"Cousin Baby Sis"
Powells Point- Mrs. Lorena B. “Lorraine” Perry or "Cousin Baby Sis" as
most everyone knew her, entered into eternal rest Sunday September 3,
2017 at Sentara Nursing Center in Barco, NC. She recently turned 96
years old and was predeceased by her husband, former Currituck County
official Clarence Perry. Lorraine was the daughter of the late Kelly
Jones and Lorena Patterson Jones.
Lorraine was born in Coinjock, NC in 1921. She was educated in the
historic Currituck County Colored School system. She went on to
meet her life-long love, Clarence who she married in 1941. The two
settled in Manhattan, New York where they raised two sons. In New York,
Baby Sis also worked for years as a clerk with the Young & Rubicam
advertising firm. In the late 1970’s Clarence and Lorraine returned to
her beloved Harbinger, NC. Baby Sis supported her husband’s
county responsibilities while she became an active and devoted
volunteer at the Currituck County Senior Center. What she loved most
however was serving her church- Piney Grove Church of Christ Disciples
of Christ Church in Powells Point, which her grandmother founded. Over
the years at Piney Grove, Baby Sis held many positions including
Mother, Lead Usher, Trustee, and Custodian. She will be
remembered as the faithful member who could be counted on for
everything. In recent years, Baby Sis was a fixture in the local
community, enjoying numerous celebrations, events, and gatherings
around Currituck County.
Left behind are Lorraine’s two sons, James Perry (Marguerite) of
Florida; Ronald Jones, of NY,NY; two grandchildren, Athena Ross
(Kenneth), and William Perry (Sarah) all of Florida; five
grandchildren, Tami, Maya, James, Elise, and Melody. Also
surviving, are Lorraine’s five nieces, Delores Thompson of South
Carolina, Lucille Haffeny, Marie Tuckett, and Malvine Brockett all of
New York, NY, and Francis Sutherland of Arizona; nephew, Thomas Adams of Teaneck, NJ; as well as a host of
other relatives and friends, and her Piney Grove Church family.
In lieu of home visits, friends may visit the family, view, and share
memories at Piney Grove Church in Powells Point, NC Friday September 8,
2017 from 5 to 8 pm. The funeral will be at 3 pm Saturday, September 9
at Piney Grove Church. Burial in the church cemetery will follow the
service. Pastor Sharee Wilder will officiate.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was
entrusted with arrangements.