Bessie Mae Perry, of New Bern, passed away on August 23, 2014 at the Winslow Memorial Home in Elizabeth City, NC.
Bessie was a native of Bertie County, NC. She was a graduate of Boston University and retired a Commander Navy Nurse in 1969 after 28 years of service. Bessie served during WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. She was a member of the Retired Officers Association and a member of the Boston University Alumni Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Carrie Askew Perry, and two brothers, George Thomas Perry and Joe Perry.
Bessie is survived by two nieces, Ruth Miller and husband, Roger of Ahoskie, NC, and Carrie Newsome of Trenton, Texas; two nephews, Joey and wife Amy Perry of Smithfield, VA, and Jerry and wife Georgia Perry of Elizabeth City, NC.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:00 AM at the Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Randy Miller officiating.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling arrangements for the Perry family and online condolences may be directed to them by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.