Marlene Joyce Perry
Born July 10, 1938, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ Tuesday, April 22, 2014. With her loving family encamped all around her, she closed her eyes at 12:33 p.m. and she was free. Marlene was born to the late Harry J. and Ruth McAllister in Massillon, Ohio.
Marlene was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Marissa N. Jones; brothers, harry James, Jr., Ronald McAllister and Alfred McAllister; sister, Myra Oliver. Marlene is survived by her husband of over 53 years, John B. Perry, Sr., daughter, Jalene Knox; son, John (Katrina) Perry; granddaughters, Johnett (Greg) Hickman, Oreon Jones, Keimani Jones; grandsons, John Horton, Jordan Perry and Isaiah Knox; 13 great-grandchildren, all of Canton. She also leaves behind brothers, Timothy Rae Thompson of New York, Robert (Cola) McAllister of Canton; sisters, Jackie Rae Franklin, and Coreen McAllister of Columbus; four sisters-in-law, Margaret Gracia of Canton, Mary (Adelino) Fontes, JoAnn Williams and Evelyn (Jeff) Shelton of Canton; four brothers-in-law, Joseph (Brenda) Perry of Boston, Mass., David (Nancy) Perry of Dayton, Stephen (Sandra) Perry and Michael (Debra) Perry; special friends, Madeline Strain and Silver Thomas. Marlene leaves a host of nieces, nephews and friends to cherish her memory.
Services will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12 noon at Church of God Worship Center, 1014 Harrison Avenue, Canton, where Pastor Joseph Glover will be eulogizing. Visitation from 11:30 a.m. until time of service.
Rhoden Memorial Home, Inc.
729 Cherry Avenue NE Canton, OH 44702
Published in The Repository on Apr. 26, 2014