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Teri Lin Bess


Teri Lin Bess, 62, passed away on Wednesday April 21, 2021 after her battle with cancer. She was born in Paw Paw, Michigan on February 21, 1959.


Teri worked for the Metro Nashville Health and benefits department as a paralegal for the Legal Aid Society. During her exemplary career over the past decade, she became a very valuable employee and friend. The Legal Aid Society recently created an award in her honor: the Teri Bess Social Security Advocacy award. Teri was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend who loved bike rides, walking trails, going to the zoo, and spending time with her grandkids.


She is survived by her mother, Josay Anne; daughter, Jennifer Bess; son, Jason (Zaya) Bess; sister, Debbie Duran; brother, Randy Smith; and her 3 grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Legal Aid Society of Middle TN, 1321 Murfreesboro Pk., Ste 400, Nashville,TN 37217.


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