Carolyn Marie Meekins Perry

Published 9:11 am Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Carolyn Marie Meekins Perry, second child of Madison Monroe Meekins and Marie Everton Meekins, was born on October 20, 1926 in Elizabeth City and died March 30, 2020. She lived most of her life in Elizabeth City, except for the years between 2013 – 2019 when she resided in Randolph County enjoying senior retirement living at Clapp’s Mountain Top in Asheboro, and since April 2019 in Dare County, at Peak Resources.

Carolyn graduated from Elizabeth City High School where she played guard for the varsity basketball team and whom she represented at Girl’s State in 1943. Soon after graduating from high school in 1944, she began raising her family of seven children. She was a lifelong member of City Road United Methodist Church where she taught Children’s Sunday School and where she served as Building Fund Treasurer for decades. She was a member of the Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association as well as a patron/volunteer of the Museum of the Albemarle. She worked at College of the Albemarle, Pasquotank County Dept of Social Services, and the Child Support Enforcement Office from where she retired as the Supervisor in 1990.

Carolyn was predeceased by her parents, sister Myra Meekins Pendleton, brothers Madison, Joe and Don Meekins and daughter Carolyn Victoria Perry. Survivors include children Jennean Perry of Currituck, Gay Perry of Greensboro, Mitzi Cartwright (Mike) of Asheboro, Jimmy Perry (Melissa) of Kill Devil Hills, Andy Perry (Iris) of Elizabeth City and Michael Perry of Kernersville; grandchildren Michelle Riddick Hammond (Dean), Jeff Riddick, Angie Smith Matsey (Chris), Jennifer Perry Duman (Tony), Justin Perry, Kelsea and Tristan Perry and Caleb and Ethan Cartwright; step-grandchildren Sara Stallings Stotler (Derek) and Matthew Stallings; as well as five great-grandchildren; sisters Joyce Rego of Elizabeth City and Peggy Baum (Glenn) of Clayton and by brother William (Bill) Meekins of Virginia Beach, Va. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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A celebration of life service will be held at a later, safer time for gathering together to share love and memories of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at