Wilma Joyce Perry

Died: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
Location: Walters Funeral Home Chapel

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
Location: Walters Funeral Home Chapel

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Mrs. Wilma Joyce Perry, age 71 born May 29, 1947, of Habersham passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  She was a member of Stanfield Church of God where Anna Marie and Criss grew up in church together.  Joyce loved church so much and her church family dearly.   Joyce worked at Wynn High School for several years while Anna Marie and Criss attended school there. In later years she worked at Mountain View Nursing Home in LaFollette where she found her true passion of taking care of elderly people.  She truly enjoyed every day spent with the people she cared for there. 

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Woodrow “Woody” Perry.   She had a passion for cooking and working in the yard.   No one will ever be able to make a fried apple pie like she did. Joyce loved a pretty yard just like Woodrow did.  He would cut the grass like he was vacuuming carpet.  It was perfect!

Joyce is preceded in death by parents, John Canie Glandon and Maude Siler Glandon;  Sisters, Shirley Baird and  Bobbie Sue Green; Brothers,  Gene Glandon, Layton “Smokey” Glandon, Howard Glandon, Walter Glandon, and Darrell "Bo" Glandon.

Joyce’s surviving Sisters are Lois Mason and Ann Bureka and surviving Brother, Everett Glandon.

Joyce is survived by her two children  Anna Marie and Criss. Criss’s partner of 25 years,  David Crowder was thought of as a second Son.   She also thought the world of Teresa Renea Rutherford Collins.   Teresa and husband Scott Collins’ three precious children;  Jason, Derek and Kathryn became the grandkids that Joyce and Woody never had.

Anna Marie and Criss wish to thank John Jay England for his care and patience over the last few years.  John spent time with Joyce going to church and enjoying many dinners with her.  His willingness to help her with her “to do list” was a blessing.  Big hugs to John.   Thanks to the neighbors of Habersham that made everything seem so easy and fun growing up.  The memories will always hold a special place in our hearts.  Thanks to the team at the LaFollette Hospital Rehab Center. We were blown away by the kindness and heart felt love during Mom's stay.

The Family will receive friends from 5-7 on Wednesday, December 19 with a funeral following at Walters Funeral Home Chapel in LaFollette, TN with Bishop Delmus Bruce officiating.

There will be a private graveside service for the family on Thursday at Davis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pancreatic Cancer Research Society at www.pancan.org.

Online condolences for Mrs. Perry may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Wilma Joyce Perry.


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Debbie Fields
   Posted Tue December 18, 2018
Anna, I'm so sorry for your loss. Asking God to send comfort and peace to your precious family. May He flood your minds with happy memories of your mom until you see her again.

   Posted Tue December 18, 2018
Dear Perry family. I am very sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one, Wilma. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and also Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all of the many causes we have for suffering, including sickness, pain and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will likewise comfort your family and will also ease some of your pain during this most difficult time in your lives.

Wayne and Lovada Kitts
   Posted Tue December 18, 2018
Anna and Chris, we are so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a great lady. We enjoyed all the great times together at Wynn.

Justin Burleson
   Posted Wed December 19, 2018
Anna and family - We are thinking of you during this unfortunate time and are praying that God grants you peace, courage, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts as you face the days ahead.

Kelley Coggins
   Posted Wed December 19, 2018
Anna and Criss, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you both during this difficult time and always. Sending my love.

Lucia Schneider
   Posted Wed December 19, 2018
Dear Anna, I'm deeply saddened for the lost of your Mom. I hope the sweet memories of your Mom give you the strength to get through this very difficult time. Please count with your BurWil family to help you with anything you may need my friend.