Dorothy Beatrice Perry

January 23, 1916 ~ May 1, 2012

Mrs. Dorothy Beatrice Perry, age 96, of Johnson City, passed away, Tuesday May 1, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Perry was a native of Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Grace Tucker Miller. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, David Muriel Perry; one son, James David Perry; one sister, Bernice Church, one brother, Halder Miller. Mrs. Perry was a homemaker and was a member of Kingsprings Baptist Church. Survivors include six daughters, Barbara Maupin and her husband Cecil of Johnson City, Nadine Miller of Hampton, Pat Church and her husband Bobby of Telford, Janet Ford of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Donna Roberts and her husband David of Johnson City and Debbie Meade and her husband Vick of Johnson City; one son, Muriel Perry, Jr. and his wife Ruby of Johnson City; one sister, Willie Sweeney of Johnson City; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-four great grandchildren; twenty great great grandchildren; four wonderful caregivers, Peggy Jones, Judy Hughes, Wilma Rush and Teresa Shell; four special granddaughters who helped with her care, Karen Williams, Letha Jones, Tina Evans and Robin Hall and two nieces, Wanda Bryant and Norma Cornett. The funeral service for Mrs. Dorothy Beatrice Perry will be conducted at 8 PM Thursday, May 3, 2012 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Jerry Cornett and Darrell Slagle will officiate. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 11 AM Friday in the Roselawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 AM Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Thursday prior to the service.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful and sweet woman! Ms. Perry truly seemed to be a treasure sent from God and her family seemed to truly cherish her. The love and devotion exhibited by her daughter Debbie and other siblings, has been a living example of what love truly means. We send our condolences to the entire family, but we are joyful and thankful that Ms. Perry is now in her heavenly home.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Vic and Debbi, Ray wrote us about the passage of your Mom. We want you to know that we will be thinking of you during this time of intersection of two worlds. Someone once said that when a person dies, he or she becomes more bonded that ever with with those on this side. We just put them in our memory where they continue to inspire and to love us every minute. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jack and Reny

  3. Anonymous says:

    Debbie and family, So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. She is no longer suffering…God Bless you! Angela Cassell (Ginger Osborne’s daughter)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Debbie please take comfort in the fact that your mother was one of the most blessed mothers on this earth because she had you for a daughter…one that loved her unconditionally til the day she was made whole again. You are among the elite–you always took such wonderful care of her and genuinely delighted in the joy her life brought to you. We can only imagine a fraction of her complete joy and perfection! More ‘mama’ stories to make us smile….await us in the next chapter. You will continue to be in my prayers. Love, KRH

  5. Anonymous says:

    ms perry was a wonderful lady. i am very sorry for your loss. my prayers and thoughts are with you.

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