Mrs. Flora Mae Perry, age 77, of 109 Haywood St. Red Springs, North Carolina transitioned from Earth to Glory on Tuesday afternoon, August 11, 2020 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Arrangements are as follow:
The Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Perry will be held Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 1pm at the St. Joseph Miracle Revival Center with the burial to follow in the St. Joseph Memorial Garden.
“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to me. ” With tearful eyes we watched you as you slowly slipped away and though we loved you dearly, we couldn't make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating, your tired hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us that He only takes the best. ”
Flora Mae Brown Perry, affectionately known as “Flo Mae, ” departed this life on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at age 77. She was born on December 10, 1942 to Joseph Brown, Sr. and Minnie Bell (McDonald) Brown. She was a member of St. James AME Zion Church in Red Springs, North Carolina. Raised in Red Springs, Flo Mae was a member of the 1961 graduating class of Peterson High School. Soon after graduating from high school, Flo Mae relocated to New York City, where she gave birth to four children. She later moved to Paterson, New Jersey. Flo Mae was employed for twenty -nine (29) years with Drake Bakeries in Wayne, New Jersey. Following her retirement in 2002, she returned to her hometown, where she resided until her passing.
Flo Mae had fire-engine red hair, an adventurous spirit, and a feisty, yet charming, nature that captivated everyone who crossed her path. She loved elephants, playing bingo and lottery, hosting card games, listening to music, burning candles, and watching soap operas, basketball games, and games shows, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Flo Mae was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Andre Brown; brothers: John Henry “Pop ” Brown and Albert “Bug ” Brown, a sister-in -law, Lola Brown, and a son -in -law, Lindsay McArthur.
To cherish her memories, she leaves behind her children: Wilbert “Najee ” Minkins, Dionne Minkins, and Danita McArthur; siblings: Joseph Brown, Jr. (Alma), Betty Black, Roy Brown, Jimmy McDonald, Joseph F. Brown (Rosie); grandchildren: Andre McPherson, Nikisha Linney, Quadere McPherson, Shiricka Brown, Hasheem McPherson, Quasheema McPherson, Dr. Shaquanna Brown, Shaquan Brown, Shytrayvio Brown, Kamar McPherson, Da`Jour Minkins, Shatera Lettsome (Conrad), Kenyetta Perry, Nigera Minkins, A`naja McArthur, and Wilnaysha McArthur; twelve great -grandchildren; a special great nephew, Jacob Mack; close friends: Ms. Hattie Mae Tew and Mr. Don Foxworth, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
****All attending services for Mrs. Perry must wear facial mask and practice social distancing, per Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Orders!****
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