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Woman of Wilson: Teresa Halbert

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Teresa and her mom, Elsie Price. SUBMITTED

Devoted wife, business owner, mother and grandmother - regardless of which hat she is wearing, Teresa Price Halbert is always a Woman of Wilson.

Halbert, a 1971 graduate of Lebanon High School, is the wife of Tommy Halbert, a Castle Heights Military Academy graduate. The couple owns Minchey's Landscaping and Design Center in Mt. Juliet.

Married for 40 years, the couple spent 20 years living in Mt. Juliet before relocating to what is now lightly referred to as the "Halbert Compound" in Lebanon. The historic home on Lebanon Road was built in 1842 and acquired by the Halberts in 1998.

"Tommy doesn't like anything new," she said. "We would drive past this house and always wanted to go in. He came home one day saying that he found us a house. I said, 'I didn't know we were looking for a house.'"

The home, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, was originally built by Benjamin Washington Grenade Winford. It remained in the Winford family until 1906 when it was purchased by Dr. John Owen Campbell, son of Gov. William Bowen Campbell and Frances Owen.

The home sat vacant for three years before the Halberts purchased it. The couple did much of the repainting and kept the original floors in several rooms.

The Halberts have two adult children, April Halbert Stasek and Josh Halbert, and 11 grandchildren.

"We have been blessed with a huge number of friends and beautiful children and grandchildren," Halbert said. "It is amazing to watch these kids growing up."

She added that one of her grandsons, 2016 Lebanon High School graduate Price Cochran, is currently in Costa Rica for an internship before he begins college in the fall.

"We can't wait to see what the future holds for him and all of the other grandkids," she stated.

The Halberts enjoy camping together as a family in their motorhome. They also love to host dinners with family and friends.

Halbert also remains a true Blue Devil supporter. As part of the reunion committee for her class, Halbert once offered their backyard as the event venue.

The couple suffered a great loss this year with the passing of Tommy's father, Thomas Halbert.

Halbert said she misses her father-in-law very much but is grateful to have had him as a strong, quiet example in her life for 44 years.

A woman Halbert admires is her mother, Elsie Price.

"Mom is a very independent, strong woman," Halbert said of Price, nearly 90 years old. "All who spent any quality time with her are most certainly blessed."

Price resided with the Halberts before moving to Southern Manor four years ago.

Halbert sees her mother on a regular basis and includes her in family outings.

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