Thomas Perry Jr.

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  • "TJ I will miss you but I know that I will see you again."
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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. Thomas James Perry, Jr., the eldest son of the late Freddie Mae Ivey Vick and the late Thomas J. Perry, Sr., passed away peacefully at GRU Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, November 1, 2015. He was the grandson (reared as a son) of the late Rosa and Fred Ivey. He was born in Augusta, Georgia on June 21, 1950. He was taught the importance of having God in his life; so he joined Bethel A.M.E. Church as a young lad. His early education was received from Floyd Graham Elementary School. He graduated from T. W. Josey High School in the class of 1968. He furthered his education by attending and receiving an Associate Degree from Georgia Military College. Thomas received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Brenau University. In 1991, he received his Ph.D in Criminal Justice from Walden University. He stayed focused on education for himself and for our young people. He felt that education was the key to success here on this earth; therefore, he was always encouraging young people to work hard, to stay in school, and get a good education. One of his greatest pleasures in life was to encourage and motivate his students to believe in themselves, to set goals and work to achieve them. Thomas was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He had a deep faith in God, a generous heart, a positive attitude, and a sincere devotion to his family. You could see the joyous expressions on his face and the love that exuded from him whenever he was with his family and with his friends, especially on holidays and other special days. Thomas joined the US Marine Corps. After leaving the Marine Corps, he spent eight years working in Richmond County Law Enforcement (Augusta Police Department). After leaving the Law Enforcement field here in Richmond County, he worked in security at Wackenhut at SRS. He began his teaching career at Voorhees College. Upon leaving Voorhees, he became an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. There, he was named Teacher of the Year. Thomas worked at Albany State from 1992-2005 until his health failed. He is survived by: his devoted, loving wife, Myrtice Perry; children, Reverend Devon Perry, Marietta, Georgia and Danielle Perry, Augusta, Georgia; brother, SFC Jamie (Chernita) Vick, Copperas Cove, Texas; aunt, Ann M. (William) Allen; two uncles, John W. (Colis) Ivey and Walter (Ernestine) Ivey; sisters-in-law, Carol Reid, Victoria (Raymond) Pearson and Cora Alice Nobles; brother-in-law, Charles (Cleo) Nobles III; loving nieces, caring nephews and cousins; and a host of sorrowing friends. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 623 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, with Reverend Mark S. Pierson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olive Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.

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