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Teresa “Terri” Brinks

Teresa “Terri” Lynn Brinks, of Grand Rapids, MI, born on December 30, 1985, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ben and Teresa Brinks of Kentwood, Aukie and Clara Bouma of Jenison.  Terri is survived by her precious son, Benjamin “Benny” (age 5); father, Larry Brinks of Grand Rapids; mother, Shirley Bouma-Brinks of Jenison; brother, Thomas Brinks of Niles, MI; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Rev. Mark Kleinheksel officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet the family on Saturday from 2:00-2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Alano Club of Kent County, 1020 College Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 

  1. You won’t be forgotten. Your sobriety gave others hope Terri. My sobriety is stronger because of people I’ve met like you.

    - Jonathan Clary
  2. Terri,
    You helped me find the light in my darkness. You picked me up every time I became weak and fell down. Your heart was bigger than most, and your heart beats on in every one of us. You have blessed so many people with your presence; but most importantly, you have blessed me. I love you, and I will miss you dearly.

    - Erica Winn
  3. I am so sorry to hear of Terri’s passing. What a heartbreaking event. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. My most sincere condolences.

    - Amy (Lexson) Jordan
  4. So sorry for the sudden loss of Terri. Thank You Terri for being there for our family when we were going through a tough situation. We will not forget you.

    - Brenda Harris
  5. May our Creator’s promises sustain you until you are reunited with your loved one on the Paradise earth soon to come!
    John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:1-5

    - Joanne

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