Brenda Ward Perry, 74, of Union City passed away while surrounded by her family on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at White-Ran-son Funeral Home, with burial to follow in East View Cemetery.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jim Harris, Jim Douglas, Jason Deem, Pat Hogan, Brent Callicott and Scott Northam.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Whitten, Cloney Taylor, John Easley, Baxter Wheatley, Greg Moore, Hayward Laster, Jimmy Counce, Chuck Cloud and members of the Obion County Cancer Agency.
She was born Nov. 3, 1946, the daughter of the late L.C. “Slim” Ward and the late Jewel Tharp Ward. She married Ted Perry on Aug. 6, 1965.
She retired from the Union City Board of Education. She was the co-founder of Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope and served on the Obion County Cancer Agency board of directors. She was a member of Community Bible Church of Union City.
Mrs. Perry enjoyed spending time with her family, which she valued the most and was involved in every activity of her grandsons.
She was the biggest fan of the Union City Golden Tornadoes and was the best cheerleader for the baseball team, of which her grandsons were all members.
She loved the beach. It was a special place for her. She also enjoyed listening to gospel music, sitting on her back porch and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. Her peanut butter cookies were highly requested, especially by her grandchildren and children in the neighborhood.
The family requests memorials be made to Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Gena (Scott) Kepner and Ginger (Chad) Odle, all of Union City; her grandsons, Davis Odle of Brentwood, Cruz Kepner of Union City and Miles Odle of Union City; a sister-in-law, Frankie (Jim) Prather of Union City; two brothers-in-law, Joe Perry of Salisbury, N.C., and Jackie Perry of Union City; one aunt, Betty Forrester of Memphis; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her half-sister, Virginia Ann Terry; two sisters-in-law, Linda Perry and Margaret Perry; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Fred Perry.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.