PERRY Willie Maxine Campbell Perry, age 64, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. She was a native of Amite, La., a longtime resident of New Orleans, Louisiana and a resident of Greensburg, Louisiana since 2005. She was the wife of Emmitt Perry Sr. for 46 years. The devoted mother of four children: Yulanda Wilkins (Antonio), Melva Porter (Gary), Emmitt 'Tyler' Perry, Jr. and Emmbre Ryanell Perry. Stepmother to Karen Topps and Clifton Knox. Grandmother to Gary Wayne Porter Jr., Gavin Ryanell Porter, Sierra Carter, Brionne Carter, Antonio Jordan Tyler Wilkins, DeVante Banks, Emmbre Ryanell Perry, Jr., and Emmbrion Ryna Perry. Godmother to Brant Muse. She leaves in her passing five sisters: Odessa Pope of Baker, La., Pansy Campbell of Dover, Tn., Jerry Dean Banks of Greensburg, La., Diane Bonner of Clarksville, Tn., and Laura Mae Blocker of Houston, Tx.; one brother, Larry Campbell Sr.; and four sisters-in-law: Sadie Muse, Victoria Dorsey, Ollie Smith and Rose Pearl Tillery. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Turner Chapel A.M.E Church of Greensburg, Louisiana on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Turner Chapel Cemetery.
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Published by The Times-Picayune on Dec. 11, 2009.