Teri was born to Gary and Gail Lambert Sept. 3, 1964 in West Covina, Cali., living there until 1974 when she moved with her parents and two sisters to Nampa, Idaho, graduating from Nampa High and married in 1982. From this union, two children were born: Jaycen and Nikki.
Teri and family moved to Tampa 17 years ago, and after two years, found their way to the Fort Myers area, and while there, divorced.
Nikki blessed her with a granddaughter, Daniela, who was the love of her life. She was very excited and looking forward to her son blessing her with another granddaughter, Kaleah, due in April.
Teri has been in the food industry most of her life and has brightened thousands of customers' lives with her presence. She bartended on the Big M Casino boat, the Tiki Bar and the Channel Mark Restaurant, where she was voted Best Island Bartender of the year.
When working on the Big M, she moved to Fort Myers Beach.
She came to work at Pete's Time Out in 2006, where she was a server. While at Pete's, she soon became part of the restaurant's extended family. She always had a smile and was friendly to all. She was loved by all of the staff and all who met her.
There will forever be an empty space here and in our hearts for Teri. On Dec. 31, our beloved Teri went to sleep and was taken to meet her Lord.
She is survived by her parents, grandmas, children, two sisters (Pamela Carr and Paula Lambert), her granddaughter and her loving partner, John Pierzchala.
The family asks that if you wish to help in any way, please donate to Teri's charity of choice, The Ronald McDonald House.