Mrs. Gladys Irene Perry Evans, age 76 resident of Lake City, FL. Transition from Earth to Heaven Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL. She was the daughter of the late Luella Davis and Lucious Perry who proceeded her in death. She was born in Columbia County and attended the Public Schools where she graduated from Richardson High School class of 1954. She was a faithful employee of Northeast Florida State Hospital in Macclenny, Fl., for 37 years.
She was a former and long time member of New Day Springs Baptist Church. She joined Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and served on the Missionary Board until her health failed and would not allow active engagement.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to Richard Evans, Jr. for 40 years who preceded her in death.
Her memories will be forever cherished by her loving children (1) daughter, Brenda F. Perry (Jessie) of Lake City, FL., (2) sons, Belgin A. Perry (Joann), Virginia Beach, VA., and Richard A. Evans (Deeshah) Jacksonville, FL., Step-Mother, Mattie Perry Coleman (Mother-Dear) of New York. (5) grandchildren, Jami, Jamal, Rene, Richard III, and Ramon. (4) great grandchildren, Jahlaiah, Jami Jr., Kira and Courtney. (5) sisters, Mertis Bell of Orlando, FL., Mary Ford, of Jamaica, NY, Irma Bullock , of New Carrollton, MD., Rosalind Merrick (Rev. Johnnie) of Lake City, FL., and Wanda Perry of Lake City, FL., (4) brothers, Clarence and Mickey Perry who preceded her in death, Charles L. Perry, Upper Malboro, MD., and Billy J. Perry (Sandra) of Douglas, GA., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives and sorrowing friends.
Funeral for the late Mrs. Gladys Irene Perry Evans will be 1:00pm Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the New Day Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Dwight Pollock and Rev. Lantz Mills Sr., officiating. Interment will follow at Philadelphia Memorial Garden Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, January 11, 2103 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME, 251 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL 32055