Mary H. Perry

Published 12:17 pm Thursday, March 30, 2017

COLERAIN, NC – Mary Hughson Perry, age 90, of Colerain, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 29, 1926 to the late James Herbert and Mary Chamblee Hughson in Bertie County, NC. Mrs. Perry loved being a farmer’s wife to the late Dan Perry, loved being a mother to her four sons, and was a homemaker known for frying the best chicken ever. She was an avid gardener with a passion for roses and daffodils. Mrs. Perry was a lifetime member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Mrs. Perry is survived by her four sons, Herbert Wayne Perry of Lafayette, CA, James Michael Perry and wife, Patsy of Colerain, NC, Danny Lynn Perry and wife, Jill of Windsor, NC, and Flint Wood Perry and wife, Kathryn of Colerain, NC; two granddaughters, Courtney and Keating Perry; seven grandsons, Andrew, Thad, Brandon and Justin Perry, Greg Boswell, and Seth and Conley Raines; a great-granddaughter, Gracie Boswell; and a sister, Inez Bunch of Edenton, NC.

The family will receive friends anytime at the home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethany Baptist Church in Perrytown with Rev. Tommy Tripp officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to Bethany Baptist Church, 736 Bethany Church Road, Colerain, NC 27924; Vidant Hospice of Ahoskie, 521 Myers Street, Ahoskie, NC 27910; or, Colerain Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 221, Colerain, NC 27924; or online by visiting, then type Mary Perry.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Perry family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting