Iris Eileen O''Quin Terral
1933 - 2021
Greenoaks Funeral Home
9595 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Iris Eileen O'Quin Terral, born February 25, 1933, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 8, 2021. Iris was born in Lone Pine, Louisiana and graduated from Bayou Chicot High School. She continued her education at Belhaven College and then transferred to Louisiana College where she received a bachelor's degree. She went on to receive a master's degree from Louisiana State University. Her teaching career spanned 35 years and she taught countless students at Glen Oaks High School, Broadmoor High School, and Central High School. She was passionate about education and was known for taking class field trips to destinations like Washington, D.C. and New York City. As a small business owner, Iris embodied the entrepreneurial spirit and successfully ran several enterprises including an antique shop, a custom frame shop, and an estate sale business. Although she was a sought after connoisseur of precious metals and fine arts, she more closely identified with her simple roots and childhood home in rural Lone Pine. She possessed an exceedingly rare combination of dignity and humility, unfailing grace and impeccable wit, charming confidence and ceaseless compassion. Iris was filled with the love of Jesus, and it overflowed into every aspect of her life. She gave generously to anyone and everyone, even when she had little to give. She served loyally in the local church, and used her business success to invest in others. She loved her husband dearly and selflessly supported his ministry, both locally and internationally. Her unwavering love for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nephews left an eternal impact that will be passed on for generations. She was the quintessential matriarch and will be dearly missed. Iris is preceded in death by her mother Aline Wall O'Quin, father Alfred Irion O'Quin, brother Benjamin O'Quin and her husband T.W. Terral. She is survived by her brother Linden O'Quinn, children Tommy Terral (spouse Felicia) and Debe Terral Burnham (spouse Jeffrey), four grandchildren (Allison Horton, Amy Williams. Jeremy Burnham and Jordan Burnham), fifteen great grandchildren, two nephews and many great nieces and nephews. The family has felt overwhelming love and support from friends, relatives, and Iris and T.W.'s church family at First Baptist Church and Lanier Baptist Church. Services for Iris will take place on Friday, August 13th at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There will be a visitation starting at 11:00 am, with the service to begin at 2:00 pm.

Published by The Advocate from Aug. 10 to Aug. 13, 2021.
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11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Greenoaks Funeral Home
9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA
Greenoaks Funeral Home
9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA
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Mrs. Terral was a wonderful teacher - I was in her COE class my senior year back in 1980 at Glen Oaks High School. She was a great role model always very positive, professional, and a pleasant personality and a guiding light! I learned a great deal from Mrs. Terral truly a wonderful person and I Thank God I knew her.
Wendy Wall Carpenter
August 18, 2021
Mrs. Terral was a wonderful teacher (Shorthand I, Glen Oaks 1970). She was always poised, confident, firm, and fair. She inspired me follow the paths of business education and accounting, as well. I offer my prayers and condolences to the family. She was a blessing to many.
Shelley (Arnold) Helouin
August 12, 2021
Mrs. Terral was my typing teacher in the 12th grade at GOHS. She gave me a skill that I was able to use in every job I had during my working life. I was actually able to write her a letter to let her know how grateful I was to her for teaching me about 15 years ago, when I got her address from David Stockwell. She was not only an excellent teacher; she was a wonderful Christian woman who was an example for her students as to how to live a good, fulfilling life. She was a true servant of God and lived her life in joyful service with all who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her. Rest well, Mrs. Terral, your journey is complete!
August 12, 2021
Dennis and Belinda Buquoi
August 12, 2021
May God greet you with open arms and love as you did to so many of us. You will alway be remembered. Prayers for all of her family
Jennifer Andrus Holland
August 12, 2021
Tommy, Felicia and family: What a glorious reunion there must have been! Thankful for the unwavering faith of your parents. So many were saved and encouraged by the example of Christ in their lives. Love you and praying as you go through these days.
Jimmy and Laurie Gilpin
August 11, 2021
Our most sincere sympathy to the family. The Terrals were a lovely, loving couple.
Cheryl Lee Badeaux and Randy Lee
August 10, 2021
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