Barbara M. Perry

Published 2:57 pm Sunday, February 2, 2014

LEWISTON WOODVILLE – Barbara Morris Perry, age 76, died Friday, January 31, 2014 at her home, only seventeen hours after the death of her beloved husband, Thomas E. Perry.

Mrs. Perry was born in Bertie County on October 7, 1937, a daughter of the late Sebron and Foy Jernigan Morris.  She was a member of Republican Baptist Church and was retired as an art teacher from Bertie County public schools.  Barbara enjoyed all kinds of arts and crafts as was evident by her home and garden.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Carolyn Perry Fornes and husband, Tony, of Aulander; two sons, Gary Thomas Perry and wife, Mary, of Georgia, and Richard Allen Perry of Ahoskie; and her granddaughters, Megan L. Fornes and fiance’ Craig of Lewiston-Woodville, and Brooke Elise Mitzke of Florida.  Also surviving are sisters, Sybil M. Mitchell of Rich Square, Margie M. Liverman and Marie M. Harrell, both of Ahoskie, and Edna M. Matthews of Colerain. Besides her parents and husband, Barbara was predeceased by several siblings.

The family will receive friends at the home.

A celebration of life service was conducted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in the chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie. Burial followed in Hoggard Memorial Cemetery, Lewiston-Woodville.  Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be made to Alzheimers Foundation, Eastern North Carolina, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC, 27612.

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