July 23, 1929 – February 24, 2019
Jacqueline Cleghorne “Jackie” Perry, age 89, widow of Roy C. Perry, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019.
Born in Madison County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Seney Patton Cleghorne. Mrs. Perry was a graduate of Madison County High School and was retired from Brushy Creek Baptist Church where she served as the Child Care Director. She was a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church for 49 years and was a member of the Fidelas Sunday School Class. She loved to cross stitch.
Mrs. Perry is survived by four children, Linda Gail Rockwell (Bob), John Paul Perry, Carol Lynn Turner (Jack), and Gary Lee Perry (Susan); nine grandchildren, Lisa, Joy, James, Leigh Ann, Rebecca, Carolyn, Sarah, Matthew, and Hannah; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Mackey Funerals & Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, with burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 123 W. Antrim Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 or Brushy Creek Baptist Church Pre-School, 4999 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC 29687.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, February 27, 2019
February 26, 2019
Ms. Jackie loved my babies (now 31, 28 and 22) as much as their own grandparents. I never worried about whether or not they were safe and happy; because they were with Ms. Jackie. We love you and will miss you.
February 26, 2019
When I was a little girl, I was fascinated by my grandma's curls, her jewelry, and her pretty church clothes. She had two closets. She loved the color red. She always had snacks: crakers, soda, debbie cakes, and cheese slices and she made no rules about eating them. She loved babies and talking about children. She loved each one and knew all about them. She got such joy from watching them grow into who they would become. She loved to look back at the room and marvel at the amount of souls that she was responsible for bringing into the world. She loved Christmas and she made sure everyone had a gift. In later years, she gave something to remember her by, her cross stitch. She did not want to be forgotten. I will treasure these gifts but most important I will hold close to me her gift of unconditional love and acceptance as her granddaughter.
February 25, 2019
My children are 27 and 24, but I can thank Ms Jackie for calming my babies so that my husband and I could worship. All Moms at BCBC have a Ms Jackie story and we are forever grateful for the investment she made in our children. What a sweet soul! So thankful for her.