Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, is the day Bertha Mae Perry went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Andy Perry.
She was blessed to be survived by her son, Everett Perry (Kathy); and her three daughters, Venus Trevarthen (Tom), Andrea Perry and Sheila Perry-Pulliam; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Evelyn Mitchell; half-brother, Jack Matlock and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Cannon Jones, Clemson Jones and Lou Matlock; her brother, Archie Lee Jones; and her husband, William Andrew "Andy" Perry. She gave her life to the Lord and wants everyone to have the opportunity for salvation like she received.
She will be laid to rest in Grand Rapids, Mich., where a memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Gillespie Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either Garden of Grace, 6562 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792; or the church where she was a member, New Century United Methodist Church, 929 Unaka St., Harriman, TN 37748.
M.D. Dotson and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of local arrangements.
Words of comfort may be submitted at www.mddotsonandsons.com