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Terri Lee (Henderson) Maki

August 24, 1946 — February 23, 2022

Terri Lee (Henderson) Maki

    Terri Lee Maki, age 75, of Perrinton, MI, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022, from 2-4 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel.

     Terri was born in Lansing, Michigan on August 24, 1946, the daughter Don and Cora (Neyome) Henderson.  On October 25, 1962, Terri married James Maki in Lansing. They were married 59 years.

     Terri was proud of being a Saginaw Chippewa Native American and loved to be part of the traditional tribal events.  She believed in the Native way and taught those ways to her family.  She was a tribal dancer in her younger years and did beautiful beadwork.  She was a classy lady and always liked to look nice.  Terri and Jim loved traveling to Las Vegas, Hawaii, and all over the West.  She enjoyed gambling at the casino.  Terri was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt.  She loved her family and especially loved spending time with her grandson Landon.

     Terri is survived by her husband Jim, son James Maki, grandson Landon Maki, and sister Marjorie Gordon.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Jerry Henderson, John "Butch" Henderson, Leo Jackson, and Ron Jackson.

     Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Monday, February 28, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Smith Family Funeral Home

801 N Bridge St, Dewitt, MI 48820

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