Name: Chonita F. Terry
Occupation: Choir director at Belmont Christian Church, retired from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Nominated by: Daughter Jennifer Smith, who wrote: “Every night growing up we had a home-cooked meal on the table. When my brothers and I got older and more involved in after-school activities, there was often a pot of soup or chili simmering on the stove so anybody could run by and grab a bite on the run. Our house was always the gathering place for friends – my mom was everyone’s mom and nobody was turned away.”
Why I love cooking: I’ve always said that so long as my kids want to come home and eat, the time and effort is worth it. Knowing that I’ve provided what my family needs and enjoys gives me a great deal of satisfaction. Few things make a mother happier than when her children ask for the same dishes every holiday because they love to eat them, and because it reminds them of special memories.
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