Teri Denise Burt Johnson, 51, of Crossett, passed away on February 25, 2022, at her home.
She was born on December 29, 1970, to her parents, Charles Reece and Ernestine Johnson Burt.
She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a 1989 graduate of Crossett High School, and a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church.
In high school, Teri was a majorette and played the flute in the Crossett “Marching 100” High School Band. She loved music, especially Michael Buble’ and often played the piano for the church.
Teri also enjoyed reading, working out, cross-stitching, and watching sports, especially any team coached by Nick Saban.
After graduating high school, Teri earned a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from UCA in Conway in 1993, and a Master of Physical Therapy in 1994. In 1995, she began her career as a physical therapist at the Pinewood Health and Rehab Center in Crossett, followed by several years at the Ashley County Medical Center.
Teri was a perfectionist who loved her work, her patients, and her family. For twenty years, she was faced with many health struggles. Having to relearn basic activities such as walking and talking was difficult, but with a positive attitude, extreme determination, and her unwavering faith in God, she not only overcame the struggles, but she became an inspiration to many, especially her children.
She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Reece Burt, and one brother, Christian Burt.
She leaves behind three children, Derek Johnson (Rachel) of Conway, Kelly Johnson of Crossett, and Bailee Johnson of New York City, NY; her mother, Ernestine Burt of Crossett; and one brother, Mark Burt (Susan) of Durant, OK; along with three grandchildren, Sheppard and Sloane Johnson, and Ryder Carter.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, February 28, at 2 p.m., at Medders Funeral Home with Bro. Lloyd Gibbs officiating, followed by interment at Arkadelphia Cemetery in West Crossett. Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., prior to the service.
Pallbearers are Derek Johnson, Mark Burt, Taylor Burt, Cory Burt, Aaron Burt, and Daniel Burt.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Childrens Hospital or the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.