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Mattie Bell Perry

January 16, 1930 — July 23, 2016

Mattie Bell Perry

Mrs. Mattie Bell Perry, 86, of Gunnison, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Cleveland Nursing and Rehab. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life services will immediately follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Ray Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Robinson and Rev. Timmy Montgomery officiating. Interment will be in Shelby Cemetery. Mrs. Perry was born on January 16, 1930, to Maylan Perrigan and Bessie Irene Buckner Perrigan. In December 1945, she married Thomas Allen "Pete" Perry in Batesville, MS. She worked for 34 years at Shelby Die Casting, and in her spare time she enjoyed working with her flowers and gardening, and sewing. She loved to sew dresses for her granddaughters. She was a great mother to her daughter, and she loved her grandchildren and spending time with them. She is preceded in death by her mother, Irene Pearson; step-father, James Pearson; husband, Thomas Allen "Pete" Perry; grandson, Allen Seigler; and beloved grandparents, Henry and Mattie Buckner. Mrs. Perry is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Jean Seigler (Terry) of Hawthorn, FL; sisters, Ozema Russell of Gunnison and Mary Marie Creel of Greenville; brother, Carol Pearson (Jean) of Gunnison; two granddaughters, Sarah Braten (Shane) of WY and Crystal Fortune (Lee) of MT; and six great-grandchildren. In memory of Mrs. Perry, the family requests donations made to The Diabetes Foundation and/or Gunnison Baptist Church.

Visitation



10:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Celebration of Life



11:00 am Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Interment



Shelby Cemetery Shelby Shelby, Mississippi, United States
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