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Josie Ruth Perry

August 20, 1938August 31, 2020
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Our beloved Josie Ruth Perry, 82, of Maumelle, Arkansas, passed on August 31, 2020. Josie was born August 20, 1938, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, to the late Amanda Wilson and Nathaniel Perry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Vickie K. Veasey and Edna J. Wade.

Josie was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, and a faithful follower of Joseph Prince Ministries. Josie attended Horace Mann High School, from which she graduated in 1957.

Josie spent most of her career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Los Angeles, CA, and retired as a manager. Her heart was her grandchildren, and she spent many hours visiting with them in California and on FaceTime. This gave her much joy. Josie was an avid Bible reader, and loved the Lord with all her heart. She was happiest when she was worshipping Him and telling others of the Good News.

Josie is survived by her daughter, Angela Johnson (Tommie) of Little Rock, AR; Aunt, Josie Jones of Maumelle, AR; Siblings: Wilma Harvey (Bill) of Maumelle, AR; Lola Robinson (John) of North Little Rock, AR; and Larry Jones of Hockley, TX. Brother-in-law: Roy Wade of North Little Rock, AR; Grandchildren: Brandi Marshall (Sean) of Eastvale, CA; Tommie Johnson (Rosie) of Montclair, CA; and Malik Johnson of Riverside, CA. Great Grand-children: Autumn Franklin, Sean Marshall, Jr., Amayah Johnson and Kennedy Johnson, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends.


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Tressie Heard

September 18, 2020

Wilma and Family:
Thinking of you in prayer during this time of bereavement and celebration of the life of Josie Ruth. May God's blessings be upon you.
Xavier & Treasie Heard

Angela Johnson

September 17, 2020

1st think I would like to say thank you everyone that spoke about the relationship or time spent with my mom thanks for your kind words and prayers for family. I have so many memories that I will cherish forever you will never be forgotten you are in my heart and soul .if someone was in need you were there for them you were best mom you shown me that the battle is not ours but the lord's to seek refuge with the Lord how to rest under his wings until the storm passes . You have taught us so much going to miss you until we see you again.to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and I know you are with him I love you he loves you more❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏👼👼👼✝️

Vanessa Chambers

September 9, 2020

Such and inspirational person in my life whom I have known for the past 30 Plus years loved much and will always be giving PRAISE to the Father and Jesus for Her. Shalom and much Grace to ALL her loved ones.

Patricia Rollerson

September 8, 2020

Josie Ruth, my Sister-in-Christ, had a sweet and humble spirit. I met the family in the 70’s. The Tribute Movie was beautiful and fitting, as she loved family. Josie made a commitment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and never wavered. She ministered to and served many people. Her Walk of Faith was one many could not have endured.

I will never forget our trip to Mt. Hood, The Dalles, and then later going fishing. It was so much fun.

I encourage the family to continue to trust the Lord.

Venetia Kelley

September 5, 2020

That was the most beautiful and loving movie tribute to sister Josie. I am sad, and I will miss her; but, I know that I will see her again...in Glory!! 🙌🏽 She earned her crown. She was a very loving, encouraging, helping woman. She spoke into my life, and that of my family members, on several occasions. I am Thankful to God, that He allowed her to be a part of our live’s. She was alway’s smiling...she had that Jesus smile! Josie Ruth, well done God’s good and faithful servant👏🏽🙌🏽 I’ll see you when I get there 🦋

Myrna-Joy Pugh

September 5, 2020

A Life to be Celebrated…I met Josie in Los Angeles, CA as the sister of a co-worker, Wilma, and the mother of Angela, who as an adult also became a co-worker. As the oldest child, Josie impacted the lives of her siblings and their families. She was a disciple of Jesus Christ and served with love. I know Josie as a loving and devoted niece, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. In retirement, she returned to Little Rock, AR. Most recently, she was jointly caring for her 100 year old maternal aunt for whom she was named – Aunt Josie. I offer my sympathy to family and friends. May memories of “good times” shared, words of encouragement spoken and smiles of joy given be forever in your hearts. May our Lord and Savior comfort you with His peace.

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