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     Terry Lee Haith was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on September 9, 1955 to Mickey Haith and Shirley P. Haith Lee. On July 13, 2019, he departed this life to live a life more abundantly.  

   Terry completed his formative years of education in Greensboro Public schools graduating from James B. Dudley High School in 1973. As a young man, Terry was a decorated Eagle Scout, which prepared him for a memorable military experience. Upon graduation, Terry enrolled into North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) but left briefly to serve in the United States Army. While in the Army, Terry was stationed in Fort Garson, Colorado, and Wiesbaden, West Germany—earning the rank of Sergeant E-5 in record time. 
    After serving his country honorably, Terry returned to NC A&T and continued his academic studies. While there, Terry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, which prepared him for a career as a Probation and Parole Officer. Additionally, Terry was a political activist and worked tirelessly for his community. In October of 1985, he challenged the election of Superior Court Judgeships in Supreme Court of the United States, Oct. Term, 1985, James G. Martin (Appellants) v. Terry Haith (Appellee). He won declaratory relief for registered voters of color in the state of North Carolina. Last, as a life-long learner, Terry earned a Master of Science degree in Adult Education from NC A&T and was a fellow of the Institute of Political Leadership. 

    Terry’s legacy lives in his family and friends. His memory is cherished by his beloved children, Shirlvonda (Archie), Roland, Amanda (Zachery), and Miranda; parents, Mickey Haith and Shirley Patrick Haith Lee; brother, Christopher Lee (Sharon); sister, Teresa Lee Hall (Demetrius); grandchildren, Landon, Milan and Amir; and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.      
    A service honoring his life will be held on Monday July 22, 2019, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church; 1101 Alamance Church Rd. Greensboro, NC. The visitation will begin at 10:00am and the service will follow at 10:30am.

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  • Monday, July 15, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    To The Family of Terry Haith, Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Sandra Blackstock   Greensboro, NC
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Raye F. Kelly Dudley High School Class of '73
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    Sorry for your loss, will be greatly missed.
    ~ margie m carter   greensboro, NC
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019
    I will miss your smiling face every time I see you and teasing you when come to the Library. Love you cousin" Rest In Peace".
    ~ Mary Pennix   Greensboro, NC
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019
    I met Terry Lee Haith in 1993-99 while working as a probation parole officer in Greensboro. I was always amazed at how calm Terry was. He always had a smile on his face, and was so proud of his children. If you ever needed help with anything, you could always count on Terry at the probation office. We need more people like him. My best to Shirlvonda, Roland, Amanda Mickey, Shirley, and his family. Thanks for everything again Terry. You were a treasure.
    ~ Bryan White   Greensboro, NC
  • Monday, November 25, 2019
    It is now November 2019 and I still cannot believe you have transitioned. Ironically you and my son Keith, who you knew well, share the same "Sunset" date. Thank you for being a kind friend and generously helping people without thinking about compensation. I miss seeing your posts on FB and your words of encouragement throughout the years. If there is any consolation in your passing, it would be the fact that you are no longer suffering and your new home is a place of peace, joy and love. Rest in heavenly peace my dear friend. Say hello to Keith for me(smile)
    ~ Marche Clarke   Greensboro, NC