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Patsy Perry


Patsy Perry, 91, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021 at Croasdaile Nursing Home with her family at her side.

Mrs. Perry was born November 21, 1929 in Durham, NC to the late James Macon and Letitia Midgett Emory of Northside, NC. Following her graduation from Meredith College, she married Emmett M. Perry. Patsy and Emmett resided in Durham until they returned to Northside to raise a family. In 1965, Patsy began her career as a teacher with the Granville County School System. She taught fifth grade, eighth grade and special needs children for 26 years. Patsy attended Creedmoor United Methodist Church until her retirement years in Durham where she was a member of Watts Street Baptist Church. Patsy loved being the teacher to thousands of southern Granville County’s children and was proud to be able to recall everyone of them for decades. She was a giving member of her beloved Creedmoor community. Patsy had a quick wit and loved to tell a joke, laugh and she had a beautiful smile.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

Patsy leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Buddy and daughter-in-law, Bettie Anne Perry of Raleigh; her daughter Tish and son-in-law, Mark Griffin of Raleigh; a sister, Elizabeth Emory Price of PA; five grandchildren, Mitchell, Reed, Claire, Molly and Sarah and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Emmett Perry and granddaughter Katherine Griffin.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Creedmoor Cemetery officiated by Senior Minister Dorisanne Cooper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Granville Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2056 Oxford, NC 27565, In memory of Patsy Perry or to the charity of your choosing.


  • Kim and Jean Griffin Posted May 4, 2021 9:48 pm

    We are so sorry to lose our friend Patsy. She and Emmett became part of our family after Mark and Tish were married. We celebrated all holidays together from then on. We had so much fun with them. Rest In Peace Patsy—You will never be forgotten Love, Kim and Jean

  • Skip Henk Posted May 4, 2021 11:05 pm

    Buddy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like such an incredible, giving person. I look forward to meeting her one day. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

  • Keith Ricks Posted May 4, 2021 11:49 pm

    Buddy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Scott Hum Posted May 5, 2021 1:38 am

    Sorry for your loss Buddy. Sounds like your Mom was a blessing to her family and friends. Prayers for your family during this time

  • Wendy Emory Locklear Posted May 5, 2021 2:10 am

    I used to see Aunt Patsy at least once a year at the Emory reunions and I never once saw her without her beautiful smile. She gave the best hugs and her face would light up just as soon as she spotted you..and you knew you were loved. When you talked to her, you had her full attention and she had a way of making you a happier person just by being around her.

    It’s been several years since I last saw her but I can still vividly remember the last time I did. I’m heartbroken to hear of her passing and will miss her dearly but she will live on in my memories and heart forever.
    Deep condolences to those close to her and may your own memories of her bring you peace and comfort during this time.

  • Charles Archer Posted May 5, 2021 12:54 pm

    Buddy – I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers for you, Bettie Anne and your entire family.

  • JUDITH CURRIN Posted May 5, 2021 1:44 pm

    Tish I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her well. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time.

  • LuAnn Charlton Posted May 5, 2021 6:07 pm

    Buddy and Bettie Anne, please know that your St. Mark’s family is journeying with you through your grief. We are holding you and all of your precious family in God’s Love and Light. I know that Patsy had to be a wonderful mother to have raised an incredible man like Buddy. Peace be with you! Pastor LuAnn

  • Faye Beck Evans Posted May 5, 2021 7:01 pm

    Buddy and Tish so sorry to hear of Patsy’s passing. I lived within a mile of Emmett and Patsy when they lived in Northside. I can see that beautiful smile she always had. She was a very special friend and neighbor. Remembering y’all during this time.

  • Tim & Jennifer Legg Posted May 5, 2021 8:25 pm

    Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. You are in our hearts and prayers.

  • Keith and Cindy Woedy Posted May 7, 2021 3:51 pm

    Buddy you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

  • Darla W Hobgood Posted May 7, 2021 8:37 pm

    Buddy and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray God will wrap his comforting arms around each of you during this difficult time.

  • Brenda Daniel Brogden Posted May 10, 2021 1:40 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Perry. She was my homeroom teach when I went to Hawley School in 1971. She was a beautiful woman and had such a sweet heart. Loved her so much. Rest in peace Mrs. Perry. I will never forget you.

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