OBITUARY

Myrtle Perry Calhoun

August 16, 1940January 14, 2021
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Myrtle Perry Calhoun, 80, passed away peacefully in her home on January 14, 2021 under the care of Transitions LifeCare. Born on August 16, 1940 in Watauga County, NC; she was the daughter of the late Blanco Perry and Genevieve Carpenter Perry.

Married 61 years to W. Chester Calhoun, Myrtle was a loving wife, mother and friend to all. She was an active member for over 30 years at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church (known for her Banana Pudding at any church function), a member for over 20 years with the Raleigh HOG Chapter, and enjoyed her flowers. Most of all though -- she loved her time with family.

She is survived by her husband: Chester; daughter: Rita Edwards and husband David, of Wake Forest; son: Craig Calhoun, of Raleigh; her treasured granddaughter: Tally Calhoun; by her siblings: Marsha Thomas and husband William, of Zionville, NC and Keith Perry and wife Lyndel, of Blowing Rock, NC; and by many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Including her parents, Myrtle was preceded in death by her daughter: Tracy Lea Calhoun in 1980 and siblings: Joe Perry (his late wife Barbara), Bill Perry and Theda Lail.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at 11 am at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, with interment to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. For those unable to attend, the service will be recorded and posted afterwards to the Facebook Page of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church or Transitions LifeCare.

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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Raymond Crouse

January 19, 2021

Chester - I wish we could have met in Blowing Rock as we had mentioned a couple of times. The few times I was around Myrtle she sure made a lasting impression. Very sweet and loving . I know you are going to miss her so very much. Remember the good times and also remind yourself that she is now back with your lovely daughter Tracy. Know in your heart that she is resting in peace all to meet again one day.

From a friend back in the good old days. Ray Crouse

Hattie Yates

January 19, 2021

I remember her hair always being so beautiful and the beautiful long braids,. I always wished I could have. I went to school at Mabel and Cove Creek with her. What a special person she was to all who knew her. God's blessings to all the family. Hattie Wilson Yates

lOUISE W Greene

January 17, 2021

I remember all of those good high school days and the class reunions that all of our class so enjoyed. I am happy that your suffering is over and I know the reunion with your special daughter was beyond explanation.. Loved you Rest in Peace!!~

Kay Hodge

January 17, 2021

I met Mrytle two years ago at Bible Study Fellowship. I thank God for her friendship and have wished many times that we had met when we were younger and could have had a longer time together. She was a woman of faith who loved her family dearly. Mrytle was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Carolyn Greene-Harmon

January 17, 2021

I grew up with Myrtle and have many fond memories of playing with her. We would spend the night at each other’s houses. We had a lot of apple fights and she would always win. She was always a kind and caring friend and I loved her a lot. RIP my dear friend, thank you for the memories.

Love,
Carolyn Greene Harmon

Harriet and Alec Jablonover

January 17, 2021

Myrtle was a beautiful person, a wonderful neighbor and friend.
How lucky we were to meet her and Chester when we moved to
Briar Patch Lane in 1982.
She was a great help to so many people--
We enjoyed many pleasant times together.
May the family be comforted by all the good memories.
and may she rest in peace.

Harriet and Alec





Jeanie White

January 16, 2021

Dear Myrtle❤Thank you so much for employing me for 10+ years on New Bern Ave.I will never forget the love and kindness you showered upon me.I will miss you! Sleep in peace my friend ❤

Belinda Perry Johnson

January 16, 2021

My condolences and love to Uncle Chester, Rita, Craig, Uncle Keith, Aunt Marsha, and to the rest of the immediate family.

Barbara Yeomans

January 16, 2021

I first met Myrtle And Chester when they stayed next door to us at Ocracoke. They shared a unit with my sister Sandra Corbett and her husband John. I loved both Myrtle and Chester immediately. Chester with his stories kept me laughing and Myrtle with her quiet manner and sweetness made me want to be around her more. Of course she brought a roast to cook for sandwiches and Chester just had to have us try his oatmeal. My granddaughter Ashley took some chocolate chipped cookies over to them with a note. I think they kept the note on their refrigerator when they got home. I later ran into Chester and Myrtle in McCall’s Restaurant in Clayton. They acted delighted to see me. I never really was around Myrtle but for a short time, but her presence in that short time was gentle, loving, kind, and delightful. I regret I never got to be with her more. I was touched and blessed the times I was with her.

Azalee Simandle

January 15, 2021

Myrtle has been my dear friend since childhood. I have been blessed to have shared church and school with her, be a part of her wedding, and enjoy travels and friends together. I’m so thankful for her being a part of my life. Her influence will live on and precious memories remain - until we meet again. Prayers for her beloved family.

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