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Mary Lee Perry, 87, enjoyed her career as a nurse

Mary Lee Perry

WILMINGTON — Mary Lee Perry fell asleep in death peacefully Saturday, July 17, 2021. Mary was born Nov. 1, 1933, in Manning, South Carolina, to the late Jack Whack Jr. and Eva Whack (Hunter). She was one of five children.

Mary and her family moved to Wilmington, and Mary graduated from Williston High School in 1953. Later, in 1969, Mary graduated from nursing school in New York. She spent quite a few years working as a nurse, something she often fondly recalled during her later years.

1986 was a special year for Mary. On March 4 of that year, she married Wilbert Perry (Howie) in Brooklyn, New York. In the same year, on Oct. 2, Mary was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Not long after, Mary and Howie moved back to Wilmington, and together, they faithfully served Jehovah as part of the Sunset Park Congregation. Mary was a zealous preacher of God’s Kingdom and will be remembered for her determination and resolve to serve Jehovah.

Mary is survived by two brothers, Willie Whack and James Whack; nieces and nephews; and many loving, precious friends in her congregation that she viewed as family. In addition to both her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wilbert Perry (Howie); and two siblings, Jeanette Whack and Arthur Whack.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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