Jeannette Hendrix Perry

Published 12:01 am Saturday, July 9, 2016

Nov. 12, 1930 – July 6, 2016

YAZOO CITY — Services for Jeannette Hendrix Perry, 85, of Natchez, formerly of Yazoo City, who died Wednesday, July 6. 2016, will be 3 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City with the Rev. Charlie Wingard and the Rev. William C. Hughes officiating.

Burial will follow at the Perry family plot at the Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City under the direction of Laird Funeral Home of Natchez.

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Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City.

Mrs. Perry was born Nov. 12, 1930, in Yazoo City, the daughter of Thomas Henry Hendrix and Margaret Seward Hendrix.

After graduation from Yazoo City High School, she attended Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., and was a 1952 graduate of University of Mississippi. She married her childhood sweetheart, William Sidney “Billy” Perry Jr., Oct. 27, 1951. He died May 8, 2008.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Thomas Hendrix Perry; her only sibling, Miriam Hendrix Newman; and her sister-in-law, Shirley Perry Allen.

Survivors include three sons, William Sidney Perry III and wife, Deborah, Russell Seward Perry and wife, Wendy, and Dickson Dansby Perry and wife, Alyson; one daughter, Jeanne Perry Edwards and husband, Gary; nine grandchildren Sidney Perry and wife, Kathy, John Perry and wife, Kelly, Daniel Perry, Seward and Mary Russell Perry, Meredith, Caroline and Thomas Perry, and Stephen Edwards and wife, Mary-Margaret; three great-grandchildren, Houston, Annie and Mary-Thomas Edwards; one brother-in law, James W. Newman III; one cousin, Doyle Moorhead and wife, Allene; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and Robert Moorhead, Walter Newman and Steve Randolph.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745 or to a charity of choice.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kenneth Stubbs, the staff of Magnolia Village and Camellia Hospice for their love and care of our beloved mother.

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