Nelva Perry – Obituary


Nelva Woodlief Perry passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Wake Forest, NC.  She was the daughter of the late Bervin and Garlon B. Woodlief and was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Perry; her sisters, Iola Dew and Cornell Chappell; and by her brother, L.T. Woodlief, Sr. 

Nelva was a member of Stony Hill Baptist Church, and was retired from Wake County Public Schools where she served as secretary of Wake Forest High School and Central Office of Transportation in Raleigh.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Diane Pearson and husband, Doug; her granddaughter, Jana Mitchell and husband, Brad; her grandson, John Pearson and wife, Jodi; her great-grandchildren, Chase Mitchell, Presley Mitchell, Levi Pearson, Bailey Pearson, and Berkleigh Pearson; her brother, Tom Woodlief and wife, Joyce; her sister-in-law, Gladys Woodlief; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest by Rev. Jeff Mayfield.

Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wake Forest is serving the Perry Family  

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