Terri Odiene Battle

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Terri Odiene Battle

August 9, 1933 ~ April 25, 2023 (age 89)


Terri Gaulden Battle, 89, a lifelong resident of Greensboro NC, passed away on April 25, 2023. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Marriott Battle, Sr; and two sons, Ivan Gaulden Battle and Gerald Alan Battle.  She is survived by her son, Henry Marriott Battle, Jr; his wife, Jodi Simmons Battle; and granddaughters Lindley Rebecca Battle and Marriott Katherine Battle.

Mrs. Battle was well known in the Greensboro community as a professional violinist and music teacher. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the music ministry at First Baptist Church of Greensboro (fbcgso.org).

The family will hold a private service.

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  • April 27, 2023
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  • April 30, 2023
    Steven and Judith Smith says:
    Terri taught me violin lessons for about five years in the 1980s. It was her husband Henry that sold me my first violin and your mom later upgraded me to a better bow and violin. Due to my work I could only come in on Saturday mornings but throughly enjoyed my time with her. Now that I am in my seventies I no longer play but intend to donate that violin to some young student with a love for playing.. a fitting tribute to your mom. As for a tree, a close friend recently gave us a Japanese maple which we haven’t planted yet. I think we will now see it as Terri’s tree. What a nice idea. We pray you have found peace in her passing as I can just imagine Terri in God’s symphony with a big smile on her face.

  • May 01, 2023
    Venus King Pinnix says:
    Hank,I well remember your Mom, Dad, Ivan and you. So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • May 09, 2023
    Gayle Masarie says:
    So sorry for your loss. Terri was a valuable influence in the violin world and public school music teaching.Gayle Masarie