LEWISTON-WOODVILLE, NC – Thomas Evans Perry, age 78, died Thursday, January 30, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Perry was born in Bertie County on June 30, 1935, a son of the late Jim and Blonnie Evans Perry. Tommy was a member of Republican Baptist Church and the Davie Masonic Lodge #39, AF & AM, and served as Boy Scout Leader for many years in the Lewiston Woodville community. He was a retired farmer and also retired from the NC Department of Agriculture Research Lab, having a peanut named after him for his work there, The Perry Peanut.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Barbara Morris Perry; a daughter, Carolyn Perry Fornes and husband, Tony of Aulander, NC; two sons, Gary Thomas Perry and wife, Mary of Georgia; and Richard Allen Perry of Ahoskie, NC; his granddaughters, Megan L. Fornes and fiance’ Craig of Lewiston-Woodville, NC; and Brooke Elise Mitzke of Florida. Besides his parents, Tommy was predeceased by several siblings.
Please accept my condolence on the loss of your loved one.
When we lose someone we love we realize how precious life is and wonder if it is possible to see them again or if they are suffering. These are questions that deserve an answer and who better to answer them than our Creator, Jehovah God. The Bible, God’s Word, provides a record of hope and reveals accounts of eight instances of humans – young, old, male and female – who were brought back to life on earth. Some had been dead for a short period of time and others longer. Doesn’t this indicate that God has the power to undo this unnatural condition?
We have confidence in the Bible’s promise because, unlike humans, God cannot lie [Hebrews 6:18] and he provided a resurrection guarantee by resurrecting Christ Jesus. [Acts 17:31]
Jesus brought comfort to the families of those he resurrected and we have the hope that soon, under the Kingdom Jesus taught us to pray for, that we will be reunited with those we’ve lost in death. [John 5:28, 29]
I hope this information has comforted you in your time of sorrow and if you would like additional information, you can find answers to your Bible questions at http://www.jw.org.
Tommy,you have always been a GREAT friend in CHRIST and as a MASONIC BROTHER.You will be trully missed here but GOD has another ANGEL by his side in HEAVEN.
To Carolyn I just heard about the passing of both your mom and dad and it saddens me. They were both very sweet loving people and I thought the world of them both. Much love and prayers go out to you and your entire family during this time