Teri Gayle Charyl Finnick passed away in Port Orange, Florida on December 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM at the age of 50. She is predeceased by her father Raymond W. Bailey, her step-father Charles J. McKim, and her grandparents Evelyn and George Bailey all of Baltimore, Maryland. Teri Gayle is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Robert L. Finnick. They were married in Baltimore on January 27, 1990. Robert is a retired Chief from the Baltimore City Fire Department and they were thrilled to have recently moved to Port Orange, Florida. As a devoted mother, Teri Gayle leaves behind her daughter Sarah Marcine Finnick 18 years of age and a freshman at University of Central Florida; where she will be returning for studies in a few weeks. Teri Gayle is survived by her devoted and loving mother Helen F. McKim of Maryland. Helen will always cherish her life with Teri Gayle, her youngest daughter. Teri Gayle is lovingly remembered by her many sisters, brother and their spouses, MaryAnn and Robert Schestag, RaeLynn and Keenan Smith, Penny Lee Bailey, Raymond and Roxanne Bailey, and Marcine and Raymond Nori all of Maryland, Ronald and the late Connie Towles of Kentucky, Jack Finnick and Kathleen Hegen of California and Kelley Gailey of South Carolina. Teri Gayle leaves behind many aunts and uncles, James and Patricia Bailey, John and Vivian Elwood, Joseph and Joanne Elwood, Maryann and Patrick Garrity, and Frank and Marge Tennyson all of Maryland. There are many nieces and nephews that will miss their beloved Aunt Teri, Timothy Schestag, Charyl and Adam Eichensehr, Shelby Schestag, Amanda and Kevin Snyder, Chelsea Bailey, Gina and Thomas Burton, Danielle Nori and David Kelly, Joshua Gailey, Branden Gailey and Amanda Martin all of Maryland along with Ron and Cindy Towles, Kevin Towles, Eric and Michelle Berson all of Kentucky. Teri Gayle was lucky to be surrounded by many loving great nieces and nephews, Brooke and Hannah Eichensehr, Josh Burton, Colin Kelly, Katherine, Emily and Ben Towles and Colby, Avery and Brady Berson. Teri Gayle has a large family and will be missed by numerous cousins who have many memories of their times together to cherish for a lifetime. Although Teri Gayle touched so many people and was a good friend she had a few exceptional nearly life long friendships that meant the world to her. These friends have memories and laughs dear to their hearts. They are lucky people just as she was lucky to have them in her life. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 29, 1962 Teri Gayle was raised in Hamilton but went on to graduate from Parkville High School in 1980. She went on to become a licensed insurance agent in Maryland where she spent many years in the industry. Teri Gayle enjoyed the beach, bowling and yard sales. Her favorite holiday was Halloween and she never missed a scary movie. Lately she came to learn more about football and loved visiting Sarah at school for those games. Teri Gayle was very proud of Bob and his accomplishments within the Fire Department. She loved him for all his odd traits; they complimented each other well. Teri Gayle's greatest accomplishment was being a mother. She put her own health at risk to carry a child and Sarah was her reason for living each and every day. There was nothing that would keep her from helping Sarah accomplish her goals and nothing that made her more proud than her "Baby Girl".
The visitation will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, P.A., 2325 York Road, Timonium, Maryland where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013. The Reverend Ronald Towles of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky will officiate the service. Interment will follow the service at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Chapel. A luncheon reception will follow at Michael's Cafe, 2119 York Road. The family requests family flowers only, in lieu of flowers donations may be made for Sarah Finnick College Education. Make checks payable to Sarah Finnick care of Helen McKim 9507 Kingscroft Terrace, Unit Q, Perry Hall, Maryland 21128. Peaceful and merciful God have mercy on her soul and grant us peace.