresa, it broke my heart!! I have known Teresa for a long time dating back early on at Montgomery Community College and then with our Law Enforcement careers!! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family!!

  15. I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing this wonderful soul for about 30 years! My days will be a little dimmer not hearing her sweet voice when she called me. Heaven is surely a lot brighter with you in it. We all will truly miss you! God bless your

  16. Teresa was a good friend and I am going miss very much. She and I worked together for many years and she always a friendly and supportive person. I am going to miss seeing her and hearing her cheerful voice. I wish only the best for her family and especia

  17. There is no way to describe the impact Teresa made in my life, personally and professionally. Teresa impacted everyone she came in contact with and never turned anyone away who may have needed her. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend. Ther

  18. I will miss your smiling face coming in the library with your granddaughter. You have gained your wings.

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Brenda Quick

  19. I was notified the other day that my friend Teresa had passed. I have known Teresa over 20 some years now and I am still not wanting to believe it. To Teresa’s family I offer my deepest condolences and sympathy on their loss of a great mother, daughter, g

  20. Teresa always took care of her students and made sure they had all of the materials they needed not only for the criminal justice field, but also for life. She was always there to listen and had the biggest heart. It was a pleasure having her as my instru

  21. I am saddened to hear about the passing of such a special person and childhood friend. I know there must be much rejoicing in heaven for Teresa’s family and friends who are there. Prayers and condolences for the family and friends she leaves behind. She w

  22. I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Teresa was one of the reasons that I became a probation officer. While I was attending her classes at Sandhills, she encouraged me to continue my education. I graduated from UNCP two years later. I became a probatio

  23. What an unexpected loss that I still can’t believe. Teresa and I struck an instant friendship over 25 years ago and had alot of fun together over the years. My heart goes out to her family, because I know they will feel her loss the most.

    Teresa wa

  24. Our family was so saddened to hear of the passing of Teresa. Our prayers will continue to be lifted up for strength and peace. God bless you.

  25. It saddens me to find this out nearly three years after her passing. Teresa was a huge influence to me and I loved being one of her students at Sandhills. I have since moved across the state and have been in law enforcement for twelve years now, but I still think of some of the things I learned from her and will miss her deeply. Thank you Teresa for all you did for me, I have become a better law enforcement officer because of having amazing people like you in my life.

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