Jessie L. Perry, 91, of Orange, TX, and briefly of Baton Rouge, LA, went to meet her Lord and Savior on February 13, 2020, after a very brief illness.
Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Little Cypress Baptist Church, with Pastor David Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday at the church.
Born in Merryville, LA, on October 3, 1928, Jessie was the daughter of Ella Padgett Ray and Jesse Ray. Jessie met the love of her life, Wilson Perry, and they were married for 68 years. Although he preceded her in death, we know they are together now.
A woman of faith, Jessie was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to many. Jessie served her community as a faithful Red Cross volunteer for 40 years, and possessing a true servant’s heart, she cared for her family and friends through delicious cooking, visiting, and many phone calls just to listen. Even at 91, she was still babysitting!
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Perry; and sister, Janice Jones.
Jessie is survived by her son, Boyd Perry and wife, Beth; grandchildren, Angela Balsam and husband, Toby, and Andrew Perry; and great-grandchildren, Carly, Lexi, and Camille Balsam, and Rylan and Harper Perry. She is also survived by her sister, Velma Parker and her special niece Anita Parker whom she loved dearly; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Perry, Bruce Perry, Robert Stalnacker, Collin Jones, Jeff Jones, and B.J. Perry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Dr., Orange, TX 77632.