She was an American anti-smoking and tobacco advocate. She was a survivor of ten cancer diagnoses, undergoing 48 radiation treatments and nearly a year's worth of chemotherapy, before and after undergoing a laryngectomy in 2001. She was well known for starring in one of the ads of CDC's smoking ad campaign, as well as traveling across America to educate youth and adults about the consequences of tobacco use.
Born in Mount Clemens, Michigan on July 19, 1960, Hall moved to North Carolina in 1973 and later to Reedy Creek, Davidson County in the late 1980s. She was divorced with one daughter in her thirties, Dana, and had three grandchildren. She considered her grandson Jeffery (born 2001/02) to be "the light of my life." As of 2005, Dana resided in Virginia, and as of 2013 lived in Lexington. Terrie's mother died in August 2000. Hall's hobbies were trouble-shooting and using new applications on the computer during her free time; she also did school presentations with teenagers. She enjoyed bowling, reading Danielle Steel books, spending time with her grandson, and people-watching. She helped her family-owned car repair and sales business.