Lucille M. Perry

Published 5:52 pm Saturday, December 14, 2013

COLERAIN – Mrs. Lucille Mizelle Perry, age 88, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Mrs. Perry was born in Hertford County on July 29, 1925, a daughter of the late Ella Wilder and Henry Marcus Mizelle.  She was a member of Colerain Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir for many years.  She was retired as a sales clerk for Belk and worked with the Bertie County Board of Elections.  Lucille was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking, sewing, and crafts, especially ceramics.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jerry Perry and wife, Georgia, of Elizabeth, City, and Joey Perry and wife, Amy, of Smithfield, VA; her sister, Wilma Sirine of Virginia Beach, VA; her grandchildren, Jason Perry and wife, Casey, Wendy Harrell and husband, Daniel, Nicholas Perry, Lauren Perry, Christin Perry, Thomas Perry and Elizabeth Perry; and her great grandchildren, Drew and Madison Harrell and Jonathan and Dwight Perry.  Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Bessie M. Perry of ElizabethCity.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Perry was predeceased by her husband, George Thomas Perry, Sr.; her son, George Thomas Perry Jr.; and several siblings.

A celebration of life service was conducted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Colerain Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Saffell officiating.  Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Colerain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 126, Colerain, NC, 27924; or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl, New York, NY, 10001.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie handled the arrangements for the Perry Family and online condolences may be directed to them at