Mildred H. Perry

Published 10:24 am Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Mildred Harrell Perry, 91, of Hertford, died March 31, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born in the Rocky Hock community of Chowan County on November 13, 1928 to Augustus M. and Eunice Bunch Harrell, the sixth of seven children.

In June 1944, she met Robert L. Perry Jr. and just a month after her sixteenth birthday, on December 9, 1944, she married her “sweetheart” in a home in Perquimans County. Robert and Mildred settled in South Mills, farming, raising horses and their children.

While members of Woodville Baptist Church, she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and was an active member of the Shut-Ins Ministry for thirty-two years.

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Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; daughter Kay; brother Carey Harrell; half-siblings Lillie Harrell Hunter, Percy Harrell, Walter Harrell and Jesse Harrell. Surviving are children Larry Perry and wife Rita of Maple, Ellen Harris and husband Doug of Elizabeth City, Mike Perry and wife Gale of Old trap; son-in-law Ronnie Stallings of Hertford; brother Ray Harrell and wife Marci of Camden; grandchildren Tim and Kelly Stallings of Elizabeth City, Kim and Greg Jackson of Florida, Brandi and Gerald Jordan of Camden, Lisa and Chip Brock of Florida, Rob and Jennifer Perry of Old Trap, AJ Perry of Old Trap; and ten great grandchildren.

The family will have a private graveside funeral service with the Rev. Steve Feehan assisted by the Rev. F. Joe Griffith. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1601 North Road Street, Suite B, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is serving the Perry family. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting