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Obituary for Teresa Lynn Seay

Teresa Lynn Seay, contracted a sudden illness and died unexpectedly on April 15, 2023. Teresa was born in Franklin, North Carolina, on August 21, 1964, to Roger Lee Seay, Sr. and Bobbie Burch Seay. She lived in Franklin most of her life. Teresa was strong in her faith. She knew where she was going. Teresa grew up in the Wells Grove Baptist Church, where she and her sister, Susie, played organ and piano. In recent years, Teresa attended the Franklin Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Teresa was an excellent business entrepreneur. She was strong-willed and extremely hard working, but she was not greedy, selfish, jealous, or covetous. Rather, she was generous and compassionate, which is why she was so great at what she did. Teresa began and ultimately sold Ambassador Automotive, an auto repair business. In recent years, she was a successful real estate broker in Franklin and Highlands. She worked at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Meadows Mountain Realty in Highlands, with people who appreciated and loved her.

Teresa was kind and good. She laughed a lot -- often at herself. She was humble, friendly, decent, honest, ethical, forgiving and optimistic. She grew up on a farm and loved gardening and animals. Her little dogs, Auggie and Rose, will miss her loving care. Teresa was a unique person, an example for the rest of us.

Teresa was deeply in love with her special man, Maury Burstein, they planned to be married this August.

Teresa was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Roger Lee Seay, Jr. and Beth; her sister and brother-in-law, Cassandra “Susie” Seay Woleslagle and Rick; her uncle, James “Red” Seay; her aunt, Judy Seay; her uncle, Larry Burch; her aunt, Frances Teague; her niece, Mary Margaret Seay; her nephews, Rhys McVicker, Adam Woleslagle and Aaron Woleslagle; and a host of the Seays and Burches. She loved them all.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
For as Heaven is higher than the Earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
any my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9

A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 22, at First United Methodist Church of Franklin, at 11am. The burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to FHS (Franklin High School), 100 Panther Drive, Franklin, NC 28734, in memo please write Teresa Seay Memorial Fund.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.