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.