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Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

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OBITUARY

Darla Diane Perry

November 15, 1963May 4, 2020

Perry, Darla Diane, 56, of Tampa, FL. passed away on May 4th, 2020. Darla was born in Covina, CA. on Nov. 16, 1963 to parents Don and Maxine Higley. She loved her family very much and will be missed greatly. Darla was creative and showed this with her love to scrapbook and sew. She also enjoyed traveling, cruising, and going to Disney. Darla loved going to the beach and seeing the water; one of her favorite spots was Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. She would also spent time in the kitchen baking. Many loved her famous pumpkin oatmeal raisin cookies.

Darla is preceded in death by her late husband, Tyler Perry. She is survived by her parents, Don and Maxine Higley; children, Abby, Drew, Hollie, Joscelyn; along with many loving extended family and friends.

A celebration of life to honor Darla will take place at a later date. In the meantime, please click the link above Darla's obituary picture for the virtual visitation to share a memory.

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  • Virtual Visitation

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Darla Diane Perry

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Nicole Ulta Salon

May 28, 2020

You and the girls always brighten the salon with love and laughter and are always in our hearts.

With Love,
Nicole from the Salon at Ulta

Roselie Rivera

May 25, 2020

One of my favorites with Abby & Drew

Roselie Rivera

May 25, 2020

Your laugh and smile was priceless!♥️

Roselie Rivera

May 25, 2020

The first day I met you at church, I was like who is this crazy white lady! Lol with time we grew closer, youth outings, sleepovers etc. You were always the first one to volunteer or donate to the youth group. Darla you always had a passion for children and it showed through your love and dedication. To our youth group, children's ministry and of course your children. You had such a passion for worship and the word of God. Most of all your heart of giving. You opened your home to me and my family, when we lost everything. You (no one else) were the one who came to my house with a box of groceries when I had none. We laughed together, cried together, and even grieved together when you lost Tyler. We lived together for three years, and till this day we remember it all. My family and I got to experience places and adventures because of Darla, that we would have never been able to go too. You loved my children like your own and I am eternally greatful, and because of you I was able to get Anthony the care he needed at a young age. BUT what I will remember the most is our talks, hours and hours about life, God, children. You were such a wise woman and taught me how to value time with my children. You taught me various recipes(which I still have), you loved being in the kitchen♥️. My gosh too many memories to recount. You taught me not to judge a book by it's cover, which you knew well. You were always misunderstood.... You were one of the Best mom's and friend I will ever know. Though our seasons passed, we will never forget the good times. To Abby, Drew, Josi, and Hollie: we love you guys no matter though how much time or space. Your mom was an amazing woman and her legacy will live on in the kindness and love of you guys. We pray that God will continue to carry you. Michael and I are here if you ever need us.
Love,
Michael and Roselie Rivera

Pastor Hector Gomez

May 20, 2020

To the Perry Family
Darla was a lovely mother and friend ! We are so Sorry for her loss ! Our Condolences and prayers go out to Abby and Drew and the family! May God continue to give you peace and rest during this time ! If there is anything we can do to help please feel free to call on me ! Pastor Hector & Evelyn Gomez

Jeff (Caffeine) North

May 17, 2020

Darla was a very special woman. She was kind, generous and above all, a person of integrity.

My memories of her will always be centered around what Darla did best..she made you feel at home and her specialty was giving her life to bless and be hospitable to others.

She had a gift for making everyone feel welcome in her home; she always made time to give an encouraging word. She entertained guests with a flair of elegance and with an abundance of food and beverage. She loved life, she loved her family and her friends. Most of all, she loved God and His influence on her life was obvious and radiant.

Darla loved her family unconditionally and made sacrifices for each member. Her passion for life and her attention to the needs of her children were her godly traits of goodness and compassion.

She was my dear friend and in many ways she was a mentor teaching me how to be a better person — for that and her friendship, I am eternally grateful.

I will miss my dear friend, but with the blessed hope that one day,...I will see her again.

Dedicated to Darla....

The Heavens have a new star
It shines brighter than the rest
It’s brilliant and it glows each night
So warm, such a precious sight

Its warmth reflects her loving heart
Its light is like her glowing spirit
Her journey, only now begins
In a place of joy and peace

Until we meet again dear friend
Cherished memories I will keep
Holding tightly to this precious hope
We’ll meet again on Heaven’s streets

Dennis Hamm

May 16, 2020

I know Darla for few years, I’m the family driver, but I was treated like a friend... RIP we gonna miss you a lot, .. she came to our first baby shower.. I admire her bubbly personality and kindness. I remember few trips to Orlando that I took her , where we talked about restaurants, we shared our love for good food!!
My family will miss and remember you forever...

Jen Marcinkiewicz

May 16, 2020

Never ready to go back to reality. And definitely not this reality Of not having you here.

Jen Marcinkiewicz

May 16, 2020

Jen Marcinkiewicz

May 16, 2020

Never a dull moment with you around.

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