The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Josh Gibson Center, Rogers Street, Buena Vista, Georgia. Interment will follow in New Home Baptist Church Cemetery, 168 Tower Point Road, Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia. The Reverend Bruce McKenzie will officiate.
Mrs. Diana Prather Perry, a native of Marion County and a citizen of Columbus, Georgia was born September 2, 1951 to the late Annie Lou Johnson and Charlie Andrew Prather. She was preceded in death by three siblings, Betty Walker, Henry Prather and Sharon Chinn. She was educated in the public school system of Marion County, Georgia. At an early age, she joined the Popular Spring Baptist Church and served a number of years on the Usher Board Ministry. Later she moved her membership to New Home Baptist Church after uniting in Holy matrimony to Benjamin Perry. They were blessed with two children. After ten years of dedicated service, she retired from McBride School of Fort Benning, Georgia as the head chef.
She leaves a legacy of golden memories to her beloved husband of forty-one years, Benjamin Perry, Columbus, Georgia; her three children, Demetrice Perry, Tyia Perry, both of Columbus, Georgia and Rosanna (Mike) King, whom she reared as her own, of Columbus, Georgia; three grandchildren, Bre’Anna Prather, Davon King and Logan Smith; twenty-one siblings, Barbara Ann Green (Ronnie), Phenix City, Alabama, Elvira Trice (Richard), Louisville, Kentucky, Charlie Mae Prather, Jacksonville, Florida, Gail King, Brenda Prather, both of Buena Vista, Georgia, Sandra Prather, Ellaville, Georgia, Rose Moon (Kenny), Cathy Short (Keith), all of Columbus, Georgia, Stephanie Stickney (Bruce), Buena Vista, Georgia, Verlene Prather (Sidney), Columbus, Georgia, Andrea Chinn-Little (Richard), Kimberly Chinn, Charlie Prather, Jr., (Charlesa), all of Lousville, Kentucky, Willie Prather, Sr., (Eddie Rene), Buena Vista, Georgia, Elonzo Prather, Thaddeus Prather (Jeanette), all of Buena Vista, Georgia, Jeffery Chinn (Regina), Kenneth Chinn, all of Louisville, Kentucky, Tory Daniels (Joann), Steve Daniels and Mary Beth Daniels, all of Columbus, Georgia; four aunts, Clementine Sheppard, Louisville, Kentucky, Annie Miller, Allie Vann Biggs, both of Pahokee, Florida and Bessie McKnight, Miami, Florida; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, 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), Buena Vista, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Inez B. Johnson(Thursday, August 29 13 04:40 pm EDT)
I will never forget you Diary!!
- Perry(Friday, March 08 13 09:49 am EST)
my cousins in buena vista, georgia
- SARA CLEMONS(Friday, March 01 13 09:51 pm EST)
GRIEF CAN BE SO HARD BUT OUR SPECIAL MEMORIES HELP US TO COPE WITH THE LOSS.REMEMBERING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE TODAY.
[MAY YOUR FAMILY DERIVE A MEASURE OF COMFORT AND PEACE FROM THE PROMISING WORDS OF THE RESURRECTION HOPE.[ACTS 24:15]
****SHARING YOUR SADNESS
GONE FROM OUR SIGHT,BUT NEVER OURS.GONE FROM OUR TOUCH,BUT NEVER OUR HEARTS.
- Gloria Biggs(Friday, March 01 13 04:42 pm EST)
Aunt Bessie and I are sorry we can not be with you, but our love and prayers are for you and the family. You are not alone because God is always with us.
- Curtis & Mariah(Thursday, February 28 13 10:03 pm EST)
To The Perry & Prather Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. May you find comfort in your many memories of your love one and all she meant to you.
May it be a soure of inner strength to know Jesus cares for you.
With deepest sympathy,
Curtis & Mariah
- Betty Hughey(Thursday, February 28 13 02:52 pm EST)
My prayers are with you and your family that God will give you strength in the passing of Diana.
- joseph mcbride(Wednesday, February 27 13 11:17 pm EST)
my prayers are always with you uncle ben
- Gail Murray (niece)(Wednesday, February 27 13 08:32 am EST)
My prayers is with my family we have lost a generously person who was loving and kind and soft hearted I will miss her so much
Rest In Peace