Remembering Terri Melinda Haughton Fedrick

Terri Fedrick

Funeral services for Ms. Terri Melinda “T” Haughton Fedrick were held Sunday, May 7 at New Prospect Church in Clay, La. with Rev. Danny McIlveene officiating. Burial followed in the New Prospect Cemetery in Clay under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Terri was born February 2, 1953 at Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston to John B. and Margaret Haughton and passed away May 3, 2023 in Ruston after a brief illness in Ruston. She lived in the Ruston area for most of her life. Terri graduated from Ruston High School and then went on to graduate as Magna Cun Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University. She worked at several places after graduating from LA Tech and ended her career as the business office manager at Claiborne Parish School Board before retiring December 31, 2022. Terri loved spending time with her family and being “Meme” to her grandchildren. She also loved working in her flower pots at her tiny house and watching “The Chosen.” Terri was preceded in death by her parents; step-father Henry Worsham; maternal grandparents Grady and Emma Lee Leachman; paternal grandparents John Henry and Mary Elizabeth Haughton; and brother-in-law Billy Colvin.

Terri is survived by her son Benjamin Fredrick of Ruston; daughter Michelle and husband Phillip Walker of Quitman, LA; grandchildren: Rebecca Walker, Megan Walker, Lukas Bandy, Rachel Bandy and John Phillip Walker; brother John “Butch” Haughton and wife Chris of Ruston; sister Jann Colvin of Chattanooga, TN; brother Michael “Mike” Haughton and wife Louise of Choudrant, LA; sister Cathy and husband David Dewey of Baton Rouge, LA; nephews: Joe Colvin of Red Bank, TN, Johnny Haughton and wife Kim of Ruston and Matt Frechette and wife Stephanie; and numerous cousins, great-nephews and great-nieces. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Benjamin Fedrick, Joe Colvin, Johnny Haughton, Matt Frechette, John Christopher Haughton and Cameron Haughton. Honorary pallbearers are Lukas Bandy and John Phillip Walker.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be made to New Prospect Church in Terri’s name: 2650 Riser Rd, Ruston, LA 71270.