January 22 1940 August 31 2019
Hessie Nevada Perry, age 79, formerly of Bluff City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the NHC Nursing Home of Johnson City. Hessie was born in Mendota, Virginia the youngest child of the late Scott and Clorie Osborne Rose. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Vernon James Perry, Sr.; several brothers and sisters; and a daughter-in-law, Keturah Perry. Hessie was a homemaker and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Open Bible Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed listening to gospel music, watching tv ministries, working puzzles and being with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Carol Greer and husband David, of Bristol, TN, Marilyn Laws and husband Bill, also of Bristol, TN, Reba Whitt and husband Craig, of Bryson City, NC, Pastor Vernon J. Perry, Jr. and wife Rose, of Bristol, TN, Jeffery Perry, of Bluff City, Shirley Jackson and husband Robert, also of Bluff City, John Perry, of TN and Faye Lewis and fiance Jeff, of Bristol, VA; nineteen grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; a special nephew and niece, Jimmy and Debbie Lester; and three special friends, Harold and Sarah Jackson, Pauline Bowman, whom Hessie referred to as her sister in Christ. A service to celebrate the life of Hessie Nevada Perry will be conducted at 12:00 PM on Monday, September 2, 2019 in chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City with her son, Pastor Vernon J. Perry, Jr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of Harold Jackson and The Visions of Calvary. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Monday. The graveside service will be private. The family would like to thank all the nurses and staff of NHC Healthcare of Johnson City, especially her special friends, Sharon and Linda. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City is serving the Perry family. Office Phone: 423-538-7131, Obituary Line: 423-543-4917 To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Hessie Nevada Perry please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Hessie Nevada Perry January 22 1940 August 31 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Bluff City, state: Tennessee