Ella Mae Perry

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Ella Mae Perry
"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". On Thursday, January 6, 2011 Mrs. Ella Mae Perry went home to be with the Lord. Having heard the call, she answered and is now resting in His presence. Ella Mae was born May 15, 1953 in Lake City, Florida to Ella Shaw and Calvin Shaw, Sr. She was educated in the Public Schools of Columbia County, graduating from Richardson High School with the class of 1972. She attended Lake City Community College and received certification in Cosmetology. Ella was employed by Holiday Inn of Lake City for more than 20 years. After relocating to St. Petersburg, Fl., where she lived for more than 20 years, she returned to Lake City, FL., to surround herself with family and friends, as she endured a bout with cancer. With family at her side, she knew she would be alright. She is preceded in death by her biological father, Calvin Shaw, Sr.; one brother, Calvin Shaw, Jr.; grandparents, Ben and Dolia Adams.
Cherishing memories: a loving and very devoted daughter (mama's only child), Toyia S. Brown (Darcy); loving and devoted parents, Ella Shaw and James Harris; brother, Alvin Shaw; special grandchildren, Ja'Mar Smith, Jerquia Smith, Tevin Gardner, De'Aunna Brown, De'Marcus Brown; stepdaughters, Clara Kelly, Danielle Kelly; step-grandchildren, Icis Brown (granny's pooh), Haley Carter, Jammarrion Kelly, Isiah Brown; god-daughters, Maranda Jerry (mama's baby), Ruby Middleton, Nadine Curry, Tonni George (Tensi), Barbara Powell; special aunts, Dolia Murphy, Lillie Adams; special people in her life, Linda Marable, Ms. Ruthie, Alida Gaskins, Cassandra McKellum, Sandra Griffen, Ms. Mary (St. Pete), Ms. Diane (St. Pete), Mr. Mike (St. Pete), Luvisa Walker, Deansy Brown; Special thanks to the Bethelite Church Family, Deansy Brown, Luvisa Walker; a host of special cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Perry will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 15, 2011 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. 550 NE Martin Luther King Street. Alvin J. Baker, Pastor.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. January 14, 2011 at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Combs Funeral Home. 292 NE Washington Street. Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner-L.F.D. "The Caring Professionals"
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Published in Lake City Reporter on Jan. 13, 2011