Canton – Theresa Marie Jaynes Berrong, 74, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Mission Memorial Campus.
Theresa was a native and lifelong resident of Haywood County and a daughter of the late Howard Glenn and Ernestine Pinner Jaynes. She was a member of the last graduating class of Canton High School in 1965 and a graduate of Cecil’s Business College. Theresa worked for Asheville Orthopedic Associates for over 20 years and was a member of Plains United Methodist Church and choir member for many years. She was a dedicated mother, wife, and grandma.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Berrong; daughters, Laura Abbe (Wayne), Tracy Howard (Adam), and Rebecca Frazier; grandchildren, Madeline, Lydia, and Kaitlynn Frazier; sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Terry Gibson; sister-in-law, Betty Prince; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Plains United Methodist Church with the Reverend David Green, Reverend Phillip Hurst, and Reverend Clay J. Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Newfound Road. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to a Scholarship Fund for Madeline and Lydia Frazier at First Citizens Bank in Waynesville.
The care of Mrs. Berrong has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com