OBITUARY

Louis Brian Perry "Brian"

January 18, 1965March 2, 2012

LOUIS BRIAN PERRY, “Brian” went home to the Lord on Friday, March 2, 2012. Brian was born in Detroit, MI on January 18, 1965. He was the eldest child of Louis T. and Patricia Patton-Perry. He came to Battle Creek as a child in 1968, where he attended Battle Creek Public Schools as well as Howell Military School where he earned the rank of Sargent. After graduating from Battle Creek Central High School, he studied music at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida and Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. Brian lived in Atlanta for several years working for The Marriott Hotels and West Paces Ferry Hospital. Brian returned to Battle Creek in 1992 to manage Perry Manor, a home for disabled Veterans. He was devoted to his work with Veterans and sought to help as many as he could. He often befriended and cared for homeless Veterans in need. He was formerly married to Connie Kellepourey . Even though Brian had no biological children, he was a surrogate father and mentor to many young people. In June of 2011 he rededicated his life to Christ and was baptized at Mount Hope Church in Lansing. Brian endured juvenile diabetes for better than 36 years and was on the transplant list at the University of Michigan, when he became critically ill in September 2011. Brian was preceded in death by his father Rev. Louis T. Perry, His maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his mother Patricia Patton-Perry, Connie Perry, Trevor Barnes, Peter (Alice) Kellepoury, and Melissa Kellepoury. Brothers: Brent Perry, Bradley Perry, Taj Franklin, Torrance Scott, Rodney Bell, Rodney Beckom, Tyrone Brown Jr., Sean Gray and Joe Reed. Sisters: Tammie McShan, Sandy Portes, Denise Franklin, Brigette Perry and Coty Robinson. Nephews: Kyle McInnis, Donald Newburn Jr, William Cornelius, Tashar Cornelius, Dominique Newburn, Ross Perry, Tanner Perry, Ryan Perry, Louis McShan Jalen Robinson and John Marcellus, Khiree and Khylen Watkins. Nieces: Armika & China Jolly, Olivia Perry, Heaven Foster, Donielle Newburn, Jarecea Tate and Johnesha Marcellus. Aunts & Uncles: MaryAnne Floyd, Barbara Hall and Rev. James (Rev Roxie) Perry, and Bennie Perry as well as a host of relatives and friends. Louis will lie in state at Mount Zion A.M.E Church, located at 364 Van Buren W, Battle Creek MI beginning at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 9, 2012. Family hour will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the church. Services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Mount Zion A.M.E Church at 11:00 am with Reverend Micheal Smith officiating. Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home of Albion, MI. A dignity memorial provider. Words of comfort may be left on Louis’s webpage accessed through www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, March 9, 2012
  • Family Hour Friday, March 9, 2012
  • Home Going Celebration Saturday, March 10, 2012
REMEMBERING

Louis Brian Perry "Brian"

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Harold (Brooks) Cartwright

March 30, 2012

To the Perry Family, many years have passed by when I began my apprenticeship
at The Louis T. Perry Funeral Home (1976-77) and had the wonderful experience of
not only my intro into Funeral Service but also having had the pleasure of meeting
the Perry family. I always saw the young Brian as a very intelligent young man
with whom I felt had the same trait as his father, the late Rev. Louis T. Perry which was always lending a listening ear. I'm kind of at a loss for words but I
wish each and every family member and friends all Godspeed and that our good Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. keep you and comfort you.

Warfield Family

March 13, 2012

To the Perry Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Kelly & Lauri Mc Laughlin

March 11, 2012

When we found out Louis had passed we were esctatic because we were waiting for him to walk in the door at Frescenius and light up the room with his smile. Louis we're glad you're no longer suffering. We love & miss you so much.

Cristy Kreuger & Traci Frazier

March 11, 2012

My heart goes out to the Perry Family. We met Louis when he started coming to the Dialysis Center. He was one of our favorite Patients & if you were feeling down, he knew just how to brighten everyones day. We were blessed to have the opportunity to know him. Rest in Peace Louis & send down some Sunshine from Heaven... We will never forget you.

Kisha Bryant

March 11, 2012

My heart goes out to Mrs. Perry, Bradley, Brent & Bridget. Louis is going to be missed alot especially his personality, sense of humor, and his beautiful smile. Heaven is blessed with another beautiful Angel!

March 11, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Perry Family. Knox Family

Kelley Sagers

March 11, 2012

I've know Brian since I was 7 years old. When I think of him I think of how gentle and soft spoken he was. Class comes to mind. He was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed.

March 10, 2012

OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU NOW IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF. MAY YOUR MEMORIES OF BRIAN GIVE YOU COMFORT IN THE DAYS TO COME. BILL AND I REMEMBER BRIAN AS THAT SWEET LITTLE BOY, OUR SONS BEST FRIEND.
BILL AND CAROL BRENNER

staci spivey

March 10, 2012

Brian I will miss you so much! The memories I have of you are such beautiful ones, your spirit is so sweet and loving and knowing I personally had the opportunity to know you is a blessing! Be at peace knowing you were a good and faithful servant! Much love!

Simon Chandler

March 10, 2012

Pat,Brent,Bridgette and Bradley,
I am praying for all of you. God will grant you His peace. Remember the good times with Brian and it will get through this time.