Thurston Lee Perry Sr.

1943 — 2024


Thurston Lee Perry, Sr. was born on February 2, 1943, in Madison County, Tennessee. He was the oldest son to J. L. Perry, Sr. and Willie Mae Harden. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, Rosie L. Lee (Mommo). On Monday, June 3, 2024, surrounded by his family, he traded his earthly home for his heavenly home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his maternal and paternal grandparents, two sons, Patrick Perry, Adrian Brown; one daughter, Beverly House; one grandson, Antonio Perry; five sisters, Sharon L. Ross, Linda Sowell, Willene Rice, Patricia Cole, Lula Mae Perry; three brothers, Murray W. Harden, J.L Perry, Jr., Curtis Hardin; and a host of brother in-laws, sisters in-laws, aunts and uncles.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife of 50 years, Marva L. Perry; four sons, Maurice (Jennifer) Brown, Andre (Penny) Brown, DeWayne (Lametrice) Dodd, Tony (Tracy) Redd, Thurston (Tiffany) Perry, Jr.; four daughters, Byanker (Phillip) Cole, Shareese (Dewayne) Daniels, Tenna (Greg) Brown and Kim Redd-Chatman; 28 grandchildren, a plethora of great and great great grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Ann Flentroy, Luretha Jacob, Kenya (Michael) Porter, Diane (Kenneth) Anders; four brothers, Harold (Elizabeth) Harden, Kenneth (Valerie) Harden, Billy (Mary) Perry, Kenneth (Danita) Beard, Sr.; one aunt, Cleora Womack-Wash; two sisters in-law, Carolyn Cathey and Marilyn Graves and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and dear friends.

A Celebration of Life was held June 8, with burial following in Parkway Memorial Gardens.