Obituary: Retha Janice Outlaw Teal


Retha Janice Outlaw Teal, age 77 of Spring Hill, Tennessee, passed away on May 18, 2024 with her children by her side.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Larry Eugene Teal, her mother, Ruby Mae Outlaw and her sister, Jacquelin (Jackie) Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Derek Morris (Meriam) Teal of St. Augustine, Florida, Kari Lynn (Ryan) Jenkins of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, Ben (Rhonda) McClain of Hampton, Georgia. She is survived by her seven grandchildren: River Jenkins, Wren Jenkins, Mallory Teal, Cooper Teal, Brianna Rozema, Cassidy McClain and Cherokee McClain, and great-grandchildren, Rebel and Kade Callahan. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Edward Johnson.

Janice was a beloved teacher in the Fayette County School System in Georgia for 35 years.

Janice was an active member of The Church at Station Hill, Spring Hill, Tennessee. She worked at the church preschool. She also served on the Church Nurture Team and was a member of the Senior Care Team, where she served as a volunteer at Morning Pointe Assisted Living.

Her remains will be taken to Holly Hill Memorial Park in Fairburn, Georgia, where a private funeral will be held for family members.

Donations in her memory may be made to Amanda’s Hope, Inc. at

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