The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the New Home Baptist Church, 168 Tower Point Road, Buena Vista, Georgia. Rev. Bruce McKenzie, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 30 New Providence Rd., Buena Vista, Georgia.
Mrs. Perry a native of Sumter County and a citizen of Buena Vista, Georgia was born October 22, 1919 to the late Jessie Biggs, Sr. and Eldora Thomas Biggs. She was preceded in death by three siblings: Rev. Jessie Biggs, Jr., Hosie Bailey and Thornton Biggs. She was educated in the public school system of Marion County, Georgia. At an early age she joined the New Home Baptist Church and served on the Hospitality Committee and Usher Ministry Board for a number of untiring years. She was married to the late Mercer Perry, Sr. and to this union they were blessed with eleven children. One daughter, Iona Burdett, preceded her in death. After many years of dedicated services, she retired as a homemaker.
Survivors are ten children, Eugene Perry (Amzie Bell), Pahokee, Florida, Mercer Perry Jr. (Elizabeth), Indian Town, Florida, Richard Perry (Sarah Johnson), Buena Vista, Georgia, Charlie Perry (Marilyn), Stone Mountain, Georgia, Jimmie Lou Perry Walton, Lithonia, Georgia, Benjamin Perry (Diana), Columbus, Georgia, Linda Smith, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Mildred Perry, Riverdale, Georgia, Dessie Perry, Decatur, Georgia and David Perry, Buena Vista, Georgia; twenty-one grandchildren and host of great grandchildren; two siblings, Annie Miller, Pahokee, Florida and Bessie McKnight, Miami, Florida: one sister-in-law, Allie Vann Biggs, Pahokee, Florida: and a host nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.
- Patricia Holt(Saturday, February 02 13 08:19 pm EST)
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Trust God for strength to endure.
With deepest Sympathy.
- Donna Chambers(Friday, February 01 13 04:28 pm EST)
Prayers are extended to the Perry Family during your time of grief.
- Mary C.Tatum(Thursday, January 31 13 06:26 pm EST)
May you find comfort in your many memories of your love one and all she meant to you. God is there to comfort you and yours.
- Mariah Fowler(Tuesday, January 29 13 02:49 pm EST)
To The Perry Family, words cannot ever begin to express our sorrow. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. Our prayers are with The Perry Family. With deepest Sympathy.
Curtis & Mariah
- Gloria Biggs(Tuesday, January 29 13 08:11 am EST)
Our condolences to our family. Aunt Jim, we love you. We will always remember the smile that came across in your voice when we talked. To my cousins, even though we have not seen each other in awhile, you are loved by your Aunt Bessie and me. Day by day and and faith that God is always with you.
- Queen Miller(Monday, January 28 13 11:55 pm EST)
Aunt Jim we love you and you will be missed, but we have peace in knowing that you are resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father. To my cousins, I wish you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts of your loving mother. Our Prayers are with you. Auntie Annie and I will be there soon.
- DeLois P. Wilson(Monday, January 28 13 06:34 pm EST)
To the family of Mrs. Jimmie Lee Biggs Perry, may it be a source of inner strength to know that there is such a loving "God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) watching over you during your time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy.
- Alvina "Nette" Angram(Monday, January 28 13 12:55 pm EST)
Aunt Jim we love you dearly and we weep not as those who have no hope, for we know that you are resting in the care of our heavenly Father. We love you cousins and we are praying your strength to endure as you go through your period of bereavement. Much love and we will see you soon.
- Charles Biggs(Sunday, January 27 13 10:28 pm EST)
Aunt Jim, we love and thank you for impacting our lives. There was nothing like going to your house through the years ...always room, great food, and fun. Condolences and prayers for my loving cousins. "I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you." John 14:18