Oscar Perry Sr.
June 17, 1938 – February 4, 2020
Oscar Perry was born June 17th, 1938 in Amite, Louisiana. He was the first child of Bernard Perry Sr. and Celia Irving Perry. Oscar completed his formal education at Alfred Tennyson Elementary and Crane High School in Chicago, Illinois. June 7th, 1969, Oscar married Minnie Mae Ikner. Oscar and his family were members of St. Stephens A.M.E. Church. Oscar was employed by the United States Postal Service until retirement. Oscar then worked for Continental Airlines until he retired from the company. Oscar has two sons, Oscar Perry Jr. and Robert Perry. In 1994, Oscar relocated his family to Houston, Texas. There, they became members of St. Stephens Baptist Church/ Loving word Fellowship under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Paul David Laudrew. Oscar loved sports, especially baseball. He was a wealth of information in regards to sports and could give you statistics on players. His favorite television stations were ESPN and CNN. On February 4th, 2020 at 12:47 pm, God called his faithful servant home. Oscar leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife of 50 years, Minnie Perry; two sons, Oscar Perry Jr. (Dorothy) and Robert Perry (Gabriela). Two siblings, Bernard Perry Jr. (Evonne) and Josie Cryer; one granddaughter, Yaa McDonald (Joseph) and one great-grand daughter, Bella McDonald; a special four legged daughter, Kayla and a host of relatives and friends. Special friends in Christ, the late Harold Gregory, Rosco Faust and Cesar Price.
- Oscar Perry Jr., Active Pallbearer
- Robert Perry, Active Pallbearer
- Andre Perry, Active Pallbearer
- Keith Perry, Active Pallbearer
- Joseph McDonald, Active Pallbearer
- Bernard Perry, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020
- Committal Service Thursday, February 13, 2020
Oscar Perry Sr.
February 11, 2020
Memories that stand out in my mind are Oscar and the Perry Family’s summer visits from Chicago back home to Roseland, LA! We were very young during those days but enjoyed getting together to play baseball & croquet on the Murphy Stepto property. I remember Aunt Alma Perry used to prepare delicious southern cooked meals for the family. We always looked forward to their visits! Those were the good old days! You were blessed with a long life Cousin Oscar! Time to R.I.P.
My heartbeat condolences to his wife Minnie, his sons, siblings Josie & Bernard and the rest of his extended family! My prayers!