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Helen Louise Perry

Born: Sat., Dec. 30, 1933
Died: Tue., May 26, 2020

Private Committal


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 01, 2020
Location: Memorial Baptist Missionary Church

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Mrs. Helen L. Perry, 86, departed this life Tuesday, May 26, 2020 with loving family by her side in York, SC. Born December 30, 1933 in Elizabeth City, NC, she was a daughter of the late James and Mattie Copeland Franklin.

Mrs. Perry's viewing will be from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Monday, June 1, 2020 at Memorial Baptist Missionary Church in Elizabeth City, NC. Private family burial will follow the viewing at West Lawn Cemetery in Elizabeth City with Pastor Joseph A. Turner, Sr. officiating.

Mrs. Perry was educated in Pasquotank County Public Schools and later married Lee E. Perry, Sr. in 1953.  In addition to helping her late husband on the farm, she also worked in the furniture industry as a cabinet assembler. Mrs. Perry also loved to cater events and baked numerous cakes over the years for special occasions.

A faithful member of her home church, Memorial Baptist Missionary Church, she was considered a "Mother" of the church, as well as serving on the Deaconess Board.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Lee E. Perry, Jr.; a brother, Lee Ernest Franklin; and a granddaughter, Leisha Perry.

Surviving to cherish loving memories are a daughter, Mattie Perry Johnson (Dr. Ernest Johnson) of Durham, NC, a son, Robert Perry of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters, Sadie Marie Billups and Jessie Lee Barcliff, both of Elizabeth City, NC;  her brother, Larry Franklin (Beverly) of Elizabeth City, NC; and five grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.


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Teresa Tucker
   Posted Mon June 01, 2020
Mrs. Johnson,
Loves and prayers are sent to you at this time. May God grant you peace, and comfort you. I am lifting you up, knowing that God is able, and makes no mistakes. I love you.

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