ELDER ALMA's Story
Elder Alma R. Perry was born on June 3, 1932 in Mitchell County. She grew up in Boston, GA. She later moved to Newark, New Jersey where she married William Perry, Sr. and lived for 23 years before moving back to Boston, GA. To this union five children were born: Dorothy, Dale, Deborah, Diane and William Perry, Jr.
While living in Newark, she became an Activist, conducting Boycotts and Sit-ins. She was a recognized speaker for The Welfare Rights Organization of Newark, New Jersey. She served on the Majors Trend Task Force in Newark, New Jersey. She worked with Vista Volunteers and received an award for her outstanding leadership from Rutgers University.
Shortly after her call into the ministry, she felt pressed upon by the Lord to return home to begin a ministry mission. She moved back home to Boston, GA where she ran a restaurant called Alma's Kitchen in Boston, GA. She later founded Neel Street Church of God in Boston where she pastored for over 13 years. This church is still in existence under the leadership of Pastor Dorothy Brown (Deliverance of Jesus is Coming Church).
Throughout the years, she has been affectionately referred to as Mother Perry by the TCCI Prison camp of Thomasville, GA where she founded a prison outreach ministry still carried on by her son-in-law Rev. Lorenzo Wells.
She never met a stranger and loved everyone and everyone who had the fortune to know her called her Mother Perry. She opened her doors to all and always had a listening and mentoring spirit to anyone in need. Her passion was always to serve others.
She leaves to mourn 3 daughters: Pastor Dorothy Brown, Dale Robinson, Eloise Diane Wells(Lorenzo) and one son: William Perry, Jr.(Victoria); Siblings: Pete Robinson, Billy Robinson, Delores Hugans (James), Rhuenette Mosley, Georgia Robinson and Ethel Robinson; Cherished Grandchildren: Amos Perry(Priscilla), Amir Perry, Aquellah Perry, Aneisha Mendez(Trevor), Shaheed Robinson, Keywan Robinson, Curtis Brown(Stephanie), Lakevia Wells, Marvin Wells, Carvin Wells, Victor Perry and William W. Perry III; numerous great grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death: Father: Willie Ed Robinson and Mother: Eloise Robinson; Husband: William Perry, Sr and Daughter: Deborah Perry; Siblings: Lucille Reynolds, Lorene Reynolds, John Henry Robinson and Alfred Robinson.
A wake will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Chapel of Hatcher-Peoples Funeral Home, 820 Wright St.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Boston, GA.
Published on January 19, 2018