Mother Dorothy Ann Perry was born on September 24, 1934 in Pulaski, TN. She moved to Joliet 1954 with her husband, John Perry.
Her journey on this side began with the acceptance of Christ as a child and joined St. James Primitive Baptist Church In Pulaski, Tennessee. She loved education and her elementary and secondary schooling was becoming a graduate of Bridgefort Public School and later attended Tennessee State University.
Dorothy united in Holy matrimony with John Thomas Perry in 1953 and with this union she welcomed 10 children: three sons and seven girls.
She later joined the workforce at the Army Ammunition Plant until the closing only to continue her labor at A & C Barbecue.The remaining of her time was raising family, her passion was the love of cooking and sewing. Her Spiritual journey continued as a Member of Second Baptist under the leadership of Rev Smith, and then Pastor Larry V. Tyler, only to later join Glory International Harvest Church in 2005 in which she serve faithfully under the Leadership of her son Apostle Deddrick Perry Sr.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, L.V. Marsh and Mattie Lou, grandparents of Ozzie Annie Betsy McClure. She had one sister as an infant. Proeeded also in death is daughter, Claudette, and three grandchildren:Brandon, Kristian, and Jarrell.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memories her nine children: six Devoted Daughters: Teresa of Little Rock, Ark., Sandra Faye of Little Rock, Ark, Brenda, Carolyn, Charletta of Joliet and Tricia (Booker) of Glendale Arizona, three sons, Deddrick (Marilyn) of Joliet, Kelvin (Marla) of Seattle, WA. Eric (Shenika) of Montgomery, Alabama, 19 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren and her sister/cousin Claudia Myers, (late Husband, Charles) and special friend Cynthia Williams, Cynthia Robinson,Karla Withers, Carrie Perry, Earnest Bush, and Ivan Blaize, her beloved Church Family and host of family and friends.
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