Mary Lee Mayberry Perry

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 5, 2012

NATCHEZ — Services for Mary Lee Mayberry Perry, 67, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her residence, will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Daughters of Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Perry officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Robert D. Mackel and Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Perry was born Dec. 15, 1945, in Franklin County, the daughter of Mattie Mayberry Ford. She was educated in Adams County and attended Sadie V. Thompson High School.

Mary was raised in the church and confessed Christ at an early age.

On July 8, 1962, she was united in matrimony to Oscar Lee Perry. In 1964, Mary relocated to Washington, D.C., and eventually worked as a caregiver for the Washington, D.C., Family and Child Services. She received honors, accolades and awards for her work with children.

Mrs. Perry was preceded in death by her husband; her mother-in-law, Margaret Beatrice Hawkins Perry; father-in-law, Lucion Perry Jr.; one brother-in-law, Lucion C. Perry III; one sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Perry; and good friend, Mable R. Smith.

Survivors include her mother; a special mother, Geraldine Floyd; three daughters, Angie Perry Stewart and husband, Mannie Sr., Patrice Perry Womack and husband, Miguel, all of Natchez, and Dana McCourt and husband, Paul, of Elkridge, Md.; 10 grandchildren, Tachanda Danielle Perry Straughter and husband, Kenneth, Jeried Patrick and wife, Deanna, Jerald Andre, Centurie Arielle, Seddric Malik, Mannie Jr., Aaliyah LaShea, Julian James, Natalia and Joshua; four brothers, Percy Floyd of Holly Springs, N.C., Alex Mayberry and wife, Carolyn, and Robert Floyd and wife, Debbie, all of Natchez, and Larry Floyd and wife, Lavonne, of Tigard, Ore.; eight sisters, Mattie Murphy of Memphis, Tenn., Bobbie Jones and husband, Herbert, of Upper Marlboro, Md., Jacqueline Straduer of Natchez, Beverly Rowell of Detroit, Joyce Floyd of Ashburn, Va., Carolyn Patton of Stone Mountain, Ga., Linda Floyd of Hood River, Ore., and Gaynell Drexler of Houston, Texas; and one uncle, Fraze Mayberry and wife, Mary, of Florence.

Mary’s pride in her life was her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her family and friends.